Hargreaves Hill

A true phoenix from the ashes tale: Hargreaves Hill is the Victorian craft brewing scene's great survivor. When bush fires tore across the state on Black Saturday in 2009 this brewery in Steels Creek was destroyed along with most houses in the region.

The following weeks saw an outpouring of support for Hargreaves Hill from the craft beer community. And, just six months later, a new brewery was re-established in Lilydale, with a larger brew length, greater process control and improved bottling facilities. There, Simon and his brewing team have recommenced making old favourites ESB, Pale and Hefeweizen while experimenting with new styles, from Scotch Ales and Stouts to German Kellerbiers, an unfiltered lager style rarely seen in Australia, and more recently an Imperial Red Ale.

They have also taken part in a number of collabrative brews during Victoria's annual Good Beer Week festival. In 2012, they hosted a Masterclass of Champions with Californians Moylans and Norway's Nogne O, invited Brazilians Bodebrown to the brewery in 2013 and in 2014 took to the dining carriages of Puffin Billy with Oregon legends Deschutes. Early in 2014, a new head brewer, Kai Dambergs from White Rabbit, joined after Glenn Harrison moved to Temple, tweaking much of the existing range and adding new releases, including the brewery's first double IPA.

Visitors to the Yarra Valley can sample their full range as well as one-off specials while enjoying fine dining at the Hargreaves Hill restaurant and cellar door in Yarra Glen. Classically-trained pianist Simon and opera singer wife Beth converted the town's beautiful former National Bank building in 2007, turning it into an oasis for lovers of the grain in the heart of one of the world's foremost wine regions.

Name
Hargreaves Hill
Address

25 Bell Street
Yarra Glen
VIC 3775

Phone
(03) 9730 1905
Website
Hours

Mon to Sat: midday to 11pm Sun: 8.30am to 5pm

On tap at Hargreaves Hill

The Regulars

Hargreaves Hill Golden Ale

Tapped Thu Sep 3 2015
After playing around with a few recipe tweaks and trialling the beer on tap at their Yarra Valley restaurant, Hargreaves Hill has added a new beer to its core range. It's a golden ale designed to give the brewery a beer with mass appeal among drinkers who might find their hoppy Pale or popular ESB too much. And, given they already have those two New World hopped pale ales on offer, the Golden Ale takes a different tack. It's inspired by the golden ales of Cologne, AKA Kolsch, thus eschews extravagant ··· Read more
Style
Kolsch
Strength
4.7%
Stockists

See Events Diary for launches

First one is on September 13 – details here

ESB (Extra Special Bitter)

The beer that, more than any other, brought Hargreaves Hill to the attention of the wider world. A New World take on a traditional English style, it turned heads with huge, fragrant hop aromas seldom found in Australian beers at the time and a rich, toffee-like malt body shot through with passionfruit and a healthy whack of hop bitterness to finish. Previously only available in draught form, the second half of 2010 saw popular demand sated when it finally appeared in bottles, one of two beers selected ··· Read more
Style
ESB
Strength
5.4%
Bitterness
55 IBU

Pale Ale

A beer that has been through many stages of evolution since a hoppy pale ale was the first beer brewed by Hargreaves Hill. It's flitted from leaning towards UK influences to the US and back before ending up in the lean, pale and hoppy arena. The brewery's biggest seller. ··· Read more
Style
Pale Ale
Strength
4.9%

Hefeweizen

A light, refreshing take on the German wheat beer style, this is a great summer drink bursting with anything from banana and clove to nutmeg and vanilla thanks to the use of an iconic German yeast strain from Weihenstephan. Light yellow, slightly cloudy and pouring with a fluffy white head, if The Crafty Pint's stint working the Hargreaves Hill stall at a past Microbreweries Showcase is anything to go by, it's also rather popular with the ladies. ··· Read more
Style
Hefeweizen
Strength
4.9%

Stout

A beer that was first added to the Hargreaves Hill bottled range in the second half of 2010, this is a Foreign Export style stout with a fuller body and higher alcohol content than most standard stouts. Not that you'd necessarily pick up the 6.7 percent alcohol in the flavour - it has little chance to grab your attention due to the wealth of dark cocoa and espresso coffee characters in a warming beer that balances the bitter edge of its roasted malts with malt sweetness. A good helping of East Kent ··· Read more
Style
Foreign Export Stout
Strength
6.7%

