This unique, locally operated business owned by Stefano de Pieri and Donata Carrazza produces six permanent naturally brewed beers and seasonal brews from inside the former Astor Theatre in Mildura's restaurant precinct. Opened in 2004, the Mildura Brewery creates beers that are inspired by and named after local produce, landmarks and themes.
The stylish refurbishment of the art deco building houses a pub and function space. It includes a state-of-the-art brewery that is on full display to patrons drinking or enjoying a meal in the pub.
The brewery itself is an impressive setup, with a 2,350 litre brew length, 5,000 litre and 10,000 litre tanks and a bottling line capable of packaging up to 3,000 bottles an hour. The brewers regularly double brew - producing 4,500 litres in a day - and also make a number of other beers under contract for a range of brewing companies. As of 2013, the brewery is also home to a number of smaller tanks - purchased to allow the brewing team greater freedom to create seasonals and limited release beers. It is an opportunity the brewers have grabbed with both hands, with saisons, a lambic and a popular English IPA all appearing within the first few months following the installation.
The pub is the place to sample the beers and to take pleasure in the hospitality on offer. Spend an hour or two lingering over a tasting tray with your favourite beer buddy; pop in for a casual lunch or get family and friends together for Stefano's juicy, generous roast chicken. Visitors can also attend free alternative film nights or Live Music Sundays, or become a Beer Club member and settle down for the afternoon with their own personalised beer mug - and much more besides.
The Mildura Brewery also takes its food as seriously as it does its beer, so don't forget to book, especially for dinner. Dining options provide comfort and surprise with vegetarians well looked after.