Breweries of the Southern Highlands
Where To Go To Get Your Local Frothy Fix
How lucky are we to have a bunch of kickarse brewers in the Highlands who love creating delicious craft beer and super-cool places for us to hang out and drink said beer?!
Here's your go to list of local breweries and when, where and how to get your hands on an amazing tasting brewski (or two.....or four).
1 // Eden Brewery
We love how Jacob, the owner and Head Brewer of Eden Brewery in Mittagong is always experimenting and coming up with new craft beer flavours. Along with their core range, the Eden team regularly release limited edition concoctions of deliciousness that are super-popular. Brewery tours, local collabs, live music and food trucks on weekends give this place a fun and funky community vibe.
THE FOLD LOVES // hanging out, chatting to the team and grabbing a bite to eat and a cheeky ale while they fill up our Growlers and Squealers!
Delivery :: Free shipping in the Southern Highlands or a flat rate of $10.50 for delivery outside the region, or you can order and pay online and swing by to pick it up yourself.
2 // Southern Highlands Brewing
From the rugby field to the brewery, Southern Highlands Brewing launched in 2015 after founders Cameron James and Ben Twomey met at the Bowral Blacks. These guys have won a stack of awards including just recently winning Gold at the London Beer Competition! Awesome, right? The Southern Highlands Brewing team opened local favourite, The Taphouse in Mossy in 2017 where you can get all their ales and lagers on tap, and kick back with friends and a plate (or more) of something delicious from their beer-cuisine inspired menu.
THE FOLD LOVES // sipping on a Goodfather Porter by the fire in winter.
Delivery :: Yes, and it's FREE for locals.
On tap :: At The Taphouse, of course! And also the Bundanoon Hotel, Sutton Forest Inn, Argyle Hotel, Moss Vale Golf Club, Burrawang Hotel, Southern Highlands Winery, Surveyor General Inn Berrima, Bowral Hotel and the Bowral Blacks Rugby Club.
3 // Bowral Brewing Co.
Part of the Tractorless Vineyard family, the Bowral Brewing Co. make the Pigs Fly range of craft beers and ciders, with a strong focus on organic and sustainable practices. You can taste their brewski goodness at their tasting room at The Mill in Bowral, or at their cool Urban Cellar Door in Braemar (booked tours only at the moment), or look out for them at your local markets. These guys live and breathe local and organic!
THE FOLD LOVES // their fruity Pale Ale with a cheeky Pigs Fly cider on the side.
Delivery :: Local delivery available.
By the bottle :: Their range is available for you to taste at their tasting room at The Mill in Bowral.
4 // Highlander Beer & Brewing Company
This awesome small-batch beer manufacturer makes quality hand-crafted beer in Robertson. There’s no cellar door but you can order a case (or more) online to have this local brew delivered to your door, or head to these locals isted below to wet your whistle.
THE FOLD LOVES // popping into the Robbo Pub for some Highlander Pale Ale on tap.
Delivery :: Yes, across the Southern Highlands for free if you’re in Robertson or for a $10 flat fee to most other towns and villages.
5 // Wyadra Brewing
This micro-brewery tucked away in Tallong makes their beer with rainwater only. Fresh! Operated by husband and wife team, John and Kate Dall, their monthly Day on the Paddock events are great value and popular with locals and visitors. Book private tastings or fill up a long neck or a 2-litre growler with the Wyadra beer of your choice. They're open seven days a week but it's good to put a call in first as COVID is playing around with opening times a little.
THE FOLD LOVES // relaxed afternoons with friends having a few Wyadra beers in the sun.
6 // Southern Highlands Home Brew
If, after working your way through those five local breweries, you’re all inspired to brew your own, get in touch with Southern Highlands Home Brew in Mittagong.These guys have everything you need to get started. They also run workshops which are on hold at the moment because of COVID but will get them up and running again once we get to that non-COVID light at the end of the global pandemic tunnel we’re currently in!
THE FOLD LOVES // giving something new a crack!
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