Boutique Breweries Beechworth
Billson’s is one of Australia’s oldest continuing beverage producers, established in 1865.
At the brewery in Last Street, visitors can taste the full range of traditional cordial, soda, beer, gin and mixed spirit drinks which are handcrafted using spring water from a well on site. A great experience for all ages, from children to grandparents. Tastings are free.
The venue offers a range of burgers and salads that hero local produce, to be enjoyed in the family-friendly Taproom or the dog-friendly Beer Garden. Billson’s Speakeasy is a sophisticated space for a cocktail or glass of wine accompanied by a cheese plate.
The brewery building has been lovingly restored; the historic details are well worth a look, and the staff are delighted to share stories.
Did you know?
- Billson’s built the first tower brewery in Australia, which was renowned for making the best quality beer. The tower is prominent at the front of the building.
- The well which provides spring water for all Billson’s beverages was hand-dug at the time of the gold rush.
- Billson’s produces over 20 flavours of traditional cordial. The cordial labels have been recreated from designs which date back to the 1880’s.