AIBA is the world's largest annual beer competition and judges both draft and packaged beer, as well as beer packaging design. Originally from Sydney's iconic Manly Beach, 4 Pines began as a microbrewery founded by a father and son who realized that their love for beer was equal to their love for surfing. Nowadays, one of the most beloved breweries in the country, its brewery is still in its original location (near the ferry dock) and its beer is still as tasty as ever. Balter Brewing is based on the idea that you don't necessarily have to be good at what you do, as long as you enjoy it.
It's a noble feeling, of course, but when you make beer, it doesn't hurt to be half-decent at it either. Head brewer Scott Hargrave brews some of the most delicious sparkling wines out there: tasty, balanced beers that are both interesting and refreshing, and immediately places it on the map as one of the best craft breweries in Australia. The Western Australian company Feral Brewing burst onto the craft beer scene as a family business in 2002, and has been producing delicious beers ever since. Their award-winning Hop Hog beer is common in most prized craft beer bars and pubs around the country, but don't lose sight of their seasonal releases: really tasty beers.
Gage Roads, named after the strip of ocean that separates Fremantle from Rottnest Island, next to the operating ports of Washington, is one of the oldest craft breweries in Australia, and has been brewing different styles of beer for more than 14 years. This brewery's experience is reflected in its beers, which are always delicious, and, in our opinion, makes it one of the best craft breweries in Australia. In operation for 17 years, Nail has kept Perth watered longer than most Australian craft breweries. With a wide range of traditional beers that are available throughout the year, as well as a selection of specialty beers that keep winning awards, these guys are experienced industry experts who make high-quality craft beer.