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

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 last year that the festival has now expanded to two days, perking interest from locals and visitors keen to dive deeper into Portland’s vibrant, and oft unexplored, cultural scene with a festival dedicated to the city’s identity.... Read More | Share it now!

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

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, which teamed with the Queensland Government to secure BrewDog’s $30 million investment, which has the potential to create more than 150 new jobs.... Read More | Share it now!

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

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, transforming the venue into an enormous celebration of local and regional boutique breweries and cider makers.... Read More | Share it now!

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

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 Upper Hutt champs have re-entered the down under market.... Read More | Share it now!

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

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 the world, sifting through local breweries looking for the “best brew” to showcase on-site and on-tap to international and local guests. And considering the incredible reach the hotel brand has, with presence in almost 40 countries and territories, that’s an invaluable platform for creative local brewers to have. ... Read More | Share it now!

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

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 forward to, and there’s a whole bunch of food and wine festivals popping up over the next few months. Then you’ve got stalwarts like Little Creatures who have just launched a new Winter brew, adding to the successful Seasonal Release series with Fire Falcon Hoppy Red.... Read More | Share it now!

White Rabbit Brewery have released a Pana Chocolate stout for Easter

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 go down a treat. It’s a chocolate stout that’s been released just in a time for the Easter period, sticking to the brewery’s “Fermentation with Imagination” tag by partnering up with Pana Chocolate to make good use of their cacao. ... Read More | Share it now!

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

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 been aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks, taking on a unique oaky flavour profile that links the wide worlds of craft beer and quality spirits. ... Read More | Share it now!