As interest in craft beer has spread across Australia, more and more people are discovering the merits of turning up to a local brewery to get takeaways of fresh draught beer. That being the case, we thought it would be a good idea to pull together a list of all the places filling them. Hope it makes things easy for you!
While breweries let you get the beer fresh from the source, many bottleshops – and an increasing number of bars – also tap fresh kegs for filling growlers, squealers and one litre CANimals. For many beers that are draught-only releases, you'll find this is the only way you can take the beer home with you.
Most breweries fill at weekends and many venues with listings on The Crafty Pint will update what they’ll be pouring via their social media or NowTapped feed (which you’ll find on the right hand side of their Crafty Pint pages, linked below).
Look out for offers available exclusively to Crafty Cabal members, ranging from free branded growlers to free bonus beers and free refills at some of the country's best breweries and beer venues.
Note: Some venues only fill their own branded growlers or those with appropriate fill lines - best to check directly if you're unsure.
Slowbeer $15 for the growler, cost of fill dependent on the beer. Now runs a loyalty card system too.
Valley Cellar Door
Blackhearts & Sparrows
Chapel St Cellars runs a Tap2Go system, filling PET bottles from its taps for takeaway. It now fills growlers too, having entered a partnership with Holgate
Portland Hotel – Fills are $24.90; James Squire Brewhouse growlers are $14.90
TRU BRU – 20 taps and three different sizes of vessel
Temple Brewing, East Brunswick
Hops To Home (online)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Prince of Wales, Merewether
Nomad Brewing Company, Brookvale
4 Pines Truck Bar, Brookvale
Flat Rock Brew Cafe, Naremburn
Beer Cartel, Artarmon
Cutty Cellars, Crows Nest
The Australian Brewery, Rouse Hill
Riverside Brewery, Parramatta
Wenty North Liquor, Constitution Hill
Platinum Liquor, North Strathfield
4 Pines, Manly
Robin Hood Hotel, Waverly
Oak Barrel, Sydney CBD
Royal Albert Hotel, Surry Hills
Akasha Brewing Company, Five Dock
Wayward Brewing Company, Camperdown
Newtown Wine Shop, Newtown
Young Henrys, Newtown
Grifter Brewing Company, Marrickville
Batch Brewing Company, Marrickville
BlackFont Brewhouse, Marrickville
Bucket Boys, Marrickville
Rocks Brewing Company, Alexandria
Lord Raglan Hotel, Redfern
Willie The Boatman, Tempe
Steve’s Cool Booze, Kingsford
Wollongong & South Coast
Illawarra Brewing Company, Wollongong
Five Barrel Brewing, Wollongong
HopDog BeerWorks, Nowra
Thirsty Crow, Wagga Wagga
Dalgety Brewing Company, Dalgety
BentSpoke Brewing Company, Canberra
Cellarbrations at Carlisle
The Royal on the Waterfront, East Perth – Fills Colonial Brewery growlers
International Beer Shop, Leederville
Feral Brewing Company, Baskerville
Eagle Bay Brewery, Eagle Bay
The Pour House
Boston Brewery, Denmark
Freo Doctor, Fremantle
If you know of any we’ve missed, please let us know and we’ll update asap. Cheers!