Capital- The brewery from the heart of the nation. Capital Brewing Co breath adventure and good times into any occasion and their beers are just as tasty as the vibes they promote. Perfect for those afternoon sessions, Capital sits just around the corner from Canberra’s favourite bouldering gym, Blochaus in Fyshwick and you’ll be licking your lips as you try Rockhopper IPA with flavours of Mango and Passionfruit. Just be careful though, such a strong flavour may just knock your socks off.
Zierholz- German-inspired recipes with their own Canberra Twist. Zierholz has been a staple in the Capital for some time and their hoppy recipes, in particular, the German Ale and Hopmeister, will have you hopping for joy. With keg hire, bar hire and their very own beer hall and dining area in Fyshwick, Zierholz is a perfect beer all year round but especially approaching the festive season of Oktoberfest.
Bentspoke- The biggest and the best. Bentspoke in Canberra has received national recognition for their brews and they don’t look like slowing down. With a brewery perfectly placed in the suburb of Braddon be sure to get out enjoy a meal and wrap your lips around a Barley Griffin or Crankshaft that have taken over the capital and the nation.
Pact Brewing Co- Pact is another one of Canberra’s stellar creations that receive total agreement as a genuinely great beer. In fact, the Mount Tennant Pale ale was voted in the top 50 ranked beers in the whole of Australia and is potentially the tastiest pale ale to ever come out of Canberra. Pact can be found at numerous cafes and bars around Canberra including craft speciality café Brew n Brew in Braddon.
Wig and Pen- One of Canberra’s oldest established brewers gives something the others don’t, serving up some stellar darker beers and stouts. Incredible in the colder months, their rustic décor and old-school menu make for a perfect night in, while out on the town.
Written by Nic Curran