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This here is Ned Kelly country. There’s not a business name or street plaque in the town of Beechworth that won’t forget to remind you.
Beechworth is famous for being the town infamous bushranger and thief Ned Kelly went to prison, and just down the road is where where Kelly Gang’s Last Stand took place.
While many people flock to the town to visit the many attractions around Australia’s Gold Rush years, there’s an even more pressing reason to visit – the Bridge Road Brewers.
This microbrewery is a hidden gem in Beechworth, and we thought it was so good, that we put it on our Australia Bucket List – you know, the highlights of the biggest island in the world.
We visit a lot of pubs and breweries on our trip around Australia, but it’s rare we find one we love so much.
In this guide, we share our reasons to visit Bridge Road Brewery and why we loved it so much…
About Bridge Road Brewery
- Location: Old Coach House Brewers Lane, 50 Ford Street Beechworth, Victoria
- Website: http://bridgeroadbrewers.com.au/
- Opening hours: Kitchen opens lunch 7 Days a week, 12 – 3pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6pm.
But first, a little story behind Bridge Road Brewers. It all started back in 2005 when a passionate beer lover turned his family shed into a brewery.
Yep, you heard that right – a shed! The founder had a deep love for brewing beer and decided to share his creations with the world.
Bridge Road Brewery quickly became a pioneer in the Australian craft beer scene, gaining a well-deserved reputation for their exceptional brews.
From their humble beginnings, they’ve grown into an iconic brewery, offering visitors a unique experience in the picturesque town of Beechworth.
As of 2023, their Bridge Road HQ in Beechworth features a pizzeria, a 340 seater taproom, and a 25HL brewhouse.
They also have another brewery in East Brunswick, in the inner north of Melbourne.
Drinks at Bridge Road Brewers
They have a wide range of styles of beer to cater to every taste. Their core range favourites include the Beechworth Pale Ale, which is an Aussie craft classic loved by many, to the Gladfield Ale. They’ve got it all on tap!
They also have a Chevalier range, which features beers made using their own Saison yeast strain, which brings out their unique hop aromas and citrus character. These…