Hop To It With Our Pick of Brisbane’s Best Breweries

For a different kind of crafternoon


By Style Journo | 7th June 2023

Why be salty when you can be malty with a delicious cold one in hand? As glass-half-full kind of people, we’re always down for a sesh any day of the week be it in a hidden bar, or one that dishes up the best coctkails.

But, if it’s beer that’s dear to your heart, we can help you there too: whether you’re after a kid and dog-friendly vibe, gourmet grub, the best views in town, or just a refreshingly frothy ale to whet your whistle after a long morning/day/week, we’ve sipped our way around town to find the best breweries in Brisbane for all.

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   

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Ballistic Beer

Salisbury and West End

Whether you fancy yourself a beer aficionado or just looking for a casual bevvy, this brewery is serving up the best beer and beer food to go with it! Grab a cold one made with the finest ingredients and settle into the industrial-style old World War II ammunition factory and warehouse in Salisbury or cosy alehouse and kitchen in West End.

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Brewski

Brisbane City

Mosey on down to Caxton Street and you’re in for beers, burgers, and a bloomin’ good time! With over 600 different bottles of craft beer on hand and 12 different taps on rotation, the down-to-earth people here will find the perfect brew for you. Their menu is also one for the books, serving up a range of bites for carnivores and plant-based eaters alike.

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Aether Brewing

Northgate

This family-run brewery welcomes you, your mates, your dog, and the kids into a true no worries environment. Kick back and take your pick of 16 draught options in the slick taproom that will have you feeling right at home. Aether even has gluten-free sips and the majority of their brews are au naturale, free from preservatives and additives.

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Felons Brewing Co.

Brisbane City

Howard Smith Wharves’ resident brewery nestled under the Story Bridge is home to a proud bunch of brewers who are all about high quality, flavoursome beer. The jovial space is always a crowd favourite and a bustling place to be riverside. Plus, what better to go with a good ol’ pint than authentic woodfired pizza or a delicious plate to share, and the best views and river breeze? Walk in anytime and you’re pretty much guaranteed to have a good time.

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Green Beacon Brewing Co.

Teneriffe

For innovative beer that always delivers on flavour, balance, and consistency, look no further than Green Beacon. Recognised as Champion Brewery for three years running by the Australian International Beer Awards and proud members of the Asahi Beverages family, their sips are drinkable for everyone. Pair that with a menu of eats made with fine local produce and you’ll quickly see why this is a strong contender for one of the best breweries in Brisbane.

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Black Hops Brisbane

East Brisbane

This taproom has 16 sips on hand to keep all tastebuds happy! Beginning with a dream to brew an Eggnog Stout, Black Hops has gone on to stir up critical acclaim while maintaining a laidback vibe that makes for the perfect sesh. The dog-friendly space on Manilla Street also has food trucks every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, serving up the perfect bite to go with your brew.

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Newstead Brewing Co

Milton

Conveniently perched opposite Suncorp Stadium, this production brewery and brewpub is bustling with good energy and plenty of space for a delightfully thirst-quenching experience. With beers brewed onsite and delicious food to suit a variety of palates, kick back and enjoy a pint (or a few!) of their locally produced and award-winning independent beers.

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Brewtide

Albion

The wait is finally over to experience some of the most unique craft beer, wines, spirits, and cocktails in Australia. Open since November, Brewtide is ready to welcome you into its transformed timber-lined brewery. Celebrating Australian producers and sourcing locally, Brewtide is nestled in the industrial home of Albion’s Craft’d Grounds, giving visitors an up-close brewing experience. Now open!

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Valley Hops Brewing

Fortitude Valley

Supporting independent breweries always tastes that little bit sweeter! A celebration of the moments and characters from their Fortitude Valley home, Valley Hops Brewing know beer down to the last hop. Serving to locals in the heart of The Valley, they’ve now started a brewery of their own with booming nightlife, live music, delicious beer, and great food. Come and share a beer with them today.

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Stone and Wood Brisbane Brewery

Fortitude Valley

Synonymous with sunny days and good times, Stone & Wood Brisbane has developed a reputation as one of the most lovable craft breweries to cheers to with your mates. Tucked away in the heritage-listed Trails Ltd Ice and Cold Stores, you’ll find 24 taps pouring Stone & Wood’s core range of beers, limited released, and small-batch brews exclusive to Brisbane. Plus, their brewery kitchen uses the best local produce for gastro-pub fare that hits perfectly with a crispy cold one.

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Revel Rivermakers

Morningside

Endorsed and loved by Style!

An iconic watering hole, Revel Brewing Co is the multi award-winning craft brewery and pizzeria at the heart of the Bulimba and now Morningside community. Within the historic Commonwealth Acetate of Lime Factory, you’ll find Revel Rivermakers, which makes the list of best breweries in Brisbane for pouring hand-crafted and locally brewed beers packed with personality and flavour. Hungry? You won’t be for long with Revel’s delicious menu of bites and burgers served in the airy beer garden practically built for good times with your crew.

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Slipstream Brewing Company

Yeerongpilly

This independent brewery based in Yeerongpilly is your friendly locally owned watering hole. Crafting their own pure flavour beers, find 20 beer taps on offer with a selection of wine and craft spirits, plus, their full kitchen serves up slow-cooked barbecue meats, pizzas, burgers, and seafood. Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.

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Milton Common

Milton

This micro-brewery takes its place on our list of the best breweries in Brisbane for bringing together food, beer, and good times in a schmick home-away-from-home on Brissy’s westside. The home of Common Ground Brewing, they collaborate with other small Australian breweries alongside a core range of beers showcasing fresh, fruity tones and spicy notes. Milton Common also offers an impressive selection of local craft wines, served at the industrial-esque bar. Pair it with their hearty Pan Asian menu featuring the likes of jalapeno and cheese arancini, Korean fried chicken burgers, and tempura cauliflower, and you have yourself a winner.

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Archer Brewing

Wilston

Lager, pilsner, pale ale, or I.P.A – no matter your brew, you’ll find your flavour behind the doors of Archer Brewing. Set in an old WWII hangar in Wilston, this independently-owned brewery is dedicated to easy-drinking and exclusively Australian flavours made by locals, for locals. Not keen on beer? There’s cocktails, wines, and an ever rotating spirits and non-alcoholic list to sip from. An expansive 200-seater venue, Archer is the perfect spot to while the afternoon away with a friend (or a few), a beer, and a bite or burrito bowl from the kitchen by Elements.

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Love to sip something a little sweeter? Take a look at the best places in town to grab a cocktail here.

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