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“What’s Craft Beer?”

“What is this craft beer people keep going on about?”

Is a question I am asked repeatedly.

My thought was a beer, that was specially made for a niche market or niche group of people, that was not produced in huge quantities.

Ironically, some of the best craft brewers now produce as much as some of our regular domestic brewers.

Craft seems to mean to some, high priced, left field beers, you need to struggle to drink.  They are not necessarily wrong, as many craft beers are very confronting, and have flavour profiles that sometime defy description and cost a bomb.

Craft beer and Imported beer are fairly interchangeable terms currently, with quite a few international brewers aiming squarely at the “Craft market”.

As a general rule, if it’s hard to get hold of, made in small batches, and isn’t found in supermarkets (in QLD see Dan Murphy, First Choice.), it’s probable craft beer.

We love our Craft beers (and Beer, Spirits, and Wine generally), and our range is pretty extensive:

Pirate Life-One of the Best Australian Craft Brewers out there



Modus Operandi-not far behind


Big Sky-Very Limited high quality release


Stone Brewery-Note range changes constantly (Definition of Craft)





Bacchus Brewery (Brisbane)-Note range constantly changing and limited-Ridiculously Awesome and Odd beers


Newstead Brewing- Solid Small Brewery, with a great range


Feral Brewery-One of the First (and Best) craft breweries -With Warhog Cans now available


So Come on in and see us to find what you’d like!

If you’re still unsure grab a Gift Certificate from Purple Palate, and they can grab their own.





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