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Extending from the river to the mountains, Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail is a 150km scenic drive to some truly lip-smacking hand-crafted beers. Visit Black Dog Brewery (Taminick), Bridge Road Brewers (Beechworth), Bright Brewery (Bright), Sweetwater Brewing Company (Mount Beauty), Social Bandit Brewering Co (Mansfield), Rutherglen Brewery (Rutherglen) and Blizzard Brewering Company (Dinner Plain) to taste the difference in beers made with passion, the best ingredients and the pristine waters of Victoria's High Country.
See close up where the beers are brewed, and learn what goes into crafting a unique beer. You might even learn a secret or two from talking to the brewers themselves (or a nod in the right direction to their favourite local mountain biking tracks, another shared passion of theirs!). Family friendly, our breweries have great outdoor areas for that beer in the High Country sun.
The brewery trail drive also meanders past the Rostrevor Hops Gardens, visible from the Great Alpine Road at Eurobin. Here, hops has been growing in the foothills of Mount Buffalo since the 1890s. Brewing in hop production areas, our brewers have the opportunity to make a wet hop beer during the March harvest.
Leave the car at homebase, and let North East Coachlines or River Tribe Adventures be your designated driver for the day. Soak up the sigths as you follow the High Country Brewery Trail, every Saturday from late September to June. Download a pocket guide to the High Country Brewery Trail or pick one up from our Visitor Information Centres or one of the breweries.