Hobsons Bay brewery hop
Whether a hot summers day or blustery winters night, time spent tasting your way through Hobsons Bay’s refreshing assortment of craft and microbreweries is a relaxing way to spend your day and get to know the locals. So, organise your mates, pull up a stool and plan to find your next favourite brew.
Two Birds Brewery is Australia’s first female owned brewing company and exemplifies everything that is good about the craft beer industry in Australia. Two Birds features a range of craft beers, cider and hard seltzer and welcome guests to sit down for a tasting while enjoying a bite to eat in a warm, casual atmosphere.
Just a 5 minute walk from Spotswood train station | Open Thursday – Sunday.
Close by you will find Hudsons Road Wine and Beer which features a curated collection of local independent wine labels and over 200 craft beers. While you are here, be sure to ask for a taste of local Autonomy Distillers gin or liqeur. Allow knowledgeable staff to help you find your perfect beer and either enjoy it in house or select a few meats and cheeses from their deli and enjoy a picnic along the waterfront.
Across from Spotswood train station | Open Tuesday – Sunday
Black Arts Brewers and Blenders is located in Williamstown North and feature barrel-aged wild ales inspired by the traditional beer-making of Belgium. Brewer and blender, Joshua Murnane, has turned his obsession for perfecting flavourful recipes into the resulting range of Black Arts brews that blur the lines between beer, wine and cider.
Open twice a month on Saturday’s between 2pm and 8pm | Bookings essential
Brew Works is the next stop on the brewery hop and Victoria’s latest brew-on-premise microbrewery. Sit back and sample the latest brews or brew your own fresh beer. The brewing process takes around an hour and your batch is left on site to settle and mature. On bottling day your beer will be filtered, chilled and carbonated, and ready to drink.
Open Wednesday to Saturday | Bookings required to begin your brew
Still looking for the perfect brew? Stop by Hopheads, a dedicated craft beer bottle store and bar showcasing the finest beers the world has to offer. With 12 rotating taps and a vast selection of bottled beer you are sure to find your perfect brew. Hopheads encourages patrons to BYO food and, nestled among the bustling cafes and restaurants of Pier street Altona, you will be spoiled for choice.
Adjacent to Altona train station | Open daily