The Specials

Hargreaves Hill & Four Pillars Gin Barrel Gose

Tapped Sat Nov 12 2016
It doesn't need pointing out that what's happening in the world of Aussie spirits is as exciting as what's been happening with beer. And among the rising tide of craft distillers there are few, at least when it comes to gin, that have been creating as much of a buzz as Four Pillars. They're based in the Yarra Valley so perhaps it was only a matter of time before they joined forces with the brewery that has done as much as any in the past to encourage visitors to think of the region as more than just ··· Read more
Style
Spiced, Barrel Aged Gose
Strength
4.2%
Stockists

The Public Brewery

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

Hargreaves Hill HOA 2016

Tapped Mon Nov 7 2016
What do you do when you get your hands on some juicy whole cone hops from New Zealand? In the case of Hargreaves Hill, use your mash tun as a hop back to drain all the goodness from them that you can – and throw in some flaked oats for good measure. Given it's tagged HOA 2016, one assumes the Yarra Valley brewers are enamoured of the result enough to want to bring it back in the future, so what exactly is it? They're calling it a pale ale, although given it's nigh on 7 percent ABV, don't go thinking ··· Read more
Style
Oatmeal Pale Ale
Strength
6.9%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

And on tap at select beer venues across Melbourne

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Hargreaves Hill Tripel & Barrique Stout 2016

Tapped Mon Aug 8 2016
Around this time last year, Hargreaves Hill bade well to one of its brewers. Shane was off to Boatrocker and as his parting gift brewed the Yarra Valley brewery's first Belgian style tripel. And now the beer – or at least one in its image – is back. Again, as is their wont, they've followed Belgian traditions in terms of the make up of the beer, albeit with the use of new French hop variety Barbe Rouge (said to contribute juicy berry characters to beers) and a spot of gentle spicing thanks to ··· Read more
Style
Tripel
Strength
8.8%
Stockists

Tripel stockists TBC

Hargreaves Hill Barrique Belgian Blonde

Tapped Wed Jul 13 2016
Hargreaves Hill's barrel program continues with the release of another Belgian inspired beer. This time, after a run of darker, barrel-aged sour beers comes the Barrique Belgian Blonde. Described as "a gentle ale", it spent time in former French oak Chardonnay barrels from the Giant Steps / Innocent Bystander winery across the Yarra Valley from Hargreaves' home. According to the brewers, it's time on oak was timed to allow the fruit character to shine "while maintaining a gentle oak ··· Read more
Style
Barrel Aged Belgian Blonde
Strength
6.2%

Hargreaves Hill AD & R.I.S. 2015

Tapped Wed Jun 29 2016
With winter digging its icy tendrils deep into the flesh of Victorians, Hargreaves Hill has kindly offered solace with the return of two of its biggest beers. The R.I.S. (Russian Imperial Stout) and AD (Abbey Dubbel) have both picked up gold medals in the recent past and both appear not just rarely but often only at the brewery's Yarra Glen restaurant. Now, however, for anyone wishing to warm their cockles via the means of malt and booze, there's a few more options. For those unfamiliar with the ··· Read more
Style
Belgian Dubbel & Russian Imperial Stout
Strength
7.2% & 10.6%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

APOD (A Point Of Difference), Mitcham

Hargreaves Hill Barrique Bruin 2016

Tapped Mon May 30 2016
They've been playing with barrels again at Hargreaves Hill. Less than 18 months after the brewery released its first soured ale, the brewers are back with another, this time a beer aged Yarra Valley Syrah barriques for two months and styled upon the Flanders brown ales from Belgium. They sent a handful of kegs out for Good Beer Week and have more set to hit taps in the weeks following the festival. The beer that's resulted from the three stages of fermentation (kettle, fermenters and oak) is a hazy, ··· Read more
Style
Flanders Style Brown Ale
Strength
5.4%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

