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MICROBREWERY GUIDE

The Nightcruiser Booking Crew Adelaide have created this Guide to compliment with our Microbrewery Tour allowing you to plan out your schedule and get more information on the Breweries.

BIG SHED BREWING

1154 Old Port Road, Royal Park, SA
Hours: Sun-Thu 12 pm – 9.00 pm
Tue- Thu 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Fri- Sat 12.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Big Shed Brewing is an upstart of a brewing company based at Royal Park in Adelaide. They serve crafty goodness 7 days a week.
Brewers of small batch beers that do not follow the norm. They also provide complete contract brewing services to help lower the barriers to market entry for who share our passion for craft beer.

They have just recently moved into our new (and significantly larger) venue, all of our brewing is done right in our taproom where you can see it all happening while you enjoy knocking a few back and putting away a burger, pizza or one of our signature out of the hat specials. They also offer a beer garden, board games and have some very exciting news for kids very soon.

Nightcruiser Party Bus Tours and Transport Adelaide call on the Big Shed Brewery.
Ideal to drop in with your Brewery Tour, Birthday Party, Bucks Party or Function Transport.

GOODIESON BREWERY, MCLAREN VALE 

194 Sand Road, McLaren Vale, SA
Hours: Thu – Fri 3pm til 5pm
Sat & Sun 11am til 5pm
Closed – Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday

Cellar Door

Set in a gorgeous location on the flat of the valley at the back of McLaren Vale, our cellar door is a relaxed space with a serene terrace that looks out past the tree-lined creek, over vineyards and across the valley to the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, birds fill the air and if you are lucky you might even spot a kangaroo in the vineyards.  Here you can see the brewery in action and taste our handcrafted beer.

Not just home to our award-winning beer, but also a lazy old red dog, a few sheep and a goat and free-ranging chickens.

It’s taken 10 years to get it to where we are, and we hope that you find the time to sit and enjoy the fruits of our labour, you won’t regret it.

Group Visits

Our licence capacity is small, along with our Cellar door.  If your group is smaller than 4-6 people then there is no need to make a booking, but please understand that if it wet there might not be seats inside, please phone us.

There have been many changes since COVID-19 came into our lives, and as our Cellar Door is predominately outdoor and as it is winter it is hard to know what the weather is going to do more than a few days out from the weekend, and we have very limited space inside, and must adhere to our COVID plan.   So…….

If you would like to bring a group along you definitely need to book, but you will only be able to book from the Wednesday before the weekend that you would like to come in on.

We only take groups up to about 8 people and the last group booking is 12.30pm, there are no group bookings after that.  Please call 0409 676 542 to make this booking.
Bus / Tour Groups Booking Required

And please remember if you are travelling on a licenced bus, that as a courtesy you must leave any alcohol you have, on the bus, we don’t want to see it walking into our Cellar Door nor being consumed on our grounds.

Beer Tasting

We offer you the opportunity to taste our beer in various ways in the form of a paddle of four beers or just a chilled beer out on the terrace.

Food

We do not offer food at the brewery but feel free to bring your own picnic or snacks.

Inspired by their earlier travels in Germany and Austria Jeff and Mary Goodison have created a small, traditional brewery – Goodieson Brewery – in the heart of McLaren Vale.
The family-run brewery also releases a number of seasonal beers throughout the year, including a full-bodied stout in autumn and a popular spiced Christmas Ale.

“I started my own brewery with the aim of making authentic European beers but using the best malt and hops from Australia,” says Jeff. “At the same time I like to challenge myself, which is why we make so many seasonal ales.

PRANCING PONY BREWERY, ADELAIDE HILLS

42 Mount Barker Road, Totness, SA
Hours: Mon 10 am – 6.00 pm
Tue 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wed-Fri 10 am – 9.00 pm
Sat 10.00 am- 10.00 pm
Sun 10 am- 9.00 pm

One of the success stories of the local craft brewing scene, Prancing Pony stands out from the crowd by using fire brewing – a technique once popular across Europe. And it’s paying dividends already. It’s Indian Red Ale was named Supreme Champion Beer at the International Beer Challenge awards in London.

Brewer Frank Samson uses a gas-fired system which he says “sets us apart from everyone else”. The brewery also serves hearty country-style meals and runs guided tours most days.

SMILING SAMOYED BREWERY, MYPONGA

20-22 Hansen Street, Myponga
Hours: Mon-Thu 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri 11 am – 6 pm
Sat-Sun 9.30 am – 6 pm

Smiling Samoyed Brewery commenced operation on 1 August 2013. They produce a core range of four beers (Kolsch, 12 Paws – APA, IPA and Dark Ale) as well as seasonal and single batch beers.

