Your Guide to Australia’s Finest Beers for a Great Weekend

If you live in Perth, you will know how lively the city is at night, and with such an array of classy nightspots, it can be difficult to know where to go. If pub crawls are your thing, then you would be a beer connoisseur, and if that is the case, here are some of the best beers that are guaranteed to make the weekend swing.


Carlton Dry (4.5%)

This famous Australian brew is a low carbohydrate beer, and the extended brewing process removes excess sugar giving this lager a crisp, fresh taste. A favourite at Christmas when it is very hot, and best served chilled. One establishment that serves a great pint of Carlton Dry is Gramercy Bar & Kitchen, situated in the CBD of Perth. This bar has it all, with great lunchtime menus and tasty dinners on offer in the evenings, and with a lively and friendly atmosphere, you can enjoy a wide selection of crafted beers, fine wines and spirits, all at affordable prices. The cosmopolitan atmosphere is ideal if you are looking for a place to really relax and enjoy good company.

Coopers Lager (4.8%)

There is a range of special bottled lagers that Cooper brew, with varying tastes, colours, and strengths. Whatever your favoured type of beer, Coopers will have something just right for you. If you are looking for a trendy CBD bar in Perth, there are several that stock Coopers lager, so you are in for a treat.

XXXX Gold (3.6%)

This classic beer is brewed at the Castlemain Perkins Brewery in Milton, and is probably the best selling beer in Australia. At 3.6% it isn’t too heavy and is the ideal beer after a hard day’s work, and would be on most people’s list of top ten.

Tooheys New (4.6%)

This is a standard Australian lager that most pubs would serve, and it is very popular with the rugby community. The company has been producing fine beers since 1930, and there is a selection of different beers you might like to sample, each with its own unique taste. Definitely one of the more popular breweries among the serious beer connoisseurs, so keep your eye out for this one.

Victoria Bitter (4.9%)

VB as it is known, is one of the best known of all local beers, and is a lager type with a special yeast used by the brewery, which gives it that unique taste. Wherever you go, you will see this in bottles, cans, and on tap, making it one of the best selling beers in the country. This beer has a long tradition in Australia, and is favoured by the manual workers as a lunchtime tipple.

Whatever your individual taste in beer, Australian brewers have it covered, and whether you are out with the boys on a Saturday night, or having a pub crawl in Perth, there are so many classic beers to sample, you’d best order a taxi for the journey home.