The Bridge Road story
At the start of the millennium, Ben Kraus jetted off to Europe to learn the art of winemaking. Instead, he fell in love with his wife Maria, and a traditional microbrewery in Innsbruck. Soon after, Ben returned home a brewer, determined to leave his mark on the Australian beer scene. By 2006, the couple opened the doors of Bridge Road Brewers in Beechworth, which now employs 40 staff who all share a passion for good brews.
Ben and Maria's favourite things
When the couple aren’t busy quenching the thirst of tourists and locals alike, they love getting outdoors and exploring their area and dining at local restaurants.
- Mountain biking on local trails or walking and jogging along the cascades at Beechworth Gorge.