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2019 Australia's Best Craft Brewery Venue

Posted by Richard Kelsey on

As part of the 2019 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)

Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

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

Queensland's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Queensland's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery % Total votes
Balter 11% 548
Burleigh Brewing Company Pty Ltd 9% 457
Black Hops Brewery 9% 456
Green Beacon Brewing Co 8% 408
Ballistic Beer 5% 258
Felons Brewing 5% 258
Newstead Brewing Co - Newstead 4% 216
Range Brewing 4% 211
Brouhaha Brewery and Restaurant 4% 200
Hemingway’s Brewery 3% 133
Newstead Brewing Co - Milton 3% 133
All Inn Brewing Co. 3% 129
Bacchus Brewing Co. 2% 124
Aether Brewing 2% 113
Brendale Brewing Co 2% 108
Brisbane Brewing Co 2% 91
Townsville Brewing Company 2% 85
The Charming Squire 2% 80
Land & Sea (Noosa Beer Company) 1% 67
Fortitude Brewing Co. 1% 64
Your Mates Brewing Co. 1% 61
Revel Brewing Co 1% 60
Macalister Brewing Company 1% 53
10 Toes Brewery 1% 52
Slipstream Brewing Co 1% 52
Pumpyard Bar & Brewery 1% 44
Soapbox Beer 1% 37
White Lies Brewing Company 1% 34
Sunshine Brewery 1% 33
Heads of Noosa Brewing Co 1% 32
Sea Legs Brewing 1% 29
4 Brothers Brewing 1% 27
Sunshine Coast Brewery 1% 27
Bargara Brewing Company's Brewhouse 1% 26

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


New South Wales' Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

New South Wales' Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery % Total votes
Wayward Brewing Co. 7% 382
Sauce Brewing Co 6% 335
Batch Brewing Company 6% 310
Grifter Brewing Company 5% 292
Stone and Wood - Bryron Bay 5% 288
Young Henrys 5% 286
Murrays Craft Brewing Co 5% 274
4 Pines Brewing Company - Brewpub Manly 5% 246
Modus Operandi Brewing Co. 4% 244
FogHorn Brewhouse - Newcastle 4% 242
Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel 4% 213
Akasha Brewing Company 3% 145
Six String Brewery 2% 114
Stockade Brew Co, Marrickville 2% 107
4 Pines Brewing Company - TruckBar Brookvale 2% 97
Thirsty Crow Brewery 1% 73
Australian Hotel And Brewery 1% 71
Willie The Boatman 1% 63
Rocks Brewing Co 1% 59
Illawarra Brewing Company 1% 53
Byron Bay Brewing Co 1% 51
Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe 1% 50
Hope Brewhouse 1% 47
Tumut River Brewing Company 1% 47
Wildflower Brewing & Blending 1% 44
Hairyman Brewery 1% 41
Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine 1% 41
Seven Mile Brewing Co 1% 41
Five Barrel Brewery 1% 40
New England Brewing Company 1% 40
Endeavour Tap Rooms 1% 37
Flat Rock Brew Cafe 1% 36
Nomad Brewing Co. 1% 33
All Hands Brewing House 1% 31
Bay Road Brewing 1% 30
BlackFont Brewhouse 1% 30
Hunter Beer Co. 1% 30
IronBark Hill Brewhouse 1% 29
Jindabyne Brewing Company 1% 29

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


ACT's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Canberra's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery % Total votes
Capital Brewing Co. 53% 491
Bentspoke Brewing Co. 46% 427
Zierholz Premium Brewery 1% 7

