White Rabbit Brewery and Barrel Hall
Time Out says
Planning a Victorian getaway? White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall makes for the perfect pit stop along the Great Ocean Road
We all love a roadtrip but sometimes road food leaves something to be desired, which is why the savvy traveller plans a pit stop where the beers are fresh, they're packing an impressive small goods selection, and you can warm yourself up with classic French bistro fare like beef Bourguignon or duck cassoulet. It might sound too good to be true, but such a place does exist: it's the new White Rabbit Brewery and Barrel Hall located inside the Little Creatures Village in South Geelong.
A holiday along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria is a bucket list item for many New South Welshmen, and it's made more appealing with the promise of ace eats and drinks along the way. Drop in en route to explore the natural wonders of the Great Ocean Road, pull up a seat by the open fire and let curiousity get the better of you - those barrels aren't just there for show. They're part of the process for making White Rabbit's red ale, which uses shiraz grapes aged in oak barrels, which are then blended back with a fresh, young beer to add tart cherry and complex red wine like flavours to the beer.
You can also try the open-fremented dark ale that has hints of toffee and chocolate; the white ale, which is a cloudy Belgian-style wheat ale flavoured with orange zest and juniper berries; or the pale ale which strikes a good balance between hops and malts.
Little Creatures Village
221 Swanston St
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu 11am-5pm; Fri, Sat 11am-9pm|