Black Dog Brewery


Black Dog Brewery

339 Booth Road
VIC 3675

Open Hours

Thursday to Monday: 11am to 5pm

It's not uncommon, certainly since craft beer began making waves in Australia, to stumble across beer versus wine events. It is uncommon, however, to stumble upon such an event at which every single drink ' both beer and wine ' has been created by the same person. But since adding brewing to his CV it's something that fourth-generation winemaker James Booth is able to do at Taminick Cellars, the winery that's been in his family since 1904.

After years of homebrewing in his spare time, James decided to dip his toes into the world of commercial brewing in 2011. Despite only having a 70 litre homemade setup on which to make his beers word soon spread, bringing a steady stream of beer lovers on the search for Victoria's latest to the cellar door. Somehow he managed to fit in enough brewing around his winemaking schedule to get the Black Dog beers (named after the family pet Macca) out and about far enough to give him the confidence to install a larger brewery in 2013.

Having launched with a range of four beers, James wasted little time in beginning to experiment, even using the barrels at hand for some of his brews. He later switched to cans from bottles, started growing hops that have been used in estate hopped saisons and a golden ale and has been known to collaborate with people both inside and outside the beer world.

As for the brewery's home, it's well worth a visit just to soak up the beautiful surrounds. Located a few kilometres outside Glenrowan at the end of a number of gravel tracks, the old brick building housing both wine and beer production and the barrique-lined cellar door looks out over vines and rolling fields as far as the eye can see, making Black Dog a welcome addition to the High Country's thriving brewing community.

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Core Range

Black Dog Brewery Drifter Lager
New World Pilsner
Black Dog Dead Dog Stout
Black Dog Leader of the Pack IPA
American IPA
Black Dog Howling Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Black Dog Lazy Dog Ale
Golden Ale

Limited Releases

Black Dog Triple Tripel Parts I & II
Belgian Tripels
Black Dog Brewery Estate Hopped Golden Ale
Fresh Hop Golden Ale
Black Dog Brewery Belgian Dark Ale
Belgian Dubbel
Black Dog Brewery Aussie Terrier
New World Pale Ale
Black Dog Brewery Margherita Mastiff
Margherita Gose
Black Dog Blood Hound Lager
Vienna Lager
Black Dog Estate Hopped Saison
Hoppy Saison
Black Dog Aussie Terrier IPA
Australian IPA
Black Dog Junk Yard Dog Double IPA
Double IPA