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Great spot for a beer.

We wanted to try out a few of the local breweries while we were in cairns so we stopped by at... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Brisbane, Australia
Top spot can’t beat it

Love to stop in here for a nice brew and some time with unwind time with friends. Excellent... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2019
Toowoomba, Australia
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6 Danbulan St | Unit 3, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family run and locally loved. Great selection of beers - they also do a great job of taking advantage of warehouse space that backs up to a beautiful field/Mountain View. They do liter and growler takeaways

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ktsmith5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Macalisters brewing company at Smithfield Cairns is our popular haunt on a Friday afternoon for craft beers. Rob, ex school teacher now award winning brewer is creating and serving great Australian craft beers. My favourite beers are Latitude 17 and school days. The brewery looks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

We wanted to try out a few of the local breweries while we were in cairns so we stopped by at Macalister Brewing Co. The beers were great and it was fantastic to sit with such a beautiful view. Would definitely recommend stopping by especially...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank christyg01
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Always a vibrant and friendly atmosphere - everyone enjoying a few beers and the company of friends. More than enough beers to select from - reasonably priced and of a high standard. Whilst not a large establishment, it provides a relaxing if somewhat noisy atmosphere...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Phillip8789
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Love to stop in here for a nice brew and some time with unwind time with friends. Excellent selection and quality of beer my fav is Latitude and I am not a beer drinker in general I make my own home brew and I can...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Oliopa
Robert C, Owner at Macalister Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Thanks for your lovely review. Cheers Rob, Rach and the Team

Reviewed April 28, 2019

Tremendous selection of ales including the muscular "Instigator".. I`m about to have 3-4 schooners of this heavy delicious brew..... Phuck me I`m afraid I cannot say anything more...I`m spastic.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank highfield-road
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Love this brewery! The view is fantastic. The staff and regulars are all freindly and chatty. Also the prices are good. Try the Yorkshire Ale. Great work guys.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank J_HamptonCourt
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Nice friendly place to drop in for an artisan beer. Great views out over the canefields and good pizza. Hopefully they will be putting In some bathrooms in the near future.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Melissa H
Reviewed February 3, 2019

A gem in the finding. Spent a few hours here last weekend sampling the excellent all naturally brewed beers. All beers in tap were very nice but I did prefer the pale ale and the dark beer, a sort of light stout obviously made for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank McShrek
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Nothing beats Macalisters, extremely friendly staff and the beer is amazing! The food trucks are always of good quality!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Aussiesav74 | Reviewed this property |
Fay, Yes you can. I’m a beer drinker but had some friends come along who do do beers. Rob and the team will happily allow you to bring in pre-mix spirits or wine (and even keep it cool for you in an esky or fridge)