The South Coast is alive with breweries and distilleries, a perfect complement to our wineries and cellar doors. We have excellent creators spread throughout the Shoalhaven. The coastal breeze feels just that little bit better with a crafted beverage in hand! From Pilsners to Pale Ale, Stouts to XPAs or a fine Whiskey or Gin, there’s a great range to taste. Bottoms up!
Jervis Bay Brewing Co.
3 Duranbah Drive, Huskisson | Shop online
One of the top breweries and distilleries, grab a beer and a snack at Jervis Bay Brewing Co while you enjoy the vibes. Set in Woollamia, near Huskisson, you can see the brewery’s inner workings as you sip. Outside in the beer garden, the vibes are relaxed and dog-friendly, with a fire to keep you warm. There’s a great rotation of food trucks providing wood-fired pizza, gourmet barbecue and burgers. 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. There’s also Growlers, Squealers and canned bevvies you can take home with you.
Flamin Galah Brewing Co.
Unit 8/5 Erina Road, Huskisson | Shop online
Flamin Galah Brewing Co was founded by born-and-bred locals Sam and Claire Hewson in 2018. Not far from the world-famous white sands of Jervis Bay., it’s a deceptively large set-up, with tables on a front lawn, pink instagramm-worthy decor, more inside at the bar and a back beer garden with seating for 200. refresh yourself with 12 exceptional beers on tap at any time, as well as house-made low cal fruity seltzers, vodka and has an array of popular cocktails for those not so keen on award-winning beers. There’s an onsite food truck, The Nest, dishing out perfect food-that-goes-with-beer like battered-flathead tacos, vegan quesadillas or a bao buns.
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
Tucked behind Milton, standing small but strong against its older sibling (The renowned Winery) is the beloved Cupitt’s Estate Microbrewery. Don’t be fooled by its title – like any younger sibling, this brewery in Ulladulla is proving to evolve and stand its ground against the big players in craft brewing, all because Cupitt’s Estate let quality & character do the talking. Head brewer Liam Jackson pushes the boundaries of beer production while perfecting classic styles that celebrate the craft of finding balance in complexities. Enjoy sampling their award-winning beers or a seasonal beer tasting paddle outside on the idyllic lawns of the estate, while soaking up the awe-inspiring views of their sauvignon vineyard and Pigeon House Mountain. You’ll want to stay on for lunch or dinner and explore the menu and award-winning wines while you enjoy the view. Head to the website or check out Cupitt’s Estate Instagram for some serious holiday inspiration.
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 acoustic artists.
Unit 1 / 4 Cumberland Ave, South Nowra | Shop online
Husky Brewing is a family owned and run microbrewery in South Nowra with a love of craft beer, and their companion Husky dogo’s. Their passion is to create beer that is much loved and distinctive to their creative style. Their taproom is the best place to try the range, either with a paddle or a schooner. Take away Growlers and Squealers are also available. Come along with your family and friends, both human and dog alike.
Old Salt Distillery
Unit 1/18 Tom Thumb Ave, South Nowra | Shop online
Old Salt Distillery was established in 2021 and produces a range of small-batch spirits and liqueurs, as well as their own craft beers, fruit-based seltzers and sodas.They are a little more than a small batch distillery, as they have a passion for sourcing quality produce & rediscovering food and drinks from yesteryear. An inviting open floor plan allows you to experience both how the distillery and kitchen operates, whilst you relax and enjoy your house-made beverages and meals cooked over a wood fire.
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.