It goes without saying but the best craft breweries in Brisbane are among the country’s top picks. Brisbane has become home to a multitude of up and coming craft breweries, inspiring new and experimental craft beers for you to try. If you’re looking for a new drink, or for a fresh beer made within 50 metres of the bar itself, read on for our list of the 23 best craft breweries in Brisbane.
1. BrewDog Dogtap Brisbane
Born and tested in Scotland, before perfecting their art and making the trip to Brisbane, Brewdog Dogtap Brisbane is a brewery you can’t afford to miss. You only need to read their charter to understand how passionate the brewery is to create the perfect craft beer. Only second to their passion for craft beer is their love for their customers and community, which means you’ll be in good hands for your next drink.
Address: 77 Metroplex Ave, Brisbane QLD 4172
Email: [email protected]
Trading hours: Sun-Thur 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-12am
2. Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane
No doubt a brand you’ll have seen at your local bottle shop, and now you can now try their beloved craft brews on tap at Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane. The brand’s continually changing website shows you what beers they have on tap, so you can spot if your favourite is available before you head in or find something else that tickles your fancy. It’s a popular spot, so head in early for one of the freshest beers you’ll find on tap at this Brisbane craft brewery.
Address: 99 Bridge St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: +61 4 7644 6336
Trading hours: Wed-Thur 3pm-10pm Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm Sun 12pm-8pm Mon-Tues Closed
3. Felons Brewing Co.
Located under the Story Bridge, alongside the banks of Brisbane River, soak up the afternoon sun as you quench your thirst at Felons Brewing Co. Perfect for those summer afternoon brews, you and your friends can spend hours knocking back the wide range of craft beers Felons has to offer. And if you want a peek behind the curtain, you can take a tour through this Brisbane craft brewery and see first-hand how your favourite beer is made.
Address: 5 Boundary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: +61 07 3188 9090
Trading hours: 11am-12am Daily
4. Green Beacon Brewing Co.
A multi-award-winning Brisbane brewery, the prestigious Green Beacon Brewing Co. is another great spot for those end of week drinks. Using only the freshest, preservative-free ingredients, their craft beer provides the best natural flavour you’ll find in a brew. And to pair with these great, natural craft choices on tap, you can feast on their rotating seafood menu for a unique combination like no other in Brisbane.
Address: 26 Helen St, Tenerife QLD 4005
Phone: +61 07 3252 8393
Trading hours: 12pm-12am Daily
5. Sea Legs Brewing Co.
Also under the Story Bridge, but on the side of Kangaroo Point, is where you’ll find Sea Legs Brewing Co. Along with their wide variety of craft beers on tap, you’ll find a wide menu of your favourite pub foods, from the classics like burgers, pizzas and chicken wings, to the more experimental pizza spring rolls and halloumi chips. With all these great drinks and menu options, you’ll be leaving full and satisfied every time you exit this Brisbane craft brewery.
Address: 89 Main St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
Phone: +61 4 8017 8695
Trading hours: Sun-Thur 12pm-10pm Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
6. Newstead Brewing Co.
The Newstead Brewing Co. have two locations across Brisbane, one in Newstead itself and another in Milton. Clearly a popular and expanding business, the success of Newstead Brewing Co. has been built on great tasting craft beer. If you’re looking for a challenge, enter their Wing It competition and win an eye-watering $750 bar tab among other prizes for chowing down a serving of their Buffalo wings in under 60 seconds.
Address: 85 Doggett St, Newstead QLD 4006 and 67 Castlemaine St, Milton QLD 4064
Phone: +61 07 3367 0490 (for both locations)
Trading hours: 12pm-10pm Daily (for both locations)
7. The Catchment Brewing Co.
The Catchment Brewing Co. is a brewery on our list which is continuing the heritage of Brisbane brewing that started 1886. Occupying the location of the historic and storied West End Brewery, The Catchment Brewing Co. continue their legacy with their range of award winning craft beers. You can soak up the history while you take in the flavours of a wonderfully crafted beer on tap. Easily one of the best craft breweries Brisbane has to offer.
Address: 150 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101
Phone: +61 07 3846 1701
Trading hours: Tues-Thur 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-1am Sun 11am-10pm Mon Closed
8. Ballistic Beer Co.
With three locations for you to sit and drink from, Ballistic Beer Co. is another great brewery successfully booming in Brisbane. At all their brewing locations, and in this case at Salisbury, Ballistic Beer Co. have made the decision to brew in smaller batches, so that their beer is the freshest it can be for all to try. While this means more work to meet the great demand for their product, it shows the dedication of Ballistic Beer Co. to their customers, and to a memorable and enjoyable craft beer.
