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Australia's Best Brewery

Posted by Richard Kelsey on

Australia's Best Craft Brewery 2017 - Top 10

According to Craft Beer Reviewer there are now well over 450 breweries, brewpubs, gyspy brewers and beer brands that are in existence throughout Australia. This means the mantle of being Australia's Best Craft Brewery is one that is extremely sought after, and for which the competition is extremely fierce.

Congratulations to Pirate Life, who achieved almost double the votes of its closest rival, Feral Brewing. In just two and a half years Pirate Life has quickly transformed from being a tiny brewery in a small warehouse, to operating at capacity and looking to start a 2nd, larger brewery. They have quickly become the leader in the craft beer category in Australia - an amazing achievement.

Full list below:

Brewery % Total votes
Pirate Life
9.6% 1541
Feral Brewing Company
5.2% 839
Balter Brewing
4.5% 724
Stone and Wood
4.1% 656
Bridge Road Brewers
3.8% 605
Modus Operandi Brewing Company
3.5% 562
4 Pines Brewing Company
3.4% 553
Little Creatures Brewing
3.1% 502
Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers
1.9% 307
Batch Brewing Company
1.6% 266
Bentspoke Brewing Co
1.6% 266
James Squire
1.6% 264
Mountain Goat Beer
1.6% 263
Two Birds Brewing
1.6% 258
Mornington Peninsular Brewery
1.5% 237
Kaiju! Beer
1.4% 227
Moon Dog Brewing Co
1.3% 210
Young Henrys
1.3% 208
Murrays Craft Brewing Co
1.3% 204
Akasha Brewing Company
1.2% 200
Bacchus Brewing Company
1.1% 170
Hawkers Beer
1.1% 170
Gage Roads Brewing Co
0.9% 142
La Sirene Brewing
0.9% 139
Prancing Pony Brewery
0.9% 138
Fat Yak / Yak Ales 0.8% 125
Burleigh Brewing Company Pty Ltd
0.7% 120
Holgate Brewhouse
0.7% 115
Black Hops Brewing 0.7% 110
Green Beacon Brewing Company
0.7% 110
Big Shed Brewing Concern
0.7% 109
Bad Shepherd Brewing
0.7% 106
Wayward Brewing Co
0.6% 104
White Rabbit
0.6% 98
Bright Brewery 0.6% 95
Colonial Brewing Co
0.6% 95
Coopers
0.6% 92
Nail Brewing Australia
0.5% 86
Moo Brew
0.5% 82
Little Bang Brewing Company
0.5% 81
Lord Nelson Brewery  0.5% 76
3 Ravens
0.5% 73
2 Brothers Brewery 0.4% 66
Grifter Brewing Company
0.4% 64
Hop Nation Brewing Co
0.4% 64
Blackman’s Brewery
0.4% 63
Stomping Ground Brewing Co 0.4% 63
Newstead Brewing Company
0.4% 62
Two Metre Tall Company
0.4% 62
Stockade Brew Co
0.4% 61
Matilda Bay
0.4% 60
Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co
0.4% 59
Willie The Boatman 0.3% 55
Red Duck Brewery
0.3% 53
Otway Brewing (Prickly Moses) 0.3% 52
BlackFont Brewhouse 0.3% 50
Fixation Brewing Co
0.3% 47
Woolshed Brewery
0.3% 47
Matso’s Broome Brewery
0.3% 45
Red Hill Brewery
0.3% 45
Nomad Brewing Company
0.3% 44
Dainton Family Brewery
0.3% 42
Foghorn Brewhouse 0.3% 42
Hawthorn Brewing Co
0.3% 42
Six String Brewing Co
0.3% 42
Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery 0.3% 41
Furphy 0.3% 41
Thirsty Crow Brewing Co 0.2% 40
