MELBOURNE | Since launching a few years ago in Queensland, Range Brewing has fast become one of Australia’s most highly regarded breweries. Their beers are highly sought after, with limited releases often selling out withing minutes. Prior to 2020, their beers weren’t the easiest to get down in Melbourne, but with the opening of the Abbotsford taproom, things changed.
Step inside and the first thing you notice is that Range doesn’t look like your typical brewpub. Unlike the usual exposed brick, warehouse style format that many breweries favour, Range goes for more of a Scandinavian cafe type look. Lots of white, clean lines, timber, and natural light. If you didn’t know it was a brewery, you’d think it was a cafe.
There’s 12 beers on tap – a rotating selection of the latest beers shipped down from Brisbane twice a week. There’s also a fridge full of the latest release cans to enjoy on site or to take away. A diverse selection of beers with a particular emphasis on the hazy IPAs that Range has become known for. If you’re not a beer drinker, there’s a small selection of quality local wines and spirits.
There’s no kitchen on site, but you can order in food from any number of the great restaurants in the area, offering a diverse range of cuisines.
272 Johnston Street
Wed – Thu: 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm to 9:00pm