Amidst the stunning landscape of Red Hill is a niche microbrewery that brews beer just as impressive as Red Hill itself.
Red Hill Brewery is located just 90 minutes from Melbourne in the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland. Established in 2005 Red Hill Brewery can lay claim to being the first microbrewery on the Mornington Peninsula. It took seven years of dedication and determination from owners Karen and David Golding to not only obtain federal funding but to conquer planning restrictions and VCAT procedures. They have now embraced the subsequent agricultural requirements of their planning permit, growing their own hops on site. Red Hill Brewery strives to produce a premium quality beer.
The brewery is set deep within the picturesque bushland of Red Hill with its very own cafe.This cafe is open for special occasions and long weekends. Refer to their website for upcoming details. Visitors can view the large fermentation vats working away before entering the cafe and bar for a meal and of course a beer. An 800lt steam fired brewery produces three main beers including golden ale, wheat beer and scotch ale as well as one accompanying seasonal beer. Don't cheat yourself, try them all in a Tasting Paddle with one 130ml glass of each of the four beers to tantalise your tastebuds.
Whilst enjoying a special event or long weekend at the Red Hill Brewery cafe you can enjoy what the Goldings refer to as 'beer friendly food'. From moderately priced dishes for sharing to main meals, the brewery cafe is an easy choice for a lazy long weekend. Of course no beer drinking session would be complete without beer snacks such as nuts and beef jerky. There is also kids meals, local produce such as chutney and a selection of wines on the menu.
Red Hill Brewery is simple to find at 88 Shoreham Road. When heading south on Red Hill- Shoreham Road after the heart of Red Hill the brewery's sign is clearly visible on the right after the second bend.