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CRANK HANDLE BREWERY

With the backdrop of Mount Bogong as your view, it’s hard not to stop and enjoy a beer when passing by Crank Handle Brewery. Situated just outside of Mount Beauty in Tawonga South. The brewery makes for a great stop off point on the way to the ski fields of Falls Creek or before the drive over the mountain to Bright.
NEW BEGINNINGS

Operating in the same premises as what used to be Sweetwater Brewing, owner Mick Piera took over the building in 2019 with the brewery doors opening in November of that year.

Mick’s passion for beer started over 14 years ago when he started home brewing. He was finally able to pursue his dream of opening a brewery when the premises became available last year. Born and bred in Tawonga, Mick is a family man who wants to create great craft beer, in the beautiful setting for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

A former trainer in mining and earthmoving mechanics, Mick has spent the last 3 and a half years driving trucks on the weekend to fund his brewery project. Wanting to be closer to home, he has had to create a job for himself as there was nothing for him in the area.

CRANK HANDLE

There is a lovely story of why the brewery was named Crank Handle. When Mick’s children were small and he was home brewing, he used to get them to help out in the morning before they went to school. They would help him mill the grain for the beer by cranking the handle, and hence Crank Handle Brewing was born.

THE BEER

There are currently six beers on tap; an American Pale Ale, Blonde, Porter, Lager, English Bitter and a Kolsch. At the moment the food offering comprises of cheese and meat boards and burgers. However, there are plans to expand the menu over time including smoked meats.

This is a family affair through and through, with the kids helping out in the kitchen and behind the bar. It’s great to see the locals and visitors have a craft beer offering in the town once again.

 

CRANK HANDLE BREWERY BEERS

CORE RANGE

  • AMERICAN PALE ALE
  • ALPINE ALE
  • BRUNO’S BITTER
  • DANGEROUS DAVE’S LAGER
  • PHILTHY PHIL’S PORTER
  • KELLY’S KOLSCH

 

CRANK HANDLE BREWERY
211 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga South
VIC 3698
(03) 5754 4443

OPENING HOURS
Fri, Sat & Sun 11am – 8pm

 

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