With a rising interest in more traditional ‘flavourful’ varieties of beer and newer, hand-crafted boutique beers around the world, the landscape of the brewing industry is changing. Specialist breweries have become highly popular – allowing keen beer drinkers to access and enjoy a dazzling array of quality beer delights.

Australia’s Craft Beer industry evolved organically from a mutual desire among like minded individuals to produce unique, complex brews, utilising age-old techniques. Unlike the US, where craft brewers are defined by production size, Craft Beer in Australia is more of a philosophy; a shared respect for traditional techniques, a spirit of experimentation, a strong sense of place and real authenticity. Since our first convict brewery was established in the 1800s to the boom period of the last 20 years, Australia has witnessed the emergence of a significant home-grown Craft Beer movement across the country, spanning all states and types of producers.

Today Australian Craft Beer is made in microbreweries, big breweries, regional brewhouses, brewpubs, alongside fine restaurants and winery cellar-doors; all are produced with a philosophy of innovation, using artisanal methods and the highest quality ingredients.

Notable Craft Beer

Big Helga Pils

Matilda Bay Big Helga – Strange name, great beer. Big Helga was inspired by the Munich “Oktoberfest” lagers – also known as Helles Lagers. Big Helga pours to a golden amber hue, slightly deeper than mainstream Lagers and is capped with a densely packed white head. A firm favourite with our customers!

James Squire Golden Ale

James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale – Golden Ale is a fruit-driven beer that is light in texture but full on flavour – a wonderfully well rounded style. A fresh and fruity brew with a dry finish that makes it the ideal thirst quencher for a lazy Sunday afternoon.