Craft Beer

James Squire releases beer made from 220 year old yeast

July 1, 2019

James Squire have gone and pulled something very, very old from a shipwreck that dates back to 1797, the year in which merchant ship “Sydney Cove” went down just off Preservation Island north of Tasmania. The brewing team behind Squire have extracted a 220 year old bottle of beer recovered from the shipwreck and used […]

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Young Henrys have just released a new hemp infused craft beer

October 18, 2018

Craft beer rockstars Young Henrys have hooked up with Byron Bay clothing brand and hemp advocates Afends to release one of the first legal hemp beers in Australia, and the first to use brand new water soluble hemp oil technology. Simply dubbed the Hemp IPA, the beer was brewed to reinforce Afends’ initiative of promoting […]

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Little Creatures reveal seasonal winter stout: “The Fuggle is Real”

May 27, 2018

Craft beer heroes Little Creatures have unveiled their seasonal release for winter this year, releasing a smooth stout dubbed The Fuggle is Real. Building upon their always popular seasonal release series, the dark beer is a move away from what Little Creatures is usually known for, opting for something a bit different as they release […]

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Stockade Brew Co to open new craft beer bar in Marrickville (Sydney)

May 11, 2018

Inner-West Sydney always welcomes new craft beer bars with open arms, and the latest will certainly be no exception as the country’s fastest growing independent craft beer producer, Stockade Brewing Co, opens shop in Marrickville this month. The new fully operating brewery, tasting room and bar will repurpose an old factory space with a large […]

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Sunaana Festival set to rock Portland, Maine with a weekend of craft beer, food and music

February 21, 2018

Heating up for its second year in Portland, Maine will be Sunaana (an inuit word meaning “what is it”), a winter beer and music festival taking place across the enormous 30-acre Thompson’s Point and representing a surprising connection between the New England city and the Nordic country of Iceland. It was such a roaring success […]

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South West Rocks’ Seabreeze Hotel to host two-day craft beer festival in March (NSW)

February 20, 2018

Across the weekend of 10th and 11th March, Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks will be once again hosting Crafts on the Coast. The annual craft beer festival will be drawing on some of the best names in the north coast brew and cider scene to make its third year bigger than ever before, […]

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Craft beer icons BrewDog are opening a $30 million brewery in Brisbane

February 20, 2018

Pioneering Scottish craft beer company BrewDog have announced plans to open their first Australian facility in Brisbane with production to commence by 2019. The name which has been at the forefront of the craft beer revolution in Europe for years perked the interest of the Brisbane City Council and their economic development board Brisbane Marketing, […]

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Portland, Maine to channel the spirit of Iceland Airwaves with music and beer festival ‘Sunaana’

February 16, 2018

Heating up for its second year in Portland, Maine will be Sunaana (an inuit word meaning “what is it”), a winter beer and music festival taking place across the enormous 30-acre Thompson’s Point and representing a surprising connection between the New England city and the Nordic country of Iceland. It was such a roaring success […]

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New Zealand’s excellent Panhead Custom Ales re-enter the Australian market

December 20, 2017

If you’ve ever stumbled upon Panhead Custom Ales in New Zealand then you already know that they are one of the country’s best when in comes to craft beers. They were sorely missed when they retreated from Australian soil with a year-long absence, but following a brewery expansion with the valuable backing of Lion, the […]

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Tall Tale: James Squire release passionfruit and guava infused ale in time for spring

September 27, 2017

Pushing into the spring season, James Squire have unleashed a tropical flavour onto the market, tasking Camperdown’s Malt Shovel Brewery with creating a new limited release titled the James Squire Tall Tale Tropicana Spring Ale. Aiming for a sessionable profile, the beer is being defined as a complex, light ale, making use of tropical fruit […]

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Best Brews: Four Points by Sheraton plan on embracing local craft beer scenes around the world

September 26, 2017

Beginning 1st October of this year, the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will be taking part in an ongoing global program designed to bring the hotel brands 225+ properties closer to the cultural scenes in their respective cities. And by cultural scenes we mean the tasty dynamic local craft beer scenes of […]

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Four Points by Sheraton finds inspiration in Melbourne’s dynamic craft beer scene

September 25, 2017

Beginning 1st October of this year, the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will be taking part in an ongoing global program designed to bring the hotel brands 225+ properties closer to the cultural scenes in their respective cities. And by cultural scenes we mean the tasty dynamic local craft beer scenes of […]

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Review: Little Ceatures burn bright with the Fire Falcon Hoppy Red

May 22, 2017

the cons of Winter are always balanced against the undeniable benefits that the colder season brings. Yes there’s a lot of rain, but throughout Australia there’s also plenty of celebrations, many of which have to do with food and drink. Sydney’s got Vivid and Sydney Film Festival coming up, Tasmania has Dark Mofo to look […]

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White Rabbit Brewery have released a Pana Chocolate stout for Easter

April 3, 2017

One of our favourite craft breweries here over at the AU is the consistent and imaginative White Rabbit. The sister brewery to Little Creatures, both occupying the same space in Geelong, have impressed with recent experiments like their red wine infused craft beer, so it stands to reason that this latest release is going to […]

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Review: Hopscotch is a new craft beer favourite along the Yarra River (Melbourne)

March 12, 2017

Situated along the Yarra River, in the heart of Southbank’s busy hospitality precinct, Hopscotch is Melbourne’s newest downbeat bar with a strong focus on a wide range of locally brewed and imported craft beer (30 on tap and 20 in bottles, to be precise). The first thing you’ll notice upon entering Hopscotch are the colourful […]

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P&O Cruises and The Good Beer Co. want you to drink beer to save the Great Barrier Reef

