Mt Pleasant Rd. Bar & Taproom is redefining craft beer culture in Belmont

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Mt Pleasant Rd. Bar & Taproom is redefining craft beer culture in Belmont

Words by Chloe Cicero

Nestled in Belmont, the Mt Pleasant Rd Brewers proudly stand as independent craft beer artisans.

This family-owned venture is a labour of love, with the brewing operation spearheaded by two brothers-in-law, supported by their dedicated family members who juggle their involvement alongside their day jobs, all committed to nurturing this boutique business.

Their journey commenced with a vision to craft exceptional beers using locally sourced ingredients while championing fellow local enterprises. Since their commercial debut in 2022, they’ve curated a portfolio of seven distinct brews,  now being sold across Geelong and the region.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

Meet Mount Pleasant Brewers, the result of two Geelong mates on a mission to create their own independent craft beer

The accolades speak volumes, with their beers earning recognition at the prestigious 2023 Australian International Beer Awards. Among their triumphs, the Belmont Common clinched a gold medal, while the Tropical Eclipse Pale Ale and Dark Side of High Street Coffee Stout, a collaborative effort with Constant Coffee of Newtown, secured bronze. Notably, the inspiration for the acclaimed Belmont Common stemmed from the vibrant Red Earth Hops flourishing in a nearby Highton garden.

Located at the heart of residential Belmont, the Mt Pleasant Taproom + Bar is a haven for seasoned craft brew aficionados and those seeking a casual local haunt. With its laid-back atmosphere, this venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces, including sidewalk seating and a recently unveiled beer garden. The hospitable staff ensure everyone feels at home, particularly if you bring along your furry companion!

Ten taps are pouring locally crafted brews, including Mt Pleasant Rd’s signature range alongside exclusive experimental brews. The beverage menu also showcases an array of locally crafted wines and spirits, featuring highlights such as Corio Whisky, Flow State Gin, and offerings from smaller regional winemakers like Alt Rd (Winchelsea) and Rowsley Fault (Geelong).

For sustenance, guests can indulge in delights from the Eat a Little menu, offering conservas, dips, and specialty bread, or opt for dinner from visiting food vans. On Friday and Saturday afternoons, Tillage Pizza becomes a regular fixture at the Taproom, with rotating food vans gracing the scene on Sundays.

Mt Pleasant Rd Taproom is located at 110 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont. They’re open Friday: 4 pm – 10 pm, Saturday: 2 pm – 10 pm, Sunday: 2 pm – 8 pm. Find out more here