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2019 Australia's Best Brewery

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Australia's Best Craft Brewery 2019 - Top 10

2019 Australia's Best Craft Brewery

Congratulations goes to Balter who, for the second year in a row, was rated Australia's best craft brewery. 

There have been a number of big moves in the top 10 including Bentspoke (6th to 2nd), Modus (2nd to 6th), Black Hops (10th to 5th), Hop Nation (11th to 8th) and Dainton (24th to 9th).

Full list below:

Brewery % Total votes
Balter Brewing 9.2% 2,002
Bentspoke Brewing Co 5.4% 1,182
Stone and Wood 4.1% 907
Bridge Road Brewers 3.0% 663
Black Hops Brewing 3.0% 660
Modus Operandi Brewing Company 2.1% 465
Pirate Life 2.1% 460
Hop Nation Brewing Co 2.0% 445
Dainton Family Brewery 2.0% 428
4 Pines Brewing Company 1.9% 419
Little Creatures Brewing 1.9% 416
Burleigh Brewing Company 1.9% 409
Green Beacon Brewing Company 1.8% 384
Feral Brewing Company 1.6% 349
Batch Brewing Company 1.3% 295
Moon Dog Brewing Co 1.3% 293
Young Henrys 1.3% 289
Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers 1.3% 279
Akasha Brewing Company 1.2% 268
Big Shed Brewing Concern 1.2% 256
Colonial Brewing Co 1.1% 242
Rocky Ridge Brewing Co 1.0% 227
Ballistic Beer Co 1.0% 216
Capital Brewing Co 1.0% 216
Kaiju! Beer 1.0% 211
3 Ravens 0.9% 195
Two Birds Brewing 0.9% 190
James Squire 0.8% 184
Little Bang Brewing Company 0.8% 183
Range Brewing 0.8% 180
Stomping Ground Brewing Co 0.8% 180
Holgate Brewhouse 0.8% 166
Hawkers Beer 0.7% 162
Bacchus Brewing Company 0.7% 156
Wildflower Brewing & Blending 0.7% 156
Coopers 0.7% 152
Grifter Brewing Company 0.6% 136
Wayward Brewing Co 0.6% 135
CoConspirators Brewing 0.6% 132
Mountain Goat Beer 0.6% 128
Gage Roads Brewing Co 0.6% 127
Prancing Pony Brewery 0.6% 126
Mr Banks Brewing Co 0.6% 125
Brouhaha Brewery 0.6% 123
Sailors Grave Brewing 0.6% 121
Newstead Brewing Company 0.5% 118
Nail Brewing Australia 0.5% 117
Sauce Brewing Co 0.5% 116
Mornington Peninsular Brewery 0.5% 111
Bright Brewery 0.5% 108
Otherside Brewing Co 0.5% 99
Your Mates Brewing Co 0.4% 97
La Sirene Brewing 0.4% 96
Hope Brewery 0.4% 93
The Beer Farm 0.4% 87
Bad Shepherd Brewing 0.4% 86
Hemingway’s Brewery 0.4% 86
Six String Brewing Co 0.4% 81
Moo Brew 0.4% 77
Murrays Craft Brewing Co 0.3% 74
Aether Brewing 0.3% 73
Fat Yak / Yak Ales 0.3% 72
Philter Brewing 0.3% 70
White Rabbit 0.3% 70
Stockade Brew Co 0.3% 67
Boston Brewing Co 0.3% 65
Brendale Brewing Co 0.3% 65
Blackman’s Brewery 0.3% 64
Lord Nelson Brewery 0.3% 64
2 Brothers Brewery 0.3% 63
Fixation Brewing Co 0.3% 61
Mismatch Brewing Company 0.3% 60
Two Bays Brewing Co 0.3% 59
