Best Craft Breweries in Gold Coast

Best Craft Breweries in Gold Coast
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Below is a list of the top and leading Craft Breweries in Gold Coast. To help you find the best Craft Breweries located near you in Gold Coast, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Gold Coast’s Best Craft Breweries:

The top rated Craft Breweries in Gold Coast are:

  • Black Hops Brewery
  • Balter Brewing Company
  • Burleigh Brewing Company

Black Hops Brewery

Black Hops Brewery
Black Hops Brewery. Source: Screenshot from www.blackhops.com.au

Black Hops Brewery, Australia’s 2018 AIBA Champion Small Brewery, and 2019 RQFWS Australian Champion Brewery. Black Hops started as a simple idea over a beer with 3 good mates Govs, Dan and Eddie. That lead to the first Black Hops beer, Eggnog Stout. A few years on, they have a team of 25 legends, a brewery and a taproom in Burleigh Heads and Biggera Waters and their beer in 400 plus venues and bottle-shops in QLD, VIC, NSW, & SA.

Products/Services:

Black Hops Beers, Tap Rooms

LOCATION:

Address: 15 Gardenia Grove, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Phone: 0435 830 466
Website: www.blackhops.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Of all the craft beer bars on the coast this is my favorite! They do Belgium style beers. I wish I could revisit more often.” – A. R.

Balter Brewing Company

Balter Brewing Company
Balter Brewing Company. Source: Screenshot from www.balter.com.au

Balter Brewing Company thinks good beer shares a lot of qualities with a good host – they are both thoughtful, approachable and value character over currency. Above all, both help bring a extensive range of people together to get them smiling.

Their approach to making beer is built on this notion. They want everybody to experience the delight of bonding over a tasty brew, whether that’s hop driven wonders or malt-driven deliciousness. This means using the best ingredients they can get their hands on, taking advantage of the best technology they can afford, and using techniques that are geared towards taste rather than brewing speed. It also means creating a vast of range flavours that can reach a broad set of palates.

Since starting in March 2016 their beer has won a bunch of awards. Most notably they took out Best International Pale Ale at the AIBA Awards in 2017, Best Newcomer and Champion Medium Size Brewery . While it feels nice to be winning the approval of beer judges, they value the word of mouth from one friend to another more than anything else. If somebody loves what they do so much they feel it’s important enough to share with their mates and that’s the greatest accolade they could achieve. It’s why winning the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers two years in a row is their proudest achievement.

Products/Services:

Full Beer, Larger Beer, HAZY Beer, IIPA Beer, Handsome Elvis, Venue Hire, Brewery Tours

LOCATION:

Address: 14 Traders Way, Currumbin Waters QLD 4223
Phone: (07) 5525 6916
Website: www.balter.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Of all the craft beer bars on the coast this is my favorite! They do Belgium style beers. I wish I could revisit more often.” – A. R.

Burleigh Brewing Company

Burleigh Brewing Company
Burleigh Brewing Company. Source: Screenshot from www.burleighbrewing.com.au

Burleigh Brewing Company – It’s not surprising really, for Brewmaster Brennan, considering his family tree boasts brewers and bottlers in previous generations.

Fast-forward to 2006 and that ambitious baby has clocked up a lifetime of experience brewing in his country of Hawaii, won a swag of awards, and married the woman of his dreams — Peta, a Gold Coaster who, when she wasn’t busy practicing corporate law, was dreaming of starting her own incomparable business.

Fuelled by Brennan’s vast experience, Peta’s business nous and a small dose of shared insanity, Burleigh Brewing Co. was born in a commercial area in Burleigh.

Over the past decade or so, they have upgraded their taphouse to an epic purpose built one around the corner from the original, won innumerous awards for both business and beer (a testament to their shared and individual strengths), grown to a team of 50, and in their own humble, hard-working way, helped transform the Gold Coast’s brewing scene into one of the most vivid and thriving in the country.

Products/Services:

Taphouse Exclusives: A Bit On The Side, New Limited Release: Burleigh Bock, Burleigh Mid-tide, Burleigh Blonde, Burleigh Twisted Palm, Burleigh Bighead, Burleigh 28, Burleigh Figjam

LOCATION:

Address: 2 Ern Harley Dr, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Phone: (07) 5593 6000
Website: www.burleighbrewing.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Went here on a Saturday night with a group of friends and was impressed. Some pretty tasty and exotic beers on the tasting board. Nice, relaxed vibe with live music and the food truck. Would be keen to return on my next visit to the Gold Coast.” – Colin Sloan

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