The craft beer and spirit distillery revolution is thriving on the South Coast of NSW, a perfect complement to our wineries and cellar doors. We have an excellent selection of creators spread throughout the Shoalhaven, where the coastal breeze feels just that little bit better with a crafted beverage in hand! Spend some time relaxing with a snack at our breweries or grab a takeaway growler to enjoy on a picnic or at your accommodation. From pilsners to pale ale, stouts to XPAs or a fine Whiskey or Gin, there's a great range to taste and the makers love to have a chat. Bottoms up!
Jervis Bay Brewing Co.
3 Duranbah Drive, Huskisson | Shop online
Grab a beer from the bar and a snack from the food truck at Jervis Bay Brewing Co while you enjoy the cruisey vibes of this laid-back brewery. Set in Woolamia, near Huskisson, you can see the inner workings of the brewery as you sip, chat to the brewers while you order and even learn about some of the ingredients if they aren't busy pouring. Outside in the beer garden the vibes are relaxed and dog-friendly, with a fire to keep you warm on those cooler nights. There's a great rotation of food trucks providing wood-fired pizza, gourmet barbecue, burgers and street food so check out their Facebook page to keep an eye on what's currently on the menu. Jervis Bay Brewing also caters for non-beer lovers with a selection of wines and soft drinks and has Growlers, Squealers and canned bevvies so you can take some home with you.
Flamin Galah Brewing Co.
Unit 8/5 Erina Road, Huskisson | Shop online
Flamin Galah was born in a kitchen at Huskisson, took over the house, then a shipping container in the backyard. Sam and Claire now have a wonderful set up in Erina Road, Woollamia, where you can have sample the many flavours or take home your favourite drop in a Growler or Squealer. You can also grab from the range of 375ml cans, which have such amazing artwork you'll want to repurpose them when they are empty. Come for lunch or dinner with a variety of food truck delights on offer, sit by the fire in winter or hang with some great live tunes in the beer gardern. Keep up to date on whats happening by following the action of on Facebook.
Milton Hotel, 74 Princes Highway | Book online
Located within the newly renovated and historic Milton Hotel, Dangerous Ales is a chilled brewery hangout in the Shoalhaven's south. Built in 1870 in the heart of Milton village, the Milton Hotel has been thoughtfully renovated by new owners Heidi and Damien and is a great watering hole for families, so come and visit for a local brew paired with an excellent pub menu. There's an enticing range of produce on the menu and in the beer, with Mulburry Sour in summer, warming Oatmeal Stout in winter and Apple Cider for long lunches on the deck all year round. Built by locals, loved by locals.
Cupitt's Estate Brewery
58 Washburton Road, Ulladulla | Shop online
One of our most established breweries in the region is housed within Cupitt's Estate Winery, set on a stunning estate overlooking the rolling green hills of Milton. Cupitt's Brewery has been pouring since 2014 and brewer Wally Cupitt has crafted a range of tasty beverages that you can try in a tasting paddle from Dusty's Bar each day from 10am. You can even go behind the scenes as part of the Tour and Taste Experience held daily at 11, and explore the vineyard, cellar, brewery, fromagerie and kitchen garden with the growers and makers. Afterwards, you'll want to stay on for lunch and explore the menu and award-winning wines while you enjoy the view.
South Yeast Brewing
Unit 6/11 Geary Place, North Nowra | Shop Online
Established in 2020 by twin brothers Simon and Joey this growing micro brewery is producing some really tasty craft beer that is great for a beverage after work or spedning time with friends catching up on the weekends. South Yeast Brewing have created a really nice industrial vibe at their warehouse premises where you can throw some darts, play some Jenga, grab a delicious bite to eat from a variety of food vans and unwind with some live tunes from a number of local accoustic artists.
Nowra Hill | Shop online
Tara Distillery is nestled in the hills just outside Nowra's CBD. The Shoalhaven's first craft distillery, they employ traditional and handcrafted methods of distilling. Tara's handcrafted Gin, Vodka, and Whisky are produced in their two beautiful copper pot stills, using only the finest local, Australian ingredients and pure harvested Shoalhaven rainwater. Visits to Tara Distillery can be organised by appointment or you can shop online to enjoy the locally inspired flavours.