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The Steam Exchange Brewery

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Address: Lot 1 Goolwa Wharf, Public Road, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8555 3406
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Great craft beer

We visited the brewery after a round trip ride on the Cockle Train. There were 4 beers on tap and we sampled each of them. My husband thought the Pale Ale was extremely good. The... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Linda C
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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This excited me when I first saw the building. When I got to the bar it was underwhelming, whisky $15.50 a 30ml nip. First release. A middie in Nsw or schooner in s.a is $7,00 plus but the beer I tasted was nice. Nice location right on the water front. I guess you need to make your own assessment of... More 

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Thank Paul R
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Went in to try a few beers didn't realise it was now a distillery that also sells beer( curtly informed by owner). Ordered some beer samples, the beer were nice, although nothing outstanding. Felt like i was imposing by trying to chat and ask about products offered. I got the impression that the passion had died and it was reflected... More 

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Thank foodbuff78
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the brewery after a round trip ride on the Cockle Train. There were 4 beers on tap and we sampled each of them. My husband thought the Pale Ale was extremely good. The Southerly Buster, stout and steam Ale all were distinct in flavor and quite tasty. Glad we stopped in!

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1 Thank Linda C
Adelaide, Australia
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204 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This micro brewery is in a converted railway goods shed nestled between the water's edge and the Goolwa railway station. The interior is replete with vats, etc giving it a distinct industrial look. The sign says it "was not made over by marketing stylists", but it looks like they simply ran out of money to finish the refurbishment. Has real... More 

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1 Thank AstroBloke
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing for atmosphere and the craft beers are amazing. Visit everytime we are at Goolwa.

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1 Thank Rebecca B
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The beers good and the spirits are ok. This place could be so much more than a shed with a bar. The kids love the train going on the track for about half a beer then it's trying to stop them getting into trouble.

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Thank Pockle88
Seaford, Australia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

What a great place? Loved the decor ,very casual with all the 'vats' around you. The view to the river. Nice beer, not so memorable 'pinot gris"........lovley place iwth WONDERFUL service.

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1 Thank Linda W
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This place could be so well done as the shed is really cool and in a great location. The set up is haphazard and appears disorganized with patrons sitting amongst the machinery. We are interested in the process but also want to sit & relax. The owners proudly display a sign saying they don't believe in fancy marketing or spin... More 

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Thank MarionH25
Melbourne
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Loving my whiskey I was very excited to find this place down on the wharf at Goolwa. I love to visit these kinds of cozy places to discover and learn about the locally made produce, sample the goods so to speak over an hour or so. Unfortunately on this day I felt like I was interrupting someone's work and left... More 

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Thank Mattiedbrown
Adelaide
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A great location. Just 50 meters from our front door. Try the paddle for starters. This will give you a taster of each brew. My favorite is the southern bluster. Also makes the best gin. Would be great if they served food. Does a nice coffee for those unfortunate enough to have to drive

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1 Thank david_hAdelaide

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