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One of the most familiar sights of Brisbane at dusk is the neon XXXX sign lighting up over Milton Road. Home to the iconic XXXX Ale House, the brewery has been a firm favourite of Queensland since 1878 and welcomes hundreds of people each year on its tours. 

Down the coast, the Burleigh Brewing Co. has established a loyal following for its craft ales, while the Gold Coast hinterland offers small boutique labels matched with gourmet fare. Head north and you have the Townsville Brewing Co.  and Cairns’ Blue Sky Brewery producing acclaimed versions of the liquid gold.

Our love of a quality brew extends to the city nightlife with a growing number of Brisbane beer bars. Why not sample a microbrew at The Scratch, see what’s new on tap at Bitter Suite, try one of the 400+ bottled beers at Archive Beer Boutique, or ask for a recommendation from one of the bar tenders at Kerbside? 

Beer Spots and Breweries in Queensland


  • Archive Beer Boutique & B
    Archive Beer Boutique & Bistro

    Archive Beer Boutique & Bistro

    If you are serious about your beer, look no further than Archive If you're serious about your beer, Archive Beer Boutique & Bistro in West End is the ultimate place to indulge your passion.

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  • Belgian Beer Cafe Brussel
    Belgian Beer Cafe Brussels

    Belgian Beer Cafe Brussels

    Reminiscent of a classy, old-style pub crossed with a European beer hall, Brisbane's Belgian Beer Cafe Brussels celebrates all things Belgian - most notably, beer.

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  • Bitter Suite
    Bitter Suite

    Bitter Suite

    True Blue brews and Australian dishes have never been so classy. Bitter Suite offers diners a never before fusion of traditional True blue food and brews have never been so classy.

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  • Brewhouse Brisbane
    Brewhouse Brisbane

    Brewhouse Brisbane

    Woolloongabba's Brewhouse Brisbane is a local quite unlike any other. As well as a fantastic atmosphere and unique heritage architecture, this hugely popular venue boasts a superb range of craft beers made locally in their own award-winning brewery, not to mention weekly live music and some of the

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  • Burleigh Brewing Company
    Burleigh Brewing Company

    Burleigh Brewing Company

    Burleigh Brewing Company is Queensland's premium brewer and the Gold Coast's only craft brewery. You can buy takeaway beers from the Brewhouse Bar, Monday to Friday.

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  • Granite Belt Brewery
    Granite Belt Brewery

    Granite Belt Brewery

    Granite Belt Brewery is the only brewery in the Southern Downs where you can experience fresh beer on tap, straight from the brewery.

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  • Green Beacon
    Green Beacon

    Green Beacon

    It's hard not to be drawn to Green Beacon Brewing Co, located just 200 metres from the Brisbane River in Teneriffe.

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  • Pigs and Pints
    Pigs and Pints

    Pigs and Pints

    At Chevron Island, just next door to Samphire Bites, you'll find Pigs and Pints selling three things guaranteed to put a restaurant in a hipster's books; pork, craft beer and sliders.

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  • Scratch Bar
    Scratch Bar

    Scratch Bar

    Craft beer dive, Scratch Bar, affectionately known by locals as The Scratch, is taking on the Queensland XXXX beer dynasty, one craft beer at a time.

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  • The Brewery
    The Brewery

    The Brewery

    The Brewery is a world class fully functioning brewery, restaurant and function centre based in the heart of Townsville City.

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  • XXXX Brewery Tours
    XXXX Brewery Tours

    XXXX Brewery Tours

    XXXX, it's Queensland for beer, but have you ever wondered how this iconic brew got its name? Would you like to see something different, have a good time and taste their famous XXXX beers? Then come to the XXXX Brewery Tour.

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