Urban Alley Brewery 0.3% 56
Furphy 0.2% 54
Hobart Brewing Company 0.2% 54
All Inn Brewing Co 0.2% 53
Tumut River Brewing Company 0.2% 53
Barossa Valley Brewing 0.2% 52
Goodieson Brewery 0.2% 51
Smiling Samoyed Brewery 0.2% 51
Woolshed Brewery 0.2% 50
Pioneer Brewing Co 0.2% 49
Revel Brewing Co 0.2% 47
Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery 0.2% 46
10 Toes Brewery 0.2% 45
Ekim Brewing Company 0.2% 45
Fox Hat Brewing 0.2% 45
Lobethal Bierhaus 0.2% 44
Two Metre Tall Company 0.2% 44
Endeavour Beer 0.2% 43
Matilda Bay 0.2% 43
Bruny Island Beer Co 0.2% 41
Nomad Brewing Company 0.2% 40
Slipstream Brewing Co 0.2% 37
Wilson Brewing Company 0.2% 37
Badlands Brewery 0.2% 36
Byron Bay Brewing Co 0.2% 36
Five Barrel Brewing 0.2% 35
Foghorn Brewhouse 0.2% 35
Red Hill Brewery 0.2% 35
Black Dog Brewery 0.2% 34
New England Brewing Co. 0.2% 34
Brick Lane Brewing Co 0.2% 33
Cricketer's Arms 0.2% 33
Innate Brewers 0.1% 32
Jetty Road Brewery 0.1% 32
Matso’s Broome Brewery 0.1% 32
Thirsty Crow Brewing Co 0.1% 32
Red Duck Brewery 0.1% 31
Felons Brewing 0.1% 30
Grand Ridge Brewery 0.1% 30
Last Rites Brewing Co 0.1% 30
Macalister Brewing Company 0.1% 30
Eagle Bay Brewing Co 0.1% 29
MooreBeer Brewing 0.1% 29
St Andrews Beach Brewery 0.1% 29
Willie The Boatman 0.1% 29
Quiet Deeds 0.1% 28
Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co 0.1% 27
Outback Brewing Co 0.1% 27
Sunday Road Brewing Co 0.1% 27
White Lies Brewing Company 0.1% 27
Yulli’s Brews 0.1% 27
Clare Valley Brewing Co 0.1% 26
Hairyman Brewery 0.1% 26
4 Brothers Brewing 0.1% 25
Heads of Noosa Brewing Co 0.1% 25
Hopsters Cooperative Brewery 0.1% 25
Currumbin Valley Brewing 0.1% 24
Shambles Brewery 0.1% 24
Townsville Brewing Company 0.1% 24
4 Hearts Brewing Company 0.1% 23
Black Brewing Co 0.1% 23
Westside Ale Works 0.1% 23
Yak Ales / Fat Yak 0.1% 23
Billson’s Brewery 0.1% 22
Land & Sea (Noosa Beer Company) 0.1% 22
Moffat Beach Brewing Company 0.1% 22
Old Wives Ales 0.1% 22
Wheaty Brewing Corps 0.1% 22
Wolf of the Willows 0.1% 22
Artisan Brewing Pty Ltd 0.1% 21
Fortitude Brewing Company 0.1% 21
Kosciuszko Brewing Company 0.1% 21
Riverside Brewing Company (NSW) 0.1% 21
Swell Brewing Co 0.1% 21
T-Bone Brewing Company 0.1% 21
Beach Hut Brewery 0.1% 20
Bodriggy Brewing Company 0.1% 20
Eden Brewery 0.1% 20
Forrest Brewing Co 0.1% 20
Otway Brewing (Prickly Moses) 0.1% 20
Seven Mile Brewing Co 0.1% 20
Soapbox Beer 0.1% 20
Tallboy and Moose 0.1% 20
The Winston Alehouse & Eatery 0.1% 20
Bandicoot Brewing 0.1% 19
Bootleg Brewery 0.1% 19
Bright Tank Brewing 0.1% 19
Brisbane Brewing Company 0.1% 19
Ocho Beer 0.1% 19
Sunshine Brewery 0.1% 19
Coldstream Brewery 0.1% 18
Little Rivers Brewing Co 0.1% 18
