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.

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A taste of what we're up to

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.

100% Natural Ingredients

Our Approach

Beer is around 95% water - hence the fixation. Ours is sourced directly from the hills of the upper Yarra Valley, Gilderoy 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. 

Our story

What’s in a date? Everything. We started in the 80’s, on a mission to shake up the conformity of Australian beer. With a passion for flavour we introduced the country to craft, opening up a world of amazing styles.

Where to Find Us

336 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC 3777

Matilda Bay Brewery is open 7 days a week for dine in service. Our operating hours are:

Sunday – Thursday: 11.30am – 10pm (kitchen open 12pm – 8pm)

Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 11pm (kitchen open 12pm– 8.30pm)


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