In August a small group of us went to check out a local brewery and cidery.
Our first stop of the trip was Leura Park Estate, the home of Flying Brick Cider.
While there we had a bit to eat for lunch and we were all impressed by our meals. We also tried a few of their ciders.
I had two of their range; Draught Cider and Original Cider. They were both incredibly similar and I probably would have struggled to tell them apart on taste alone. Both were quite heavy bodied for a cider and had a slight caramel taste and were very decent to drink. There was also a Pear Cider available but we were keen to move on to the brewery for the day.
We then moved on to Bellarine Estate to try the range of beers from Bellarine Brewing Co..
This place was a bit busier than Leura Park, but we managed to snare a table and a few of the guys had a second lunch. It all looked very tasty, but the beer tasting paddle was the star of the day. It featured generous serves of four of their beers and we all branched out and got a pot of the last variety to boot. The Queeenscliff Ale was the highlight of the lot with it’s pale malt and light hops. The heads Ale and Two Wives were both also quite good. The Mussel Stout was a bit of an aquired taste and the Bellarine Bitter was no good at all. It’s a shame as the other beers were really solid.
The afternoon was quite good and the guys really enjoyed a sample of the local flavours on our doorstep.