Behind the doors of Thunder Road Brewery, master brewers develop unique craft beers for locals keen on a drink with character. And with the philosophy, ‘Beers Without Borders’, you can bet these frothies that take you to another place.
Inside the Brunswick brewery are mammoth fermentation tanks, and when doors open for the weekend on Friday arvo, you get to sit right in the middle and watch the magic happen.
With eight series of beer, you’ll be mighty impressed with the range available, spanning from year-round brews to the vintage beer series. Flavours won’t disappoint either—the boys pour everything from aromatic and yeasty to refreshing and heavily hopped.
One of their Specialty Beers is the Caribbean Aged Rum Lager that channels all things summer with its sweet combination of toasty malt, vanilla, caramel, and burnt sugar from the aged dark rum. And for those seeking something a little fancy, Thunder Road can offer you the President’s Reserve—a collection of pinot, imperial Kolsch viognier, and cabernet sauvignon aged in French oak.
Food wise the team keep it pretty simple with a selection of classic Australian-style beer snacks. Goes pretty well with a pale ale or an ice-cold Kolsch. Make sure you take the time to check out owner Philip Withers' beer museum in The Keith Deutsher Library next door. You’ll find old-school bottles and beer labels, ancient keg systems and other weird stuff, including as a signed pic of James Boag posing with the Tasmanian cricket team.
Thunder Road Brewery open their doors Friday through to Sunday.
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