Artisan crafted beers
South Australia is Australia’s wine hub and home to the perfect pint. Discover brewers and cider makers with the perfect drop to quench your thirst.
Staying in the city? Take a tour of Cooper’s Brewery. Coopers is one of Australia’s most recognisable beer brands. Established in 1862 by the Cooper family, they still own it today. Brewed to perfection, try the popular Sparkling or Pale Ale.
From boutique to bulk brewing
Port Dock Brewery is just up the road at historic Port Adelaide. Ask for the Brewers Tasting Paddle, a beer tasting experience where you will sample six beers, ranked from bitter to sweet.
Take a South Australian Brewing Company tour and see West End Draught produced. Visit fermentation cellars, the brew house and see bottling lines in action.
Going for a leisurely drive in the Adelaide Hills? Drop into Grumpy's Brewhaus at Hahndorf or Lobethal Bierhaus. Want something different? Try Johnston Wines at Oakbank for full-flavoured cordials.
Feel like a cider? Tony and Susan Thorogood at Thorogoods Apple Wines in the Clare Valley have been making award-winning organic cider for years.
Though the Barossa is famous for wine, its rich, German heritage extends to beer making as well. It has two main breweries: Barossa Brewing Company in Greenock and Barossa Valley Brewing in Lyndoch. Taste local beers, such as Barossa Bock and Barossa Blonde at Seppeltsfield cellar door.
Known for its food, wine and coastal scenery, the Fleurieu Peninsula is also home to brewers. Taste the fruity Vale Ale at the Salopian Inn in McLaren Vale or head to Goodieson’s Brewery for all natural beer.
Try Goodieson’s fiery, chilli beer. Cool down with a lemon bubbly at the Lovely Valley Beverage Factory in Myponga. At the end of the day, relax by the river, sit dockside and sip ale at the Steam Exchange Brewery in Goolwa.
Ask for a “schooner” or “pint”. The South Australian schooner is the small one (285 millilitres). A pint is the big one (425 millilitres).
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