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Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers

Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers

As the founders of Australia's first barrel room and cellar door, our aim is to offer not only a unique experience at the source (34 Macbeth Street, Braeside VIC 3195), but to also offer a complementary online experience.

Founded in 2009 by Matt & Andrea Houghton, Boatrocker has come a long way from its beginnings of selling its first beers from the back of their car.

It all started back in the 80's when Matt was a teenager, with a television show called 'The Beer Hunter'. This show was an inspiration for Matt's love of all things beer. It set him on a path of enlightenment, education and travel. Matt would spend his days homebrewing and dreaming of travelling through such exotic locations as Brugge, Boulder, Bavaria, Britain and elsewhere the Beer Hunter had been. It was not until 1998 that it all became a reality. With backpack on, these beers came alive; their history, social importance and appreciation of the craft by its loving populace.

And then, sadly, Matt was back in the land of the bland. Hmmm, VB or Carlton? Where was the love? There was only one answer, take homebrewing to the next level. So Matt went to study brewing at Ballarat Uni. At this time, Matt also discovered his other passion; his wife Andrea.