Think Local. Drink Local.

We’re a family owned brewing company from the great city of Newcastle in NSW.  We make high quality, well-balanced, drinkable beer. We believe beer and community are ingrained. Local community sharing quality local beer! Since 2012 that’s been our uncompromising passion.




Sneaky One



Sneaky One was our first beer and remains our flagship beer on tap. It has an Australian Pilsner Malt base with a couple of bags of Australian wheat thrown in for smoothness.

It’s low on bitterness with subtle hop aroma from NZ Pacifica and German Tettnang hops.

Easy drinking for every day enjoyment.

There’s always time for a Sneaky One!


4.2% abv
1.2 std drinks
Available in singles, 4 packs and cartons (24)

Old School



This Indian Pale Ale pays homage to all the pioneering brewers that decided to up the ante on a Pale Ale. This is a U.S. West Coast style IPA with an Austrailan malt base and U.S Amarillo, Cascade and Citra Hops.

We’ve aimed for a balanced bitterness with tropical hop aromas and a malt sweetness to round it up.

Hoppy, yet drinkable!


6.2% abv
1.8 std drinks
Available in singles, 4 packs and cartons (24)

Well Red



This is a new beer that was intended for tap only, but when the lockdowns hit, we moved it to cans.

It’s dark coppery red in colour with lovely light caramel, toffee flavours. As soon as you open the can there’s an intense citrus hop aroma from the large dosing of US Cascade and Citra hops.

The bitterness is subdued for a great balance and at 4.9% ABV you may be tempted to go back for another.

It pays to be well red!


4.9% abv
1.5 std drinks
Available in singles, 4 packs and cartons (24)

Coal Porter



Here in Newcastle we have the biggest coal port in the world, so we give you – Coal Porter.

This black beauty uses a base pilsner malt from the small family malting’s, Voyager Malt in the Riverina, NSW. We then add a bag of rolled oats for smoothness and build upon that with light caramel and dark wheat malts from Germany.

We then use all Tasmanian hops, Super Pride for bittering, Topaz and Australian Cascade for flavour and aroma. Then bring it all together with a U.S. west coast yeast, fermented a bit cooler than usual to keep it clean!

Expect some caramel and toffee flavours with subtle chocolate and a lightly roasted, smooth finish.

Might even be worth writing a song about!


4.7% abv
1.4 std drinks
Available in singles, 4 packs and cartons (24)



Albion Hotel
Alder Park Bowling Club
Belmore Hotel, Scone
Blind Monk
Boatshed Bar
Burwood Inn
Cooks Hill SLSC
Crown & Anchor
Dixon Park SLSC
Duke of Wellington
East Maitland Bowling Club
Edwards Bar

Fire Station Hotel
Grain Store
Grand Hotel
Great Northern, Teralba
Greenhouse Eatery, Medowie
Hamilton Station
Happy Wombat
Harrisons Food & Wine
Imperial Hotel, Maitland
Kawul, Hunter Valley
Kent Hotel
Kingsley Hotel @ Crystalbrook
Local Connections
Lock’s Paddock

Lucky Hotel
Mary Ellen Hotel
Newcastle Club
Prince of Wales
Royal Crown, Dudley
Seabreeze, Nelson Bay
Settlers Arms, Dungog
Ship Inn
Sunsets, Avoca Beach
Una Volta
Whistler, Maitland
Wil & Sons
Young Street



Always time for a sneaky one!


Grainfed teamed up with Benny Hay from Newcastle’s Honey Rogue Design to create a fresh tee for all you sneaky beer fiends out there!

These new shirts were printed by the legends at DEAS Screen Printing onto AS Colour unisex organic Staple tees.


Lachlan MacBean has been involved in the Australian brewing industry for over 16 years and a homebrewer for 27 years.

He started his career at Bluetongue Brewery from 2004 -2010, became a qualified brewer and has gone on to become an international beer judge and founder/owner of Grainfed Brewing.

Since 2010 he has raised his 3 sons, run a household, and grown Grainfed brewing company to what it is today.