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


Victoria's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Victoria's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery % Total votes
Stomping Ground Brewing Co 15% 807
Bridge Road Brewers 9% 484
Moon Dog Brewery 7% 361
Little Creatures - Geelong Brewery 5% 262
Bright Brewery 5% 254
Holgate Brewhouse at Keatings Hotel 4% 194
Two Birds Brewing 3% 168
Hop Nation Brewing Co. 3% 164
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. 3% 157
Colonial Brewing Co - Port Melbourne 3% 157
Mr Banks Brewing Co 3% 144
Mountain Goat Brewery 3% 140
Dainton Brewery 2% 138
St Andrews Beach Brewery 2% 134
Tallboy and Moose 2% 123
Blackman's Brewery 2% 105
Boatrocker Barrel Room 2% 105
3 Ravens Brewery 2% 88
2 Brothers Brewery 2% 84
Jetty Road Brewery 1% 80
Mornington Peninsular Brewery 1% 76
The Public Brewery 1% 66
Red Hill Brewery 1% 64
Coldstream Brewery 1% 62
Fixation Brewing Co - The Incubator 1% 55
Burnley Brewing 1% 52
Westside Ale Works 1% 45
White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall 1% 44
Urban Alley Brewery 1% 41
Two Bays Brewing Co 1% 38
Forrest Brewing Company 1% 35
Thunder Road Brewing Company 1% 32
The Mill Brewery 1% 31
Grand Ridge Brewery 1% 28

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


Tasmania's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Tasmania's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery % Total votes
Hobart Brewing Company 35% 188
Shambles Brewery 17% 92
The Winston Alehouse & Eatery 14% 76
T-Bone Brewing Company 6% 30
Ironhouse Brewery 5% 26
Last Rites Brewing Co 5% 26
Little Rivers Brewing Co 5% 25
Bruny Island Beer Co 4% 20
Cascade Brewery 2% 12
Two Metre Tall Company 2% 10
Seven Sheds Brewery 2% 9
Captain Blighs 1% 8
Buttons Brewing 1% 5
Devils Brewery 1% 4
Fox Friday Brewery 1% 4

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


South Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

South Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery % Total votes
Little Bang Brewing 20% 368
Pirate Life 17% 315
Big Shed Brewing HQ 14% 267
Prancing Pony Brewery 9% 160
Smiling Samoyed Brewery 7% 131
Lobethal Bierhaus 5% 99
Woolshed Brewery 5% 95
Sweet Amber Brew Café 3% 48
Goodieson Brewery 2% 43
Barossa Valley Brewing 2% 37
Lady Burra Brewhouse 2% 37
Coopers 2% 31
Brew Boys Brewery 1% 23
Swell Brewery 1% 21
Wheatsheaf Hotel 1% 21
Lot 100 - Mismatch Brewing 1% 20
Pikes Beer Company Pty Ltd 1% 18
Clare Valley Brewing Co 1% 17
Beer Garden Brewing 1% 13
South Coast Brewing Co 1% 10

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


Western Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Western Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery % Total votes
The Beerfarm 16% 297
Little Creatures – Freemantle Brewery 11% 214
Blasta Brewing Company 10% 192
Feral Brewing Company 9% 164
Colonial Brewing Co - Margaret River 6% 120
Boston Brewing Co 6% 106
Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery 5% 103
Eagle Bay Brewing Co. 5% 94
Nowhereman Brewing Company 3% 53
Black Brewing Co 3% 48
Wilson Brewing Company 2% 38
Wild Hop Brewing Company 2% 34
Brewhouse Margaret River 2% 32
Bootleg Brewery 2% 29
Freo.Social - Otherside Brewing 1% 26
Northbridge Brewing Company 1% 26
Otherside Brewshed 1% 25
Whitfords Brewing Co 1% 24
Beaten Track Brewery 1% 23
Whalebone Brewing Co 1% 21
Bright Tank Brewing Co 1% 16
Matso’s Broome Brewery 1% 15
Bush Shack Brewery 1% 14
Indian Ocean Brewing Company 1% 13
Cowaramup Brewing 1% 12
Mash Brewing Swan Valley 1% 11
Billabong Brewing 1% 10
White Lakes Brewing 1% 10

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

Full results of the 2019 Australian Craft Beer Survey here.



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