MELBOURNE | Kooinda Brewery started as a backyard brewery run by a bunch of mates, and evolved into a commercial brewery in 2008. It soon outgrew capacity and expanded to a large industrial space in Heidelberg West. It’s here where the brewing still happens today, and on Friday nights the brewery opens its tap rooms to give nearby workers and residents a space to chill and enjoy some fresh beer.
The space is very much a mostly bare bones large warehouse, with some couches and tables set up around the space, including a large screen for live sports and another that’s hooked up to a Nintendo 64. A few decorations, brewery paraphernalia and lights help spruce up the space a bit more, while a small bar to the side is where you can get your beer. On tap you’ll find Kooinda’s core range of beers, along with one or two seasonal offerings.
We love the malty and hoppy 6.5% ABV Black IPA, a great example of a style we don’t see brewed that often these days, and the Danger Zone, a 6.6% ABV IPA that uses Australian hops like Galaxy, Enigma and Vic Secret.
28 Culverlands Street
Fri: 4:00pm to 1:00am