Cricketer's Arms 0.2% 39
Eagle Bay Brewing Co 0.2% 39
Yenda (Australian Beer Company) 0.2% 39
Doctor’s Orders Brewing
0.2% 37
Byron Bay Brewing Co 0.2% 35
Ekim Brewing Company 0.2% 35
Ballistic Beer Co 0.2% 34
Exit Brewing
0.2% 34
Riverside Brewing Company (NSW)
0.2% 34
Mismatch Brewing Company
0.2% 33
Seven Sheds Brewery 0.2% 33
Yak Ales / Fat Yak 0.2% 33
Smiling Samoyed Brewery 0.2% 32
Little Brewing Company (Wicked Elf)
0.2% 31
Sailors Grave Brewing
0.2% 31
Wolf of the Willows  0.2% 31
Grand Ridge Brewery 0.2% 30
Kosciuszko Brewing Company 0.2% 30
Lobethal Bierhaus
0.2% 30
Hopdog Beerworks
0.2% 29
Rocks Brewing Co
0.2% 29
Badlands Brewery
0.2% 28
Black Dog Brewery 0.2% 28
Cavalier Brewing  0.2% 28
4 Brothers Brewing 0.2% 27
Brouhaha Brewery 0.2% 27
Shenanigans Brewing
0.2% 27
Five Barrel Brewing
0.2% 26
Pact Brewing
0.2% 26
Two Heads Brewing 0.2% 26
Barossa Valley Brewing
0.2% 25
Dad & Dave’s Brewing
0.2% 25
Bootleg Brewery 0.1% 24
Brew Boys Brewery 0.1% 24
Coldstream Brewery 0.1% 24
Mash Brewing
0.1% 24
New England Brewing Co. 0.1% 24
Odyssey Tavern and Brewery
0.1% 23
Bruny Island Beer Co
0.1% 22
Vale Brewing (Mclaren Vale Beer)
0.1% 22
Athletic Club Brewery 0.1% 21
Illawarra Brewing Company
0.1% 21
Redoak Boutique Beer Café 0.1% 21
Dos Blockos (East 9th Brewing Co) 0.1% 20
Fortitude Brewing Company 0.1% 20
All Inn Brewing Co 0.1% 19
Bargara Brewing Company
0.1% 19
Capital Brewing Co 0.1% 19
Hobart Brewing Company 0.1% 19
Barrow Boys Brewing Co 0.1% 18
Block’n Tackle Brewery 0.1% 18
Brewhouse Margaret River 0.1% 18
Fox Hat Brewing
0.1% 18
Kooinda Brewery
0.1% 18
Quiet Deeds
0.1% 18
Temple Brewery
0.1% 18
Thunder Road Brewing Company 0.1% 18
Wheaty Brewing Corps 0.1% 18
Brewcult
0.1% 17
Bucket Brewery 0.1% 17
CoConspirators Brewing 0.1% 17
Forrest Brewing Co 0.1% 17
Mr Banks Brewing Co 0.1% 17
Ocean Reach Brewing 0.1% 17
Shark Island Brewing Company 0.1% 17
4 Hearts Brewing Company 0.1% 16
Black Duck Brewery 0.1% 16
King River Brewing 0.1% 16
Sweet Amber Brew Café 0.1% 16
Your Mates Brewing Co 0.1% 16
Yulli’s Brews
0.1% 16
Black Brewing Co
0.1% 15
Goodieson Brewery 0.1% 15
Wildflower Brewing & Blending
0.1% 15
Brisbane Brewing Company 0.1% 14
Bucket Boys Craft Beer Co 0.1% 14
Castlemaine Brewing Co 0.1% 14
Moffat Beach Brewing Company 0.1% 14
Sample Brew
0.1% 14
40 Acres Brewing 0.1% 13
7 Cent Brewery 0.1% 13
Balmain Brewing Company
0.1% 13
Endeavour Beer
0.1% 13
Arctic Fox Brewing 0.1% 12
Hemingway’s Brewery 0.1% 12
Hunter Beer Co 0.1% 12
IronBark Hill Brewhouse (NSW) 0.1% 12
Napoleone Brewers 0.1% 12
Old Wives Ales 0.1% 12
Philter Brewing
0.1% 12
Shambles Brewery 0.1% 12
The Beer Farm
0.1% 12
10 Toes Brewery 0.1% 11
Bodriggy Brewing Company 0.1% 11
Boston Brewing Co 0.1% 11
Buckley’s Brewery 0.1% 11
Devils Brewery 0.1% 11
Fury & Son Brewing Company
0.1% 11
Hope Brewhouse
0.1% 11
Little Rivers Brewing Co 0.1% 11
Merchant Brewing Company 0.1% 11
Pikes Beer Company Pty Ltd
0.1% 11
