While the culture of thick bearded barmen handing over pints of delicious craft beers may have originated in America, it hasn’t taken long for the Aussies to catch up. And can anyone really be surprised?

There’s no doubt that beer is loved down under so it was always only a matter of time before Australia started serving up its own versions of microbrew beers. While the population may be small, in just a small window of time the Aussies have already swamped the microbrewery scene offering some of the tastiest craft beers you can get.

Here are a few to check out when you are down under, and if you’d like to enjoy some excellent companionship with your frosty beverage then please checkout our craft selection of Sydney Escorts.

Young Henry’s in Newtown, Sydney

Located just a stone throw’s away from the infamous Enmore theatre, this brewery is located in an old warehouse which has now turned into a beer lab of sorts featuring taps, bottles, tanks and a tasting bar. You can order a tasting tray to sample their whole selection but whatever you do, do not leave without trying their Indian Pale Ale (IPA). It come in at a staggering 7.7 percent in alcohol content and known to the owners as Africola Rock ‘n’ Rola.

The Boatrocker Brewery in Braeside, Melbourne

The Boatrocker brewery is an old-school no nonsense brewery that cares more about a simple but fundamentally strong beverage than its hipster value. Their Hop Bomb IPA is a full bodied drink that will have you pounding your chest like you’ve just had your first post work beer. You can sample their goods at the Braeside beer hall.

Hawkers beer in Melbourne

Hawkers take brewing to a whole new level with their ultra modern, high-tech brewing facility on Henty Street in Melbourne. While they are known for their specialty in ales, their whole selection is so good that they earned nine medals at the Australian International Beer awards in 2016. That’s a helluva endorsement and their product certainly does not disappoint. Thirsty craft beer enthusiasts will make the journey to their Reservoir cellar just to taste the froth of their selection.

Prancing Pony Brewery in Adelaide Hills

This South Australian brewery gained international fame with their IPA when it earned the Supreme Champion Beer award at the International Beer Challenge Awards in London. Their trademark lies in their brewing strategy, a process that’s known as “fire brewing” which was a way of making beer that was popular in Europe awhile ago. The brewery is worth visiting for the beers but they also provide great guides and delicious country-style lunches.

The Australian Hotel and Brewery on Rouse Hill in Sydney

This brewery changes its ales seasonally so there is always a new flavour to try out regardless of the weather. The beers at this brewery have earned it multiple awards on both domestic and international stages and their quality is so good that it has even broken into the highly competitive Japanese beer scene. They are also the first Aussie micro brewery to can beers for both flavour and the environment.

Hawthorn Brewing Company

The Hawthorn Brewing Company has a worldly approach in its beer making. The owners are known for being well travelled merchants who cross oceans to try out the flavours of its international compatriots and bring the best flavours and techniques to their own brewery in Melbourne. Through this constant trial and error and adding and subtracting of flavours they have produced some of the finest craft beers in the country. Their award winning selection includes delicacies such as their Pale ale, Pilsner, IPA and Golden Ale. Do not miss this one.