Ballarat Breweries

Red Duck Brewery

Red Duck Brewery founded on the shores of Lake Purrumbete in 2005, but now located in Ballarat is one of the smallest Micro-breweries in Australia. Red Duck brews all natural beers, so you can enjoy purity, freshness and good health from the World’s most popular beverage. As practitioners of Real Craft brewing, they brew to strength for every batch, which means no dilution, no additives or artificial chemicals to enhance the brewing process, the beer or to make their brewing more efficient. Their beers are made from all grain: malt barley, malt wheat, unmalted wheat, and a range of other natural grains. They only use hops, not hop oils, extracts or derived products.

Cubby Haus Brewery

A family run operation, the Cubby Haus Brewing Bar opened in September 2016. They are a small craft brewery and bar located in Mount Pleasant, Ballarat, where they create small batch classic style beers as well as innovative contemporary interpretations. An industrial shed turned into a Brewery and Bar, the hand-built brew house is capable of multi-stepped brews and traditional decoctions giving them the flexibility to produce unfiltered and naturally conditioned and chemical free beers true to style.

The Hop Temple Brewery

The Hop Temple is a venue located in central Ballarat in the small Hop Laneway. The Hop Temple is a venue that showcases all the local Craft Beers as well as good local wine and food. It has a family orientated atmosphere, making it a very relaxing place to have a few drinks with family and good friends alike. A great way to finish off a Hops n Grapes Winery or Brewery Tour.

Kilderkin Distillery

Located in the historical city of Ballarat, Kilderkin Distillery is the first distillery in the region since the 1930s. Kilderkin Distillery was established in 2016 after many years of dreams and careful planning by brewer Scott and Chris, who has a lifelong interest in distilling. They joined forces and decided that it was time to fulfil their dreams.Their brewery and distillery are both located on the one premises, offering an experience like no other. Where else can you get to taste high quality craft Gin, Whiskey and beer?

Aunty Jacks Brew Pub

Aunty Jacks is a lovely Brew Pub newly opened in Ballarat. It is the place to visit to learn everything about Beer with an in-house education class, whilst celebrating the artisan craft of brewing and learning about sustainable agriculture. Creating beautiful beer such as Pale Ale, Stout and Lager. The Brewery and eating Hall has a lovely warm welcoming feel with very friendly Staff. They also offer a simple, yet delicious food menu, well paired with their beers. A great place to visit.

321 Cider and café Sidra

Located just outside of Ballarat at the gateway to the Pyrenees and Grampians wine districts you will find 321 cidery and café Sidra in the historic township of Learmonth. Café Sidra is the cellar door to 321 cidery,which is located just across the road.The 321cider journey started long before the popularity of cider in Australia and they produce a special product, using heritage cider apples and a commitment to sustainable production and their use of local sourcing and manufacturing.They produce the award winning ciders, 321 traditional cider and Methode Traditionelle Cuvee. Café sidra is also a great place to stop if you want some beautiful food and great coffee. A must visit.

Geelong breweries

Valhalla Brewing

Valhalla Brewing is a micro brewery located in Torquay on the stunning Surf coast of Victoria. They also have a Taproom which is located in Geelong, Victoria’s largest regional city around one hour west of Melbourne.They are passionate about creating quality, handcrafted beer that helps to open up people’s perceptions of what beer can or should be by making beers that will excite and interest dedicated craft beer drinkers, yet also provide an enjoyable experience for the average beer drinker.Their first and commercial beer, the Obsidian black ale, was brewed in 2016, and still remains their flagship favourite. A really cool place to visit.

Bells Beach Brewing

Bells Beach Brewing is built on belief and capability.  Founders Jono and Adam were inspired by the landscape of Bells Beach and the Surfcoast but uninspired by the beer they found in the location back in the day. After 3 years of up-skilling and experimentation they brought their first beer, Southside Saison, to market in 2015 which subsequently won a Silver at the craft beer award – not a bad first effort.  Buoyed by great feedback and growing sales Jono and Adam continued to grow the core range, gypsy brewing around the Geelong and Surfcoast, until in 2017 they decided it was time to put down roots of their own in the home of surfing.  After approaching renowned sports photographer Jeff to buy some surfing photos, they ended up gaining the third member of the Bells Beach crew who joined them on the journey of finding a location to build a brewery and tap room in Torquay. Located in Baines crescent, Torquay, just near the Surf shop factory outlets. A lovely relaxing venue.

Blackmans brewery

Blackmans brewery is 100% independently owned, they brew and package everything they produce on site in their amazing backyard in Torquay, on the beautiful Surf coast of Victoria. A dream since their first visit to Cantillon Brewery in Brussels, 2012, becoming instantly inspired to one day brew a similar range of beers. The Barrel Farm specialises in bringing Barrel Aged, Sour and Farmhouse Ales to the Geelong region.The Barrel Farm quickly went from dream to reality upon a visit to a beautiful farmstead in Barwon Heads where they currently store our barrels. Located in three different venues across the Geelong region, In the surf coast town of Torquay, 500 metres from the beach, Located down the laneway just off Little Malop in Geelong and on the main street of Ocean Grove.