There are more high-quality spots for eating and drinking in Adelaide Hills than ever before. And you’re spoiled for choice whenever you’re thinking of booking a table and enjoying some fine-dining experiences. But what about when you’re in the mood for some of the best booze in the world? Fortunately, there are plenty of Adelaide Hills breweries that are quick and convenient to get to. And your tastebuds will be eternally grateful! 

Whatever your favourite tipple is. Here’s a quick tour of Adelaide Hills breweries and all you need to know. The hardest part of your tasting experience will be choosing your favourite pint!

Prancing Pony

No discussion of the best breweries in Adelaide Hills is complete without the Prancing Pony. You can sit and watch the brewers working on their barrels as you sit back, relax and sip on your beer in the rustic brew-shed. 

You can also enjoy one of the best beer tasting Adelaide Hills experiences. And soak up some of that booze with an incredibly well-designed menu that pairs well with specific beer offerings. An unmissable venue for anyone wanting to try some of the best beers in the world, let alone in the Adelaide Hills.

Hills Cider Company at Lot 100

Sometimes, beer is a little too heavy, and you want the refreshing tastes of some crisp cider. The Hills Cider Company was launched in 2010. It’s become one of the most popular drinking destinations in Adelaide Hills. 

Not only can you see the ciders being made, but you can also sample them too. Knowing that every drop comes from local, fresh apples and pears that have been grown in Adelaide Hills. It’s easy to see why this has become a must-visit for anyone hoping to try out an Adelaide Hills brewery. And enjoy some of the finest ciders ever made.

Mismatch Brewing Co at Lot 100

Also located at Lot 100 in Hay Valley. The sustainable collaborative destination is 84-hectare property nestled in the Adelaide Hills. Lot 100 is ideal for families, groups and couples. 

Mismatch Brewing Co is a small South Australian brewing company established a few years ago. They have a selection of craft beers brewed from high-quality natural ingredients. We recommend trying their beer tasting paddle and selecting a few of your choice. For easy summer drinking their full-flavour Session Ale is a popular favourite. It’s a refreshing balance of malt and hops with a pleasing hit of floral aroma. 

Lobethal Bierhaus

There are twelve core beers on the menu at the Bierhaus, and you’re probably going to want to sample them all. As well as the beers that are on the menu all year round, you can also find some incredible seasonal offerings that are always unique. All the beers on sale in the Bierhaus are brewed on the site itself. So the journey from barrel to you is beautifully short! 

When it comes to beer tasting in the Adelaide Hills, it’s hard to beat the tranquillity of the beer garden.  and some of the best beers you’ll ever have the privilege of tasting.

Smiling Samoyed Brewery

This brewery isn’t located in the Adelaide Hills. But it’s too good not to mention. Located down in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. This Brewery started out as a hobby and quickly got out of control. The husband and wife team have truly excelled in their approach to beer. They have some stunning options to choose from. One of the best is the 12 Paws Pale Ale, which is dangerously more-ish. But the IPA and the Australian Kolsch are equally delightful. The sharing menu that pairs well with the beers cannot be recommended enough. And if the beer or food doesn’t make you want to stick around their resident dogs’ will. 

There are more Adelaide Hills breweries than ever. It often seems like the hardest part of a beer tasting expedition is trying to visit every brewery! 

With so much to do, see, and drink in and around the region, it’s no wonder that Adelaide Hills is gaining a reputation as a beer lovers paradise. Base yourself in a central location and stay at the Hahndorf Resort. And you’ll easily be able to explore the Adelaide Hills and sample every beer, cider, and spirit available. 

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