Featuring 18 taps, the new space is an exciting addition to the Mordialloc-based brewery.
Launched in 2014 with the release of their inaugural XPA, Wolf of the Willows have come a long way in the brewing scene over the past few years. After opening a co-owned brewery space with Bad Shepherd in 2015, the husband and wife-owned brewing company expanded their operations last year when they took over a shell of an original brewery in Mordialloc.
COVID-19 may have stunted owners Scotty and Renae McKinnon’s plans to open a taproom early this year, but with the state finally emerging from lockdown, Wolf of the Willows has opened the doors on its incredible new space at last.
Featuring 18 taps, the taproom will host Wolf of the Willows’ core range as well as seasonal and limited releases with plans to introduce their housemade Hard Seltzer range and cold drip nitro coffee on tap in the future.
Specialising in handcrafted modern ales, the range includes everything from a crisp, easy-drinking Australian Pale Ale to a triple hopped XXXPA and a unique selection of tropical sours.
“This taproom will be a true ‘Home of the Wolf’, where we hope punters feel they can come enjoy a beer in an atmosphere that welcomes them in as part of the Wolf family, and truly reflects what we are about,” says Scotty McKinnon, founder for Wolf of the Willows.
“It’s been a long road, but we finally got here!” says co-founder Renae McKinnon. “We hope people enjoy the relaxed vibe we’ve created, because let’s face it, we all deserve a beer after the year we’ve all had!”
The Mordialloc-based brewing company is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a beer, too, with a beer garden which can host up to 70 guests, a mural painted and designed by local artist Digable Goods, a beautifully crafted recycled snow gum feature wall using timbers from Scotty’s family farm, a wall of whisky barrels and a fireplace for the cooler months.
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Find Wolf of the Willows Taproom & Brewery at 39 De Havilland Road, Mordialloc.
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