Saint John Craft Beer

Saint John Craft Beer

– Craft Beer Bar & Bottle Shop – 

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 ‘Launceston craft beer bar. Eight taps featuring the best of international and Tasmanian craft beer, as well as a fantastic range of bottled beer (170+), apple cider, wines, and spirits. BYO food any time, with plenty of options nearby for excellent meals. Eats with Beats food van out the back Tuesday-Saturday from 6pm.’  


Saint John’s is a small Bar, and Craft Beer Bottle Shop in the heart of Launceston. Offering one of, if not the most extensive selection of Craft Beer available in Tasmania. With 14 Beers on Tap served over 2 Separate Bars, over 110 Premium Spirits and 170+ Packaged Beers available to take Home, or to enjoy in the Warm, Relaxed and Comfortable Atmosphere of the Bar.

The Friendly Team at Saint John are more than happy to take the time to find the right Product for your Special Occasion. Being extremely knowledgeable in both the Packaged Selection and of course the Freshly Tapped Beers served over the Bar.


Saint John offers a vast selection of Local Produce from Van Dieman BrewingKick Snare BrewingMorrison BreweryHobart Brewing CompanyLittle Rivers Brewing, and Launceston’s latest Brewing sensation, Ocho Beer just to name a few.

As expected a vast selection of Australian and Internationally Imported Beers are also available at Saint John Craft Beer. With crowd favourites Modus OperandiPirate Life BrewingHolgate BrewhouseStone Brewing Co, Deschutes Brewery, and Ballast Point Brewing regularly making an appearance on the Tapped List. 


– The Barrel Room –

In addition to the main craft bar, Saint John offers a private bar room able to accommodate 80 thirsty guests, with another 6 taps featuring different beers to the main bar. This venue, referred to as the Barrel Room, suits a variety of events: stand up and sit down festivities, long table business meetings, presentations on our projector screen, dinner parties, game nights, master classes or product launches; any and all imaginative reasons to clink cheers are welcome!

The Barrel Room is open every Friday & Saturday night to the public & an events space every other day and night of the week, available for hire.

Email: for more information.

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– Meat Tray Tuesday –

Every Tuesday. Drink Beer. Win Meat. Drawn 7pm Sharp. 

– Winter Film Series – 

Pairing up with the BOFA Film Festival to screen a film every Sunday for 6 weeks in the Barrel Room Bar.

Food is available from 5pm,

Films start at 7pm.

Tickets are $15 purchased at the bar. 


 – Craft Beer Selection 

[ 170+ Varieties from Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, United States, Germany, and even Japan. Certainly one of the most impressive selections available in Tasmania. ] 

– Storage & Handling

[ Care is taken to limit sunlight exposure at Saint John, with all packaged beers facing away from the light. Unfortunately, you will still find some Beers stored on the Dry-Shelf, however, care has been taken to ensure that Hop-Forward IPA’s, Pales, and Pilsners get first place in the Fridge. While Stout’s, Porters, and Dark Ales being more suitable to Cellar Conditions make up a large proportion of the Dry-Shelf. ]  

– Product Knowledge

[ Luke and the Team at Saint John are highly knowledgeable when it comes to the produce they serve. Regularly testing the produce, hosting Events, and even Master Classes to ensure they can find the right Beer for whatever mood you are in. ]


 We Spoke with the Venue Manager and Resident Beer Freak, Luke Dempsey. We asked him about his Top 5 Inspirational Beers, as well as his all time Top 5.

(In no particular order)

– Luke’s Top 5 Inspirational Beers – 

  • St Ives – Old Bastard
  • Fullers – London Porter 
  • Little Creatures – Pale Ale 
  • Kooinda – Black IPA 
  • Brewdog – 5 AM Saint Red Ale

– Luke’s Top 5 All Time Favourites –

  • Epic Brewing – Hop Zombie IPA 
  • Stone Brewing Co. – Ruination 2.0 DIPA
  • Beer Here – Dark Hops Black IPA
  • Alesmith – Speedway Stout
  • Pirate Life Brewing – West Coast Pale Ale 

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– Get In Contact With Saint John Craft Beer – 

  • Address: 133 St John Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 00:00 / Sunday 14:00 – 22:00
  • Phone Number: (03) 6333 0340
  • Email:
  • Bookings/Events: 

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