Whether it’s a sour or fruity beer you’re into, we have you covered


Introducin­g your friends to undiscover­ed brands or styles of craft beers is a sure re way of sparking a conversati­on. It seems that craft beers are taking over the eskies of today. O er a can of Tooheys New to someone in their early 20s and it may be the rst time they’ve tried it.

Craft beer has been in Australia since the early ’80s when growth was slow but steady. It really took o from 2014 with a big jump in new start-ups. These days, choices of craft beer are endless and can be overwhelmi­ng – but don’t fret, we’ve got you sorted with these incredible brands to look out for. Hop to it!


Located in a beautifull­y restored heritage building in Katoomba, NSW, Mountain Culture was rated Australia’s number one brew-pub and brewery on Untappd beer-rating app earlier this year. With a core range of ales and lager, and limited releases brewed regularly, it’s well worth the hike to the Blue Mountains. mountaincu­lture.com.au


Yulli’s Brews is a bar, brewery and restaurant in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria. Each quirkily named brew is meticulous­ly crafted to have its own personalit­y. Names like Karaoke Kingu for a Japanese rice lager and Slick Rick Rampaging Red Ale are just a couple from the growing range at Yulli’s. With each can a work of art in itself, you’ll be hard-pressed selecting just one! yullisbrew­s.com.au


Hop Nation have been brewing since 2015 in Footscray, Melbourne. They are committed to using quality natural ingredient­s with no ning or pasteurisa­tion and minimal

ltration. J Juice, formerly known as Jedi Juice, is one of the more popular drops, with zingy citrus hop aroma. With a growing range of excellent beers, hard seltzers and wine, it really is a one-stop shop for all of your thirstquen­ching needs! hopnation.com.au


With over 50 types of beer, this microbrewe­ry from Adelaide is your go-to for all things cool. From classic styles to all out wacky, Little Bang has something for everyone. The beers have names like Undercover Fashion Police, Geezer Pleaser and Breakfast at Stepney, and taste as good as they look. If you need any more convincing, they also do gin, wine and rockstar merchandis­e. Win-win! littlebang.com.au


Independen­tly owned brewery and taproom Seventh Day Brewery is committed to crafting excellent beer. Starting in 2016 via crowdfundi­ng, the team from Sydney’s Northern Beaches are dedicated to giving back and doing good and their various fundraisin­g campaigns are testament to that. With a core range of seven brews that will have you dreaming of big waves and salt air, Seventh Day is the epitome of chill. 7thdaybrew­ery.com.au

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