Beer

bad shepherd brewing co cheltenham

MELBOURNE | Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. have a simple motto – “Leading you into temptation”, and when you walk into their Cheltenham brewery and try a few of their beers, you soon realise that they’ve done exactly that. Owners Dereck and Diti Hales, head brewer and American BBQ cook respectively, left

colonial brewing co. port melbourne

MELBOURNE | Colonial Brewing Company originated in Margaret River in 2004, and set the template for what a regional brewery could be. Great craft beers in a large, relaxing, welcoming space for locals and visitors alike. The views across over 60 acres of pristine farmland didn’t hurt either. Knowing that

2 brothers brewery moorabbin

MELBOURNE | 2 Brothers Brewery was one of the first microbreweries to set up shop in Melbourne’s South East when they opened in Moorabbin in 2007. In case the name didn’t give it away, it was founded by two brothers, Andrew and Dave Ong, who discovered craft beer while living and

dainton family brewery carrum downs

MELBOURNE | Dainton Family Brewing are located in Carrum Downs, in a part of Melbourne that’s slowly seeing more and more breweries set up shop. While it’s not the most central of breweries to visit in Melbourne, those who do venture out to the family run brewery are treated to some

boatrocker brewing co braeside

MELBOURNE | Boatrocker Brewing Co. was founded in Braeside by Matt and Andrea Houghton in 2009, and had some early successes with beers like Alpha Queen (a hoppy, 5% American Pale Ale), Hop Bomb (a 6.5% IPA packed full of hops), and of course the first Ramjet (a 10.2% Barrel-Aged Imperial

rochester hotel fitzroy rochey

MELBOURNE | The Rochester Hotel went from being a grungy dive, and not in a good way, to the kind of place you wanted to hang out in after receiving a much needed makeover in 2015. The makeover kept what was great about what was then called the Rochester Castle

fiftyfive melbourne cbd

MELBOURNE | Fiftyfive is located in a prime CBD location, yet many people walk past this basement bar every day without probably even realising it’s there. Located down a set of stairs on Elizabeth Street, near Flinders Street Station, Fiftyfive has been operating since 1999 and is a true gem

fox hotel collingwood

MELBOURNE | The Fox Hotel appears from the outside to be an old school Collingwood pub, but it has a decidedly modern ethos to the way it operates. There are several rooms in which to enjoy a drink or a meal (including a small, dog-friendly outdoor courtyard), and live music

mountain goat beer abbotsford

MELBOURNE | Mountain Goat Richmond is one of the old hands in Melbourne’s craft beer scene, and has seen a lot of changes since it was founded in 1997 by Cam Hines and Dave Bonighton. The biggest of those changes was of course the purchase of the brewery by global

moon dog brewing abbotsford

MELBOURNE | Moon Dog Brewing was founded in 2011 by brothers Josh and Jake Uljans and their friend Karl van Buuren 2010, and from the very beginning they were causing waves by brewing all kinds of interesting beers, rather than focusing on a core range of pale ales and IPAs.