About Us

About Us

Macalister Brewing Company, established 2017, is located at the base of the picturesque Macalister Range, 20 minutes North of Cairns, at Smithfield. We are a small microbrewery producing a range of craft beers by hand, for the love of beer! We brew fresh, unpasteurised, unfiltered, preservative free, naturally conditioned beers for the Cairns Region to enjoy. Our brewery was born out of a passion for brewing tasty fresh beer that got a bit out of control! Our founder and brewer Rob has a degree in Chemistry and worked for many years as Plant Manager in the Chemical Industry. For the last 9 years, however, he has been teaching Chemistry at the local high school. A few local homebrew competition wins fuelled the obsession, followed by a state and a national category win. This then led to a 4 year Graduate Diploma in Brewing Science at Federation University, and then opening a brewery.

The Brewery & Bar

When we started our quest for premises we were just looking for a warehouse to brew beer in. Luckily we found something far better! The building has such great views we just had to put a bar in! The brewery and bar looks out across the cane fields to the mountains, catches the sea breezes, and is just so North Queensland. A great spot for a few cold beers, and we are sure you will find one of the top 10 things to do in Cairns. We serve fresh draft beer on tap, plus a few bar snacks. We also fill 1 litre refillable “travellers” with draft beer for you to take home, and we plan to have bottled beers available soon after we open. We can also supply keg product to venues / individuals, and we aim to have mobile food vendors on site during busy periods. Our venue can be made available for private functions. Follow facebook / our newsfeed for details of new brews / visiting food vendors.

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Find Us

6 Danbulan Street, Smithfield, QLD 4878

Getting Here & Getting Home

Our brewery and bar are located just off the Smithfield roundabout on the Captain Cook Highway, near to Bunnings and behind VIP Beds & Furniture. The area is well serviced by bus and taxis. There is a bus stop 300m from the brewery serviced by the Sunbus 120 which links Smithfield to Machens Beach, Holloways Beach and Cairns Central. In addition it is approximately 800m walk to the main bus station at Smithfield shopping centre which connects to all major Cairns suburbs

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Telephone
0408 086 814
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Opening Hours
Wednesday & Thursday 12 noon to 7pm
Friday & Saturday 12 noon to 10pm
Sunday 12 noon to 7pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
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Email
rob@macalisterbrewingcompany.com.au
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