The Public Brewery 0.1% 18
Beaten Track Brewery 0.1% 17
Brew Boys Brewery 0.1% 17
Illawarra Brewing Company 0.1% 17
Nowhereman Brewing Company 0.1% 17
Barrier Reef Brewing Co 0.1% 16
Cascade Brewery 0.1% 16
Deepwater Brewing Co 0.1% 16
Hunter Beer Co 0.1% 16
Pikes Beer Company Pty Ltd 0.1% 16
Sweet Amber Brew Café 0.1% 16
Billabong Brewing 0.1% 15
Burnley Brewing 0.1% 15
Copperhead Restaurant and Brewery 0.1% 15
Dad & Dave’s Brewing 0.1% 15
Helios Brewing Company 0.1% 15
Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine 0.1% 15
Bargara Brewing Company 0.1% 14
BoJaK Brewing 0.1% 14
Brass Monkey Brewhouse 0.1% 14
The Coastal Brewing Company 0.1% 14
Black Duck Brewery 0.1% 13
Exit Brewing 0.1% 13
Fury & Son Brewing Company 0.1% 13
IronBark Hill Brewhouse (NSW) 0.1% 13
Lost Palms Brewing Co 0.1% 13
Maltnhops Brewhaus 0.1% 13
Ocean Reach Brewing 0.1% 13
One Mile Brewery 0.1% 13
Semi-Pro Brewing Co 0.1% 13
Southern Highlands Brewing Co 0.1% 13
Thunder Road Brewing Company 0.1% 13
Wicked Elf Beer 0.1% 13
Blasta Brewing Company 0.1% 13
Bells Beach Brewing Co 0.1% 12
Bonehead Brewing 0.1% 12
Brewhouse Margaret River 0.1% 12
Bucket Boys Craft Beer Co 0.1% 12
Hawthorn Brewing Co 0.1% 12
Molly Rose Brewing 0.1% 12
Rocks Brewing Co 0.1% 12
Staves Brewery 0.1% 12
Van Dieman Brewing 0.1% 12
Bay Road Brewing 0.1% 11
Beer Garden Brewing 0.1% 11
Dollar Bill Brewing 0.1% 11
Robe Town Brewery 0.1% 11
Shark Island Brewing Company 0.1% 11
Sydney Brewery 0.1% 11
That Little Brewery 0.1% 11
Vale Brewing (Mclaren Vale Beer) 0.1% 11
Watts River Brewing 0.1% 11
Block’n Tackle Brewery 0.0% 10
Bondi Beer 0.0% 10
Edge Brewing Project 0.0% 10
Hawkes Brewing Co 0.0% 10
Killer Sprocket 0.0% 10
Malt Shed Brewery 0.0% 10
Mash Brewing 0.0% 10
O'Brien Beer (Rebellion Brewing) 0.0% 10
Temple Brewery 0.0% 10
All Hands Brewing House 0.0% 9
Bonsai Brewhouse 0.0% 9
Future Mountain Brewing 0.0% 9
Hairy Oak Brewing 0.0% 9
Jindabyne Brewing Company 0.0% 9
Sea Legs Brewing 0.0% 9
Shenanigans Brewing 0.0% 9
The Australian Brewery 0.0% 9
3 Pub Circus 0.0% 8
40 Acres Brewing 0.0% 8
Aardvark & Arrow Microbrewery 0.0% 8
Casey’s Beer 0.0% 8
Left Barrel Brewing 0.0% 8
Redoak Boutique Beer Café 0.0% 8
Rusty Penny Brewing Co 0.0% 8
Seven Sheds Brewery 0.0% 8
Thug Life Brewing 0.0% 8
The Uraidla Brewery 0.0% 8
Blizzard Brewing Co 0.0% 7
Kick Snare Brewing 0.0% 7
Nine Fingers Brew 0.0% 7
Pickled Pig Brewery 0.0% 7
Two Heads Brewing 0.0% 7
Watsacowie Brewing Co 0.0% 7
Yenda 0.0% 7
115 Grill & Brewhouse 0.0% 6
27 South Brewing 0.0% 6
7 Cent Brewery 0.0% 6
Beard & Brau 0.0% 6
Bellingen Brewery & Co 0.0% 6
Brewtal Brewers 0.0% 6
Burra Brewing Co 0.0% 6
Central Coast Brewery 0.0% 6
