Australia, are you ready to get on the beers? Then let our guide to the 10 best Australian made craft beers for autumn 2021 be your answer.
We have a lot to cheers about here in Australia: we’ve got a robust COVID-19 response, the economy is doing well considering the global circumstances, and we’re so close to being able to dance again (at least in New South Wales). What better way to cheers all of this than with a beer?
Additionally, we’re already into autumn and the weather is cooling down to a tolerable level. This is the perfect excuse to throw a backyard party or even take to the beach for an afternoon stroll. But first, you need to decide on a good beer to swig on. Here, allow us to help you.
Below is our guide to the 10 best Australian made beers for autumn 2021. Some are fancy, others are bold, but each of them is as tasty as pancakes on a Sunday morning.
Cheers to that!
Stone & Wood East Point
Low alcohol drinks are the new market must-try of Australian booze, but Stone & Wood’s East Point is more than just a liver saver. It’s the quintessential drop that showcases the best of Byron Bay – Australia’s easternmost point – and it features a hazy tone with flavoursome notes and zest. Of course, at 2.7% ABV, you can savour it all afternoon and evening.
Atomic Beer Project IPA
Indian Pale Ales are quite hoppy offering plenty of flavour and bite, and the Atomic Beer Project’s IPA is no exception. Expect punchy pine aromas, plenty of zest and tropical fruits with lingering bitterness to finish. All this matched with four hop varieties and you’ve got the perfect Autumn afternoon!
Ci Fi Cider Fiction
Seeing is believing, or believing is seeing? Deep within the Barossa Valley is a hidden establishment, brewing mysterious little concoctions called Cider Fiction. They are sweet thanks to cold-pressed apples, offering a crisp taste that is as refreshing as it is dazzling. And, best of all, they’re vegan-friendly and gluten-free!
White Bay Brewing Sunny Pale Ale
It may be autumn, but don’t forget the sun is still shining! And when you need to cool off after a warm autumn day, nothing quenches the thirst better than White Bay Brewing’s Sunny Pale Ale. It’s shimmering hazy golden colour will transform your drastic day into a relaxing afternoon.
Matso's Ginger Beer
Cure your minor ailments and your boring afternoon with Matso’s (alcoholic) Ginger Beer, a marvellous concoction that blends ginger and sweetness. Brewed in the northern end of Western Australia, it’s practically perfect for the warmer months. Plop in an ice cube and you’re set!
Deeds/Beer Cartel The Syndicate Hazy IPA
Beer Cartel and Deeds brewing have collaborated to bring a juicy Hazy IPA for discerning tastebuds. The Syndicate’s Hazy IPA is a larger-than-life can of 440mL, brewed with sabro, mosaic and motueka hops – perfectly made for those long autumn days. You’ll be the talk of the party!
Bright Brewery Hellfire Amber Ale
Savour the tastes of this English-style ale from Bright Brewery in cool Victoria. The Hellfire Amber Ale is malty and nutty with floral hops, fruity Yorkshire yeast and a rich caramel malt sweetness. The most appropriate brew to chill after an exhausting day.
Dainton Brünicorn Mythical IPA
As the mythical creature slithers from the cracked tinny, you’ll taste the breath of eternal life. At least that’s what it tastes like. That’s because the Dainton Brünicorn Mythical IPA is hard to catch, with Craft Cartel being the only place selling this drop. If you don’t want to miss out, you better catch it quick!
Sauce Brewing Mango Squeak NEIPA
New England IPAs are bold concoctions, full of all the juice it can handle, just like Sauce Brewing’s Mango Squeak NEIPA. It’s brimming with mango to overpower all the bitterness, giving you a fruitful explosion for your autumn afternoon. Drink with friends for the best results.
Young Henrys Newtowner
Young Henrys Newtowner is Sydney’s staple Pale Ale, showcasing the ideal amount of hops to match the ideal amount of flavour. In essence, an exemplary addition to your autumn afternoons and evenings. In fact, this baby could easily be savoured all year round!
Bonus: Craft Cartel's Passport Series
International travel may be off the cards, but Craft Cartel is making sure you can get your holiday fix – even from the comfort of your living room! For just $169, you can get 16 beers from eight different countries delivered straight to your door. From Europe to the USA and even our good friends across the Tasman Sea, you’ll be revelling in hoppy delights!
If you love craft beer but you’re looking for an alternative, be sure to get your hands on Big Drop Brewing Co’s alcohol-free craft beer. Or, for something summery, try these top 10 Australian made craft beers for summer 2021.