What's brewing in the region? A craft beer and liquor revolution, is what. In coastal towns, on hinterland estates, and in Geelong, breweries, cideries and distilleries are popping up and drawing legions of fans.
With its clear waters, fertile soils and unique microclimate, the region's beers are rich and diverse and range from briny bitters to crisp pale ales. See how the evolution of craft breweries in Geelong and the Bellarine has made the beloved brew a major player in the region's food and beverage scene.
Find many of life's little pleasures at Little Creatures. Wander through the brewery's Village wonderland in South Geelong to sample a few. Stop off at the Canteen for pale ales and pizzas, or try a Furphy Ale, made from locally sourced ingredients. Head on to the White Rabbit Barrel Hall for a glimpse at the sibling brewery’s beer-making process and a taste of their specialty beers, including an award-winning white ale, at the bar.
While in the neighbourhood, drop into the Bellarine Brewing Co's brewery for craft beers inspired by the region, such as Mussel Stout, Lonsdale Lager or Queenscliff Pale Ale, or dine and imbibe at Odyssey Tavern & Brewery, with its famous Calypso Pale Ale.