Melbourne's selection of craft brews is vast — pop into any bottle shop and you can pick from a plethora of locally made beers. But if you really want to immerse yourself in the craft beer culture, you need to go straight to the source: the breweries. Luckily for us, a heap of them have decided to open on-site taprooms, bars and pubs, so you can sip freshly brewed beer metres from the fermenting tanks. These taprooms are also the best spots to get your hands on limited edition releases, just-tapped one-off kegs and to pick the brains of the knowledgable brewers. So clear an evening (or a Sunday afternoon) and make a beeline for one of our favourites.
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The Best Brewery Bars in Melbourne
Sip chilled pints metres from where it was brewed.