Collingwood breweries combine to boost local economy

29 March, 2021 by Dan Hughes

Stomping Ground, Bodriggy, Fixation, Molly Rose and The Mill breweries have joined together to help reinvigorate the city of Yarra with a free self-guided beer trail.

One year-ago the Collingwood hospitality area was thriving for locals, however, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly forced businesses into hardship. Now, the Collingwood breweries believe working together is the best chance of trade resurgence for local businesses.

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In collaboration with the City of Yarra, the Collingwood Beer Trail is roughly 2.5kms long. It encourages consumers to get back into their community and features a pitstop at each brewery.

Collingwood has a rich history with Australian breweries dating back to the 1800’s. The trail, that takes roughly 30minutes to walk, will not only host a chance to see sample each independent brewery’s beers but will act as an educational tour while raising funds for a local charity.

A free Collingwood Beer Trail map is available at all participating breweries, or by download, with people encouraged to explore the trail in their own time. A Trail Pass is also available for $30 which includes beer samples at all venues and a Beer Trail tote bag at the end of the five-brewery trail.  $5 from every Trail Pass sold will be donated to a local charity.

Stomping Ground Brewing Co

Stomping Ground is a neighbourhood Brewery & Beer Hall brings together 30 taps worth of tasty in-house brews and a relaxed eating environment with an open kitchen and beer garden. David Hyde Photography 2020.

 

Fixation Brewing Co

Born out of a fanatical obsession with India Pale Ales 2018 they opened their brewery, tasting room and innovation space, the incubator in 2018. It is a hophead’s paradise with new beers dropping every week and delicious food prepared by their neighbours Red Sparrow Pizza.

 

Bodriggy Brewing Co

The ex-Auto LP gas conversion garage is now a brewpub cocktail bar dedicated to local culture, arts and music, the space, and froffs brewed within it. It’s forever exploring the best experiences for drinking beer and the people they brew for.

 

Molly Rose Brewing

Molly Rose is a small brewery which embraces the way great beer can bring all sorts of people together to enjoy good times. It also has a great range of wines, cocktails and food to welcome all visitors.

 

The Mill Brewery

The Mill Brewery resides in what was once an old mechanic’s workshop and boasts a huge outdoor beer garden with a relaxed vibe, showing off the brewhouse and tanks. It has more than nine experimental taps of all types of ales and lagers, guest beers, and pairs them with delicious handmade pizzas.