Others TBC

Hargreaves Hill Zenith 2016

Tapped Thu Apr 21 2016
In recent years, Hargreaves Hill founder Simon Walkenhorst has been spending time in American each year, visiting breweries and bringing back ideas to help broaden his brewery's horizons and improve its beers. Some of those learnings are poured into a beer inspired by those that have come to dominate the American craft beer scene, the West Coast IPA style Zenith. The 2016 version is the fourth Zenith to appear, this time brewed with plenty of punchy US hops – Warrior, Simcoe and Chinook – added ··· Read more
Style
West Coast IPA
Strength
6.0%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

The Public Brewery

The Fox Hotel

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Hargreaves Hill Fresh Hop 2016

Tapped Sun Apr 17 2016
Given what we do at The Crafty Pint is based around words as much as anything else, we always look forward to information on new releases from Hargreaves Hill. Head brewer Kai Dambergs loves to get as floral as a fresh English pale ale while the direction coming from founder Simon Walkenhorst means their beer labels like to describe their beers as things like "fine ales" rather than simply beer. Thus, a doff of a writer's cap to them for the decals for this year's hop harvest beer. Once ··· Read more
Style
Fresh Hop Ale
Strength
5.7%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

Others TBC

Hargreaves Hill Cherry Harvest 2016

Tapped Mon Mar 7 2016
It wasn't too long ago that many of the limited releases coming out of Hargreaves Hill in the Yarra Valley were experiments with hops: a series of fine IPAs, the occasional pilsner. These days, more often than not, when a short run beer leaves the brewery it's as likely to have spent time conversing with oak and / or been dosed up with some form of bacteria or funky yeast. The first such release was last year's Cherry Harvest Sour, a beer that began as the run off from last year's Phoenix Imperial ··· Read more
Style
Cherry Sour
Strength
4.3%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

Hargreaves Hill Phoenix 2015

Tapped Mon Feb 22 2016
The run of imperial releases coming our way continues, suggesting the summer heat is no obstacle for brewers unveiling their bigger brews. This time around it's the latest Phoenix from Hargreaves Hill. For those new to the beer, it was first brewed to mark the opening of their second brewery in 2009 after the first was destroyed in the Black Saturday fires, and it's always one of the most welcome annual releases at Crafty Towers. It's something of a rarity among big, locally brewed red ales in that ··· Read more
Style
Imperial Red Ale
Strength
9.6%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill Restaurant, Yarra Glen

The Public Brewery

Sydney and Brisbane stockists to follow

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Hargreaves Hill Barrique Fermenté

Tapped Mon Nov 30 2015
It's not too long ago that Hargreaves Hill released its first ever sour ale. These days, they're coming thick and fast. The latest is a Belgian-inspired affair: their attempt to recreate a lambic style ale, something they've done with the use of multiple stages of fermentation, oak barrels and a dash of funky yeast and bacteria. It started out with a 72 hour lactic fermentation pre-boil, a process that allows the development of naturally formed lactic acid. Then, post boil, the beer went through ··· Read more
Style
Lambic Style Ale
Strength
6.2%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill Yarra Glen

Hargreaves Hill & Frankie's Pizza Schwarzbier / Iron Eagle

Tapped Tue Oct 20 2015
During 2015's Sydney Craft Beer Week, Frankie's Pizza went collaborating with many of its brewing buddies. Among those to take part was Hargreaves Hill, with the result of their meeting of minds a black lager that went on tap at Frankie's as the Iron Eagle but has been tagged the more Hargreaves like Schwarzbier for its wider release by the brewery. The brewers looked to stay true to the style's German origins, lining up "notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla derived from roasted malt", ··· Read more
Style
Schwarzbier
Strength
4.9%

Hargreaves Hill RIS 2014

Tapped Tue Aug 11 2015
For lovers of big black beers, there are few that can compete with the very big and very black Hargreaves Hill RIS (Russian Imperial Stout). What's more, for the 2014 release they've even added a black wax seal atop the very limited number of 10.8 percent ABV beers. As for what's inside them, the brewers tell us it's "smooth and rounded", the result of being held back in the brewery for an extended period to allow it to mellow, with its roasted characters joined by "elements of chocolate ··· Read more
Style
Russian Imperial Stout
Strength
10.8%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill Yarra Glen Restaurant

Harvest Cellars, Belgrave South

Public Brewery, Croydon

Sandbar, Gold Coast QLD

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Hargreaves Hill Barrique 2014

