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Established 2017, Macalister Brewing Company is located at the base of the picturesque Macalister Range, 20 minutes North of Cairns, in Smithfield. We are a small microbrewery, producing a range of craft beer by hand, for the love of beer. Our founder and brewer Rob – an industrial Chemist by trade – taught science for 10 years at the local high school, before throwing caution to the wind and pursuing his lifelong dream of opening a brewery. A couple of local homebrew competitions 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 finally, along with the unwavering love & support of wife Rachel (Hoppy), Macalister Brewing Co was born.


Our brewery boasts a 200 seat bar with easy level access for wheelchairs, plus ample parking including disabled parking. The brewery itself is a modern 3500L brewhouse and is clearly visible from the bar area. The bar has 12 draft taps pouring beer, plus an English handpull tap pouring traditional English style ales. All our beers are produced in house. We also serve a selection of soft drinks and wines, plus snacks and nibbles. We have regular food trucks visit to provide hot meals on Wed from 4pm, Friday from 4pm, and all-day Sat and Sun.