Although the weather may not feel like it yet, Summer is finally back upon us.
Summer is when Aussies thrive; enjoying the sun, beach, and a couple of ice cold drinks with a few mates.
And there's arguably no cooler place to knock back a few froffies than sitting in a venue where the beer you're drinking is literally brewed right next to you.
So, here's some our favourite breweries for you to put on the list to visit this summer:
Jetty Road Brewery - Mornington Peninsula (Dromana)
This brewery is one of our all time favourites, and trust us, worth the trip to Dromana for.
Jetty Road Brewery isn't your average boutique beer hall; not only is their beer excellent, they have a great wine list and terrific food menu (try the lamb shank and thank us later). They'll also treat you to some great live music to add to the already unreal atmosphere. You'll genuinely want to pitch a swag at this place and never leave.
Little Creatures - Geelong
The Fremantle brewery has brought their famous venue over to Geelong for Victorians to enjoy. If you're a Bellarine local or just passing through for a weekend away, make sure you stop off at what has become a must-see venue in G-Town.
Serving all of Little Creatures' famous beers, as well as local heavyweight Furphy, the brewery is excellent for a feed in their cantina or go and treat yourself to a few beer paddles and taste test all this place has to offer.
Colonial Brewing Co - Port Melbourne
Whether it's a midweek lunch or a weekend hang, Colonial Brewing Co. in Port Melbourne is a venue you have to get to.
Not only do they have an awesome kitchen serving up delicious pub eats, they also have a killer range of five core beers, including a draught, I.P.A. and a cider. And better, they serve them in tinnies.
For live sports fans they also have a MASSIVE projector that screens NBA constantly.
*Closed between 22 December - 16 January.
Moon Dog Craft Brewery - Abbotsford
Nestled in Melbourne's hipster hotspot, Moon Dog is not only conveniently located, it's uber cool. At any one time they'll have ten different beers on tap for you to try, and food available for you to devour.
Plus if you head over on a Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm you can even go on an exclusive guided tour of the brewery.
2 Brothers Brewery - Moorabbin
Tucked away in the industrial streets of Moorabbin, 2 Brothers is one of Melbourne's best kept secrets. From their well-known Pay Day pale ale to their surprisingly delicious Rice Lager, there's plenty of ice cold brews for you to try.
Think about heading into their Beer Hall and picking yourself up something delicious to eat, like Pulled Pork Sliders, Soft Shell Chicken Tacos, or one of their pizza options.