While Australia may not be considered among the pioneers of beer (Germany, Belgium and France have that covered pretty well), the recent growth of craft beer all over the country reflects not only our collective love for a frothy at the end of the day but also a keen interest in developing our individual beer identity.

With breweries by the sea, in the mountains, in the country and smack bang in the middle of the city, there is something new quite literally around every corner. So those who love a larger, have an interest in IPAs or are sweet for a sour should look no further than our list of Australia’s best craft breweries for their next beer adventure!



Blackmans Brewery

26 Bell St, Torquay VIC, 3228


While many consider Geelong one of the country’s hubs for craft beer, there are some big things happening down the road in its surf-coast neighbour, Torquay.


Boatrocker Brewery

51 Macbeth St, Braeside VIC, 3195


Inspired by his adventures in Europe, Matt Houghton created Boatrocker Brewery in 2013 as a way to bring the barrel-ageing traditions of Belgium and Northern Germany to Australia.


Bright Brewery

121 Great Alpine Rd, Bright VIC, 3741


Overlooking the snow-fed Ovens River in the heart of Victoria’s High Country is an award-winning brewery making beers that bring people together, and tell a story of the region in which they were created.


Burnley Brewing

648 Bridge Rd, Burley VIC, 3121


Burnley Brewing is a funky brewpub complete with comfy booths and several taps for pouring their own beers that are all made with thoughtful ingredients and progressive collaborations. 


Coldstream Brewery

94 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC, 3770


The Coldstream Brewery building was once a restored and transformed wool-shed, these days it is a modern microbrewery in Coldstream – the gateway to the Yarra Valley.


Fury & Son

46 Concorde Dr, Keilor Park VIC, 3042


When passion meets fury, there are no limits as to what can be achieved. With this in mind, the visionary behind Fury & Son Brewing Company, Andrew Georgiou, has led an impassioned journey in building Melbourne’s newest craft brewery from the ground up. 


Little Creatures Brewery

221 Swanston St, South Geelong VIC, 3220


The Little Creatures team is very proud of its not-so-little home in Geelong’s old Valley Worsted Wool Mill, where they welcome visitors from near and far into the wonderful world of Creatures.


Moon Dog Craft Brewery

17 Duke St, Abbotsford VIC, 3067


In bucking every convention in the craft beer world, Moon Dog presents a drinking and dining experience that’s impossible to find anywhere else.


Mornington Peninsula Brewery

72 Watts Rd, Mornington VIC, 3931


Mornington Peninsula Brewery, located in Mornington itself, is a craft brewery that continues to make a name for itself, picking up awards locally and nationally since it opened in 2010.


Mountain Goat

North St, Richmond VIC, 3181


Mountain Goat is leading the charge in Melbourne’s craft-beer scene, pushing the industry towards ever more delicious and diverse brews. 


Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall

100 Gipps St, Collingwood VIC, 3066


Stomping Ground offers 21st-century locals a spot to enjoy all that is good about the beloved brew, in surroundings that make everyone feel at home.


Tallboy & Moose

270 Raglan St, Preston VIC, 3072


In the heart of Preston is a brewery looking to quench the thirst of beer-loving Melburnians. Tallboy and Moose is a relaxed, industrial space offering fresh craft beer, casual dining and good vibes. 


Two Birds Brewing

136 Hall St, Spotswood VIC, 3015


As Australia’s first female-owned brewery, Two Birds has a lot to prove and

Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen aren’t going to let the dude-dominated industry stand in their way.


Watts River Brewing

7 Hunter Rd, Healesville VIC, 3777


Watts River Brewing, based in Healesville, took its name from the Watts River that flows through the township.


White Rabbit Brewery

Cnr Swanston St & Fyans St, Geelong West VIC, 3218


It seems that for as long as Victorians have loved craft beer, they have loved White Rabbit. Beginning life in the leafy surrounds of Healesville, – White Rabbit Brewery was born to be different. Occupying an imaginative space in the Yarra Valley, the brewery made use of the original brew kit from Little Creatures but when they needed more space to play and grow, they set off for a new adventure in Geelong.



38 Mort Street, Braddon ACT, 2612


BentSpoke Brewing is a Canberra brewpub that is bending a few rules when it comes to the age-old traditions of beer and cider brewing.


Capital Brewing Co

Building 3, 1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick ACT, 2609


Canberra’s craft beer scene has truly taken off in recent years, and yet another feather has been added to the city’s cap thanks to Capital Brewing Co. Inspired by the craft beer scene-setting San Diego on fire, this is a small slice of Cali in Canberra.


Pact Beer Co


The recipes for Pact Beer Co’s range of brews were developed in a tiny Canberra kitchen, but what’s bottled and kegged at the end of the day is far from humble homebrew.



Akasha Brewing Company

10A Spencer St, Five Dock NSW, 2046


Few brands can claim a swift rise to fame as Sydney’s Akasha Brewing Company. This craft brewery began in 2015 when owners, Dave Padden and Wesley White, nomad-brewed at The Rocks Brewing Company in Alexandria.


Block ‘n’ Tackle Brewery

1/11-13 Cochrone St, Kincumber NSW, 2251


From a small home garage in Avoca Beach, a group of friends have turned their home-brewing hobby into a functional microbrewery, churning out some of the best craft beers in Australia.


