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BEER VENUES & BREWPUBS

Top 65 AUSTRALIA’S 2017

BEER VENUES &

Top 50 Brewpubs WE HAVE DONE THE HARD YARDS AND TRAVERSED THE COUNTRY IN SEARCH OF AUSTRALIA’S FINEST CRAFT BEER VENUES AND BREWPUBS. SO SETTLE IN, GRAB A BEER AND ENJOY OUR TOP 65 BEER VENUES AND TOP 50 BREWPUBS FOR 2017

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n 2014, we launched our

offerings onsite, so we felt that they

Top 50 Beer Venues list to

deserved to be recognised as well.

help you find the freshest,

To determine which beer venues

craftiest beer whether

and brewpubs made the lists, we

travelling interstate or just

asked 25 panelists for their personal

looking for somewhere

favourites then tallied them up to

new to try in your hometown. We

find the Top 50 Beer Venues (metro),

also wanted to recognise those who

Top 15 Beer Venues (regional) and

were championing craft beer, their

Top 50 Brewpubs for 2017. The

support and commitment has helped

scoring was weighted so those at

this incredible industry to grow

the top of the panelists’ lists scored

exponentially.

higher than those at the bottom.

Last year we decided to make

There were no strict criteria. It could

some changes to the annual list.

have been the quality of service and

We split it into metro (Top 50) and

staff knowledge or it could have

regional (Top 15), to help get an even

been an emphasis on beer and food

better spread of great beer venues

matching; more than likely it was a

to visit across the country. We

combination of different factors.

used Australia Post’s definition of

There are, of course, some of the

regional and metro areas to define

usual suspects on this year’s lists but

this split. In 2016, we also decided

excitingly there are a few surprises

to launch a separate list to celebrate

with more venues than ever that are

Australia’s Top 50 Brewpubs.

completely new to the lists!

Nowadays so many breweries have their own impressive bar and food

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So now there is nothing left to do but start ticking some of them off!

THE ESTEEMED PANEL Tam Allenby – Editor, BARS&clubs and Assistant Editor, Beer & Brewer

Ross Lewis – Editor, The Sip

Amelia Ball – Editor, Halliday Magazine

Chris McNamara – Executive Officer, Independent Brewers Association

Neal Cameron – Institute of Beer Vanessa Cavasinni – Editor, Australian Hotelier Tim Charody – The Beer Pilgrim Cameron Flett – Manager, Warners at the Bay Brad Flowers – Owner, Hops and More Jacob Gawlik, Beer & Brewer Glen Humphries – Beer Writer, Beer Is Your Friend Deborah Jackson – Editor, Beer & Brewer, National Liquor News

Emily Lloyd-Tait – Food and Drink Editor, Time Out Sydney

Peter Mitcham – Beer Writer and Commentator, Radio Brews News Tina Panoutsos – Sensory and Consumer Science Manager, CUB Pia Poynton – Beer Writer, Girl + Beer Liam Pereira, General Manager, Sydney Beer Week and Co-owner, Dave’s Travel & Events Luke Robertson – Beer Writer, Ale of a Time Jeremy Sambrooks – Beer Writer and Judge

Ian Kingham – Beer Writer and International Wine Judge

Chris Thomas – Editor, Homebrewer

Matt Kirkegaard – Founder, Australian Brews News

Kirrily Waldhorn – Beer Presenter, Educator, Consultant, Writer and Judge, Beer Diva

John Kruger – Drinks Writer, Judge and Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards committee member

Andy Young – Editor, TheShout

Beer & Brewer 41 Spring 2017