Dogs and pubs go hand in hand but what about dog-friendly breweries? Here are 10 awesome regional Victorian breweries that won’t make you leave your four-legged friend at home. Pack those bags guys because you’ve got some travelling to do…
Rogue Wave Brewing at Aireys Pub
45 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet
The Aireys Pub is no ordinary pub. This local favourite is also home to Rogue Wave Brewing. Enjoy one of their award-winning beers with your pup on their huge outdoor deck. With friendly dog-loving staff, live music and an extensive menu, you won’t want to leave. Best bit? There’s heaps of space for large groups so you can bring the whole family.
121 Great Alpine Road, Bright
To say Bright Brewery is run by dog lovers would be an understatement. This independent and award-winning brewery, bar and restaurant has spacious, heated and covered outdoor seating with plenty of space for your whole dog crew. It’s so dog-friendly, they’ve even set up their own insta account for their special doggy visitors > @doggosofbrightbrewery They make a mean beer too, with an epic beer lineup of 24 taps all brewed on site, just waiting to tantalise your taste buds.
26 Grant Street, Forrest
Delicious brews and a seasonal menu that you can enjoy rain, hail and shine. Forrest Brewery has covered seating out front where you can taste their core selection of four beers and occasional brews, all year round. It’s all served with a dash of friendly country hospitality and charm and dogs are welcome with open arms.
Mornington Peninsula Brewery
72 Watt Road, Mornington
Renown for its specialty selections, Mornington Peninsula Brewery is a must-visit for anyone with a love of beer. With four core beers and four specialty beers on tap, there’s a little something for everyone. Dogs are welcome outside on-leash with their owners in their spacious sunny beer garden. You can pop by on Saturday nights for beats from vinyl DJs or spend a Sunday afternoon drinking with mates and listening to live music.
Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers at Otway Estate
10-30 Hoveys Road, Barangarook
Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers are brewed on site at the beautiful Otway Estate in Barangarook. Drop in for a drink on their outdoor deck overlooking the dam or better yet, stay the night. Well behaved dogs are welcome on lead throughout the estate, yes even in their country cottage accommodation.
26 Bell Street, Torquay
A visit to Torquay isn’t complete without a trip to Blackman’s Brewery. Their spacious beer garden is the perfect spot to chill out with friends and family. Dig into their share style grazing menu while you work your way through their eclectic mix of beers. Their latest release ‘Escargose’ is the talk of the town!
Blizzard Brewing Company
5 Cattle Pen Drive, Dinner Plain
Australia’s highest brewery brings together the best of life – craft beer, snow and dogs. Hang out with their brewery pooch or simply bring your own. Their brews are like no other, made from high altitude snow melt aquifers. With an extensive range on offer, you’d be remiss not to grab a tasting paddle (or two!) and get cozy by the fire.
NB: Before you visit Dinner Plain, make sure to register your dog online with the Alpine Shire Council. All dogs visiting town must be registered.
Ocean Reach Brewing
47 Thompson Avenue, Cowes
What could be better after a day exploring Phillip Island than a nice cold bevvy. Work your way through Ocean Reach Brewing’s vast selection of beers including local favourites like the Ruby Grapefruit IPA and Marvin Red IPA. Dogs are welcome out front at their long communal table where you can also enjoy a bite to eat. There’s not heaps of space outside so rock up early if you want to nab a spot.
Watts River Brewing
7 Hunter Road, Healesville
Swing by the Watts River Brewing cellar door in Healesville to taste their Blonde, IPA and Stout selections. If you’re lucky, you might get to taste their latest collaboration with White Rabbit Brewery! Their outdoor space is simple but welcoming and sometimes the owners’ gorgeous kelpies are even on site lending a helping hand.
Black Dog Brewery
339 Booth Road, Taminick
Stop by their brewery door on weekends to enjoy handcrafted beers and a slice of pizza at one of their outdoor tables. You’ll find four beers on tap on any given day including their special seasonal releases. It might be off the beaten track, but with a dog on the logo you know it’s going to be something special.
Want more ideas for breweries to visit with your dog? Head to our explore page to find dog-friendly breweries, bars and distilleries all across Victoria.