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Lobethal Bierhaus, Adelaide Hills

Recommended breweries in Adelaide and South Australia

Breweries have been popping up all over the South Australia in recent years. Discover what's on - visit these award-winning microbrewers.

Artisan crafted beers

South Australia is Australia’s wine hub and home to the perfect pint. Discover brewers and cider makers with the perfect drop to quench your thirst. Try freshly made ales, lagers and stouts from any of the 20 or so microbreweries operating across the state. Not sure where to start? Try our top 10.


If you're staying in the city, take a tour of Cooper’s Brewery. Coopers is one of Australia’s most recognisable beer brands. Established in 1862 by the Cooper family, they still own it today. Try the popular Sparkling or Pale Ale. Alternatively, head to one of a growing number of laneway bars and craft beer pubs.

Lady Burra Brewhouse is the only micro-brewery in the heart of the CBD and on the city's outskirts, in nearby Thebarton, you'll find The Wheatsheaf Hotel, which has brewed its own beers since 2014. 

A huge range of local brews at the Lobethal Bierhaus

Can't decide which brew to sample? Order a paddle board at the Lobethal Bierhaus and try them all!

From boutique to bulk brewing

Port Dock Brewery is just up the road at historic Port Adelaide. Ask for the Brewers Tasting Paddle: a beer tasting experience where you will sample six beers, ranked from bitter to sweet.

Take a South Australian Brewing Company tour and see West End Draught produced. Visit fermentation cellars, the brew house and see bottling lines in action.

Get fired up and visit the Prancing Pony Brewery in Mount Barker, which is Australia's only fire brewery, where beer is brewed on an open flame. Want something different? Try Johnston Wines at Oakbank for full-flavoured cordials.

Regional brews

Though the Barossa is famous for wine, its rich, German heritage extends to beer making as well. It has two main breweries: Greenock Brewers Barossa Valley and Barossa Valley Brewing in Tanunda. Taste local beers, such as Barossa Bock and Barossa Blonde at Seppeltsfield cellar door.

Gulf Brewery is in the main street of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills and offers tastings of their hand crafted boutique beers. They guarantee a beer to suit your palette from a crisp lager to a smooth dark chocolate stout.

Known for its food, wine and coastal scenery, the Fleurieu Peninsula is also home to brewers. Visit Red Poles Restaurant & Gallery. Local craft beer & cider producer McLaren Vale Beer Company hold tastings of their award winning range here, including VALE/ALE.

Goodieson Brewery is another in the region and produces all natural pale ale, stout and a wheat beer. At Ekhidna Wines, try apple cider, dark or pale ale among other brews.

Cool down with a lemon bubbly at the Lovely Valley Beverage Factory in Myponga. At the end of the day, relax by the river, sit dockside and sip ale at the Steam Exchange Brewery in Goolwa.

Wilkadene-Woolshed Brewery, the Riverland's only micro-brewery, is located on the historic sheep and wheat station Wilkadene on the banks of the Murray River at Murtho. Visit the brewery for a taste test of its Amazon Ale or Judas the Dark Ale. You can also join a guided tour or bring your own picnic lunch. 

Size matters

Ask for a 'schooner' or 'pint'. The South Australian schooner is 285 millilitres. A pint is 425 millilitres.

If you're after an even smaller glass of beer, you can ask for a butcher (200 millilitres). You might still be able to get a pony (140 millilitres) in some places too.

The best of South Australia

Escape to a land where wildlife reigns supreme. Trek through an ancient landscape, or be consumed by a world of flavour. Start your holiday in Adelaide, and get closer to the real Australia.

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