Victoria is known as a hotbed of fantastic craft beers and there are some fantastic breweries in Geelong. Head to one of the many boutique breweries and sample some of the best and unique local beers and spirits.
These sizable microbreweries offer many custom brews and seasonal flavours as well as the perfect accompaniment, hearty pub fare and a fantastic atmosphere. Whether you want to dine with your mates or enjoy a fantastic family dinner, these places are must visits when exploring Southern Victoria.
Otway Estate is a popular destination. wet your whistle with a range of premium handcrafted beers and farmhouse ciders served with platter of fresh local delicacies.
Little Creatures Brewery has become a national success wiht everyone singing praise for the delicious brews that come from this converted wool mill.
Forrest Brewing Company have micro brewed ales, stouts, locally roasted coffee and a seasonal weekend menu that has locals and tourists alike flocking to enjoy.
Blackman’s Brewery is in Torquay, where beer is brewed just a hop, skip and jump from the surf and not far from Bells Beach.
Flying Brick Cider House is open seven days a week and is a retro-inspired landmark venue with an innovative interior space and paddles of crisp handcrafted ciders.
Head to these places for happy hour of a day and bump shoulders with the locals, whose motto is surely “the more the merrier”.
You’ll find menus packed with local favourites and a welcoming atmosphere, these local breweries are the best places to dine.
Enjoy a flight of delicious crisp beers and linger over a casual lunch. Join the crowds for an alternative film night or raucous and fun Live Music Sundays.
Get really into your beer tasting. Talk in depth about full malt bills, the subtlety of standard amber ale and the balancing of hops against roasted malt flavours with the knowledgeable and passionate staff.
Whether you’re after something subtly spicy, a hint of floral sweetness or a malty full strength pilsner, it’s all available in Geelong, these craft beer places are must visits!