Best Breweries in Brisbane

Updated 2 months ago


Brisbane's independent brewing scene has exploded in recent years. It makes sense – with our balmy climate and few nearby grape-growing regions (relatively speaking), beer is usually a good choice. And it's even better when you drink it fresh, given that hoppy beers tend to lose their flavours and aromas over time.

At these spots, you can do just that. Apart from ultra-fresh beer, they typically have a relaxed warehouse vibe and pizzas or other beer-friendly food, making them great places to lose an entire afternoon.

  • An enormous brewpub (both in scale and ambition) by the Scottish brewing giant.

  • Step in for wood-fired pizzas and 12 taps pouring an imaginatively named range of beers.

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  • One of Brisbane's best craft brewers has transformed this old warehouse into a striking brewpub.

  • Where the pig on your plate is reared on the same malt and hops in the beer.

  • The 150-seat, eight-hectolitre brewpub is the brand’s first taproom outside Byron Bay.

  • A convivial brewery bar with food trucks out front.

  • A brewery bar that’s ideal for big groups.

  • A second, much-larger venue for one of Brisbane’s favourite breweries.

  • Take five engineering friends, an old boxing gym and a serious love of beer, and what do you get Sea Legs Brewing Co.

  • This brewery has expanded to a huge brewing facility and taproom.

  • The suburban brewery everyone wants as their local.

  • A two-level brewery with collaboration beers, painting classes and an Asian-inspired food menu.

  • An award-winning microbrewery in Yeerongpilly that runs entirely off solar power. Designed by three environmental engineers, it’s sustainable brews tap into Greek mythology. Sip on a Poseidon pale ale upstairs in the spacious timber-clad taproom knowing you’re doing your part for the environment.

  • This playful, pure-pink taproom, from a star Gold Coast brewery, has 11 taps pouring beer, hard seltzer, cider and beer cocktails, plus a menu of burgers and bar snacks.

  • A Green Beacon veteran oversees 36 beer taps at this lush rooftop brewery. But that’s only half the story – the sizeable food offering involves woodfired pizza and beer-friendly snacks to pair with those ice-cold beers and city views.

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  • Open, airy and laid-back, this three-storey brewpub pours everything from Mexican-style lagers to experimental IPAs. Tacos, pizzas and beer-friendly snacks with a spicy kick round out the food offering.

  • Sixty taps across three levels, capacity for 400 people, pinball machines and two shuffleboard tables. Plus a tight menu of hearty burgers, a generous variety of wings and vego options.

  • The debut venue from Working Title isn’t like other breweries. No beer is ever brewed the same way twice, and the kitchen keeps it interesting with fried ponzu crocodile, bao stuffed with pigs head croquettes, and ox tongue toasties.

  • The top Brisbane brewery’s monster entertainment precinct is a one-stop drinking and dining destination. It’s got you covered with 59 taps, multiple eateries and a non-stop roster of DJs and live music.