Clifton Hill Brewpub 0.0% 6
Cubby Haus Brewing 0.0% 6
Daylesford Brewing Company 0.0% 6
Devil's Elbow Brewery 0.0% 6
Eumundi Brewing Company 0.0% 6
Hawkesbury Brewing Co 0.0% 6
Kangaroo Island Brewery 0.0% 6
King River Brewing 0.0% 6
Monkey Tree Brewing Co 0.0% 6
Noisy Minor Brewing Company 0.0% 6
Odyssey Tavern and Brewery 0.0% 6
One Drop Brewing Co 0.0% 6
Rogue Wave Brewing Company 0.0% 6
Sample Brew 0.0% 6
The Mill Brewery 0.0% 6
Tooborac Hotel and Brewery 0.0% 6
Western Ridge Brewing 0.0% 6
Albury Brewhouse 0.0% 5
Bounty Hunter Brewing 0.0% 5
Brookes Beer 0.0% 5
Bush Shack Brewery 0.0% 5
Captain Blighs 0.0% 5
Cheeky Peak Brewery 0.0% 5
Church Hill Brewery 0.0% 5
Cockies Beer (Barrabool Hills Brewing Company) 0.0% 5
Froth Craft 0.0% 5
Indian Ocean Brewing Company 0.0% 5
Iron House Brewery 0.0% 5
Kooinda Brewery 0.0% 5
Little Alchemist Brewing Co 0.0% 5
Lucky Bay Brewing 0.0% 5
Mitta Mitta Brewing 0.0% 5
Morrison Brewery 0.0% 5
Mudgee Brewing Co 0.0% 5
Northbridge Brewing Company 0.0% 5
One Barrel Brewing Co 0.0% 5
Queenscliff Brewhouse 0.0% 5
Sail & Anchor 0.0% 5
Shedshaker Brewing 0.0% 5
Shifty Lizard Brewing Co 0.0% 5
Tin Shed Brewery 0.0% 5
Venom 0.0% 5
Whalebone Brewing Co 0.0% 5
Wild Hop Brewing Company 0.0% 5
Alice Springs Brewing Company 0.0% 4
Bellarine Brewing Co 0.0% 4
Brewmanity Beer Co 0.0% 4
Bullant Brewery 0.0% 4
Buttons Brewing 0.0% 4
Camel Rock Brewery 0.0% 4
Catchment Brewing Co 0.0% 4
Cavalier Brewing 0.0% 4
Club Brewing Co 0.0% 4
Coal Coast Brewing Co 0.0% 4
Coburg Brewing Co 0.0% 4
Fox Friday Brewery 0.0% 4
Grainfed Brewing Company 0.0% 4
Granite Belt Brewery 0.0% 4
Greenock Brewers 0.0% 4
Henry Street Brewhouse 0.0% 4
Honey Rider Bar 0.0% 4
Hub Brewing 0.0% 4
Impi Brewers 0.0% 4
Inner North Brewing Co 0.0% 4
John Boston 0.0% 4
Ministry of Beer 0.0% 4
Rehn BierRehn 0.0% 4
Shapeshifter Brewing Co 0.0% 4
South Coast Brewing Co 0.0% 4
Sow and Piglets 0.0% 4
Sparkke 0.0% 4
Stoic Brewing 0.0% 4
Valhalla Brewing 0.0% 4
Volcanic Brewing 0.0% 4
White Lakes Brewing 0.0% 4
Wild Polly Brewing Co 0.0% 4
Albatross Brewing Co 0.0% 3
Baffle Beer Brewery 0.0% 3
Barellan Beer Company 0.0% 3
Basement Brewhouse (Bankstown Sports Club) 0.0% 3
Beaver Brewery 0.0% 3
Boiling Pot Brewing Co 0.0% 3
Bucket Brewery 0.0% 3
Cowaramup Brewing 0.0% 3
Croft Brewing Company 0.0% 3
Cupitt Craft Ales 0.0% 3
Dusty Miner Craft Brewery 0.0% 3
Eco Brewing Co 0.0% 3
Flat Rock Brew Café 0.0% 3
Fonzie Abbot 0.0% 3
Frenchies Bistro and Brewery 0.0% 3
Hickinbotham Brewery 0.0% 3
Ironbark Brewery (WA) 0.0% 3
Katoomba Brewing Co 0.0% 3
Lady Burra Brewhouse 0.0% 3
Mephisto Brewing Co 0.0% 3
Mildura Brewery 0.0% 3
Morpeth Brewery & Beer Co 0.0% 3
