Comforting and crisp. Sip through the fall season with these Australian made beers for autumn 2023!
The perfect accompaniment to a group of best mates is beer. Whether it’s your standard lager, something hazier than a politician’s banter, or a sour brew that is sure to pinch those cheeks. Whatever beer you choose, it will add spirit to otherwise standard conversations.
And, to help your brewing decision, we’ve sourced an outstanding selection of the best Australian made beers for autumn 2023. So what are you waiting for? Let’s celebrate the season!
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co Peanut Butter Porter
It sounds like a tongue twister, but the taste is anything but. Inspired by the love of Buckeye Candy (those peanut butter fudge balls dipped in chocolate), the Bad Shepherd Brewing Co Peanut Butter Porter tastes exactly as it sounds: a luscious porter brewed with chocolate malt, chocolate wheat and hazelnuts finished in a creamy, full-bodied beer. Despite the name, this beer doesn’t contain peanuts, just peanut flavour with hazelnuts and lactose.
Big Shed Brewing Co Golden Stout Time
Hunter Valley has their own brewery, and the same can be said for Barossa Valley where the Big Shed Brewery Co launched. Once it grew too large, they relocated to Adelaide where the crew brew plenty of crafty concoctions. Like their Golden Stout Time, a tasty nod to Golden Gaytimes. Expect a hearty stout infused with toffee and honeycomb. After the first sip, you’ll be transported to a long-forgotten summer in your childhood. One of the top beers for autumn!
Brick Lane Brewing Co Sidewinder Hazy
Voted at #75 in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers for 2021, the Brick Lane Brewing Co Sidewinder Hazy is a tropical burst of what summer is supposed to feel like regardless of the season. And at only 1.1% ABV, that’s a great achievement! Not to mention a designated driver’s delight. Inside each can is three different malts and rolled oats, along with Mosiac, Centennial and Citra hops. With a golden hazy colour, it’s like a cool sunset on the beach.
Fontaine The All Hops NZ IPA
Meet Fontaine — they’re a microbrewery located in Botany in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Best described as classically inspired with a modern approach, their The All Hops NZ IPA does just that. With a light crackery malt base, this drop features pineapple notes, splashes of peaches, apricots and a zesty lime to finish. Designed to be drinkable and bright, this Australian made autumn beer is a must try in 2023!
Garage Project Crispy Club Mellivora Capensis Unfiltered Lager
Although Garage Project is technically a New Zealand made beer, it has still made its way onto our list of must try autumn beers. Playfully hopped and cold conditioned for a cleaner flavour, the Crispy Club Mellivora Capensis Unfiltered Lager features a balanced blend of sweet honey and money. With a slight bitter taste that’s lifted by lemon lime notes, this drop is exceptionally refreshing and drinkable.
Hawkers Saint Hildegard Cold IPA
When we think of the best beers to drink in autumn, Australia’s Hawkers Beer comes to mind. Most especially their Saint Hildegard Cold IPA. Made in Victoria, just 35-minutes outside of Melbourne’s CBD, Hawkers Cold IPA bottles a true taste of the season thanks to the low temperatures used at fermentation to ensure a clean yeast profile. With aromatics of apple, mango, pear, melon and citrus, this is a taste good and feel-good type of brew. Plus, the label celebrates women in the industry to further promote diversity and inclusion.
Hope Brewery Sunny Boy 2.0 Pine Lime Super Sour
Hunter Valley may be well-known for their delectable wines, but they also brew some truly delicious beers. Take the Hope Brewery Sunny Boy 2.0 Pine Lime Super Sour, for example. It’s ridiculously juicy, featuring notes of pineapple and lime citrus, and then soured during the brewing process to create a tarty treat. Pinch those cheeks after a hard day’s work with this wonderful spinoff of a classic Aussie treat.
Hop Nation x One Drop Funkin' Fresh Berry & Banana Smoothie Sour
When Hop Nation and One Drop come together for a collaboration, you know it’s going to be good. The vision started at Hop’s Mornington site where the base of the beer was brewed and fermented. Then, after being transported to Footscray, it was inoculated with our house mixed culture for a four-month secondary fermentation. Best described as a drinkable fruit salad, this beer is packed with flavours of raspberry, blackberry, banana and Tahitian vanilla beans. Funky, fresh, creamy and one of the top beers for autumn!
Mountain Culture Status Duo Triple NEIPA
Double usually means trouble. But, this autumn, Mountain Culture has aced the concept with their Status Duo Triple NEIPA. Falling into a double New England and Hazy IPA style, the Status Duo is doubled in almost everything. Double the hops, the juice, the malt and, unsurprisingly, double the ABV. For those familar with Mountain Culture’s work, Status Duo uses the same hop profile as Status Quo, it’s just double the fun!
Sobah Davidson Plum Gluten Free Ale
Sobah has been making headlines in the Australian beer market for quite some time now. And, their Davidson Plum Gluten Free Ale certainly adds to their fame. Part of Sobah’s core range, this Gluten Free Ale is aromatic and light, with a refreshing undertone of crisp green apple. To no surprise, this gluten-free beer has a beautiful pink hue and a musky, sweet touch. Best paired with this Plum Pavlova Recipe for daytime drinking, this outstanding Australian beer is a must try in autumn 2023!
Looking for more beer styles to try this autumn? Switch to something booze-free with our list of the 10 Best Non-Alcoholic Australian Made Beers for 2023. Or, uplift your palate with The 8 Best Australian Made Wines for 2023.