Saint John Craft Beer in Launceston, Tasmania, devotes most of its eight draft lines to domestic microbrews, including kick|snare, Willie Smiths Cider, and Young Henrys. There’s also a cask pump for room temperature revelations like Morrison Brewery’s robust chocolate porter. Layout-wise, there’s a food truck in back and an intimidating selection of takeaway bottles up front. Fear not—the bartenders are happy to steer you toward the good stuff. Sound like craft beer nirvana? You have Ritual Coffee founder Tim Jarosz and his two business partners, Luke Dempsey and Ryan Campling, to thank for that. These gentlemen noticed a hole in the beer market years ago and didn’t just fill it—they set the bar for the rest of Australia.
133 St. John St., Launceston, Tasmania, Australia; +61-3-6333-0340.