A Couple Of Cold Ones Are Calling: The Best Craft Breweries In Brisbane

Whether you call it Brissie or Brisvegas, you'd be hard pushed to deny the fact that our city is an absolute gold mine of craft beer dens and local brewing. Whether it's classic pales, tropical numbers, red ales or even peanut butter cup-flavoured stout that you're after, take a peek at our list of Brisbane breweries to visit. No one innovates quite like this.

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DogTap

DogTap is a Murarrie brewery courtesy of the Scottish purveyors of craft beer. From the industrial interiors to the riverside terrace, it's one helluva beauty. But that's not all, as there are tours, live music and a huge food menu accompanying the 28 taps of grog. Plus, you can make your way to BrewDog's Fortitude Valley bar too.

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BrewDog Brisbane is a big name on the craft beer scene.

Brisbane Brewing Co

On the Brisbane Brewing Co menu? We'd recommend the pretty in pink raspberry sour for anyone after a fruity kick of something different, or the a Walkers IPA to keep things classic. All drinks at the West End venue are easily paired with pie of the day, brisket burgers and succulent steaks. For more of this, you can also book into their Woolloongabba pub and beer garden.

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As one of the first micro breweries in Brisbane, this is an unmissable destination.

The Charming Squire

Just a short stroll from South Bank Parklands, The Charming Squire not only has its brewery fully displayed on a striking mezzanine floor, but the crisp pints that flow out of their tanks are worth every sip. Guzzle down these James Squire bevs, which range from tropical pales to 0% pours and ginger beer laced with spiced rum.

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One of the best Brisbane breweries, The Charming Squire is worth checking out.

Felons Brewing Co

Whether you're in need of Brisbane brewery tours or a riverside destination, Felons Brewing Co delivers on all fronts. When paying these guys a visit, you can expect stunning vistas from a sprawling outdoor space, low-carb drink options and even tasting boards for trying many different beers at once.

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This is a top brewery on Brisbane River. 

Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane

With both a Byron Bay and Fortitude Valley location, Stone & Wood Brewery is one of this list's most famous, while still retaining its local, approachable feel. 24 taps gush with innovative beers and home favourites, whether red ales or lager are more your tipple of choice. Topping it off? The gut-busting burger lineup.

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Out of all the craft breweries in Brisbane, Stone & Wood is a favourite. 

Future Magic Brewing Co

Vowing for the title of best brewery in Brisbane? Future Magic Brewing Co, who've set up shop in the east of the city. Celebrating craft beer culture and the local community, it's the ideal spot for session ales, IPAs, German lager or stout - a varied menu to wash down the selection of delish wood-fired pizzas.

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Say cheers to great beers with these brews. 

Black Hops Brisbane

A brewery in East Brisbane, Black Hops is a great choice thanks to tanks of amber nectar and 16 taps for fresh beer whenever you get thirsty. On Thursdays, you'll also find trivia nights to accompany your sesh, while food trucks arrive then too and stay until Sunday each week. Hazy grapefruit and citrus make up Foreverland, while their award-winning, malty red ale is worth a try too.

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Find crowd-pleasing pours aplenty at Black Hops. 

Valley Hops Brewing

We already know you're searching for breweries, but how about one on a rooftop? Valley Hops Brewing is just the place. A stunning space with city skyline views, these lot are delving out Fortitude Valley-born bevvies to locals and visitors alike. The mango and passionfruit sour is a stand-out serve for a sunny day.

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This brewery in North Brisbane is where views and booze come together.

Soapbox Beer

Liquid gold goodness is the name of the game at Soapbox Beer and, boy, do they deliver some beauties. Their quirky list has recognisable styles alongside cool additions like rice lager and grog inspired by cocktails - think a choice of espresso martini milk stouts or a beer negroni. Get over to Gipps Street and try something new.

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Tinnies like you've never seen 'em before. 

Range Brewing

Newstead's Range Brewery menu is quite the feat of fresh draught pours to match hand-stretched sourdough pizza and Italian-inspired snacks. Making up the bunch are helles lagers, ales and heady stouts (there's even a dark beer here called Juggernaut, so expect big things in the flavour and booze department).

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For a top-notch Newstead brewery, look no further.

Newstead Brewing Co

Newstead Brewing Co have the heart of their production in Milton, boasting a brewpub there too. Perched opposite Suncorp Stadium, they've got you sorted for a booze-up before your big game or concert. On the cards? Cool peach sorbet sours, IPAs and sports-inspired lagers across an open-plan space. 

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Fuel your cheering at Newstead Brewing Co.

Brewtide Brewery

With over 20 taps, spanning coffee stouts, ales and guest picks, Brewtide Brewery has it all. Use pints to swill down food from K.I.S.S Kiosk - that's 50 cent wings on Wednesdays, burgers, nachos and more. Better yet, you can also grab small-batch gins at the bar and there's a bottle shop for taking away too.

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An Albion brewery can't get much better than this. 

Brendale Brewing Co

A brewpub that's really keeping it local? Brendale Brewing Co. Here, you'll uncover views of the tanks, a stocked bar and a choice of pool or darts to keep you entertained. Not only that, but comforting food is also at the heart of the offering. Pick between burgers, tacos, chicken wings, ribs and hot dogs to pair with award-winning pints.

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If you're on the hunt for a brewery in Brendale, here's where to head. 

Working Title Brew Co

Working Title Brew Co is unbeatable for everything from unique beer to cocktails and mouthwatering food. Get yourself some bao or a char cui pork knuckle sando smothered in slaw, pickles and bourbon BBQ sauce here. Your drink to accompany? Take Five, a double milk stout flavoured with chocolate, caramel and Reese's peanut butter cups. Swoon.

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It's ticking all the boxes. 

Green Beacon Brewing Co

When you head to Green Beacon Brewing Co's brewpub? The Teneriffe hub is setting you up with a cool microbrewery location, pizzas from food trucks and beer made on-site. Thanks to seasonal selections alongside the must-have classics, it's got a little something for everyone and even cocktails on tap too.

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It's fresh for the guzzling at Green Beacon. 

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