Located by the banks of the Tumut River, with picturesque views over clear waterways, mountains and bushland, there’s much to make the town of Tumut a destination for anyone keen on a getaway.
Yet, due to its long history as a timber mill town, Tumut’s never quite enjoyed the tag of tourist destination, despite the fact you can enjoy the natural beauty just a couple of hours from Canberra.
It was a desire to showcase the town that in part led Tim Martin and Simon Rossato to launch Tumut River Brewing Co in 2013. On the outskirts of town, they converted an old tyre shed into their own brewery, with the idea that good beer, good food and a good place to enjoy both would soon enough start bringing people to town.
Soon enough, it was an idea that proved worthwhile. Sure, locals took to the notion of being able to enjoy their fresh beer at their own brewery but many from further afield began stopping in too. Whether it was those who wanted to escape Canberra for a day, or people keen to spend the weekend exploring the Snowy Mountains, Tumut River Brewing soon became the sort of spot you would schedule into your trip.
Open seven days, you'll find no less than 24 taps pouring a mix of TRBC beers – brewed with locally grown and kilned Voyager malt – plus beers and ciders from other producers in the region. Add in pizzas made with local ingredients, house-roasted coffee and regular live music that can flit from jazz to punk and it makes the brewery the kind of local operation that helps showcase the region while offering newcomers an extra reason to visit in the first place.
Sure, natural beauty is one thing, but enjoying a fresh pale off tap or taking home a six-pack of recently bottled beer has a beauty all of its own.
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