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Welcome to the Hunter River Brewery Trail, an exciting journey of craft beer discovery. Our trail will take you through some of the best breweries Newcastle CBD has to offer. Whether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or just getting into the craft beer scene, you’ll find something to tantalize your taste buds. The Hunter River Brewery Trail is your go-to destination for local craft beer. Enjoy a range of brews from well-known and up-and-coming breweries. Come take a journey with us and explore all that Newcastle's craft beer scene has to offer!

Method Brewing Logo

The Method site was once a home-brew shop, and coincidentally co-founder Sean even worked there! Serendipitous? Maybe, but one thing is for sure – this site is integral to what Method stands for which is making quality, method-driven beer for the Islington locals and surrounding suburbs. We want this place to your second home.

18 Maitland Rd, Islington
0493 529 259
Goodfolk Brewing Logo

Good Folk. Good Beer. It's simple and so is our approach to beer. Growing as a dedication to a great mate our Newcastle brewery started from a shared love of good times, great friendships and craft beer. A family owned and operated business, our craft brewery promises to deliver great quality beer without all the fuss. 

78 Beaumont St, Hamilton 
02 4949 4949
Shout Brewing Logo

The four founders (Jim, Michael, Dylan and Jake) have long had a passion for beer, homebrewing and a dream to start a brewery.  The decision to open a brewery came after the four long time mates sat down over a beer and agreed that a great place like Newcastle needed more beer brewed locally.  In 2018, Shout Brewing Co. was established.

22 Clyde Street, Islington 

0478 657 805

Foghorn Brewing Logo

Foghorn Brewery was born of a dream to make craft beer the way it ought to be made—from grain to glass all under one roof.

The historic building in King Street had been abandoned for several years when we first set foot inside. In that dusty old warehouse, we saw the potential to create something really special.

Modus Brewery Logo

A spectacular architecturally designed and state-of-the-art venue, alongside a fully operational award-winning brewery, set in the heart of the beachside suburb of Merewether, Newcastle. 

The beers on offer includes the Modus core range, including our non-alcoholic NORT range, as well as limited local-only releases ranging from sours to lagers, hazy hoppy IPA’s to dark beers.

Rogue Scholar Brewing Logo

Since its opening in 2020, The Rogue Scholar has been unapologetically unconventional in its approach.  We strive to provide a space where all people feel welcome and where ‘customers’ soon become ‘Rocals’ (Rogue Locals). From the high-quality ales, the one-of-a-kind rooftop bar to the strong live music community it has fostered inside its four walls, the experience of The Rogue is like none other in the city. Beer is the heart and music is the soul of the Rogue Scholar!

Thirsty Messiah Brewery Logo

Newcastle easiest brewery to access. Close to the Stadium, Cycle ways and with 40 taps you will always find a beverage. Simple but great food and a pleasant atmosphere. Thirsty Messiah is the work of self-confessed home brewer Thomas Delgatto and his wife Libby. Having not produced beer commercially prior , Thomas wants to maintain the mantle of a home brewer, and when you visit, it truly does feel as though you've entered a massive home brewery

Grainfed Brewery Logo

Think local. Drink Local.

A family owned brewing company from the great city of Newcastle in NSW.  We make high quality, well-balanced, drinkable beer. We believe beer and community are ingrained. Local community sharing quality local beer! Since 2012 that’s been our uncompromising passion.

1/52 Young Rd, Lambton 

0429 560 406

Akasha Brewing Logo

Tucked away in Newcastle’s booming West End, The Edwards is the old steel city’s home of food, music and culture. A place for the people, with a menu of seasonal produce and top quality cuts, curated wines, cocktails handcrafted with love, and exceptional craft beer.

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