Southern Bay Brewing Co
0.1% 11
Sydney Brewery
0.1% 11
Tallboy and Moose 0.1% 11
Watts River Brewing 0.1% 11
Aardvark & Arrow Microbrewery 0.1% 10
Cascade Brewery 0.1% 10
Edge Brewing Project
0.1% 10
Innate Brewers 0.1% 10
Killer Sprocket
0.1% 10
Last Rites Brewing Co
0.1% 10
Mildura Brewery 0.1% 10
Southern Highlands Brewing Co 0.1% 10
Tooborac Hotel and Brewery 0.1% 10
West City Brewing 0.1% 10
3 Pub Circus 0.1% 9
Bandicoot Brewing
0.1% 9
Blizzard Brewing Co
0.1% 9
Artisan Brewing Pty Ltd 0% 8
Brewtal Brewers 0% 8
Bullant Brewery 0% 8
Dusty Miner Craft Brewery 0% 8
Flat Rock Brew Café 0% 8
Noisy Minor Brewing Company 0% 8
Otherside Brewing Co 0% 8
Sunday Road Brewing Co 0% 8
That Little Brewery 0% 8
The Australian Brewery
0% 8
Three Rivers Brewing Company 0% 8
Wig & Pen Tavern & Brewery 0% 8
Aether Brewing 0% 7
Broo 0% 7
Hairyman Brewery 0% 7
Left Barrel Brewing 0% 7
Rogue Wave Brewing Company 0% 7
Sauce Brewing Co
0% 7
Tumut River Brewing Company 0% 7
Van Dieman Brewing
0% 7
Westside Ale Works 0% 7
Wilson Brewing Company 0% 7
Beard & Brau 0% 6
Beaten Track Brewery 0% 6
Beer Garden Brewing 0% 6
Bellarine Brewing Co 0% 6
Bells Beach Brewing Co 0% 6
Brass Monkey Brewhouse 0% 6
Brookes Beer 0% 6
Captain Blighs 0% 6
Clifton Hill Brewpub 0% 6
Double Head Brewing 0% 6
Iron House Brewery 0% 6
Ironbark Brewery (WA) 0% 6
Jindabyne Brewing Company 0% 6
Knappstein Brewery 0% 6
Mudgee Brewing Co 0% 6
One Mile Brewery 0% 6
Rocky Ridge Brewing Co 0% 6
Swell Brewing Co 0% 6
The Public Brewery 0% 6
Venom 0% 6
115 Grill & Brewhouse 0% 5
1859 Central Ranges Brewing Co 0% 5
Church Hill Brewery 0% 5
Clare Valley Brewing Co 0% 5
Cubby Haus Brewing 0% 5
Flipside Brewing 0% 5
Grainfed Brewing Company 0% 5
Himmel Hund 0% 5
Indian Ocean Brewing Company 0% 5
Pickled Pig Brewery 0% 5
Sail & Anchor 0% 5
Staves Brewery 0% 5
Sweetwater Brewing Company 0% 5
The Mill Brewery 0% 5
Albatross Brewing Co 0% 4
All Grain Brewing 0% 4
Beach Hut Brewery 0% 4
Bellingen Brewery & Co 0% 4
Bells Brewing (Geelong) 0% 4
Billabong Brewing 0% 4
Bonsai Brewhouse 0% 4
Cockies Beer (Barrabool Hills Brewing Company) 0% 4
Cowaramup Brewing 0% 4
Croydon Brewery 0% 4
Currumbin Valley Brewing 0% 4
Eden Brewery 0% 4
Hawkes Brewing Co 0% 4
Henry Street Brewhouse 0% 4
Lovedale Brewery 0% 4
Mansfield Brewing Co
0% 4
Morpeth Brewery & Beer Co 0% 4
Morrison Brewery 0% 4
Ocho Beer 0% 4
Sunshine Coast Brewery 0% 4
T-Bone Brewing Company 0% 4
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen 0% 4
The Winston Alehouse & Eatery 0% 4
Townsville Brewing Company 0% 4
Valhalla Brewing 0% 4
White Lakes Brewing 0% 4
White Lies Brewing Company 0% 4
Basement Brewhouse (Bankstown Sports Club) 0% 3
Blackwood Valley Brewing Company 0% 3
Bounty Hunter Brewing 0% 3
Brendale Brewing Co 0% 3
Bush Shack Brewery 0% 3
Camel Rock Brewery 0% 3
Central Coast Brewery 0% 3
Cheeky Peak Brewery 0% 3
Crafty Bavarian Brewing Company 0% 3
Cupitt Craft Ales 0% 3
