With more than 30 independently-owned, craft breweries producing up to 15,000 litres of beer each week, a world of untapped flavour can be found around Victoria. This ever expanding band of boutique brewers is hand-crafting beer with surprising results.
Beer falls into two categories – lager and ale. Craft brewers predominantly produce ales, ranging from red and brown to cloudy wheat styles, porters and stouts. The difference between commercially produced and artisan-style beer is the depth, complexity and variety of flavour that comes from finely weaving quality ingredients, and a general lack of preservatives and additives.