Tapped Wed Nov 11 2015
Last year, Hargreaves Hill added a third stout to their roster – kind of. In addition to the Foreign Extra Stout that forms part of their year round lineup and the annual beast that is their R.I.S. (Russian Imperial Stout), they had been ageing a spot of the former in oak wine barriques. Clearly, the operation proved a success as they decided to do it again. The beer was placed inside French oak last used for a Yarra Valley shiraz for a full 12 months, where it underwent an extended period of secondary ··· Read more
Style
Barrel Aged Stout
Strength
6.5%
Stockists

The Mill, Fortitude Valley

The Oxford Taphouse, Bulimba

Hargreaves Hill cellar door & restaurant, Yarra Glen

Others TBC

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Hargreaves Hill Tripel

Tapped Mon Aug 24 2015
The expansion of the palette at Hargreaves Hill continues apace. In recent times, they've explored the world of hops with a series of fine single (or occasionally double) batch IPAs while also releasing their first forays into the world of bacteria. The Yarra Valley brewery now has a Belgian-inspired brew doing the rounds in the shape of their Tripel. They've long brewed one of the country's best Belgian dubbels (the AD or Abbey Dubbel) and now it has a stablemate. The Tripel was the farewell brew ··· Read more
Style
Tripel
Strength
9.2%
Stockists

Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew, South Yarra

Hargreaves Hill Restaurant, Yarra Glen

Tipplers Tap, Brisbane

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Hargreaves Hill Old Brown

Tapped Wed Jun 17 2015
In his brewery's 11th year, Hargreaves Hill founder Simon Walkenhorst reckons they've made their best beer yet. The Old Brown was snuck out at a few places during Good Beer Week but most of the kegs were held back until the noise had died down a little. It's another beer, like those just released by Bridge Road and 8 Wired, that looks to the unique producers of Belgium for inspiration: an Old Brown (or Oud Bruin / Flanders Brown) that originates in the Flemish part of the country. It's also the parti-gyle ··· Read more
Style
Flanders Brown
Strength
6.1%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill restaurant, Yarra Glen

Royal George, Kyneton

A few kegs have been held back for forthcoming events so keep an eye on the Crafty Events Diary

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Hargreaves Hill Fresh Hop 2015

Tapped Sat Apr 25 2015
For its 2015 harvest ale, Yarra Valley's Hargreaves Hill has returned to the recipe from 2014 and given it a little rework. The beer is an American-style wheat, ie one that features wheat as part of the malt bill but without the spicy, fruity yeasts found in German or Belgian wheat beers. They've once again opted to showcase the Ella hop, which the brewers plucked themselves from the bines at the Rostrevor Hop Farm in the Victorian High Country. According to brewer Kai Dambergs, it's "leaner ··· Read more
Style
Fresh Harvest American Wheat
Strength
5.6%
Stockists

Eydie's

Mt Macedon Hotel

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

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Hargreaves Hill Small Beer

Tapped Sat Mar 7 2015
Maybe there's good reason we have a soft spot for Hargreaves Hill head brewer Kai Damberg's loquacious tasting notes. Having had a taste of this beer when it made a pre-launch appearance at The Alehouse Project for Craft Beer Rising, we sent an email to the brewery's rep asking for more info so we could post this listing. In said email, we described the beer as "spritzy", a word that, according to proper dictionaries at least, doesn't exist. Through came the tasting notes: "A light, ··· Read more
Style
Berliner Weisse
Strength
3.5%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

Hargreaves Hill Brewery, Lilydale, for their Food Truck Fridays

Two Row

Royal George, Kyneton

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Hargreaves Hill Cherry Harvest Sour Ale

Tapped Wed Jan 7 2015
Last time we called into the Hargreaves Hill brewery to prepare a feature on their 10th anniversary, the brewers were rather keen to pour a sample from one of the fermenters. As soon as beer hit glass it was clear that what lay inside was quite different to anything else to have come from the brewery before as a waft of lactic sourness hit the nose. That beer has gone on to become the Cherry Harvest Sour, Hargreaves' first sour and one that has again led head brewer Kai Dambergs to reach into his ··· Read more
Style
Fruit Sour
Strength
4.0%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill Yarra Glen

