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 story of the Pony goes back, when our Co-founder and Head Brewer, Frank had a batch of his home brew boil over on the stove. Corinna, his wife, now CEO of the Prancing Pony then 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 did all this 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?)

The Brewshed 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 group of people sharing our love and passion for beer. 

The brewery is located only four minutes’ drive from the iconic Hahndorf, a historic German settlement 30 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD.  The Pony Brewshed 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 building. 

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

Find Us

42 Mt Barker Road

Totness SA 5250

08 8398 3881



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