Coldstream Brewery

Inspired by the Shivering Man (and his bare all attitude) the boys behind Coldstream took the plunge to run a microbrewery with mates. Catch up over a pot in the bar, sample the range on a tasting paddle, enjoy a meal and maybe learn a little about the infamous Shivering Man. Let our staff take you through our range of premium beers and refreshing apple cider. Enjoy a meal made from the freshest Yarra Valley produce.


  • Address:
    694 Maroondah Highway
    Coldstream, 3770
  • Phone:
    61397391794
  • Type:
    Food/Beverages
  • Produce:
    Beer, Cider & Mead
  • Features:
    Have visit/buy premises, Have Online Store
  • Links:

Taste through a paddle in the Brewery Bar, catch up with mates over a pint in the Pub, enjoy lunch or dinner packed full of Yarra Valley produce or book out the whole lot for your next big night.

Made from 100% Victorian apples, our cider is pure goodness, no concentrates or powders here. Our apples are crushed and then cold fermented – essentially the magical turning apples into alcohol process happens in the cold  – giving our cider its delightful fizz. Coldstream Cider – clean, crisp and ready to drink.

 


Opening Hours

Daily from 11am to 1pm


Trails passing through Coldstream Brewery Stops

Yarra Valley's Coldstream Trail

Been on a food and wine trail? This is different. Why? Well, did you know this trail includes kid friendly activities, has two microbreweries, one of the most spectacular gardens in Victoria, or that Charlie Chaplin fell into a pool here? And that’s just the beginning... Yarra Valley’s Coldstream Trail offers a slice of diversity, accessibility and a quality that sets it apart. That quality is called passion. And it’s found in the aromas of an earthy pinot; in local produce that has been fused in creative and mouth-watering dishes; and in the sweetness of new season fruits you picked yourself accompanied by hand made farmhouse cheeses. Add to this spectacular vistas of rolling countryside and distant mountains at every turn. Preservation of the trail’s historic roots – firmly embedded in its heritage properties, cellar doors and famed vineyards – is approached with similar heart and soul. The oldest vines in the region provide a rustic setting to drink in times gone-by, peeling back yet another layer of the trail’s remarkable diversity. Activities for kids and a gourmet break for adults, all in a short 13km loop. On Melbourne’s doorstep and just five minutes from Lilydale, this unique trail, showcases the very best of the Yarra Valley.

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Yarra Valley Cider & Ale Trail

The history of beer in the Yarra Valley is believed to go back to the early 1800's when growing hops was a major farming activity in the region. Whilst hop farms have disappeared today except for the odd hop kiln remains, the craft breweries in the Yarra Valley are working hard to make sure beer remains an important part of the Yarra Valley's past, present and future. The Yarra Valley is also one of Victoria's oldest cider regions and was the birthplace of Australian Methode Traditionale cider. Records show cider production by Mac's Lilydale Cider from as early as 1934. Proprietor and cider maker George McGowan purchased "Olinda Park" in 1932 with cider in mind- the property was already home to rare cider apples from Devon stock. In the same year, McGowan converted an old packing shed into a cidery. The first pressing of apples was in March 1934 and the cidery produced carbonated cider and a 10 per cent alcoholic cider named Lilydale Cider - the biggest sales of which were to motorists at the weekends. The business was eventually sold in 1961 and George McGowan retired to the Mornington Peninsula. In the 1960s Darren Kelly, of Kellybrook Winery, home of Kelly Brothers Cider, travelled through Europe and studied artisan cider making, then began producing Methode Traditionale cider in the late 1960's, the only one in the country at the times. In 1938 George McGowan was convinced that cider had a big future in the Yarra Valley and now with a growing number of cider producers and hundreds of apple orchards in the region, the Yarra Valley is once again making its name for cider.

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