Daylesford Brewing Company 0% 3
Deepwater Brewing Co 0% 3
Dobson’s Brewery 0% 3
Fairweather Small Batch 0% 3
Granite Belt Brewery 0% 3
Happy Goblin 0% 3
Hart and Hound Brewery 0% 3
Honey Rider Bar 0% 3
John Boston 0% 3
Kangaroo Island Brewery 0% 3
Katoomba Brewing Co 0% 3
Kick Snare Brewing 0% 3
Lady Burra Brewhouse 0% 3
Little Alchemist Brewing Co 0% 3
Loch Brewery and Distillery 0% 3
Margaret River Ale Company 0% 3
MooreBeer Brewing 0% 3
Northbridge Brewing Company 0% 3
Six Tanks Brewing Co 0% 3
Social Bandit Brewing Co 0% 3
Sparkke 0% 3
The Foreigner Brewing Co 0% 3
Zierholz Premium Brewery 0% 3
Zig Zag Brewery 0% 3
36 South Brewing Co 0% 2
Albany Brewing Company 0% 2
Baffle Beer Brewery 0% 2
Barellan Beer Company 0% 2
Barrier Reef Brewing Co 0% 2
Bickley Valley Brewery 0% 2
Borenore Brewhouse 0% 2
Bowral Brewing Company 0% 2
Brew 42 Brewery 0% 2
Buffalo Brewery 0% 2
Caltoria Brewing Company 0% 2
Catchment Brewing Co 0% 2
Club Brewing Co 0% 2
Coburg Brewing Co 0% 2
Croft Brewing Company 0% 2
Dalgety Brewing Company 0% 2
Dolphin Brewery 0% 2
Ekhidna Maclaren Vale 0% 2
Elmer’s in the Valley Brewery 0% 2
Fritzenberger Frites and Burger Brew Pub 0% 2
Green Ant Brewing Co 0% 2
Grumpy’s Brewhaus 0% 2
Harcourt Valley Brewery 0% 2
Hickinbotham Brewery 0% 2
Homestead Brewery 0% 2
Jetty Road Brewery 0% 2
Longstocking Brewery 0% 2
MacLeod Brewing Company 0% 2
Mephisto Brewing Co 0% 2
Moody Cow Brewing 0% 2
O'Brien Beer (Rebellion Brewing) 0% 2
Otis Brewing Co 0% 2
Phillip Island Brewing Company 0% 2
Rehn BierRehn 0% 2
Robe Town Brewery 0% 2
Rutherglen Brewery 0% 2
Semi-Pro Brewing Co 0% 2
Shifty Lizard Brewing Co 0% 2
Steam Exchange Brewery 0% 2
Steamrail 0% 2
The Tasmanian Chilli Beer Company 0% 2
Thorny Devil 0% 2
Tin Shed Brewery 0% 2
True Brew 0% 2
True South 0% 2
Western Ridge Brewing 0% 2
Beer Creative 0% 1
Brewhouse 69 0% 1
Burnt Barrel 0% 1
Casey’s Beer 0% 1
Degrees Brewery 0% 1
Dennis Beer Company 0% 1
Dilettante Beer Company 0% 1
Fish River Valley Brewing 0% 1
Fox Friday Brewery 0% 1
Frenchies Bistro and Brewery 0% 1
Gara River Brewery 0% 1
Gibbs Brewing Company 0% 1
Gold Coast Brewery 0% 1
Greenock Brewers 0% 1
Hack Brewing 0% 1
Hard Yards Brewing Co 0% 1
Hop Trial Beer Co 0% 1
Horny Wombat Brewery 0% 1
Last Drop Brewery 0% 1
Lorry Boys 0% 1
Lost Boys Brewing 0% 1
Monkey Tree Brewing Co 0% 1
Occy’s Brewery 0% 1
Ocean View Estates Brewery 0% 1
Penguin Brewery 0% 1
Pixel Brewing Co 0% 1
Purple Mango Brewery and Café 0% 1
Red Bay Brewery 0% 1
Red Tape Brewing Co 0% 1
Riverside Brewhouse (WA)
0% 1
Seville Ridge Brewery 0% 1
South Fremantle Brewing 0% 1
Sunshine Brewery 0% 1
The Good Beer Co 0% 1
Top Shed 0% 1
Tortured Gum Brewery 0% 1
True Love Brewing 0% 1
Uncle Joe’s Brew 0% 1
Wild Rocket Microbrewery 0% 1
Wilde Beer 0% 1
Wrong Side Brewing 0% 1

To see the full results of the 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey click here.




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