White Rabbit Brewery opens in Geelong
White Rabbit’s new Brewery and Barrel Hall has opened in the heart of the Little Creatures Brewery Village in Victoria’s Geelong.
Moving from Healesville with the original Little Creatures brewing equipment, the new site includes a Barrel Hall which will allow it to explore its ‘fermentation with imagination’ ethos and introduce a range of beers made through barrel ageing and blending.
Jeremy Halse, head brewer at White Rabbit said “We've always been rather enamoured with old-fashioned brewing practices and balancing them with a sprinkling of new world thinking. It all began with the magic of open fermentation, and now with the gift of additional space at our new home, will continue with the wonder that is barrel ageing.
“Fermentation is the finest of all the inventions and our open fermenters provide the ultimate environment for yeast to thrive and flavour to cultivate.
“As to our new Barrel Hall, much like wine, ales take on a new depth of flavour when barrel aged. The addition of wild microflora to the beer within the barrels lends the beer added dimensions,” he said.
The White Rabbit Brewery and Barrel Hall will showcase beers from the White Rabbit range including White Rabbit Pale Ale, White Rabbit Dark Ale, and White Rabbit White Ale, as well as special editions. The first of its permanent barrel aged beers is planned for release in March.
The site will be open Sunday to Wednesday 11am – 5pm; and Thursday to Saturday 11am – 9pm.