Address: 53-55 McCarthy Rd, Salisbury QLD 4107
Phone: +61 07 3277 6656
Trading hours: Thur 4pm-7pm Fri 1:30pm-10pm Sat 1pm-10pm Sun 1pm-7pm Mon-Wed Closed
9. Range Brewing
Range Brewing is another brewery that started its life overseas, but made the trip to Brisbane for its adoring craft beer population. The brewery was founded on the belief that experience and education from travels around the world can help to make a better crafted beer, and this shows in Range Brewing’s variety of flavourful craft brews. To go with these great beers, you’ll also find a huge pizza menu, a great pairing with a cold craft beer on tap.
Address: 4 Byres St, Newstead QLD 4006
Phone: +61 07 3310 4456
Trading hours: Wed 4pm-7pm Thur 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat 12pm-10:30pm Sun 12pm-9pm Mon-Tues Closed
10. Soapbox Beer
Starting from the suburbia of Brisbane, Soapbox Beer have become something bigger, while still sticking to their small, independent roots. Their focus remains on creating a great craft beer, and this shows in the consistency of quality amongst their range. As with a lot of the breweries on our list, you’ll also find a great menu at Soapbox Beer, meaning you can spend the evening enjoying a great meal and drinks.
Address: 89-101 Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: +61 4 9280 7862
Trading hours: Wed-Thur 5pm-10:30pm Fri 12pm-12am Sat 3pm-12am Sun-Tues Closed
11. Brisbane Brewing Co.
Hidden down an alley way of Brisbane, you’ll find the fun and flashy Brisbane Brewing Co. Described as having a trendy interior, and a cool, calming exterior beer garden, Brisbane Brewing Co. has something for everyone. Along with their wonderful craft beer, they also have a menu that caters for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free customers, further demonstrating that all are welcome at Brisbane Brewing Co.
Address: 124 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101
Phone: +61 07 3891 1011
Trading hours: Wed-Fri 5pm-10:30pm Sat 12pm-10:30pm Sun 12pm-9:30pm Mon-Tues Closed
12. Helios Brewing
Helios Brewing is all about the sustainable and responsible enjoyment of craft beer. Powered from solar panels (hence the name Helios, Greek God of the Sun) Helios hopes to create flavourful craft beer with a low carbon footprint. Only 800 metres from the Yeerongpilly Station, Helios Brewing is also a convenient and safe brewery to get to, avoiding the opportunity for intoxicated travel. Helios Brewing also cater towards children (no, not serving them drinks) with facilities to keep them entertained while you enjoy their craft beers and food.
Address: 15 Palomar Road, Yeerongpilly QLD 4105
Phone: +61 07 3392 9739 or +61 4 4888 3872
Trading hours: Thur 4pm-9pm Fri-Sat 12pm-9pm Sun 12pm-5:30pm Mon-Wed Closed
13. Slipstream Brewing Company
Inspired by some of the best breweries of the USA, Slipstream Brewing Company provides the best drinking experience for all its customers. With a wide variety of craft beers, Slipstream Brewing Company also have a menu of ciders and wines for those who aren’t craft beer fans (if that’s you, you might be reading the wrong list). Their rotation of food trucks from Friday to Sunday also means that you’ll never have the same meal twice, making for a unique experience with every visit.
Address: 2/94 Wilkie St, Yeerongpilly QLD 4105
Phone: +61 07 3892 4582
Trading hours: Fri 4pm-11pm Sat 12pm-11pm Sun 12pm-7pm Mon-Thur Closed
14. Aether Brewing
Aether Brewing is a brewery built off friendship. Inspired as children by their fathers’ backyard brewing, the owners of Aether Brewing started their own business, to share with you their award winning craft beers. Creativity is also key to the brewers here, so be prepared for tastes and flavours unique to anything you’ve had before. If you’re looking for a friendly environment, run by those who know their craft beers, Aether Brewing is the spot for you.
Address: 340 Melton Rd, Northgate QLD 4013
Phone: +61 07 3815 6455
Trading hours: Fri 3pm-7pm Sat 12pm-7pm, Sun-Thur Closed
15. 4 Hearts Brewing
4 Hearts Brewing have got plenty to love. Enjoy their outdoor seating area while you dig into their menu of delicious pub food, paired with one of their craft beers on tap. Great pub food and craft beer, what more can you ask for? Well, they also do great cocktails, so they’ve got that going for them too.
Address: 88 Limestone St, Ipswich QLD 4305
Phone: +61 07 3282 9076
Trading hours: Wed-Thur 12pm-9pm Fri-Sat 12pm-12am Sun 11:30am-5pm Mon-Tues Closed
16. Fick Brewing Co.
Fick Brewing Co. is the destination of European inspiration. Specialising in Belgian craft brews and European food, feel like you’ve travelled across the globe as you make your way through their menu and craft beer taps. It’s important (to us) to note that their chips are hand cut, making for some of the crispiest, yummiest chips you’ll ever have. Well paired with a cold beer as well.
