CANBERRA | Canberra has had a quietly bubbling craft beer scene for a few years now, which arguably started in 1994 when enthusiast of good beer, Lachlan McOmish, opened the Wig & Pen. The Wig & Pen is still around, albeit in a new home since 2015, but has been joined by several newer breweries and bars, all keen on introducing more people to great beer.
Fantastic beer is being produced by brewers like Bentspoke Brewing, who have an excellent brewpub in Braddon, and Pact and Capital Brewing Co, who don’t yet have taprooms but whose beer can be found across Canberra. Along with specialty craft beer bars like Brew Nation and other venues that aren’t craft beer venues as such, but make sure their taps are pouring the good stuff, like Hopscotch, there’s never been a better time to be a craft beer drinker in Australia’s capital city. Here’s our guide to the best places to find craft beer in Canberra. Do you know any additional places that you think should make the cut?
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