December 2, 2016

Look, despite what people like Pauline Hanson may try and show you, the historic Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, and it has been for quite a number of years. While the issue remains a hotbed of contention for politicians, conservationists like those at Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) are doing their best to help […]

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Young Henrys and Jameson are launching an Irish whiskey inspired red ale this weekend (Sydney)

October 26, 2016

Following their collaboration bringing special boilermakers to the country earlier this year, craft beer favouites Young Henrys and iconic Irish Whiskey Jameson have once again joined forced to launch a very exclusive, limited edition beer this week. Going by the name of Craic & Barrel, the new brew is an Irish Red Ale that has […]

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Win a double pass to the Sydney Craft Beer Week Opening Gala CLOSED

October 16, 2016

We’re just about ready to give ourselves over to Sydney’s largest annual celebration of craft beer once again. Sydney Craft Beer Week is back, a nine day festival with more than 100 events showcasing everything craft beer across more than 75 different venues. You can expect the likes of axe-throwing competitions, hair of the dog […]

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On the Shelf: “Huxtabrew” by Huxtaburger

September 4, 2016

“It’s official. We did it. Our own beer. Introducing HUXTABREW!!!,” announced the Huxtaburger team via social media just a few weeks ago, heralding a big step for the loved Melbourne burger chain. The brand has long been a go-to for Melbourne burger fiends, and a sharper focus on their alcoholic offerings can only strengthen that […]

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Keg & Brew announce special tap takeover to celebrate second anniversary (Sydney)

August 14, 2016

Surry Hills’ craft beer mainstay Keg & Brew – sister pub to Dove & Olive and The DOG – is turning two towards the end of this month, and to celebrate in their typical beer-loving style they’ll be welcoming a tap takeover all the way from Victoria. All 33 of the venue’s taps will be […]

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The sixth annual Sydney Craft Beer Week releases 2016 program

July 19, 2016

The full program for the sixth annual Sydney Craft Beer Week – the city’s largest and most comprehensive celebration of craft beer – has been revealed, promising a huge range of events from Friday 21st to Sunday 20th October. International brewery guests, hair of the dog brekkies, beer matched chocolate desserts, sausage making classes, history […]

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Grain Bar teams with 4 Pines to brew an exclusive India Pale Ale (Sydney)

July 17, 2016

With International IPA Day (Sunday 7th August) coming up, the best teams in Australia’s craft beer scene are no doubt going to be coming out with special brews to celebrate. To get the ball rolling, the legendary 4 Pines Brewing Company have jumped into the brewery with Sydney’s Grain Bar to create an exclusive India […]

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Redfern now has a dedicated craft beer small bar with The Noble Hops (Sydney)

June 26, 2016

One of the most exciting developments in Sydney’s ever growing craft beer scene has been the recent opening of The Noble Hops, a Redfern small bar with an unwavering focus on inventive and rare brews. While the city’s craft beer scene has seen some fantastic pubs dedicated to local brews, Noble Hops sets itself apart […]

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Spotlight on Geelong: Little Creatures and White Rabbit make for a craft beer experience like no other (VIC)

June 23, 2016

With Melbourne but a few hours away, a visit to Geelong doesn’t sound too tempting to the everyday food and beer lover, that is until one realises that the quiet seaside locale is home to the Little Creatures Brewing Village. For fans of the ever-growing craft beer scene in Australia there are few experiences as […]

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Review: Freddie Wimpoles – St Kilda (Melbourne)

June 10, 2016

Sitting on the corner of Fitzroy and Grey Street, Freddie Wimpoles is the latest renovation of The George Hotel in St Kilda. It’s been given a charming hunter-lodge meets classic American diner revamp, with it’s rustic dark timber, antler chandeliers and a feature wall of beer cans perfectly framing the glowing neon signs and brightly […]

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On the Shelf: Little Creatures “The Hotchkiss Six” (Limited Release)

June 7, 2016

Little Creatures answered the summer sun with the excellent Dog Days as part of their seasonal release series, but winter has demanded something very different from the famous craft brewers. Blowing in with the furious winds is a domestic stout by the name of The Hotchkiss Six, a dark link back to one of the […]

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Over 40 Dark Beers will be tapped at Newtown’s Union Hotel for this epic winter event (Sydney)

June 7, 2016

Newtown institution Union Hotel is turning down the lights for a special craft beer event this month, tapping 40 dark beers over two evenings to help make the winter cold that much more bearable, as well as highlighting some of the country’s best winter brews (many of which are crowd-sourced suggestions). 20 Dark Kegs will […]

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Murray’s Craft Brewing Co to release 8 dark beers throughout June

May 27, 2016

Port Stephans based Murray’s Craft Brewing Co are once preparing for their annual Dark Beer Month this June, planning several new releases that will be available progressively throughout the the month, starting from Saturday 4th June. A total of eight beers – 3 bottles, 5 draught – have been brewed for this time of the […]

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Young Henrys have made DZ Deathrays their official “Beer Executives”

April 15, 2016

From the mosh pit to the brewery, award-winning Brisbane rockers DZ Deathrays have traded in some ripped jeans for beer-stained suits as they have been named the top beer executives for Young Henrys, and to celebrate they’ll be pouring up a brand new brew tomorrow (Sat 16th April) at Brisbane festival Blurst of Times. The […]

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Review: Beer DeLuxe – King Street Wharf (Sydney)

April 3, 2016

After firmly establishing themselves as the destination for craft beer lovers in Melbourne and Victoria, it’s with great excitement that the Beer DeLuxe brand was welcomed to Sydney last year, locating themselves right by the water at King Street Wharf (between Cargo Bar and Barangaroo) and setting up with their cosy, up-scale pub vibe complemented […]

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