Breweries in Australia

On this page we have compiled a list of Australian breweries.

List of Australian Breweries

Mountain Goat Brewery

Mountain Goat started out in Dave’s backyard in the early 90′s. Dave was cranking out homebrews almost every weekend when a postcard turned up from Cam (backpacking through Canada).

17 years on and Mountain Goat remains 100% independent and is still led by its founders.

You can visit the Richmond brewery on a Wednesday or Friday from 5pm, taste all the beers and witness new Goats coming into the world. At 6:30pm on Wednesdays there are free brewery tours available too.

So why Mountain Goat? Well, a mountain goat’s a big hairy animal that’s never gonna fall over.

White Rabbit Brewery

White Rabbit is a brewery that doesn’t want to be constrained… and maybe that’s why they like it up in the Hills, away from the norm, a place that they are free to think for themselves.

At home in Healesville in the midst of the Yarra Valley, they like to exercise their right to be a little different and brew beer that doesn’t just follow the others.

White Rabbit has chased down and experimented with some of the best quality sources of each of these to invent their first two open ferment ales, one White one Dark. Subtle yet delicious, our ales are built around yeast that is allowed to go wild!

Bootleg Brewery

At Bootleg they pride themselves on hand-crafting their beers by an enthusiastic team loaded with knowledge, passion and creativity. These lads know their beer and are dedicated to producing new and award-winning brews. From the widely acclaimed Wils Pils lager to the anticipated release of their seasonal beer, at Bootleg they are confident that their range of ales and lagers will satisfy and quench any beer lover’s palate.

Burleigh Brewing

As a proud craft brewer with an internationally-trained Brewmaster leading their brewing team, they’re committed to maintaining the brewing traditions of centuries gone by.
So they use a selection of the finest, purest natural ingredients and give them lots and lots of time to do their thing.

When it came to setting up their authentic, European-style brewery, the laid-back beach town of Burleigh was the perfect match for our unrushed approach to beer making.

So here they are, Queensland’s premium brewer and the Gold Coast’s only craft brewery.

Welcome to Burleigh Brewing. Founded on a pioneering spirit that makes them distinctly different.

Lobethal Bierhaus

The Lobethal Bierhaus opened for business on 26th May 2007. The operation includes a small all-grain micro brewery with accompanying cellar door tasting facilities, off-license bottle sales and a restaurant / beer garden with matching beer themed foods built around unique local produce. The location, Lobethal in the rolling countryside of the Adelaide Hills, is easily accessible, being just 45 minutes from Adelaide’s City centre and on the tourist trail to many local attractions.

Nail Brewing

Nail Brewing Australia has been brewing quality Australian craft beer since March, 2000. Nail Brewings beer is of true premium quality and consistency. All beers are tradionally brewed by John Stallwood with all natural ingredients and no short cuts.

Nail Brewings number one selling beer is Perth’s own Nail Ale. Nail Ale was the first beer judged under the style “Other – Australian Style Pale Ale” at the 2001 AIBA. In 2002 the style Australian Pale Ale was created. No other beer has won gold under the style “Australian Pale Ale” recently at the AIBA except Nail Ale. Nail Ale has won gold at AIBA in 2009,2010 and 2011.

Bridge Road Brewers

Conceived by Ben Kraus in 2004/05, in his dad’s back shed, Bridge Road Brewers has grown to one of the most recognized craft breweries in the country. Check out the huge range of regular, special & seasonal beers, which can be ordered to your door.

Regarded as one of the Australia’s benchmark craft beer producers, Bridge Road Brewers, located in picture perfect Beechworth is also open to the public. This brewery offers the complete craft beer experience to it’s visitors. Along with the brewery, located in a 150 year old coach house ,you will also find our renowned pizza restaurant, a ten tap tasting bar and large family friendly beer garden.

Matso’s Broome Brewery

Matso’s Brewery is the Kimberley’s award winning microbrewery and a true Broome treasure. The owners of Matso’s Broome Brewery (Martin & Kim Peirson-Jones) are committed to the Kimberley region and the Western Australian tourism industry with an investment in various accommodation properties throughout the Kimberley region.

The Matso’s Head Brewer loves to combine the finest natural ingredients, traditional time honoured brewing techniques and modern technology, to produce a range of beer styles that -above all else- aim to deliver flavour.

The Kimberley lifestyle, climate and natural environment is unique and unfettered, and their objective is to create beers of individuality that will reflect the region. With the knowledge and wisdom of ‘Old World’ brewing to draw from, and the imagination and innovation of ‘New World’ brewers as the inspiration, they hope to contribute to the future of Australian beer.

Colonial Brewing Company

Nestled among vineyards, quaint farms and bordering the Bramley National Park, Colonial Brewing Co really is a little patch of paradise.The terroir of their beer is rugged and diverse, the landscape’s character is coastal and rural. Pristine beaches and walking trails are perfect for adventurers – the weather is mild with plenty of sunshine, and this suits them (and their customers) extremely well.

Colonial Brewery Co is known for friendly service, great food, sublime views and award winning ale, and visiting them is an experience that will be a memorable part of your travels around Western Australia or a fantastic day out. Want to know more about the beer? Seriously – just ask. No good story starts with a salad and they are more than happy to talk about beer.

