King River Brewing joins Victoria's High Country Brewery Trail »

And joins in the brewing of Rule #47

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Brewers – James Booth (Black Dog Brewery), Steve Matthews (Bridge Road Brewers), Jon Seltin (Bright Brewery), Pete Hull (Sweetwater Brewing Company)

Brewers – James Booth, Steve Matthews, Jon Seltin and Pete Hull


The High Country Brewery Trail has welcomed newcomer, King River Brewing in the beautiful King Valley, to its ever-expanding coterie of craft breweries now dotted across the region.

The latest addition expands the trail to eight members

  • Black Dog Brewery in Taminick
  • Blizzard Brewery in Dinner Plain
  • Bridge Road Brewers in Beechworth
  • Bright Brewery
  • Rutherglen Brewery
  • Social Bandit Brewing Company in Mansfield and
  • Sweetwater Brewing Company in Mount Beauty

All offering visitors a sensational way to explore the stunning scenery, gourmet flavours and lip-smacking beers of the whole region.

All eight brewers got together at Social Bandit on the 12th October for the fifth annual High Country Brewery Trail collaborative brew day - when they will create a commemorative Belgian Ale under their established High Country Brewery Trail label, Rule #47 using locally grown hops from the Rostrevor Hop Garden in the Ovens Valley.

What is Rule #47?
Drink Tripels, don’t ride triples.
Life is short, don’t waste it on bad beer. rules/


About King River Brewing:

The brewery produces high quality and well-balanced, full-flavoured beer from natural processes with drinkability favoured over being too fastidious about beer styles or using chemicals to increase head retention.

This may sound like a given with most craft beers in Australia however King River beer styles are unique, easy to drink and full of flavour. With a gentle nod to our location we focus on both farmhouse and easy drinking styles of beers. Something for everyone.

King River Brewing is in the heartland of first, second and third generation Italian and European immigrant farmlands. The King Valley has a wonderful history of hop farms, dairy farms, independently owned wineries, produce and livestock businesses and King River Brewing is proud to be part of the local enterprise.

The brewery is wholly owned by husband and wife team Nathan and Brianna Munt. The rustic, friendly and comfortable tasting room is built inside an old tobacco kiln on site. The brewery itself is housed inside an old tobacco grading shed which is right next to the tap room. The tap room decor features tobacco bales branded with the local family names from the region, providing some history and insight into the post-war King Valley tobacco business.

Available on the six rotating taps are the latest brews, straight from the brewery!

The mighty King River runs at the back of the property, whose pristine waters are fed from the Alpine snow fields above. The farm belongs to Brianna's father, Walter Sartori, a second generation Italian from the Trentino Alto-Adige region in Northern Italy. Wally is an ex-tobacco farmer and viticulturist now prominent in the local wine industry.

If you're lucky, Wally might be around to regale with stories of the history of King Valley and the hard working farmers who helped make this region so special with their local offerings of traditional Italian food and wine (and son-in-law beer).

See links below for further information on the High Country Brewery Trail and its craft brewers.


  • Legends, Wine and High Country (NE Victoria) (VIC)

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