Grape and Grain

The Fox Hotel

Spotted Mallard

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Hargreaves Hill Yarra Valley Pilsener

Tapped Sat Dec 13 2014
Over the years, Yarra Valley's Hargreaves Hill has released a number of pilsners, sometimes melding Euro traditions with New World hops, occasionally looking to the US styles of the last century featuring maize. This latest one mixes a bit of old and new, going back to the style's Bohemian roots, using nothing but Czech Saaz hops to add a touch of spice and perfume up front and the sort of soft, broad bitterness typical of Europe's old noble hops, but also adding some flaked corn in the American ··· Read more
Style
Pilsener
Strength
5.2%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

The Botanical, South Yarra

Nieuw Amsterdam, Melbourne

Yarra Valley Lodge, Chirnside Park

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Hargreaves Hill R.I.S. 2013

Tapped Wed Dec 10 2014
A wee bit of the 2013 iteration of the biggest hitter in the Hargreaves Hill stable has snuck out in draught form in the past but the brewery's 10th birthday celebrations were chosen as the moment to finally allow the bottles, which have been conditioning in the brewery for several months, to head out into the world. First, a little history. The first R.I.S. (Russian imperial stout) from the Yarra Valley gang was released in 2011 and promptly snapped up a gold at the following year's Australian International ··· Read more
Style
Russian Imperial Stout
Strength
10.5%
Stockists

On tap at Hargreaves Hill's Yarra Glen restaurant

Bottles at linked venues plus:

Grape & Grain

BeerBud

Oscar's Alehouse

The Public Brewery

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Hargreaves Hill Phoenix 2014

Tapped Thu Dec 11 2014
To mark their 10th anniversary as a brewery, Hargreaves Hill revisited the beer first brewed to mark their relaunch after the original brewery was destroyed in the Black Saturday fires. The Phoenix is a rarely seen style – an imperial red ale – and a beer that is rarely brewed even by Hargreaves. This is only its third run out and, once again, there is only a handful of kegs and a small number (500 this time) of individually number and wax-sealed 750ml bottles. The beer has had a wee tweak this ··· Read more
Style
Imperial Red Ale
Strength
9.8%
Stockists

On tap at Hargreaves Hill's Yarra Glen restaurant

Other tap stockists to follow

Bottles at the linked venues plus:

Grape & Grain

BeerBud

Oscar's Alehouse

The Public Brewery

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Hargreaves Hill Zenith IPA

Tapped Thu Oct 30 2014
It looks like Hargreaves Hill is on a mission to give Mountain Goat a run for its money in the "Who can brew the most different IPAs?" stakes. That said, other than the 2012 GBW collab with Nogne O and Moylan's (the devilishly bitter Imperial Black IPA Our Dark Secret of which we have one bottle left...), they've eschewed any temptation to brew anything other than a "pale" IPA. The latest is in keeping with that tradition, is called Zenith and, once again, has brought some beautifully ··· Read more
Style
IPA
Strength
6.9% / 6.5%
Stockists

Stockists relate to second release

Hargreaves Hill, Yarra Glen

Hargreaves Hill Maibock

Tapped Thu Sep 25 2014
As the seasons change and the Oktoberfests take hold, it’s time for Aussie brewers to turn their hands to brewing German style beers. For the most part, that means concocting a Marzen / Oktoberfestbier style maltier lager. At Hargreaves Hill, they’ve opted instead for a Maibock, essentially a stronger (and frequently hoppier) version of the delicate Munich helles lagers. They’ve brewed one before – in collaboration with Red Hill for a very early GABS – and this time have brewed with all ··· Read more
Style
Maibock
Strength
7.2%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill

Beer DeLuxe

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Brother Burger & The Marvellous Brew

Carwyn Cellars

Deja Vu

Slowbeer

The Alehouse Project

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Hargreaves Hill / Deschutes Hopburst IPA

Tapped Sat Jul 19 2014
His predecessor in the head brewer role always professed to a love of black beers (and wasted little time knocking one out at his new home), but the new occupant of the role at Hargreaves Hill seems to have quite the affinity with hops. Since moving across the Yarra Valley from White Rabbit earlier this year, Kai Dambergs has made the Pale leaner and more hop forward, created an imperial IPA, a hopped up American Wheat and a number of IPAs, of which this is the latest. It's the result of a collaboration ··· Read more
Style
American IPA
Strength
6.3%
Stockists

