Adelaide's craft brewing scene has been slow to take off. That's no surprise – Coopers has been here since 1862. Today, it's the country's largest independent brewery and retains a loyal fanbase. Then there's our proximity to so many world-class wine regions, meaning beer has always had to work harder for attention.
Lobethal Bierhaus (established 2007) was one a few forerunners, but things really started to kick off around 2013, with the arrival of breweries such as Prancing Pony in the Adelaide Hills. Here's a list of our favourites close to town, with a bar to drink at. Typically, they have a relaxed warehouse vibe and pizzas or other beer-friendly food, making them great places to lose an entire afternoon.