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Australia's Best Craft Brewery Venues

Posted by Richard Kelsey on

As part of the 2017 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 Best Craft Brewery

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

Queensland's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Queensland's Best Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery/Brew Pub % Total votes
Balter 16.0% 378
Green Beacon Brewing Co 11.3% 267
Newstead Brewing Co - Newstead 8.6% 203
Burleigh Brewing Company Pty Ltd 7.4% 175
The Basement 6.4% 151
Newstead Brewing Co - Milton 5.5% 129
Brisbane Brewing Co 5.3% 126
Bacchus Brewing Co. 4.3% 101
Black Hops Brewery 3.2% 75
Brouhaha Brewery and Restaurant 3.1% 73
Ballistic Beer 2.9% 69
All Inn Brewing Co. 2.8% 67
Fortitude Brewing Co. 2.6% 62
The Charming Squire 2.5% 58
Pumpyard Bar & Brewery 2.2% 51
Aether Brewing 1.9% 46
Moffat Beach Brewing Company 1.7% 39
Bargara Brewing Company's Brewhouse 1.3% 31
Townsville Brewing Company 1.3% 31
10 Toes Brewery 1.1% 25
4 Brothers Brewing 1.0% 24

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

New South Wales' Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

New South Wales' Best Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Wayward Brewing Co. 10.9% 481
Batch Brewing Company 7.8% 343
4 Pines Brewing Company - Brewpub Manly 7.8% 346
Murrays Craft Brewing Co 7.1% 314
Young Henrys 7.2% 318
Modus Operandi Brewing Co. 6.3% 277
Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel 5.2% 230
FogHorn Brewhouse - Newcastle 4.6% 205
Grifter Brewing Company 3.7% 165
Stone and Wood - Bryron Bay 3.0% 132
Akasha Brewing Company 2.7% 118
Rocks Brewing Co 2.8% 122
Australian Hotel And Brewery 1.8% 79
4 Pines Brewing Company - TruckBar Brookvale 1.8% 78
Six String Brewery 1.8% 80
Willie The Boatman 1.9% 82
Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe 1.5% 65
Illawarra Brewing Company 1.3% 57
Thirsty Crow Brewery 1.3% 58
Byron Bay Brewing Co 1.2% 51
Two Heads Brewing 1.0% 43

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

Canberra's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Canberra's Best Brewery Venue

Full results:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Bentspoke Brewing Co. 90.6% 481
Wig & Pen Tavern & Brewery 5.3% 28
Zierholz Premium Brewery 2.6% 14
Tortured Gum Brewery 0.8% 4

Victoria's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Victoria's Best Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Stomping Ground Brewing Co 8.9% 460
Bridge Road Brewers 8.2% 425
Moon Dog Brewery 7.5% 388
Little Creatures - Geelong Brewery 6.8% 352
Mountain Goat Brewery 5.7% 296
Bright Brewery 5.3% 275
Mornington Peninsular Brewery 5.1% 263
Two Birds Brewing 3.9% 200
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. 3.8% 198
Holgate Brewhouse 3.0% 156
2 Brothers Brewery 2.1% 110
Red Hill Brewery 1.8% 95
Boatrocker Barrel Room 1.8% 94
Blackman's Brewery 1.7% 90
Hop Nation Brewing Co. 1.7% 88
White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall 1.7% 86
The Public Brewery 1.6% 84
Coldstream Brewery 1.4% 73
Temple Brewing Company 1.3% 68
3 Ravens Brewery 1.2% 64
Colonial Brewing Co - Port Melbourne 1.2% 63
Tallboy and Moose 1.2% 62
Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company 1.0% 51

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

Tasmania's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Tasmania's Best Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Hobart Brewing Company 23.9% 77
Shambles Brewery 20.2% 65
The Winston Alehouse & Eatery 17.7% 57
Seven Sheds Brewery 8.1% 26
Last Rites Brewing Co 5.6% 18
Ironhouse Brewery 4.0% 13
Bruny Island Beer Co 3.1% 10
Two Metre Tall Company 3.1% 10
T-Bone Brewing Company 2.8% 9
Little Rivers Brewing Co 2.5% 8
Captain Blighs 2.5% 8
Devils Brewery 2.2% 7
Double Head Brewing 1.2% 4

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

South Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

South Australia's Best Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Prancing Pony Brewery 13.1% 162
Little Bang Brewing 12.5% 154
Lobethal Bierhaus 11.2% 138
Big Shed Brewing HQ 10.2% 126
Pirate Life 8.6% 106
Smiling Samoyed Brewery 8.3% 102
Woolshed Brewery 6.2% 76
Sweet Amber Brew Café 4.9% 61
Lady Burra Brewhouse 4.0% 49
Brew Boys Brewery 2.8% 34
Barossa Valley Brewing 2.4% 29
Wheatsheaf Hotel 1.5% 18
Coopers 1.2% 15
Beer Garden Brewing 1.1% 13
Goodieson Brewery 1.1% 13
Steam Exchange Brewery 1.0% 12

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

Western Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue

Western Australia's Best Brewery Venue

Full results*:

Brewery / Brew Pub % Total votes
Feral Brewing Company 22.5% 310
Little Creatures – Freemantle Brewery 15.5% 214
Eagle Bay Brewing Co. 9.6% 132
The Beer Farm 8.2% 113
Colonial Brewing Co - Margaret River 6.5% 90
Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery 5.8% 80
Bootleg Brewery 3.2% 44
Brewhouse Margaret River 3.0% 42
Black Brewing Co 2.2% 31
Mash Brewing Swan Valley 2.1% 29
Boston Brewing Co 2.0% 27
Matso’s Broome Brewery 2.0% 27
Homestead Brewery 1.7% 24
Northbridge Brewing Company 1.7% 23
Cowaramup Brewing 1.0% 14

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

Full results of the Australian Craft Beer Survey here.

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