My Trip To The Bellarine Estate Micro Brewery

Every month we select a new craft beer of the month and as head of research and craft beer discovery I headed on down to the Bellarine Brewing Company. B.t.w I just thought of that title; sounds like a good job title, dont you think?

Visitor Information Centre

Visitor Information Centre – Where’s Bellarine Estate?

Bellarine Estate sign

Bellarine Estate sign

The Bellarine Estate micro brewery was established in 2007 and quote “produces exceptional quality lagers, ales, pilsners and stouts.” It’s located on the Bellarine Peninsula, a short trip from Geelong in Victoria,  and according to their website are the only brewery in the area brewing craft beer.

Bellarine Estate Brewing Tanks

Bellarine Estate Brewing Tanks

Bellarine Estate quote, “The beers are distinctly different, full of character and flavour as only quality micro brewed beer can delivery. This is beer with attitude, perfect for the first time beer drinker and loved by the mature palate of a seasoned connoisseur.”

Bellarine Estate Craft Beer Selection

Bellarine Estate Craft Beer Selection

So with a description like this I couldn’t wait to try the Bellarine Estate craft beer tasting paddle showcasing their Lonsdale Lager, Pale Ale, Mussel Stout and Ginger Beer.

Bellarine Estate Beer Tasting Paddle

Bellarine Estate Beer Tasting Paddle

But when I first saw the tasting paddle I was a little concerned and  said to Katie (aka Bellarine Estate beer and wine tasting expert), “Wow, I’ve never seen a tasting paddle filled with pots!?” Katie laughed and said, “We actually make the tasting paddles here”, which added to the overall micro brewery experience, and gladly Katie didn’t  fill them to the top (because I was driving) and the beer tasting game begun.

Rob Holding The Bellarine Estate Beer Tasting Paddle

Rob Holding The Bellarine Estate Beer Tasting Paddle

I started with the Bellarine Estate Lonsdale Lager,  followed by their Pale Ale, Mussel Stout, and finished with their alcoholic Ginger beer (a first for me) and experienced a range of craft beer I’d highly recommend.

So without further adieu, the July Beer of the month is the Bellarine Estate Lonsdale Lager! And will return for the Stout (perhaps in August while it’s still winter) and the Ginger beer in summer.

Micro brewery rating? It’s a great place to try some exciting craft beer, local wine and relax by the fire.

Cheers,
Robert from the Beer Of The Month Club

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If you can dream it..

I was in the below foyer at Crown Casino today in Melbourne and found myself spinning around in awe at this amazing realization of a dream.

Crown Casino Melbourne

If you can dream it you can do it

But it didn’t happen overnight – And from all reports cost multiple times the projected budget.

But someone started it – and kept it going until someone said YES! Then someone else said yes – And with the help of others all working towards a shared goal a dream became a reality.

So what are you waiting for? Because the best time to start is now – step by step.

Cheers,

Rob from Gift Of The Month Clubs

 

 

 

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Flower Of The Month Club, Premium Membership

Flower Of The Month Club, Premium Membership

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Flower Of The Month Club, Deluxe Membership

Flower Of The Month Club, Deluxe Membership

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