Beer Deluxe, Fed Square

Belgian Beer Cafe Melbourne

Hotel Lincoln

Junction Beer Hall

Nieuw Amsterdam

The Alehouse Project

[Gert

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Hargreaves Hill Barrique Barrel-Aged Stout

Tapped Wed Jun 18 2014
Hargreaves Hill's Stout (or Foreign Export Stout) is already one of the best of its kind in the land. And now it's been given a tweak that makes full use of the other thing the Yarra Valley is known for: you know, wine. A while back, the brewers decided to fill some French oak barrels formerly used for Shiraz by various local wineries with said stout and now they've decided it's ready and has been switched to kegs and sent on its merry way from the brewery. According to head brewer Kai Dambergs, ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Stout
Strength
6.8%

Hargreaves Hill Imperial IPA

Tapped Sun May 18 2014
Last time we popped in to see the team at Hargreaves Hill, there was a distinct buzz in the air. Hops ' and a lot of them ' were about to be added to a new brew that was in progress at the brewery. That brew is now here, and is an Imperial IPA inspired by brewery founder Simon Walkenhorst's first encounter with the iconic Pliny the Elder from Russian River. Based around the simplest of malt backbones to allow the hops to shine, it has been dosed up then dosed up then dosed up some more with US hop ··· Read more
Style
Imperial IPA
Strength
8.6%
Stockists

Oscar's Alehouse, Belgrave

Hargreaves Hill

Great Britain Hotel as part of Pint of Origin VIC

Oscar's Alehouse

Slowbeer

The Terminus (also tapping

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Hargreaves Hill Fresh Hop Ale

Tapped Wed Apr 23 2014
With former Hargreaves Hill head brewer (and regular Crafty Pint blind tasting panellist) Glenn Harrison having upped sticks after six years to join Temple, the Yarra Valley brewery has brought in a replacement from just a few kilometres away. Kai Damberg joined Hargreaves recently from White Rabbit and was given free rein to design their 2014 fresh hop beer. The brewery secured some fresh Ella hop cones ' shipped directly from Tassie by Hop Products Australia on the day of harvest ' and decided ··· Read more
Style
Fresh Hop American Wheat
Strength
6.8%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill

Beer DeLuxe Hawthorn

Belgian Beer Cafe Melbourne

[Brother Burger & The Marvellous Brew](/beer/bar/brother-burger-and-th

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Hargreaves Hill New Season IPA

Tapped Sun Feb 9 2014
The brewers at Hargreaves Hill have been enjoying themselves with hops, particularly new varieties (or varieties new to them), in recent years. There's been the Topaz & Amarillo IPA (A.K.A. Melanie), Admiral Nelson IPA, C4 IPA and the recent Eldorado IPA list a few. With the most recent crop of US hops recently arrived in Australia, their back with another. This time they are showcasing varieties that play an important role in some of their core beers, Pale Ale and Extra Special Bitter. They ··· Read more
Style
IPA
Strength
6.2%

Hargreaves Hill El Dorado IPA

Tapped Sun Dec 1 2013
Our first experience of the El Dorado hop was on a tour of Hunter S Thompson's mate's US brewery Flying Dog. It was the latest beer in their single hop series, a series that, being Flying Dog, looked to showcase hops in the format of a 10 per cent Imperial IPA. A bit like Mosaic, it's one of the new breed of US hops that seems to overwhelm brewers who come into contact with it with an uncontrollable urge to create beers that showcase its lively citrus characteristics. That's the case with Hargreaves ··· Read more
Style
IPA
Strength
6.0%
Bitterness
55 IBU
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill

The Terminus

Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka

Brother Burger & The Marvellous Brew

[East Of Everything](/beer/bar/east-

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Hargreaves Hill Pilsner

Tapped Thu Oct 24 2013
Over the years, Yarra Valley brewery Hargreaves Hill has released a variety of pilsners, often showcasing one hop or another. And, with summer on its way, they're back with a fresh version. In keeping with their fondness for unearthing rare styles, such as past releases like the Maibock they created with Red Hill or the Grisette brewed for GABS in 2012, they've ignored the Bohemian and German styles most Aussie brewers use for inspiration and instead opted for a pre-Prohibition era US style pilsner. ··· Read more
Style
American Pilsner
Strength
6.0%
Stockists