Address: 108 Old Toombul Rd, Northgate QLD 4013
Trading hours: Fri-Say 12pm-10pm Sun 12pm-8pm Mon-Thur Closed
17. All Inn Brewing
All Inn Brewing, as the name suggests, put their all into their craft beer brewing. For All Inn Brewing, community and culture is just as important as their craft beers, making for great service and care at their brewery. Throughout the week you’ll find a range of games and events such as trivia nights and live performances. And out back, there’s a consistently changing roster of food trucks to keep you from getting hungry.
Address: 189 Elliott Rd, Banyo QLD 4014
Phone: 1300 462 739
Trading hours: Mon-Wed 12pm-7pm Thur-Sat 12pm-9pm Sun 12pm-8pm
18. Monkey Tree
Now, unlike the name suggests, Monkey Tree aren’t… messing around (Fooling around? Playing around? There’s got to be a better phrase…). Monkey Tree create craft beer that tastes good, and that you can also have a good time drinking. Using all natural and locally sourced ingredients, you are guaranteed most authentic flavours in your craft beer of choice.
Address: 3/30 Compton Rd, Underwood QLD 4119
Phone: +61 07 3299 2739
Trading hours: Tues-Thurs 12pm-6pm Fri 11am-7pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10am-1pm Mon Closed
19. Revel Brewing Co.
Winning Queensland’s best new brewery of 2018, Revel Brewing Co. have remained a high quality brewing location ever since. Paired well with their craft beers is their range of wood-fired pizzas, with your classic pizza options as well as the more experimental. Revel Brewing Co. is great spot for the whole family.
Address: 41 Oxford St, Bulimba QLD 4171
Phone: +61 07 3899 5470
Trading hours: Mon-Thur 4pm-9pm Fri 4pm-10pm Sat 12pm-10pm Sun 12pm-9pm
20. Thirsty Chiefs Brewery Company
Thirsty Chiefs Brewery Company stands out from our list of the best craft breweries in Brisbane, as one of the only that lets you brew your own drink. You can have a go of their high tech equipment, to create a great tasting beer from their menu. If you thought a beer tasted good after a hard day’s work, wait and see what it’s like ‘homemade’.
Address: 4/4 Wills St, North Lakes QLD 4509
Phone: +61 07 3880 6600
Trading hours: Tues 10am-4:30pm Wed 10am-6pm Thur 10am-6pm Fri 11am-6pm Sat 10am-4:30pm Sun-Mon Closed
21. Semi-Pro Brewing Co.
Only 11 minutes away from the Gabba, Semi-Pro Brewing Co. is a great spot for your post-match kick-ons, or pre-game nerve settler. A great location run by friendly and helpful staff, and more importantly great tasting craft beers on tap, you can’t go wrong at Semi-Pro Brewing Co.
Address: 65-69 Manilla St, East Brisbane QLD 4169
Phone: +61 4 1748 2801
Trading hours: Thur 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm Sun 12pm-6pm
22. Horny Wombat Brewery
At the Horny Wombat Brewery, all brewing is overseen by the one brewmaster, assuring consistent quality and consistency amongst their brews. With no chemicals or preservatives, you can order anything on the menu knowing you’re getting the best that Horny Wombat Brewery can provide, which, is a pretty damn good brew.
Address: 345 MacDonnell Rd, Redcliffe QLD 4019
Phone: +61 07 3284 9584
Trading hours: Wed-Fri 12pm-6pm Sat-Sun 10am-3pm Mon-Tue Closed
23. Bacchus Brewing Co.
To close out our list of the best craft breweries in Brisbane, we have Bacchus Brewing Co. With an average of three new beers on tap each week, you could go every week for a year and never have the same beer twice. With ribs on the menu over the weekend, and a new food truck every Friday night, Bacchus Brewing Co. is hard to pass up for a great night out.
Address: 2 Christine Pl, Capalaba QLD 4157
Phone: +61 07 3823 2828
Trading hours: Mon-Wed 12pm-4:30pm Thur12pm-8pm Fri 12pm-9pm Sat 12pm-8pm Sun 12pm-4pm
Where can I buy craft beer near Brisbane CBD?
You can buy craft beer near Brisbane CBD at Felons Brewing Co. and Sea Legs Brewing Co.
Where are the best craft breweries in Brisbane?
According to Google Reviews, Bacchus Brewing Co., Semi-Pro Brewing Co. and All Inn Brewing are some of the best rated craft breweries in Brisbane.
What craft breweries also serve food?
Bacchus Brewing Co., Revel Brewing Co., 4 Hearts Brewing and Slipstream Brewing Company are a few of the many Brisbane craft breweries that also serve food.