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2018 Australia's Best Craft Brewery Venues

Posted by Richard Kelsey on

As part of the 2018 Australian Craft Beer Survey we asked you to tell us your favourite craft brewery venue local to your state.

Check out the results by each state below, and if you're wondering where to head for your next this should give you a pretty good guide!

Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue (by State)

Queensland | New South Wales | Canberra/ACT | Victoria | Tasmania | South Australia | Western Australia

Queensland's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Balter 15.9% 482
Green Beacon Brewing Co 12.6% 382
Black Hops Brewery 6.6% 202
Newstead Brewing Co - Newstead 6.2% 188
Burleigh Brewing Company Pty Ltd 5.9% 178
Newstead Brewing Co - Milton 5.4% 163
Ballistic Beer 4.6% 139
Brouhaha Brewery and Restaurant 4.3% 132
Brisbane Brewing Co 3.7% 113
Bacchus Brewing Co. 3.4% 103
Aether Brewing 3.0% 90
The Charming Squire 2.7% 83
Hemingway’s Brewery 2.6% 79
All Inn Brewing Co. 2.4% 73
Fortitude Brewing Co. 1.9% 58
10 Toes Brewery 1.8% 56
Land & Sea (Noosa Beer Company) 1.8% 54
Pumpyard Bar & Brewery 1.6% 49
Slipstream Brewing Co 1.2% 36
Semi-Pro 1.2% 35
Brendale Brewing Co 1.0% 30

*Includes all brewery venues that got over 1% of votes.

New South Wales' Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Wayward Brewing Co. 9.6% 458
Batch Brewing Company 6.8% 324
Young Henrys 6.3% 298
Modus Operandi Brewing Co. 6.2% 294
4 Pines Brewing Company - Brewpub Manly 5.9% 282
Murrays Craft Brewing Co 5.8% 277
Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel 4.8% 226
FogHorn Brewhouse - Newcastle 4.7% 223
Grifter Brewing Company 4.1% 196
Stone and Wood - Bryron Bay 3.6% 170
Sauce Brewing Co 3.3% 155
Akasha Brewing Company 3.0% 143
Six String Brewery 2.6% 123
Thirsty Crow Brewery 2.3% 111
Australian Hotel And Brewery 2.0% 93
4 Pines Brewing Company - TruckBar Brookvale 1.9% 92
Rocks Brewing Co 1.7% 81
Willie The Boatman 1.6% 76
Stockade Brew Co 1.2% 59
Byron Bay Brewing Co 1.0% 48
Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe 1.0% 48
Wildflower Brewing & Blending 1.0% 47
Illawarra Brewing Company 1.0% 46

*Includes all brewery venues that got over 1% of votes.

Canberra's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Bentspoke Brewing Co.55.6% 286
Capital Brewing Co. 37.7% 194
Wig & Pen Tavern & Brewery 4.5% 23
Zierholz Premium Brewery1.6%8

*Includes all brewery venues that got over 1% of votes.

Victoria's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Stomping Ground Brewing Co 13.5% 615
Bridge Road Brewers 8.1% 367
Moon Dog Brewery 7.0% 320
Little Creatures - Geelong Brewery 5.8% 265
Bright Brewery 4.2% 192
Mountain Goat Brewery 4.2% 191
Don’t Know 4.1% 185
Two Birds Brewing 3.5% 161
Hop Nation Brewing Co. 3.2% 147
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. 3.1% 141
Mornington Peninsular Brewery 3.0% 135
Colonial Brewing Co - Port Melbourne 2.7% 125
Blackman's Brewery 2.1% 96
Holgate Brewhouse at Keatings Hotel 2.0% 89
2 Brothers Brewery 1.8% 83
Dainton Brewery 1.8% 83
3 Ravens Brewery 1.8% 80
Boatrocker Barrel Room 1.6% 75
Tallboy and Moose 1.6% 75
St Andrews Beach Brewery 1.5% 67
Mr Banks Brewing Co 1.5% 66
White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall 1.3% 61
The Public Brewery 1.2% 56

*Includes all brewery venues that got over 1% of votes.

Tasmania's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Hobart Brewing Company 25.4% 113
Shambles Brewery 21.1% 94
The Winston Alehouse & Eatery 13.5% 60
Little Rivers Brewing Co 5.8% 26
Last Rites Brewing Co 5.6% 25
T-Bone Brewing Company 5.6% 25
Ironhouse Brewery 5.2% 23
Bruny Island Beer Co 3.8% 17
Captain Blighs 3.8% 17
Cascade Brewery 2.7% 12
Two Metre Tall Company 2.5% 11
Seven Sheds Brewery 1.8% 8
Devils Brewery 1.6% 7

*Includes all brewery venues that got over 1% of votes.

South Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Big Shed Brewing HQ 16.1% 259
Little Bang Brewing 15.1% 243
Prancing Pony Brewery 14.3% 230
Lobethal Bierhaus 9.3% 150
Smiling Samoyed Brewery 8.5% 137
Pirate Life 4.9% 79
Woolshed Brewery 4.5% 72
Coopers 3.8% 62
Lady Burra Brewhouse 3.8% 62
Sweet Amber Brew Café 3.6% 58
Barossa Valley Brewing 2.7% 44
Goodieson Brewery 2.7% 43
Beer Garden Brewing 1.6% 26
Brew Boys Brewery 1.4% 22
Clare Valley Brewing Co 1.3% 21
Pikes Beer Company Pty Ltd 1.1% 17

*Includes all brewery venues that got over 1% of votes.

Western Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Feral Brewing Company 13.6% 207
The Beer Farm 13.2% 200
Little Creatures – Freemantle Brewery 12.0% 182
Colonial Brewing Co - Margaret River 7.0% 107
Eagle Bay Brewing Co. 6.6% 100
Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery 5.9% 89
Otherside 4.9% 74
Boston Brewing Co 4.2% 64
Black Brewing Co 3.4% 51
Blasta Brewing Company 3.0% 46
Brewhouse Margaret River 2.7% 41
Bootleg Brewery 2.4% 37
Nowhereman Brewing Company 2.2% 33
Whitfords Brewing Co 1.9% 29
White Lakes Brewing 1.8% 27
Northbridge Brewing Company 1.5% 23
Wilson Brewing Company 1.4% 21
Indian Ocean Brewing Company 1.1% 17
Homestead Brewery 1.1% 16
Bush Shack Brewery 1.0% 15

*Includes all brewery venues that got over 1% of votes.

To see the full results of the 2018 Australian Craft Beer Survey click here.



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