Bullant Brewery Bruthen Opens Doors
East Gippsland adds a new string to its tourism bow with the opening of a boutique micro-brewery, Bullant Brewery Bruthen, along the Great Alpine Road.
Under the proprietorship of Stringybark Cottage proprietors Neil and Lois Triggs, Bullant Brewery Bruthen created its first brew, Mossiface Pale Ale, in January. March sees the on-site brewery shift into top gear with three more of their own brews available – a stout, wheat beer and English dark ale – as well as an apple cider from Kellybrook and some guest beers on tap.
A selection of nibbles prepared on-site has been designed to give a local flavour to the beer quaffing experience, from small bites (paprika and Murray River salt roasted almonds) to share bites (local charcuterie meat plate, cornichons, mustard and Maffra cheddar with bread) and even sweet bites (Bruthen berry trifle). There is also a full dinner menu offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
The modern-industrial building housing the brewery and cellar door has been constructed by Gippsland tradesmen and locally sourced materials as a tribute to the area. Of particular note is the big copper brewhouse and fantastic views from the deck overlooking the Tambo Valley, which makes Bullant Brewery Bruthen an ideal drop-in destination for those passing by on Wednesdays to Sundays.
Neil and Lois anticipate bottling their beers and making them available from both the brewery and some outlets in Bairnsdale very soon. In the meantime, paying a visit to Bullant is the only way you get to sample their lovingly-crafted boutique brews.
For further information about food and wine attractions in Gippsland, visit: www.inspiredbygippsland.com
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