Bayside Beer Belt

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES TO BE RELEASED IN JANUARY 2022

Each Craft Beer & Spirit Tour will consist of a maximum of 20 people visiting 4 breweries located along the Bayside Beer Belt! At each stop you will meet with an expert beer pourer and be treated to a beer experience, which always includes a tasting! Each brewery offers a different experience ranging from a facility tour, a tasting experience, knowledge based chats and more. You will also be treated to lunch at one of the breweries. (We can cater for all dietary requirements on our Spirit Tour. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for those with Celiac disease on our beer tours)

Tickets are $125 per person (plus booking fees) and include:

  • Private Transport – Southern Star Tours
  • Private Host
  • 4 Brewery/distillery venue visits along the #baysidebeerbelt
  • 4 Tasting experiences (4 tastings per venue)
  • Lunch at one of the venues
  • Activities/ Games/ Prizes
  • Lots of fun!

Beer & Spirit Tour – Gift Voucher

Want to spoil someone you love with a day experience exploring the Bayside Beer Belt? Purchase a voucher and give them the choice of selected a date and tour that takes their fancy!

A proper gift certificate will be emailed to you after purchasing a ticket through Trybooking – please check your junk folder for the email.

Did you know that between Moorabbin and Seaford, and along that line, there are 10 Craft Beer Breweries and 3 Spirit Distilleries….

Yep – 10. We are calling it the Bayside Beer Belt, much like the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula are known for their wineries.

The Kingston Collective is all about connecting local businesses with local people and it seems like creating a Craft Beer & Spirit Tour along this Bayside Beer Belt is the right way to achieve this goal!!!

We have 9 of the best breweries and distilleries on board!

Our current partners in crime include:

Stomping Ground in Moorabbin:

Founded in 2016 by Steve Jeffares, Guy Greenstone and Justin Joiner, Stomping Ground is a neighbourhood brewery, bringing people together over a great beer. A century ago Collingwood was the epicentre of Australian brewing, and breweries were an integral part of their community. Stomping Ground proudly brought independent brewing back to its original stomping ground – and put the community at the heart of everything they do. They believe that beer should be for everyone and brew great beers to suit all tastes, from laid-back easy drinkers to adventurous spirits. Find out more at www.stompingground.beer

Wolf of the Willows in Mordialloc

Wolf of the Willows is a brewing company in Mordialloc, Victoria, established in 2014. We have a passion for producing hand crafted, modern ales that are distinct in quality, flavour and character – what we like to call ‘Ales of Distinction’. Our satisfaction comes from taking raw, natural ingredients and turning them into beers that we love to drink. This all said, if we can simply provide you with a moment of enjoyment from a pint of one of our humble ales, then our job is done. Small Batch. Handcrafted. Independent. Beer. www.wolfofthewillows.com.au

Braeside Brewing in Mordialloc

Collectively, the team brings +40 years of experience in the food & beverage industry and we are delighted to be showcasing our creative range of craft beers across 12 taps. Accompanying your beers, is a selection of fresh stone-fired pizzas and tempting bar menu. Additionally, our spirits and wines are produced locally to complete your experience. www.braesidebrewingco.com.au

Saint Felix in Mordialloc (Gin and Brandy!)

Saint Felix focusses on fruit-based spirits in brandy, aperitivo and contemporary forms. We’re also Australia’s first distillery to produce mastic gin. From the alpine regions of Japan to the forests of northern Greece, we strive to find ingredients that push the boundaries of the distilling process. Both underrated and undiscovered flavour explorations define our story, which we are excited to share with those adoring of great spirits. Our bottles are for the rookie and connoisseur alike. We constantly experiment with the abilities of fruits, spices and herbs from far corners of the earth, often venturing into untouched terrain. www.saintfelix.com.au

Boatrocker in Braeside

Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers, founded in 2009 by Matt & Andrea Houghton, have always set out to challenge the status quo. From starting Australia’s first barrel room dedicated to beer, making Australia’s first whisky barrel aged imperial stout, to winning (twice) Champion Australian Brewery. In 2017 they set their sights on rocking the boat in the spirit world, with a range of award-winning gins, rum, vodka and whisky. The Barrel Room is where we showcase our beers, spirits and cocktails and our famous hospitality. www.boatrocker.com.au

