Valhalla Brewing are a micro brewery based in Torquay on Victoria’s stunning surf coast.
Creating craft beer that honours the Viking philosophy: That life is to be lived to the fullest; that life (and, of course, beer) is a gift from the gods and therefore should honour the gift that has been bestowed upon us.
Honouring the craft, Valhalla have lived up to this philosophy by producing brilliant beer and serving it in an environment where people are welcomed and encouraged to have a great time. They aim to do this by creating “seriously drinkable” beers, ie beers that will excite and interest dedicated craft beer drinkers, yet also provide an enjoyable experience for the average beer drinker.
Just take a look at their range and you’ll see what we mean. Some of their honourable mentions include the Obsidian Black Ale (fuelled with black malts with bold grassy hoppiness), their Aragon – India Pale Ale (coined a warrior of a beer), the Gallowtree Oatmeal Stout and the Freya Moon Passionfruit IPA. How’s that for creativity?
Clearly armed with passion and the aim to challenge and delight, the Torquay based legends are now bringing the goods right to our doorstep this December with its very first dedicated taproom.
Located in Geelong’s Union Street in a newly developed building (the one with the striking mural of musicians Jay-Z and Beyonce on the side wall), the bar will feature ten taps, five of which will feature Valhalla beers, with the other five showcasing independent Australian craft beer and cider.
Sharing the street with the likes of Italian restaurant Lipari Espresso Bar, the Union St Wine Bar and Union St Cellars and The Sporting Globe, the addition of the independent craft bar will further boast the street as a vibrant night-time destination for Geelong.
“The Union Street location perfect, says Valhalla founder and owner Scott Hunt. “It has a real Melbourne laneway vibe to it and there is already a great wine bar and restaurant in the street. With other great bars just around the corner in Little Malop Street, we knew this was the right spot for a Valhalla Taproom.”
With a “cruisy, retro vibe like walking into someone’s loungeroom in the 70’s but without the kitsch,” as well as vinyl music and a casual bar snacks menu including jaffles, Valhalla Taproom is set to be your go-to destination for Geelong based fans of Valhalla – and craft beer in general this summer.
Alongside the Taphouse, Valhalla’s beers can be found throughout Geelong and the Surf Coast, Bendigo, Melbourne and are expanding their network in Australia through Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
You can view their network of stockists (along with their range) on their website (www.valhallabrewing.com.au).