Craft Brewing

Craft Beer has been gaining popularity in South Australia for quite a while now. At last count there were more than fifty craft breweries, brew pubs and contract brewers here in South Australia and over five hundred around the country. So you could say we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a coldie!  So with that in mind, we track down a couple of SA brewers that are pushing the boundaries, for all the right reasons.

Big Shed Brewing is tucked away in Royal Park, where owners Craig Basford and Jason Harris have created the ultimate brewery door!

If you haven’t dipped your toe into crafty’s yet, then their Kohl Schisel Ale is sure to hit the spot. Here they also brew a West Coast IPA, an American brown ale and an American pale ale – plus limited edition seasonal brews.

But it’s their out of the box flavours that really sets these guys apart– since they started four and a half years ago, they’ve made beers that taste like cherry ripes, frosty fruits, cinnamon donuts, even root vegetables – like beetroot and parsnip!

To match the beers, the kitchen serves up burgers and other delicious small bites. Big Shed is open from Wednesdays to Sundays so why not drop in and pull up a pew at this fun, welcoming establishment.

Another brewer who has the whole town talking is Agi Gajic from Sparkke Beverage Company. The ladies from Sparkke not only make delicious beverages, but they’re passionate about driving social change, as well as promoting diversity and inclusiveness.

Their eye catching and thought-provoking cans are designed to spark conversations for some important social issues they feel very passionately about.

Along with the apple cider, five other products grace their range – including a hard lemonade which is a nod to old SA Favourite “Two Dogs”, a ginger beer, a white wine with bubbles – Plus two beers – a pilsner and a New England pale.

Sparkke is all natural and made from ingredients sourced from the Hills to the Riverland. You’ll find their range at independent bottle shops, selected pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes – like Café Troppo! Head to their website to find out more.