The Craft Beer Wave II

The Craft Beer Wave II

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“Small batch” is one of those buzzphrases you hear a lot these days. You see it around so frequently, in fact, that its meaning seems to have all but disappeared behind the shadow of marketing campaigns and large-scale operations that seem to defy “small batch” at its heart. In a time when everything seems mass-marketed and impersonal, Thorny Devil reclaims the notion that craft beers really benefit from being handcrafted, local, and—who’d have guessed?—small.

Thorny Devil strives to provide irresistible flavours of crafted beer. We truly believe beer is about experimenting, exploring and having fun. Brewing beers and ciders that ignite drinker’s taste buds. Thorny Devil is available at local events and festivals.


The Craft Beer Wave II

Microbrewing industry has been stirring in South Australia for the past couple of years. Sure, it wasn’t without breweries at that point, but more recently Prancing Pony, Smiling Samoyed, Little Bang, the Wheaty Brewing Corps, Clare Valley Brewing and Pirate Life have started up, while Pikes has installed its own brewery after contract brewing for a number of years and Young Henrys is due to open a brewpub in Adelaide too.

Yet, while it had one of the most highly regarded beer bars in the country, The Wheaty, plus quieter achievers like the Earl of Leicester serving top drops for a while, not to mention quality bottleshops like Belair Fine Wines and, more recently, the Highway Hotel’s store, like WA, the number of bars and pubs reaching behind much beyond Coopers was remarkably small.


The Bars and Pubs


  • Where: 85 Leicester Street
  • Taps: Seventeen taps in the bar area with eight pouring craft and one hand pump
  • Bottles: Between 150 to 300 different bottles of beer on the wall



  • Where: 290 Anzac Highway
  • Taps: Twenty-two taps in their lounge area supporting five dedicated craft taps
  • Bottles: Up to 30 different crafty brews at any one time plus a superb bottleshop next door stocking 100s more



  • Where: 11-13 Leigh Street
  • Taps: Four taps all dedicated to craft.
  • Bottles: Twenty four quality brews in the fridge.



  • Where: 19 Peel Street
  • Taps: Three taps all serving nothing but craft beer
  • Bottles: Twelve different bottles in the fridge all of the crafty type



  • Where: Corner of Bank and Hindley Street
  • Taps: Four taps with three of them pouring craft beer and one pouring craft cider
  • Bottles: Between 10 to 15 different bottled brews bless the fridges at any one time



  • Where: King William Street
  • Taps: Ten taps with nine pouring craft beer
  • Bottles: A variety of bottles from mainly American origins


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