Get your beer fix this springtime with these fresh and delicious seasonal Australian beer picks!
Australia truly is the land of the free when it comes to making alcohol. Which is why we’re leading the world in quirky drops and brews that deviate from the standard classics. With Australia’s expansive selection of beer you can swing around on all sorts of flavours — from classic concoctions to flavoursome crafty brews.
And now that springtime has come around, we think it’s the perfect time to shake off the cold and soak up some truly unique flavours. Think coconut and chocolate, yeasty peanut butter, and summery Sunny Boy sours. Whether you’re a classic lager dude, a craft beer enthusiast, or someone who loves being different, we think you’ll find a captivating Australian beer you need to drink this spring.
Without further ado, here are Australia’s 10 best craft beers for spring 2022.
Big Drop Galactic Milk Stout
Fly across the galaxy with this sensational Australian craft beer this spring! Big Drop’s Galactic Milk Stout has recently received international acclaim at the World Beer Awards, winning the Australian Country award for best beer against some stiff competition. Using a cutting-edge brewing process, the folks at Big Drop have produced a fully fermented, non-alcoholic beer, letting you drink with ease. Rich, unctuous and an absolute decadent treat of a beer, Big Drop’s Galactic Milk Stout will send you over the moon this springtime!
Zytho Brewing White Stout
Rich coffee, a hint of vanilla and an intense rush of dark chocolate with every sip; Zytho’s limited edition White Stout offers a fresh, new take on classic dark stout. One of the best Australian brewed stouts, Zytho’s White Stout is light in colour but comes with all the toasty complexity you’d expect from a dark beer. Get this delicious, easy-drinking craft beer while you can this spring 2022!
Molly Rose Brewing Co Strawberry Sublime
Not all beers have to get you tipsy to let you have a good night out. Which is why Australia’s Molly Rose Brewing Co are here to help, concocting a strawberry sensation that’s as sweet as it is refreshing! This non-alcoholic sour ale will have you dreaming of summer whilst keeping you feeling as fresh as a daisy! Brewed with fresh limes, strawberries, and a sprinkling of sea salt, try one of the best Australian made non-alcoholic beers today!
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co Peanut Butter Porter
Blending the tasty breakfast spread with a full-bodied beer, Bad Shepherd Brewing’s Peanut Butter Porter shows just how quirky Australian craft beers can get. Brewed with chocolate malt, chocolate wheat and hazelnuts, Peanut Butter Porter features the distinct taste of peanut butter, perfect for any spring picnic with friends. Better yet, rather than peanuts, the brewing wizards at Bad Shepherd have used hazelnuts, lactose and peanut flavours for an experiment gone oh so right. A must try this spring 2022!
Mismatch Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
As well as sounding like a mouthful, the Mismatch Brewing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout is sure to smash your tastebuds, Russian style! Made just like your standard imperial stout, this brew is then added to bourbon barrels to strengthen the taste. It’s heavy and smooth, featuring a slick texture that hugs the palate. Expect vanilla, aniseed and bourbon on the nose with layers of chocolate, roasted malt and chest-warming alcohol. A seasonal beer that’s perfect year round.
Big Drop Brewing Co Woodcutter Brown Ale
Brewed out in Goulburn, Big Drop Brewing Co’s Woodcutter Brown Ale will cut through any misconceptions about non-alcoholic craft beers. This award-winning ale is malt focused with a toasty aroma and soft grassy notes because of the light use of hops. But don’t just take our word for it, Woodcutter Brown Ale has been internationally recognised for its excellent taste, most recently winning a prize at the World Beer Awards in 2021. So crack open a few Woodcutter Brown Ale with friends and enjoy a great night!
Capital Brewing Co XPA
Made in the heart of the Australian Capital Territory, the Capital Brewing Co XPA is a perfect craft beer staple. Conjured up by Californian brewer Wade Hurley who brings American home-brewing skills to Australian tastebuds, this beer is a full-strength, tropical number with a hint of citrus and very refreshing for springtime. Match the Capital Brewing XPA with a group of like-minded friends and plenty of party nibbles, and you’ve got the better part of an afternoon sorted.
Hope Brewery Sunny Boy 2.0 Pine Lime Super Sour
As anyone over the age of 25 would know, Sunny Boys were the perfect treat for hot summer days. And now you can reminisce on the good old days with the Sunny Boy Sour — brewed by Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Featuring Australian grown specialty wheat malt and orange juice extracts, this beer is soured during the brewing process to create a vibrant, cheek-pinching beer. Get nostalgic and a little tipsy with this adult version of a childhood treat for spring 2022 and beyond.
Wildflower Hive Post Brood Wild Ale
Wild Ale is a beer style fermented with wild or natural yeast — a bit like a levain starter for sourdough. At Wildflower Brewing and Blending, their focus is on fermenting beer with “a mixed house culture of brewers, yeast mixed with wild yeast and bacteria foraged from New South Wales.” If you’re a fan of funk-filled flavours like truffle and blue cheese, you’ll love this. The Wildflower Hive Post Brood Wild Ale is re-fermented with a naturally-formed Warré post-brewed honeycomb. If you’re wanting a spring beer that encapsulates springtime, Wildflower should be your go-to.
Quiet Deeds Juice Train
New England IPAs are intensely fruit-driven, with plenty of hoppiness and flavour — just like the Quiet Deeds Juice Train which tastes exactly as it sounds. And when we say it’s juicy, we mean it. Expect a smooth, silky mouthfeel dripping with haze thanks to the use of oats. The bitterness is low and it’s teeming with hops that were added during fermentation to balance out the juiciness. A wonderful accompaniment to a sunny spring afternoon. Just remember: it is beer, not bubbly juice.
Looking some boozy springtime drinks? For wine lovers why not check out this list of the Top 10 Australian Made Wines for Spring. Or if you prefer gin and vodka, you can’t go wrong with these Top 10 Australian Botanical-Infused Spirits.