Craft beer brewing in Australia is on an incline.
Craft Beer Retailer Beer Cartel’s Annual Survey
According to a craft beer retailer, Beer Cartel’s annual survey of more than 23,000 craft beer drinkers, the only segment of Australia’s beer market that continually grows is Australia’s craft beer. The study also revealed that the overall consumption of alcohol and beer, other than craft beer is declining. Some 77% of craft beer drinkers are male, and the number of female craft beer drinkers has grown, 93% of those surveyed believe the taste and quality of craft brews are greatly improving.
Craft Beer Breweries Located in Australia
The craft beer industry has become so popular in Australia that new breweries are popping up all over the country. Some of Australia’s best craft beer breweries are:
- Balter Brewing Company.
- Hop Nation Brewing Co.
- Black Hops Brewery.
- Batch Brewing Company.
- Modus Operandi Brewing Company.
- Your Mates Brewing Co.
- The Grifter Brewing Co.
The Difference Between a Craft Beer Brewery and a Microbrewery
Although a craft beer brewery and a microbrewery share some commonalities, there are some significant differences between the two. A craft beer brewery is independently owned and brews no more than 2 million gallons of beer annually. A microbrewery has a limit of 15,000 barrels of beer annually, with the stipulation that 75% of that beer has to be sold outside of the brewery at off-site locations. Some microbreweries contain small bars or tasting rooms for customers to come and taste the beer on-site. Craft beer from a craft brewery must contain at least 50% traditional malt, as opposed to barley, wheat, and oats. Craft beer production in a craft brewery is indeed a form of art. Truly, the only significant difference between the two breweries is the volume of beer that is produced.