Belgian Beer Café Eureka (Crafty Pint listing coming soon)

The Local Taphouse St Kilda

The Terminus

Hargreaves Hill

Healesville Hotel

[B

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Hargreaves Hill / Bodebrown Lupolado Bock

Tapped Mon Jun 3 2013
Last year, a travelling Tasmanian beer blogger who had written a piece for The Crafty Pint before setting off around the world called in to Bodebrown, a small craft brewery in southern Brazil. They'd recently won the Best New Exhibitor title at the 2012 Australian International Beer Awards and made Adam feel at home, so much so he suggested we get in touch with them about this year's Good Beer Week. We did, they came, they had fun, so did everyone that met them, and they've left behind a beer brewed ··· Read more
Style
Hop Bock
Strength
6.4%

Hargreaves Hill The Phoenix

Tapped Sun Dec 23 2012
The first Phoenix was brewed back in 2010 to mark Hargreaves Hill's return to brewing after the original brewery was destroyed in Victoria's Black Saturday fires. A luxurious Imperial Red Ale that has stood the test of time quite magnificently, as we discovered in a tasting alongside the new batch recently, it has been brought back just in time for Christmas. Once again presented in a number of wax-sealed, limited edition (350) 750ml bottles, it's a beer you can set down for years to come. Alternatively, ··· Read more
Style
Imperial Red Ale
Strength
9.8%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill (keg and bottle)

Slowbeer (keg and bottle)

Purvis Cellars (bottle)

Purvis Beer Richmond (bo

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Hargreaves Hill Russian Imperial Stout 2012

Tapped Wed Sep 19 2012
A beer that in its first incarnation last year blew The Crafty Pint and many of its big-beer-loving mates away and then, earlier this year, did the same to the judges at the Australian International Beer Awards, where it picked up a gold medal. Given its success, it had to return and, thus, here it is. Not quite as massive in terms of ABV as the last one, but still registering 11.3 per cent, it's a full-bodied, rich, roasty, creamy, everythingy kind of imperial stout - a little softer than last year's ··· Read more
Style
Russian Imperial Stout
Strength
11.3%
Stockists

On tap

The Alehouse Project

Courthouse Hotel

Hargreaves Hill

In bottle (out later this month)

[Purvis Cellars](/beer/bottleshop/purvis-beer/

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Our Dark Secret

Tapped Sat Sep 8 2012
A beer like no other... When the 2010 and 2011 Champion Exhibitors from the Australian International Beer Awards, Ní¸gne í? and Moylan's, visited Australia for the first time for Good Beer Week in 2012, we asked them if they'd get together and brew a beer. They agreed, we built an event around it and, three months later, the secret was out. A massively hoppy imperial black IPA featuring a huge amount of Aussie hops, including several kilos of the as-yet-unreleased Victoria's Secret variety, it ··· Read more
Style
Imperial Black IPA
Strength
8.2%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill One keg

Beer DeLuxe Two kegs

The Wheaty Two kegs

The Local Taphouse Darlo Two kegs

Jack Green

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Hargreaves Hill C4 IPA

Tapped Tue Apr 24 2012
We have to be careful when writing about IPAs from Hargreaves Hill. We mistook a joke about the name of the Topaz and Amarillo IPA from 2011 as serious which resulted in parts of the beer world thinking it was indeed called Melanie. So just to be certain, this one is called the C4, not 4C IPA. So called because it contains four hop varieties that begin with the letter C - Citra, Columbus, Centennial and Chinook - and also in a nod to the IRA's explosive of preference in its 20th century campaign ··· Read more
Style
US IPA
Strength
5.4%

Hargreaves Hill Russian Imperial Stout (bottled)

Tapped Mon Jan 2 2012
One of the biggest beers ever produced in Australia is now available in a very limited run of 750ml bottles. Hargreaves Hill's RIS weighs in at more than 12% ABV and packs just as much flavour. One friend of Crafty who likes his uber-beers went so far as to claim it could be the best Victorian beer he'd ever tasted when it was on tap in 2011. If you missed out then, grab a bottle or two before they're gone - and don't worry about whether it's too hot for such a beer now as they'll last a fair while. ··· Read more
Style
Russian Imperial Stout
Strength
12.3%

