Brewmanity, South Melbourne

MELBOURNE | Brewmanity was founded in 2015 by former Melbourne Football Club captain David Neitz, his former team mate Paul Hopgood, and ex-CUB marketing manager Jamie Fox. It was created to support Neale Daniher in his battle against motor neurone disease, and to raise money for his charity, Fight MND.

It was only meant to be a one-off thing, but fate had other ideas, and early this year, Brewmanity opened their own brewery and tap room in South Melbourne. I was invited in to take a look. It’s an impressive 400 capacity space housed over three levels. There’s a downstairs bar, a second storey bar and private room, and two rooftop spaces. Views from both the second story weatherproofed outdoor space, and the rooftop spaces, look across to Southbank and the CBD.

On tap, you’ll find 14 beers, consisting of Brewmanity’s accessible core range, and head brewer Tim Miller’s craftier seasonal offerings. All of which are driven by Tim’s philosophy of “making good beer better”. There’s Social Beast, the pale ale that kicked things off in 2015, and beers like a Hazy IPA and the rather excellent Smoked Dark Larger. Beer can be ordered in pints, pots, and as part of a tasting paddle, and there’s a fridge filled with cans to take home.

If you’re not a beer drinker, Brewmanity is still a venue worth visiting. There’s a solid selection of classic and house cocktails, along with a selection of local red, white, rose, and sparkling wines.

Food is a mixture of pub favourites and other bites. Casual fare that goes well with drinks. Things like a chicken parma, South Melbourne dim sims, and glazed BBQ pork ribs with slaw. There’s also vegan options like baked cauliflower with tahini, pita, and pickles; and eggplant bao.


44-50 Tope Street
South Melbourne
Victoria 3205

Telephone: (03) 8652 8325
E-mail: [email protected]

Wed – Thu: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 1:00am
Sun: 12:00pm to 10:00pm



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