Macalister Brewing Company
Macalister Brewing Company
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Sarah J
Ballarat, Australia138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Popped in here to try the Cairns Pale Ale. We were very surprised by the vast array of beers in offer, so we had 2 paddles (that way we could try 6 different beers).
We finished with a Bushwacker Smoked Porter and a sparkling dry rose. This venue has it all going on with food trucks making appearances on different days of the week.
We’ll definitely be back!
Written 21 September 2023
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Jack and Mick
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful setting, amazing service, the most beautiful porter we have ever tasted (and we have tried many over the years!)
Written 26 February 2023
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julia k
Hurstbridge, Australia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
One for beers lovers. Small brewery just outta Cairns that makes you feel welcome like a local. You can even get the city buss here for $4. Great beers definitely worth a visit. Sit back enjoy a beverage or three and watch the weather go by. PS beer drinkers are catered for with local sirromet wines.
Written 22 June 2022
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Gordo1962
Bendigo, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
Great beer
Uncomfortable seating after a while
Great food too if you pick a day with the food you like
Smokin steel food truck here today
Delicious
Written 12 September 2021
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jebskulker
Sydney, NSW2,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I visited 4 breweries while I was Cairns for 10 days, I have to say this one was probably my favourite. It's about 15 to 20 minutes north of Cairns central but it's well worth the effort to get here. The view is quite nice, away from the noisy highway, looking out over a nice field with a few planes taking off and landing in the distance.
The range of beers were nice and tasty, a few lovely fruity ales, a decent dark beer, a delicious red ale, and a really good New England Pale Ale.
The staff were quite friendly and talkative also. Definitely make the journey out here, although if you're catching the Skyrail then it's fairly close to the Smithfield terminal. I walked there in 15 minutes. There are buses across the road from the shopping centre back into town.
Written 3 July 2021
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champagneaficionado
Brisbane, Australia397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Fantastic place to enjoy some local craft beer while looking out at the cane fields towards the Macalister Range. Try and jag an evening when Smoke n Steel are there - amazing brisket!
Written 4 January 2021
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Anonymous
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great place and atmosphere, enjoyed all the different beers. Majority of the staff really nice, unfortunately the lady with the red/black hair and tattoos was extremely rude on multiple occasions and lacked manners. Kind of a turn off in wanting to return.
Written 23 February 2020
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Alan S
Smithfield, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great tasting beer which is brewed on the premises. Views were previously magnificent over cane fields but now you can just look at the photos on the walls. Great relaxed atmosphere and always a crowd mixed with regulars and first time visitors.
Written 26 January 2020
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Glad you enjoyed....cheers Rob
Written 28 January 2020
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DalyWaters
Geelong, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It was a stinking hot day when we visited. The set up with the back walls opening to allow air flow made it comfortable, overlooking the sugar cane field.
The beer I had was very good.
Written 23 January 2020
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Emily S
Houston, TX214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
Great place to relax and enjoy craft beer. No food, but you can bring your own. Open air space overlooking cane fields.
Minimal parking.
Written 18 January 2020
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Glad you enjoyed!! We always have bar snacks and we have food trucks from 4pm Fridays, plus all day sat and sun. Cheers Rob
Written 26 January 2020
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