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Lagers to Pale Ales: Try These Classic Australian Beers This Australia Day

For many of us Aussies, whether it’s a family celebration, a party with friends, or even just watching your favourite game of footy on-air… a lot of the time, all we ask for is a beer. There might be nothing more stimulating than cracking into an ice-cold beer on any special day. Or even just a good day. 

Today, the diversity of beers is so vast that there are thousands of breweries around the globe which are so specific with their colours and flavours. It’s considered that beer drinking lifts one’s creativity and aids them to develop something contemporary and unique. We’d cheers to that.


In Australia in particular, craft beer culture is growing, but let’s not forget these classic beers.  Many Australian beers are listed as the best selling beers all over the world, and are among the most favoured ones by many beer enthusiasts. Beer is an essential beverage, which with its glitz and froth uplifts the life of any celebration. Let’s check out some of the best Aussie beers here, perfect for any Australia Day get together!

Hahn Super Dry


Hahn Super Dry is prepared by blending the best of the present-day brewing equipment with the most delicate components that comes as a perfect flavoured, crisp and refreshing low carb beer.

  •   Brewery: The Hahn Brewing Company
  •   Style: Low Carb Beer
  •   ABV: 4.6%
  •   Origin: New South Wales

Cascade Stout


From one of Australia’s longest-running breweries, Cascade Stout has delivered this splendid dark ale for the beer lovers to cherish. This beautiful dark brew is prepared using all-natural ingredients, where the crucial ingredients are the well-roasted barley and Cascade’s exquisite traditional yeast strain. This stout is popular at Cascade for its toffee and caramel notes.

  • Brewery: Cascade Stout
  • Style: Stout
  • ABV: 5.8%
  • Location: South Hobart, Australia

Balter IIPA

Balter’s Imperial IPA from the Sunshine State is a perfect beer packed with a bit of extra punch. It’s a new player that has become a classic for its heavy top notes contributing a compelling palate influenced by flavours of pine, pineapple and citrus. The richer alcohol content sends a pleasantly dry, glowing finish.

  • Brewery: Balter
  • Style: Imperial/Double IPA
  • ABV: 8.6%
  • Location: Queensland, Australia

Carlton Draught

Ah, Carlton. Carlton Draught is a thin lager with a unique amber tinge hop style, that can most excellently be described as representing the ideal of a classic, full-flavoured beer. Carlton Draught delivers a genuine beer with extensive taste appeal which is a sample of a typical Australian lager style beer.

  • Brewery: Carlton & United Breweries
  • Style: Lager
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Location: Victoria, Australia

Pirate Life Pale Ale


The Cascade and Mosaic hops play a crucial role in the essence of this beer. The hops give a darker and deeper character to this fabulous beverage. It has a mixed aroma of herbal and fruits with the colour of pine and tropical fruits! This classic beer features those citrusy ingredients that blend flawlessly with the caramel malt and biscuit malt with a toasty flavour.

  • Brewery: Pirate Life Brewing
  • Style: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 5.4%
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia

So that’s five of our favourite classic Aussie beers to try from lagers to pale ales. The blissful time this brilliant beverage welcomes is what makes it exhilarating, increased by the absolute taste of this chilled miracle. Who agrees? Sure, because of the craft beer movement there is no shortfall of first-rate microbreweries in Australia, but we think these five Aussie beers are classics worth including on your beer bucket list.

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