Cowaramup Brewing Company

Cowaramup Brewing Company is a family owned and operated Brewery which opened in December 2006. On entering the brewery you can see the fully operational 800 litre brew house through bi-fold windows.The Diversified Metal Engineering Brewery was imported from Canada.

The brewery has a restaurant focusing on local produce with a range of gourmet pizzas. The Restaurant serves the seven beers currently available on tap at the brewery which include: Cowaramup Pilsener, Cowaramup Hefeweizen, Cowaramup Lightsign Summer Ale, Cowaramup Special Pale Ale, Cowaramup India Pale & Cowaramup Porter and a Scotch Ale. CBC also have a range of local wines available by the glass or bottle as well as alcoholic Ginger Beer & lemon Lime & Bitters.

Duckstein Brewery

Whether you are planning to visit their original brewery in Western Australia’s Swan Valley or their brewery in Margaret River, you can be assured that you will enjoy quality German-style dining and premium hand-crafted beer set in the most pleasant surroundings.

The Duckstein Brewery was one of the pioneers of craft brewing in Western Australia’s popular Swan Valley where it continues to offer a traditional German dining experience and live music on most weekends.

The beautiful surrounds of Caves Rd., Wilyabrup (Margaret River) plays host to the Duckstein Brewery. On display in the restaurant is a 1000L brewery which produces a range of German-style beers. Families are well catered for; with friendly staff and a kids playground. In 2010 the Duckstein Brewery was awarded the ‘Best Boutique Brewery’ in WA at the AHA Award.

Feral Brewing Company

The Feral Brewing Company is a proudly family owned and operated hand-crafted microbrewery situated in the heart of Perth’s premier food and wine tourism precinct – the Swan Valley, just 20km from the Perth CBD.

They handcraft a world class range of awarded beers expanding from the usual to the deliciously unusual.

Their on site restaurant compliments the microbrewery, pairing their beer with a menu that excites and stimulates the tastes buds and is designed to enhance the comprehensive range of mind blowing flavours contained within their beers.

Feral’s experienced brewers are well known for pushing the boundaries of their craft, experimenting with all types of exotic hops, spices and fruits to create unique, full flavoured beers. They maintain around 16 beers on tap, which are constantly changing to satisfy the thirst of visiting beer enthusiasts.

Grand Ridge Brewery

The Grand Ridge Brewery is situated in a small country town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, in Australia, called Mirboo North. The site was chosen by Grand Ridge for its exceptional water quality for beer making, given its position on the top of the mountains in the Strzelecki ranges. After extensive product testing to achieve the highest standards in pure beer, Grand Ridge commenced brewing in June 1989.

Grand Ridge is at the top of the list in high quality beers. All the beers are produced to exceptionally high standards of flavour and purity, with no added chemicals or preservatives.  This typically results in a far less severe hangover, if any at all.

At Grand Ridge the quality of the beer is never compromised. The mission at Grand Ridge is always to make the best beer in the world. Grand Ridge is a 100% Australian, family owned company.

The quality of the Grand Ridge beers has been recognised with over 160 Australian and International beer awards. In 2002 at the Australian and International beer Awards Grand Ridge won 29 medals. This was more than any other brewery in the world including all 19 countries represented.

Grumpy’s Brewhaus

Grumpy’s Brewhaus is the first all-grain boutique micro-brewery in the Adelaide Hills. They are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and increased enjoyment in beer and have been operating over eleven years.

You will find Stout, Porter, Bitters and European Lagers on Tap depending on the season. Andrew Schultz is the Proprietor and Brewer and he is sure that there’ll be a beer that suits you.

Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co.

Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co. began brewing in 2004 in Steels Creek, just below the hill named by the locals ‘Hargreaves Hill.’ The company has a simple philosophy, choose good quality ingredients, and create great flavour, and balance.

Hargreaves Hill has begun national distribution of Pale Ale and Hefeweizen across Australia. The next journey is to widen the availability of specialist brews, including ESB and Stout, and continue to enjoy producing great beer.

Tanglehead Brewery

Tanglehead Brewery opened its doors in July 2006, this was the first brewery in Albany since the last brewery closed in 1934.

Mr John Ward opened Albany’s first brewery in the late 1860s. The brewery was named Ward’s Windmill Brewery. John Ward’s beer was colloquially known as “Tangle Head”. The true reason for the name is not known though there are few sketchy stories the most common is that apparently this beer was nick named after the effect that it had on the drinker and the similarity to a strong brew back in the UK, so the locals chose to adopt the name.

They now proudly brew under the name Tanglehead Brewery, continuing Albany’s 130 year tradition with brewing and in honour to its first beer, “Tanglehead”.

Townsville Brewing Co.

Townsville Brewing Co. is Australia’s international award winning brewery, restaurant, lounge bar and banquet centre…

Nowhere else in Townsville can you relax while sipping an ice cold beer which has been brewed and bottled only metres away. While enjoying your beer, the visible Brew House provides comfort and knowledge that you’re drinking the freshest and most innovative beers in North Queensland.