Our Story

Every glass of beer holds all of our workers passion, dreams and a strong sense of independence and such a beer is worthwhile sharing with every person

Who we are

The Ponies at the Prancing Pony Brewery love beer and proudly operate as an Independent Brewery in the Adelaide Hills. We believe in people making beer for people and building a community.

The Pony journey goes back when our co-founder and head brewer Frank had his home brew boil over on the stove so badly that Corinna, his wife and now CEO of the Prancing Pony, banned him to the shed as a result. By then, Frank already had a fictitious brewery called ‘Prancing Pony Brewery’ in his head when gluing labels to each bottle he filled. He probably just tried to impress Corinna.

Lots of Pony beer was shared with friends and one Sunday afternoon, after a long session, a couple of close friends said, ‘Let’s start a real brewery’. Together, we eventually formed a company with the purpose of bringing the beer we all love to life.  On the 1st of December, 2012, Prancing Pony Brewery pulled up the roller door and in 2015, the brewery relocated to a much bigger site in Totness – and where the Hell is Totness.

New venue in Totness

At the core of our brewery are our values, Honesty, Integrity, Independence and Community and everything that we do needs to fit into this.

We value getting the right people on our team, for it’s the Ponies that make it all happen; a diverse groups of people sharing our love and passion for beer.

The production brewery is located at a mere 4 minutes’ drive from iconic Hahndorf, a historic German settlements 30 minutes’ from Adelaide’s CBD.  The brewery restaurant is part of the brewery and all brewing processes can be viewed while enjoying a beer and some delicious food.  The venue seats 120 guests and there is a large beer garden adjacent to the brewery.

The venues is fitted out with rustic furniture, has an eclectic and inviting feel and is family friendly.  Well behaved dogs are welcome in the beer garden and we welcome people from all walks of live.  We support emerging performing and visual artists and we have amble live music performances and brewery events throughout the year.

Find Us

42 Mt Barker Road

Totness SA 5250

08 8398 3881