Local Craft Beer in Ballarat

Craft Beer Ballarat

Want to enjoy some awesome, locally brewed craft beer, crisp, fruity ciders and super fine spirits? Then head to one of the popular Breweries in Ballarat.

From boutique to bulk brewing, there’s a range of breweries to check out.

You’re spoilt for choice in Ballarat, where they really love their beer. You could head to Coach House Ale, located in the beautiful historic Lydiard Street railway precinct. They have a strong love of all things amber and frothy. They’re a strictly craft-beer trader and pride themselves on offering the best and widest range of beers from microbreweries around Australia and the World.

“A fine beer may be judged in a single sip, but it’s always better to be thoroughly sure!”

The Mallow Hotel doesn’t boast such an emphasis on craft beer but is a fine establishment none the less and a hit with the locals.

Red Duck is another gem in Ballarat, started in 2005 they tout themselves as craft beer lovers and brewing pioneers. Head there to grab some custom brews and some interesting flavours. They’re stylised against commercialised bland beers and have a simply huge range of flavours to check out.

Head there to find out lots about how beer is made, and sample some of their best on a tour through the brewery.

These places often boast a great bar to relax and enjoy your craft beverage. What’s on offer here are many custom brews and artisan flavours as well as the perfect accompaniment, hearty pub fare and a friendly atmosphere.

Head there for happy hour of a day and bump shoulders with the locals, whose motto is surely “the more the merrier”.

Get really into your beer tasting. Talk in depth about full malt bills, the subtlety of standard amber ale and the balancing of hops against roasted malt flavours with the knowledgeable and passionate staff.

Whether you’re after something subtly spicy, a hint of floral sweetness, something clean and crisp or an earthy, malty draught, it’s all available in Ballarat.  These craft beer places are must visits!


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