Loch Village is located deep in the rolling hills of South Gippsland. The nearest major town to Loch is Korrumbarra home to Coal Creek Heritage Village. Loch Village is located off the South Gippsland Highway. Look for the sign telling you where to turn. There is not much to Loch, just a small main street displaying characteristics of a time gone by when small towns were prosperous and had a sense of community.
Loch Brewery Gippsland
Loch Village has re-established itself as somewhat a destination for food, wine and crafts. The sort of place that attracts city folk on day trips into the country. A drive through the windy hills, lunch and drinks in a small town a spot of shopping for crafts and antiques that sort of place. Where shops are painted in heritage colours with old signs and tables and chairs that adorn the footpath with people drinking lattes. Loch Brewery and Distillery today occupies what was once the town bank and butchers shop. What sets this place apart from the burgeoning microbrewery industry is that it also distils Whisky and Gin. The Loch Gin, Vodka and Whisky sit nicely alongside its range of beers that they produce.
The Brewery opened its door in 2014 to the public after 2 years of retrofitting out the old bank and butchers. The interior reminds me of an old English bar with plenty of tables and brewery vats and equipment on display. A large shelf behind the bar displays the best of what the brewery has to offer while tasting notes on the bar, keep you informed of what you can expect to taste. There is ample seating inside or on a nice day there is a beer garden outside amongst the garden to enjoy the South Gippsland sunshine.
Craft Beer in Loch Gippsland
Their core range of beer consists of traditional English style real ales, Best Bitter, County Ale (an English amber ale) and Dark Ale. The Brewery also produces season beers that you may find on your visit. A Pale Ale was on the menu early in 2018. We had a sample paddle which consists of 4 beers in small glasses just to give you an overview of what the brewery offers.
How to get to Loch Brewery & Distillery
The Aussie distiller Loch Brewery is located 106 kilometres from Melbourne. It will take you 1 hour and 26 minutes. From Melbourne via the Monash Freeway to Pakenham/Koo Wee Rup Rd then onto the South Gippsland Highway.
From Gippsland / Latrobe Valley turn off at Morwell for Mirboo North – Leongatha – Korumburra – South Gippsland Highway and look for the sign to turn off for the Loch Whisky Distillery and brewery.
You can find out more on the Lock Brewery & Distillery Website HERE
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