Craft beer will be a hot topic in February when Geelong celebrates the return of the Great Australian Beer Festival. Back for its fifth year, the Geelong Racecourse will be filled with an abundance of pop up bars, as local and state-wide breweries showcase hundreds of different brews and styles of beer and cider – enough to please any taste bud.
Wood, flame, and stone – the key ingredients of a great pizza. At The Forge Pizzeria, owners and brothers, Chris and Tim Matthews, liken the art of working a wood-fired pizza oven to a blacksmith working the forge – a hearth used to soften metals in the workshop. In 2010, inspired by the legacy of their grandfather who was a well-known blacksmith in the local area, the guys opened The Forge Pizzeria.
There’s a lot to love about a beachside bar. From un-beatable views, seaside winds, spectacular sunsets and of course cold beverages, a beachside bar is the perfect place to kick back and relax for summer.
They say sometimes you need to go back to the beginning before you can move forward – and that couldn’t be more accurate for one of Geelong’s well-known night-life venues. After years operating mainly as a nightclub, The Eureka Hotel has been restored to its former glory of a pub and live music venue.
Mitchell Harris has been producing high quality, elegant bottles of wine since 2008 and with the introduction of a Cellar Door and Wine Bar in 2013, it seems there is no stopping the fantastic foursome behind this expanding business. Mitchell Harris is a joint venture, owned by couples Alicia and Craig Mitchell, and Shannyn (Craig’s sister) and John Harris. Alicia handles the day-to- day running of the wine bar, Craig takes care of the social media side of things and Shannyn provides business management support.
Located in the heart of the seaside town, Torquay Hotel is the place to be this summer. Just a short walk from the beach, it’s the ideal place for a drink, a delicious meal, and even a place to catch some great live bands! Forté chat to Torquay Hotel’s Andrew Routley.