Brisbane’s best breweries | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s best breweries

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Beer/Craft

For the days when Dad’s carton of Carlton just ain’t cuttin’ it.

Luckily, Brisbane’s abundance of top-quality craft breweries is here to help you transition from winter stouts and red ales to the fruity, hop-laden flavours of summer!

For those looking to live lager-than-life, whatever the season, look no further than our favourite Brisbane breweries below!

All In Brewing Co. | Banyo

To order the robust porter or black IPA? Whatever the choice, we’re all in when it comes to this up-and-coming suburban brewery. While keeping busy with innovative seasonal releases, All In always has us coming back for more with their interesting core range. A Bill F. Murray malt liquor, anyone?

Newstead Brewing Co. | Newstead

What’s a Brisbane brewery without this iconic Newstead favourite? Brewing since the 1940s, NBC’s success stems from their grassroots connection to the local community, who keep coming back for their tantalizing flagship range of six hand-crafted beers and single cider.

Brew Brothers | Woolloongabba

With kin, we keg. Famous for their delicious ginger beer and cider, Brew Brothers have a knack for creating beers that are not only brewed to perfection but budget-friendly too! Head in to enjoy straight from the tap, or to pick up a carton from their craft range.

Catchment Brewing Co. | West End

As eclectic as the suburb it’s located in, Catchment Brewing Co. and its art deco-inspired bar are known for their bright ales and equally vibrant food menu. Especially flavoursome is their hops-filled 500 IPA, while those looking for the next best thing should tap into their special release seasonal brews.

Green Beacon Brewing Co. | Teneriffe

Call us Gatsby, but we can’t stop pining for Green Beacon’s handcrafted, all-natural ales and beautiful industrial brewery fit-out. As for the best of their batch of irresistible beers, the 7 Bells passionfruit gose and Wayfarer tropical ale get the green light from us!

Soapbox Beer | Fortitude Valley

Turn your IOUs into IBUs and make your next shout a round of beers at Soapbox in the Valley. Take your mates and enjoy a crate of this brewery’s signature Loud Mouth–a curious American amber with notes of aromatic citrus and flora.

Aether Brewing | Milton

True, Milton is home to XXXX, but they’re not the only brewery making it big. Introducing Aether Brewing, a unique brewery/pub specialising in gourmet food and seriously good beer. Get to know them better over their biting Red Giant, a bold and decadent malt brew.

Sea Legs Brewing Co. | Kangaroo Point

Don’t let their giddy name fool you–when it comes to gorgeously crafted beers, these guys are men of (stainless) steel, boasting a slick industrial brewery and classic pale ale to boot. Be sure to pick up their west-coast style Sea Legs pale ale next time you hops over to Kangaroo Point. 

Semi-Pro Brewing Co. | East Brisbane

Is it just us, or do brews taste better when enjoyed in a backyard? For delicious home-grown beers sporting an extra dosage of nostalgia, look no further than the lovable Semi-Pro Brewing Co., whose suburban microbrewery and taproom can’t be beat. Seize on their EB lagers or even re-fill a growler while you’re there.


Cheers, Brissie.

Words by Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmand looking to get crafty this weekend.