Visitors can view the brewery through the window from the dining room.
Their beers are distributed in South Australia to good craft beer venues including pubs, restaurants, cafes and bottle shops.
The brewery bar is a beautiful place to visit and relax with one (or more) of  beers, a wood oven pizza and to enjoy the view or the live music they have every weekend.

Bring a group of friends or come as part of a brewery tour of the area.
We regularly cater for groups of up to 40 people during our regular opening hours and offer a set lunch menu for $35 per person.

The brewery bar is available for private functions ranging from cocktail style events for up to 180 people to intimate deguastations for 40 people.
Please contact bookings@smilingsamoyed.com.au or the brewery bar (08 8558 6166) for bookings or further information.

Consider to include a visit on your schedule with your Brewery Tour.

THE STEAM EXCHANGE BREWERY, GOOLWA

Goolwa Wharf Goolwa, SA

Located on the historic Goolwa waterfront, the Steam Exchange Brewery is one of South Australia’s longest running craft breweries with an old style brewhouse and open ferment system. Bottling is also done on site. Brewer Gareth Andrews prides himself on making traditional English ales, but also some experimental brews to show younger brewers he can still run rings around them.

“We’ve also won a gold medal with a beer called Truffles – a double chocolate vanilla porter,” says Gareth. The brewery is a glorious place to taste beers thanks to its waterfront location.

Lady Burra Brewhouse Bar and Kitchen

4 Topham Mall, Adelaide SA
Hours:
Mon-Tue: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed-Thu: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Sunday: CLOSED

Lady Burra Brewhouse is the only microbrewery, bar and kitchen located in Adelaide’s CBD. All of our brews are handcrafted on-site using the finest ingredients. They are unfiltered, with no additives or preservatives – the way beer should be! Our kitchen serves up an amazing Portuguese-inspired menu all thanks to our head chef, Rosa Dantes & our bar packs a range of local South Australian wines and spirits to match.

LOBETHAL BIERHAUS, ADELAIDE HILLS

3a Main Street Lobethal, SA

Alistair Turnbull established the brewery in 2007 and today his beers from the Lobethal Bierhaus can be found in many Adelaide pubs. The brewery has eight regular beers on tap, plus seasonal and one-off creations. “My preference is to focus on beer styles I personally like,” says Alistair. “While I do love to taste beers that truly test the boundaries for me the best beers are ones you can enjoy by the pint with friends, accompanied with good food and plenty of entertaining banter.”

The restaurant is extremely busy on weekends, so arrive early to secure your table. Outside, under the leafy trees, is popular with the regulars.

Based in Willunga, Vale Brewing (formerly McLaren Vale Beer Company) is one of South Australia’s most successful boutique brewers, with a strong following in the Eastern states.

“We take established styles of beer and put our own twist on them,” says Jeff Wright, head brewer. “My ambition is to make beer which is approachable, flavoursome and hopefully you can have a few of.” Vale Brewing is also behind the brand Fox Hat Brewing which is dedicated to making “unique and untraditional beers” aimed at the more adventurous beer drinker. Red Poles Café and Restaurant acts as a cellar door for Vale Brewing.

CLARE VALLEY BREWING COMPANY

22 Jeanneret Rd Sevenhill, SA

The rising star of the South Australian craft brewing scene, Clare Valley Brewing is the creation of Craig Harnett and Ben Jeanneret who wanted to make a range of good-tasting beers which reflected Clare’s rich agricultural heritage.

The brewery’s idiosyncratic tasting room, Hop & Vine in Auburn, stocks the full Clare Valley Brewing range, plus some interesting limited-release table wines. “Because we’re a small brewer we can adapt quickly and come up with new ideas and respond to public demand for something novel,” says Phillip Douglas, head brewer. “Our beers are interesting without being whacky.”

MEECHI BREWING COMPANY, LANGHORNE CREEK

1509 Langhorne Creek Rd, Langhorne Creek SA

Langhorne Creek is a compact wine region between the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale that now boasts its own microbrewery. Meechi Brewing was launched in 2014 by local winemakers Ben Potts and Matt Schmidt – with their wives Lucy and Kate – with just a single produce, a pale ale. Each batch is tiny – just 2000-litres.

“With our pale ale we wanted to create something which was different, full-bodied, has heaps of flavour but still very drinkable,” said brewer Ben Potts. It’s available to taste, alongside some boutique wines, at The Winehouse in the centre of town, which also serves great country fare and hosts live music most weekends.

PIRATE LIFE, ADELAIDE

18 Baker Street Port Adelaide, SA

Our Port Adelaide venue is geared up for summer, with twenty-four beers on tap, delectable food options, and a hospo crew that’s raring to go! Keen to get amongst it? We recommend making a booking to secure your spot (as social distancing measures are currently still in place) and if you download the mySA GOV app for a Covid-Safe Check-In prior to arrival, we’ll have you signed in with a frothy quicker you can say ‘she sips South Coasts by the seashore’. Now that’s quick…