Hops, Malt, Yeast & Pure Mountain Water
If our name doesn’t give it away, we’re obsessed with water. Looking at it. Relaxing by it. And most of all, making beer with it. While we originated in Fremantle, we were drawn to the Yarra Valley by the purity of the mountain spring water. Nature does the hard work; we simply add hops, malt and yeast. Unfiltered. Unpasteurised. Stop by sometime. We’ll show you how shepherding four simple ingredients towards harmony and balance, creates beautiful beer.
Australia’s original craft brewery
We’ve always strived for natural harmony and freedom. In the 80’s, this made us outlaws; brandishing our weapons of flavour and freshness. Turns out we weren’t the only ones craving an escape from the ordinary - people embraced this new frontier of beer.
Today, we’re still on the frontier. Both in the brewery and in exploring how to achieve 100% sustainability in everything we do.
Beer is around 95% water - hence the fixation. Ours is sourced directly from local mountain springs. Pure. Soft. Unadulterated. With our other raw ingredients, we use organic wherever we can. Then we get out of the way as much as possible and wait (and wait, and wait) while the natural flavours develop. Traditional brewing techniques take time. Slow beer makes for balanced beer.
We couldn’t let you watch us brew beer without giving you somewhere to taste it - that would just be cruel! Our working brewery in the Yarra Valley has a generous bar and beer hall where you can enjoy our beautiful beers at their freshest and best. The kitchen’s menu is designed to pair perfectly with our brews.