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Extending from the river to the mountains, Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail is a scenic drive to some truly lip-smacking hand-crafted beers. Visit the Trial and 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.
The High Country Brewery Trail 2016 collaboration brew showcases the hops grown in our own Alpine Valleys, celebrating the trails that connect us, and pays homage to the relationship between beers and bikes. This year's brew follows on from the Belgian theme of previous editions, and is a Belgian Ale, made with special Belgian yeast, local hops from the Rostrevor Hop Gardens (of course) and traditional Belgian malts. For the first time, the Rule #47 brew will be sold in cans rather than bottles, and will also be on tap at each of the microbreweries around the region. When you hit the High Country Brewery Trail, bring your bike, bring your thirst, and enjoy hand made, authentic craft beer from our passionate local brewers.
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.