Hargreaves Hill Russian Imperial Stout

Tapped Thu Jul 28 2011
You know when you take your first mouthful of a particularly feisty chili or curry and it sends your taste buds into overdrive, firing off warning messages to your brain that this one might just be too hot to handle? Then you soldier on and, palate suitably adjusted, it turns out you were just being a wuss. Well, it seems the same can apply to big bastard beers like this Russian Imperial Stout, the biggest beer yet released by Hargreaves Hill. After wallowing in the lovely rich aromas - dark caramel, ··· Read more
Style
Russian Imperial Stout
Strength
12.3%

Hargreaves Hill "Melanie"

Tapped Sat Jun 18 2011
In an attempt to bring a female touch to his brewery (or perhaps revealing a hitherto untapped weakness for puns) Hargreaves Hill founder Simon Walkenhorst gave his latest beer the working name Melanie. A Topaz & Amarillo India style Pale Ale, it's been brewed using fresh Topaz flowers given to the brewery by Hop Products Australia on the day they were harvested. He says the working name is in part because the beer "tastes pretty melon-y, like honeydew melon, with a healthy bitterness". ··· Read more

Hargreaves Hill AD (750ml bottles)

Tapped Fri Apr 29 2011
At Crafty, we like to think we're on top of things when it comes to new beers coming out of Oz's craft breweries. So we were most upset when at a beer vs wine dinner at The Courthouse in North Melbourne earlier this month, the owner pulled out a bottle of this, Hargreaves Hill's latest Abbey Dubbel. How'd he get one before us, hey? Jesting aside, given it appeared rather late in the course of the evening, we wouldn't want to say too much of our recollections, other than it was a beer boasting layers ··· Read more
Style
Belgian Dubbel
Strength
7.5%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill

Slowbeer

Purvis Beer Richmond

Purvis Beer

[Blackhearts & Sparrows](/beer/bottleshop/blackhea

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Hargreaves Hill AD

Tapped Thu Feb 3 2011
In keeping with the brewery's philosophy of creating traditional beers comes the return of the Hargreaves Hill Abbey Dubbel, their take on the Trappist style of strong brown ale with its origins in Belgium. Theirs is a faithful recreation, weighing in around 7.5%, that uses a special strain of Westmalle yeast from Belgium. Hargreaves founder Simon Walkenhorst will tell you of "notes of raisin and sarsparilla gracing the palate, which is quite dry and lightly bitter giving a pleasant perception ··· Read more
Style
Abbey Dubbel
Strength
7.5%

Hargreaves Hill Yarra Valley Pilsner

Tapped Fri Jan 14 2011
The release of Mountain Goat's summery Skipping Girl on Wednesday doesn't appear to have stopped the rain so perhaps the release of a second seasonal this week from Victorian brewers will do the trick. This time it's the latest batch of Hargreaves Hill's Yarra Valley Pilsner, brewed with Summer Saaz, a variant of the famous Czech hop variety and lightly dry hopped. It's on tap in Melbourne from today and will be on the lineup of Aussie hoppy beers at Tuesday's Ale Stars session at The Local Taphouse ··· Read more
Style
Czech Pilsner

Hargreaves Hill Phoenix

Tapped Thu Dec 9 2010
ONLY 350 WAX-SEALED, NUMBERED BOTTLES RELEASED. The folks at Hargreaves Hill decided to make a beer to mark the year's anniversary of their return to brewing following the destruction of the original brewery in the Black Saturday fires. And for such a worthy milestone comes a worthy beer - an absolutely monstrous Imperial Red Ale that's likely to turn as many heads as their New World take on the ESB did when it first hit taps. We could bang on about forests of fresh pine, clotted cream toffees, butter ··· Read more
Style
Imperial Red Ale
Strength
9.8%
Stockists

Hargreaves Hill Restaurant

Slowbeer

Purvis Beer

Oscar's Alehouse

[Mordy Cellar Door](/beer/bottleshop/mordialloc-ce

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