Our event will take you on the journey of beer as we know it at Phillip Island.
Bimbadeen Phillip Island, 550 Back Beach Rd, Ventnor
Time: 2.00pm – 1 – 2-hour tour.
This is a Phillip Island first, where craft beer is being brewed on the Island, utilising our natural surroundings to improve the quality and footprint of our locally produced beer.
At 2.00pm make your own way to Bimbadeen Phillip Island, a 340-acre family run working farm, for a 1 – 2-hour tour. It is here that you will see our hop harvest which was planted in September 2016. Steve from Bimbadeen will share some information on how the spent grain is used, innovative environmental practices used on the farm, the award-winning premium quality beef and the need for farming enterprises to diversify.
Ocean Reach Brewing, 47 Thompson Ave, Cowes
Ph: 0423 496 860
Time: 6:00pm till late
If you have traveled from Melbourne or afar this is the time to check into your accommodation ready for a 6.00pm start at Ocean Reach Brewing.
For the next part of your journey enjoy a four-course dinner inspired by beer using Bimbadeen produce. You will get five Ocean Reach beers, one of which brewed especially for GBW. Our relaxed environment will allow you to talk all things beer with the team at Ocean Reach and other guests.
During the evening, Simon Bismire our Head Brewer and co-founder will talk about the process Ocean Reach follows to produce quality craft beer for Phillip Island, why craft beer is different to commercial beer and the importance of using fresh and local ingredients where possible.