Bojak Brewing in Dandenong

Bojak Brewing – With a passion for carefully crafted beers and delicious beer food using locally produced ingredients, it’s the small, finer details that count. We pride ourselves on a quality core range of beers and whilst we focus on more traditional beer styles with a twist, we use our Limited release & Taproom Series to experiment and push the boundaries with beer. Our aim is to make a beer for anyone to enjoy, whether it be for someone who is just starting out in their craft beer journey, or a long term fan of craft beer – with 14 taps pouring we’ve got you covered. www.bojakbrewing.com.au

Mr Banks in Seaford

A small brewery in Seaford Victoria focusing heavily on IPA’s, Lagers, Stouts & Sours. Here at Banks we believe in fresh fun full flavoured beer. Always striving for drinkability & deliciousness in everything we do. Whether it be that cold crisp Lager your slamming down by the beach or the big juicy IPA you’re wishing wouldn’t end. We are always endeavouring to make it better and make it fresher. 100% cold storage & fresh is best. Thats the way we dig it. www.mrbanksbrewing.com.au

That Spirited Lot in Seaford

That Spirited Lot Distillers is a boutique family distillery located in Seaford, Victoria and is run by brothers Jon-Paul (JP) & Chris (Krill) Willigenburg and their sister-in-law Kate Barton. After separate careers in IT, Wine and Fashion, That Spirited Lot is the product of a lifelong dream to work together. The team are currently focused on producing a range of Single Shot, Pot Distilled Gins produced from wine they collect from the local wine regions of the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. Expect to see them produce a mix of the old classics and some experimental new age distillates. www.thatspiritedlot.com.au

Dainton Brewery in Carrum Downs

From gypsy brewer to Champion Large Craft Brewery in 7 years, it’s certainly been a wild ride for Dainton Beer. Established in 2013 by father and son duo, Dan and Kev, Dainton pride themselves on producing some of the most inventive, insane and downright delicious beer in Australia. From a core range of favourites to a steady stream of seasonal brews, you’re sure to find something you’ll love at this award winning brewery. Dainton believe in freedom of choice – that everyone has the right to stand apart, to be different and to be themselves – an ethos reflected in the diverse, inventive brews constantly coming out of their Carrum Downs brewery.. www.dainton.beer

 

OUR LEGENDARY TOUR SPONSORS

QUEST CHELTENHAM APARTMENT HOTEL

Quest Cheltenham is located in a picturesque bayside suburb, within easy reach of the World Class Victorian Sandbelt Golf Courses and is only minutes to Beaumaris Bay (Beach), Westfield Southland, Sandringham Hospital, Moorabbin Airport, Chifley Business Park and Woodlands Business Park.

Offering a choice of 55 serviced apartments including Studios, One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments.

The Studio Apartments with kitchenettes are the perfect alternative to a hotel room. The One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments are ideal for families, colleagues or larger groups looking for a home away from home experience with full kitchens and laundry facilities.

PIG BIG CANTEEN

American BBQ is the name of the game here, so bring your love for beef brisket, ribs and pulled pork. But that’s only the start! The ever evolving menu does burgers, loaded boxes, beef chilli, southern fries chicken wings and enough salad and vegetarian options satisfy everyone. Platters for sharing are popular and easy, with function menus for groups over 12 people.

Since opening in 2015, Big Pig has become a favourite spot for locals and friends who love their Barbeque and craft beer, to enjoy our rustic and spacious warehouse for dinner, functions, weddings and parties, or just popping in for a sneaky cocktail and a G’day.

GIN DISPENSARY

The Gin Dispensary is a gin bar and cellar door. We are located on Beach Road at the site of the former Beaumaris Hotel with views overlooking Port Phillip Bay. Our gin bar is open and airy, spread out across two levels with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Owned and operated by Chris and Fiona – “We wanted to ensure we created a bar that was comfortable and easy going for all who visit, a place where people can come and unwind”.

A place perfectly suited for Friday night drinks or small group gatherings. A place where the drinks are fabulous and the atmosphere is enticing. We created the Gin Dispensary to share our passion for gin.

BO GURKS

Here at Bo Gurks, we have created a cool bar that is both inviting and cozy, created for both locals and those travelling from afar.

We have a passion for people, food, great beers and excellent customer service and that is exactly what you will find! As you walk into this bar, you will find a fridge that runs the length of the wall, filled with over 400 independent craft beers. Down the back you will find a bar area with booth style tables and chairs as well as some high tops and high chairs. The walls in the bar area are covered with wall paper depicting Edithvale and the surrounding areas back in the early 20’s.

You will notice a large wood fire pizza oven in the middle of the venue which will very soon by serving pizzas directly to your table!