Nagambie could well be Victoria’s hidden gem. Long known to those who frequent activities around Lake Nagambie throughout the warmer months, over the past few of years the region has really stepped it up with the launch of the hotel at Mitchelton, and now Nagambie gets its very own brewery and distillery—a must have for any town.
Nagambie is just a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, something which has been kept secret from me only until recently. The multi-million dollar Nagambie Brewery and Distillery will take advantage of this proximity to Melbourne, hoping that thirsty city-dwellers will make the trip up for a quick drop, something of which I have no doubt will happen.
With water views, amazing architecture, craft brews, and wood-fired food, Nagambie Brewery and Distillery is sure to be a destination for years to come.
“The Nagambie brewery and distillery is a unique offer for Nagambie, one that will generate employment, training and development opportunities for locals and attract tourism into our local region.” – Reg Lodewyke, General Manager
Architecture firm Six Degrees have transformed the old police camp into a space filled with concrete, steel, brass, and floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer up great views of the surround lake.
The team currently have three beers in production, with future plans for a gin, vodka, and whisky, which will all be released in 2019. Before that happens, they’ll be dishing up plenty of locally sourced beer, spirits, and wine.
Nagambie Brewery and Distillery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm until late.
Image credit: Gareth Sobey