The Kaddy Top 50 Bestselling Australian Craft Beers of 2022
December 12, 2022
We're in a craft beer boom time.
With craft currently growing at 17.7% YoY, and the number of breweries in Australia now topping over 300, we're genuinely in the midst of a beer diversity golden age. One where, despite flat or declining overall beer consumption, drinkers are embracing the joy of more styles from more breweries than ever before.
Here at Kaddy, we're deep in the thick of this beer bonanza, with 3,400 beers currently listed on Kaddy Marketplace (almost double the number of listings from last year), with beer now making up 5 of the top 10 bestselling SKUs across the entire Marketplace.
This week, as we finish off 2022 and start gazing at 2023, we want to celebrate the beers that have really resonated with the 3,000+ venues that use the Kaddy Marketplace and have dived into the data for some answers.
Here then is the Kaddy Top 50 Bestselling Australian Craft Beers of 2022, showcasing what has moved across Australia's bottleshops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, RSLs, boozy barber shops and every other licensed premises (we love them all) in 2022.
You'll notice we have broken this down into five different styles to help paint a more comprehensive picture than just a list dominated by lager, pale ale & IPA. Some beers also fit into multiple categories (like the Heaps Normal XPA), so we're choosing one that fits best.
What a great list of products this is too.
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Kaddy Top 50 Bestselling Australian Craft Beers of 2022
The Top 10 bestselling Australian craft lager of 2022
Yulli's Brews Seabass Mediterranean Lager
White Bay Lager
TWØBAYS GFB Draught
Modus Operandi Cerveza
Range Brewing Buddy Lager
Yulli's Karaoke Kingu Japanese Rice Lager
Brick Lane Brewing Brick Lane Draught
Mountain Culture Lager
Hairyman Brewery Pop Ale Hybrid Lager
Wayward Brewing Co - Everyday Lager
The Top 10 bestselling Australian craft pale ale and hazys of 2022
Mountain Culture Status Quo Pale Ale
Range Brewing DISCO Pale Ale
White Bay Sunny Hazy Pale Ale
TWØBAYS Gluten Free Pale Ale
Akasha Freshwater Pale Ale
Range Brewing Endless Summer Californian Pale Ale
Yulli's Brews Norman Australian Ale
Wayward Brewing Co. Everyday Ale
CBCo Pale Ale
Mountain Culture American Pale Ale
The Top 10 bestselling Australian craft no or low-alcohol (NOLO) beers of 2022
Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
Heaps Normal Another Lager
BrewDog Nanny State Hoppy Alcohol Free Ale
Brick Lane Sidewinder
Bridge Lane Brewers Free Time
Range Brewing Low Key Non-Alc Pale Ale
Heaps Normal Half Day Hazy
Sidewinder Passionfruit XPA No Alc
Sidewinder Lime XPA No Alc
Big Drop Brewing Poolside DDH IPA
The Top 10 bestselling Australian craft XPA & IPA of 2022
Yulli's Brews Amanda Mandarin IPA
Mountain Culture Cult IPA
TWØBAYS Gluten Free IPA
TWØBAYS Gluten Free XPA
Akasha Hopsmith IPA
BrewDog Punk XPA
Akasha Canada Bay XPA
Mountain Culture Double Red IPA
The Top 10 bestselling Australian craft sour, stout & other styles of 2022
Mountain Culture Moon Dust Stout
Wayward Brewing Co - Raspberry Berliner Weisse
Yulli's Brews Slick Rick's Rampaging Red Ale
Big Drop Brewing Co. Galactic Milk Stout (Non Alc)
Local Brewing Co. Red Velvet Milk Stout
CBCo South West Sour
Grifter - Serpents Kiss Watermelon Pilsener
Batch Brewing Co - Elsie the Milk Stout
Grifter Pink Galah Pink Lemonade Sour
BrewDog Passionfruti Blitz Session Sour
(figures drawn from craft beer sales across Kaddy Marketplace in 2022)