3 Main St, Lobethal
Generally anyone who tells you ‘getting there is half the fun’ is either a blatant liar or a parent about to cross the Nullarbor, but in the case of the Lobethal Bierhaus the trek into the Adelaide Hills makes the destination that much more special.
There is probably a quick and easy way to the Bierhaus, but I don’t plan to look for it because the winding drive from the end of Magill Road up through the Hills is always a lot of fun.
While this means someone in your group needs their wits about them for the drive back down, there’s so much choice in take-home beer you’ll find a way to reward their sobriety.
You can buy a six-pack with a selection of their six regular beers, but once you’ve found one you particularly like it’s worth committing to a two-litre growler. You can then save around $20 on subsequent trips by replacing your newly empty jug with a full one at a lower cost.
All of the beer is brewed on site with tours of the brewery available, and it’s worth devoting an afternoon to a great drive, followed by some quality local beer by the fire.