Jump head first into Melbourne's boutique brewery scene. You'll find independent brewers all over town: from inner-city warehouses to neighbourhood garages.
Melbourne's passionate brewers experiment with flavours and combinations you won't find in commercial beers.
Many of these hyper-local breweries begin as a dream between friends or partners, brewing small-batch beers in basements, backyards and old workshops across the city.
This new breed of boutique brewers isn't afraid of a little experimentation, and they use their pint-sized scale to their advantage to create seasonal ales and flights of fancy.
You'll find traditional European style beers, fruity IPAs and many unusual flavour combinations.Try Moon Dog's 'Chocolate Biscuit Milk Stout' or the Henry Street Brewhouse 'Monsieur Grey IPA' (with French Earl Grey tea).
Beers are brewed on-site, sometimes footsteps away from where you are sipping. Pop int for a tasting and match it with a meal, from gastropub fare to food-truck fare.
Discover inner-city favourites The Mill Brewery and Stomping Ground in Collingwood – this suburb is the origin point of an ever-growing craft beer scene.
Head further to Temple Brewing Company in Brunswick, Tallboy & Moose in Preston and Two Birds Brewing in Spotswood – the latter is the first female-owned brewing company in Australia.