MELBOURNE | The new Deeds Brewing taproom has opened, after council and permit delays, then 2020, thwarted their multiple attempts to get this thing off the ground over the past few years. And it’s worth the wait.
The brewery has been around since 2012, when owners and beer importers Patrick Alé and Dave Milsten turned their hand to selling their own beers, as Quiet Deeds. Today, they’ve grown their reputation to become one of Melbourne’s best breweries, with head brewer Justin Corbitt making some brilliant drops. They’ve been brewing at this site since 2019, and all of the renovations look great. It’s a huge space, formerly home to an auto workshop, and there’s a lot on offer.
You can get the entire Deeds range here, from core range beers to limited and brewery only releases, and there’s a good selection of local wines, spirits, and cocktails for those who don’t like beer. They’ve also got a takeaway license and a full stocked fridge full of cans, and crowlers.
The food menu isn’t your typical pub/brewery food either. Head chef Paul Kasten uses ingredients from the brewing process where possible, to creat some tasty dishes. Think hop cured salmon ceviche with creme fraiche, fennel, and Geraldton wax, beer battered blue grenadier, fennel, celeriac, and malt vinegar, and smoked pork croquettes with honey mustard and pickles. It’s all very tasty, if admittedly somewhat on the pricey side.
4 Paran Place
Mon – Fri: 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sat – Sun: 12:00pm to 11:00pm