By Clyde Mooney

Australia's original craft brewer is about to consummate its brand new Port Melbourne premise with a new Matilda Bay-style bar for consumers.

"Once the bar opens, beer lovers can come in and watch the brewers at work and try some exciting new brews and delicious food to match," Vincent Ruiu, Matilda Bay general manager marketing told TheShout.

Having outgrown its old premises in Dandenong, the brewing operation rolled the kegs over to an old 2,000 square metre Cadbury factory on Bertie street, only minutes from the city centre.

Matilda Bay will be brewing its entire portfolio onsite, which aside from the original wheat craft beer, Redback, and the North American-style pale ale, Fat Yak, includes the Oktoberfest-inspired Big Helga, the award-winning Alpha Pale Ale, the very crafty Beez Neez and the new cider addition, Dirty Granny.

"We're obviously really excited about the new Port Melbourne brewery, and what this means for Matilda Bay's continuing success in the growing craft beer market," Ruiu said.

"The new digs allow us to brew more of the Matilda Bay favourites, and expand on the range with an exciting new brew set to be released early next year."

Pictured: Scott Vincent, Matilda Bay head brewer

The Shout Team

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