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Red Hill Brewery: European-Inspired Brews, Australian Setting

Review

Address: 88 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South, Victoria, 3937

Varieties: Golden Ale, Pilsner, Wheat Beer, Scotch Ale

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Experience

Expect a quality brew without pretension when you pay a visit to Red Hill Brewery. This charming, casual and rustic estate has the same down-to-earth kind of feel as your favourite local pub, except with pourers who have a touch more expertise and insider knowledge.

Owners Dave and Karen Golding gave up the rat race to open Red Hill Brewery – the first of its kind on the Peninsula – and now they offer visitors the same kind of escape from the city every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday (plus extra days during the summer).

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Beverages

Red Hill Brewery’s beer selection follows the quality over quantity path. Their distinctively European-inspired brews are built on four core offerings that are available all across the year; Golden Ale, Pilsner, Wheat Beer, and Scotch Ale.

Then there are their famous seasonal offerings, which range anywhere from festive Christmas Ales to Imperial Stouts that provide a warm refuge in the frosty winter. Red Hill Brewery offers tasting paddles that make it easy to sample whatever they’ve got on tap at the time, plus a selection of wines and other beverages on hand if you’re not in the beer mood.

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Food

There’s not much that beats a pint in one hand and a BBQ in the other. Teaming up with Red Gum BBQ, Red Hill Brewery provides a great selection of hearty food options on weekends and public holidays.

Tuck into slow-smoked Southern-style beef ribs, pulled pork and beef briskets, and top it off with some slaw, potato salad, BBQ brisket beans, plus plenty more. We can hear your stomach rumbling already.

Setting

Adding to its overall rustic charm, the Red Hill Brewery estate is tucked away in the Victorian bushland. They’ve converted a large barn to become a multi-functional beast; where they brew and you drink and eat.

You can sit up at the bar with a tasting paddle or head down to the extra seating, with a large patio providing the perfect spot for you to enjoy your cold one. The relaxed atmosphere transports you far, far away from the hustle of your workweek, and will have you wanting to stick around for hours.

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What we like

This place is the perfect spot for some well-deserved relaxation. It works perfectly as a stop at the end of the tour, where our guests can wind down, enjoy a delicious beer and bask in the beauty of this slice of Peninsula heaven.

What we don’t  like

Seating can be pretty limited inside, which is difficult in winter. That’s especially the case on Saturdays, when Red Hill Brewery can become insanely busy. Still, there’s a reason why this place is so popular, and it’s often worth braving the crowds to find out why.

Explore more wineries in the Mornington Peninsula or return to the Mornington Peninsula Tours page.