Frenchies Bistro & Brewery

The Cannery, 6/61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery NSW,


Frenchies has developed as an equal part bistro and brewery that complements one another with style and sophistication that only a pair of Frenchies could pull off.


Lovedale Brewery

430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale NSW, 2325


Lovedale Brewery is a craft beer producer that creates award-winning brews in the heart of the Hunter Valley, now the area is worth a visit for beer lovers as well as wine buffs!


Modus Operandi Brewery

14 Harkeith St, Mona Vale NSW, 2103


With one eye on the surf and the other on their brewing tanks, the team at Modus Operandi have been brewing some exceptional craft beer.


Sauce Brewing Co.

1a Mitchell St, Marrickville NSW, 2204


Sauce Brewing Co. sprung from a backyard dream turned career for Mike Clarke. Graduating from stovetop brewing to launching the brand as a gipsy brewer in 2016, Mike has grown the business from the bottom up.


Stockade Brew Co


Since setting up shop in 2015, Stockade Brew Co has lined up more than 50 awards, including World’s Best Imperial Stout at the 2015 World Beer Awards for their Craft Rebellion special release.


Wayward Brewery

1 Gehrig Ln, Camperdown NSW, 2050


At Wayward Brewing Co., their beers are inspired by pilgrimages across the world, brewed with natural ingredients sourced from near and far.


Wildflower Brewing & Blending

11-13 Brompton St, Marrickville NSW, 2204


Wildflower Brewing and Blending goes back to the very origins of brewing cultures and placing emphasis on the importance of wild fermenting and native foraging.



Six Tanks Brewing Co

4/69 Mitchell Street, Darwin

With temperatures of around 30 degrees all year round, Darwin’s climate provides perfect beer-drinking weather, and at Six Tanks Brewing Co, nobody is going thirsty.


Alice Springs Brewing Co


Alice Springs Brewing Co is the Red Centre’s only operating brewery. All beers are brewed on-site. Founded by long time local, Kyle Pearson in 2018, ASBC strives to offer a locally made product paired with simple food options.



Balter Beer

14 Traders Way, Currumbin QLD, 4223


Balter Beer was founded on that universal salute to finishing the day well, and the owners know a lot about celebrating great things by world champion surfers Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Josh Kerr and Bede Durbidge



6/39 Coral Street, Maleny QLD, 4552


Though they’re new on the craft beer scene, Brouhaha Brewery’s passion for local produce and involvement in the Maleny community has seen them score a number of accolades and enthusiastic fans since opening in 2016.


Burleigh Brewing Co

2 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads


Coming to Burleigh Heads off the back of a successful brewing venture in Hawaii, Brennan and Peta Fielding opened Burleigh Brewing Co. in 2006, hoping to bring better quality beer to Queensland.


Newstead Brewing Co

85 Doggett Street, Newstead, QLD 4006


With two breweries on either side of town, Newstead Brewing Co is ubiquitous in Brisbane’s craft brewery scene. Established in 2013 in its namesake suburb in the city’s inner east, Newstead Brewing Co pours pints seven days a week.



Lady Burra

4 Topham Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000


As the first and currently only operational microbrewery in the city centre, Lady Burra had a lot to prove when it came to South Australian craft beer.


Mismatch Brewing Co


As a self-described ‘mismatched bunch of industry professionals,’ the Mismatch team were brought together by one thing in common: a passion for good beer made from high-quality ingredients.


Pirate Life Brewing

89 South Road, Hindmarsh SA, 5007


South Australia may be well-known for its wineries, but its emerging craft brewery scene is hardly second best – especially when you look at the success of Pirate Life.


Robe Town Brewery

97 Millicent Rd, Robe SA, 5276


Inside a disused fish factory along the Limestone Coast is Robe Town Brewery – a boutique brewery that has created a niche spot for itself within the South Australian beer scene.



Bruny Island Beer Co

1807 Main Road, Great Bay, Bruny Island TAS, 7150


Built in 2015, the Bruny Island Beer Co brewery is directly behind the famous cheesery in Great Bay and released its first beer in February 2016.


Ocho Beer


Ocho Beer is possibly the Australian craft beer scene’s best-kept secret. It’s rare to find in bars and bottle shops, and they release a new, one-off brew every month.



222 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000


There’s irony in the name of Shambles Brewery. The sleek, modern bar is possibly one of the most elegant and organised you’ll ever see and the diverse selection of beers are poured from tidy, rectangular metal taps.


Van Diemen

537 White Hills Road, White Hills TAS, 7258


There aren’t many breweries that grow the ingredients for their beers on-site; then again, there aren’t many breweries like Van Dieman.



Cheeky Monkey Brewery

4259 Caves Road, Wilyabrup


Opening in 2012, Cheeky Monkey was born and bred in the Margaret River town of Wilyabrup and their brews are available exclusively in Western Australia.



56 Osmington Road, Margaret River


Tapping their first keg in 2004, Colonial Brewing was one of the first breweries to open on the Western Australia coastline; since then, the brand has greatly expanded.


Indian Ocean Brewing Co

33 Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie WA, 6030


Located on the marina in Mindarie, Indian Ocean Brewing Co quite possibly has one of the most picturesque locations that an Australian craft beer brewer could boast.


Little Creatures

40 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160


A group of beer experts and enthusiasts purchased a disused crocodile farm in Fremantle in 1999 and set about brewing a hop-driven American Pale Ale. Little did they know it would become one of Australia’s most beloved brews: Little Creatures Pale.

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