The history of beer in the Yarra Valley is believed to go back to the early 1800s when growing hops was a major farming activity in the region. Whilst hops farms have disappeared today except for the odd hop kiln remains, the craft breweries in the Yarra Valley are working hard to make sure beer remains an important part of the Yarra Valley’s past, present and future. The Yarra Valley is also one of Victoria’s oldest cider regions and was the birthplace of Australian Champagne cider. It is believed that cider production dates back to the 19th century and records show cider production by Mac’s Lilydale cider from as early as 1934.
The Yarra Valley might be world famous for its wineries but it is also home to some of Australia's best breweries (and cideries). Combining great food, comfortable transport, VIP brewery access with knowledgeable guides dedicated to the history of the local region and beer and brewing guaranteeing guests will have the best experience possible.