Project Ale Brewing 0.0% 3
Silver Bark Brewery 0.0% 3
Social Bandit Brewing Co 0.0% 3
Styx Brewery 0.0% 3
Three Rivers Brewing Company 0.0% 3
Bells Brewing (Geelong) 0.0% 2
Bevy Brewing Co 0.0% 2
Bickley Valley Brewery 0.0% 2
Blackwood Valley Brewing Company 0.0% 2
Broo 0.0% 2
Bulli Brewing 0.0% 2
Coral Sea Brewing Co 0.0% 2
Denmark Brew & Ales 0.0% 2
Detour Beer Co 0.0% 2
Devils Brewery 0.0% 2
East Sydney Brewing Company 0.0% 2
Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium 0.0% 2
Heroes and Villains 0.0% 2
Hop and Clover Brewing Co 0.0% 2
Hopscotch Melbourne 0.0% 2
Horny Wombat Brewery 0.0% 2
Knappstein Brewery 0.0% 2
Loch Brewery and Distillery 0.0% 2
Longstocking Brewery 0.0% 2
Lorry Boys 0.0% 2
MacLeod Brewing Company 0.0% 2
Madocke Beer Brewing Company 0.0% 2
Mongrel Brewing 0.0% 2
Occy’s Brewery 0.0% 2
Ocean View Estates Brewery 0.0% 2
Old Coast Road Brewery 0.0% 2
Phillip Island Brewing Company 0.0% 2
Red Bluff Brewers 0.0% 2
Steamrail 0.0% 2
StoneAge Brewing 0.0% 2
Sunshine Coast Brewery 0.0% 2
The Craft & Co 0.0% 2
The Eleventh Order 0.0% 2
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen 0.0% 2
West City Brewing 0.0% 2
White Brick Brewing 0.0% 2
Archer Brewing Company 0.0% 1
Big Niles Brewing Co 0.0% 1
Castle Glen Brewery 0.0% 1
Cornella Real Brewery 0.0% 1
Dalgety Brewing Company 0.0% 1
Dobson’s Brewery 0.0% 1
Dolphin Brewery 0.0% 1
Drunken Drone Brewery 0.0% 1
Ekhidna Maclaren Vale 0.0% 1
Eleven Hawks Craft Brewing 0.0% 1
Fairweather Small Batch 0.0% 1
Freestyle Brewing 0.0% 1
Fritzenberger Frites and Burger Brew Pub 0.0% 1
From Ben 0.0% 1
Gara River Brewery 0.0% 1
Grand Angus Brewing 0.0% 1
Grassy Knoll Brewing 0.0% 1
Gypsy Fox Brewing Co 0.0% 1
Harcourt Valley Brewery 0.0% 1
Highlander Beer & Brewing Company 0.0% 1
Hopped Up Brewing 0.0% 1
Jacks Brewery 0.0% 1
Jarrah Jacks Brewery 0.0% 1
Kettle Green Brewing Co 0.0% 1
Last Drop Brewery 0.0% 1
Last Word Brewing 0.0% 1
Lovedale Brewery 0.0% 1
Malting Lagoon Brewery & Guest House 0.0% 1
Margaret River Ale Company 0.0% 1
Moody Cow Brewing 0.0% 1
Ornith Brewing Co 0.0% 1
Riverside Brewhouse (WA) 0.0% 1
Running with Thieves 0.0% 1
SavaraIn Brewery 0.0% 1
Shearasun Brewing Company 0.0% 1
Shipstern Beer Australia 0.0% 1
Simple Brew Co 0.0% 1
Six Tanks Brewing Co 0.0% 1
Southern Bay Brewing Co 0.0% 1
The Foreigner Brewing Co 0.0% 1
The Good Beer Co 0.0% 1
The Tasmanian Chilli Beer Company 0.0% 1
Thorny Devil 0.0% 1
Victors Place 0.0% 1
Wedgetail Brewing 0.0% 1
Whitfords Brewing Co 0.0% 1
Yellingbo Brewing Company 0.0% 1


To see the full results of the 2019 Australian Craft Beer Survey click here.



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