There’s nothing like a pint of cold beer to soothe your worries, tantalise your tastebuds and kick off a great evening with friends. Understandably, Aussies love a good brew, which is why you can find so many great craft beers in this country.
There is such a selection it’s nearly impossible to narrow the list down to just a few ‘need to try’ options, but we’ve done our best. Check out these fantastic craft beers, brewed right here in Australia.
Pirate Life Brewing IIPA
A craft brewery located in Adelaide, Pirate Life knows how to produce a balanced imperial India pale ale (IIPA). They’ve only been around since 2015, but this IIPA has established itself as a consistent favourite on the Australian craft beer scene. So far, it seems like the pirate team are achieving their goal of putting Adelaide on the map as a hub for quality beer.
Stone & Wood Brewing Company Pacific Ale
The darling of the Australian brewing scene, Stone & Wood have crafted a Pacific Ale that dominates Australia’s craft beers. This Byron Bay drop has taken out the top spot on the Great Australian Beer Spectacular Hottest 100 Craft Beers list two years running. There’s a reason it’s such a crowd favourite – this fruit salad beer tastes like summer and surf in a bottle. It’s the quintessential Aussie beverage.
Feral Brewing Company Hop Hog
Hailing from the west coast of Australia, this beer has one of the coolest names and freshest flavours on the block. Citrusy notes and hop aromas are completed by a solid malt foundation in this American-style IPA. There’s nothing quite so refreshing as an Australian craft beer.
Colonial Brewing Company Small Ale
This small ale certainly packs a big punch. This is a low-alcohol beer, so it can be enjoyed by designated drivers or anyone who wants a lower-strength beer that doesn’t compromise flavour. Coming in at 3.5 per cent alcohol, this brew is soft in bitterness and crisp in flavour, with lots of pine and citrus deliciousness. A hint of caramelised malt rounds it out and makes this craft beer a firm favourite.
Balter Brewing XPA
New kids on the craft beer block, Balter have caused a splash with the extra pale ale (XPA) they’re pumping out of their Gold Coast Brewery. The tropical hops they use produce a fruity flavour and refreshing, balanced beer perfect for enjoying in the Australian sunshine.
Thirsty? head down to Made By The Hill to enjoy our selection of great beer.
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