Visit local craft breweries for a tasting paddle of beer, settle in for a meal at one of the brewery restaurants or take a tour to see behind the scenes and a brewery in action.
Mismatch Brewing is part of the drinks collective at Lot 100 in Hay Valley, producing a core range of lager, ale and wheat beers plus a number of limited releases. A perfect spot to kick back with a paddle and a wood oven pizza that’s loaded with local flavour.
The Uraidla Brewery delivers an authentic, handcrafted beer experience next door to The Uraidla Hotel, within the funky surrounds of the Uraidla Republic café and bakery.
Prancing Pony Brewery in Totness is an unfiltered craft beer specialist, using Southern German brewing methods. Expect big flavour off the tap, plus range of beer bites and entertainment. Book a a guided tasting or join brewery tour to go behind the scenes.
Lobethal Bierhaus is a small craft brewery producing a range of award-winning character beers, with on-site tasting room, restaurant and beer garden featuring local brew food. Pouring traditional ales and innovative new brews, including Australia’s first lentil beer which is gluten free!
Grünthal Brew HQ in Verdun is not only home to the newest craft brewery in the Hills - you'll also find Grünthal Beer conveniently co-located with Grünthal Gin, Udder Delights Cheese and Hesketh Wine. Dishing up delicious pizzas and modern Australian fare, pulling up a chair inside or by the banks of the Onkaparinga River will take you straight to craft beer utopia.
Union Bridge Brewery is another brand new addition to our local craft beer scene, having transformed the old Creek Cold Store in Cudlee Creek into a 1920s-style brewery and cellar door (and soon-to-be distillery). Currently serving top local brews including an IPA, Hard Lemonade, and award-winning Irish Stout, enjoy grazing dishes from the kitchen as you make your way through their tasting paddles. Watch this space as the venue continues to grow!
Gulf Brewery in Hahndorf produces crisp lagers and ciders, smooth chocolate stouts, organic and smoked beers, with a range of delicious pizzas.
You’ll also find local craft beers at a number of wineries including Anderson Hill in Lenswood and Cobb’s Hill Estate in Oakbank. Of course local pubs are a great place for lovers of beer – try the historic Inglewood Inn for a beer paddle, or The Hahndorf Inn and The Haus for a German twist.