Welcome to Billson’s Brewery, one of Australia’s oldest breweries. Our story is about a comeback, a return to quality and the revival of craftsmanship. We’re committed to local, and believe that sometimes we don’t need to reinvent when we can simply restore.Visit us to experience our rich heritage, sample our artisan cordials, small batch sodas, craft beers and unwind with delicious food, drinks and great company in our café.
TASTING ROOM & SALES
Our tasting room is open 7 days a week between 9am and 5pm. We are a family friendly business, with delicious refreshing drinks that everyone will enjoy, from non-alcoholic cordials and sodas to craft beers (and soon spirits). We produce 15 bespoke cordials, following original hand-written recipes from the 1880’s. Recently re-branded from Murray Breweries to Billson’s, the range feature a new label inspired by the original cordial label. In 2018, we also launched a second range of 6 cordials under the Billson’s Small Batch label. These cordials are crafted in small batches, with 100% Australian fruit and herbs and are naturally low in sugar. We recommend to enjoy our cordials with sparkling or soda water. Our cordials are also perfect as mixers in cocktail and mocktail creations. To complete our non-alcoholic range we have released old school and natural Sodas and launched what we believe is the best Tonic Water in Australia, made with only the finest of ingredients like real Cinchona Bark and of course, our famous Spring Water. In addition, we are fully active brewery producing premium craft beers after an almost 70 year brewing hiatus. Our Lager, Golden Ale, Pale Ale and Porter have been carefully crafted by our Head Brewer Tony, using only premium grain and hops sourced in Australia and overseas. These beers are fast becoming household names and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Unwind in our cafe with delicious food sourced from amazing local artisan bakers and chefs. We’re open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm with an “all day” menu. Our menu is a simple country affair with staples such as smashed avo on toast, crumpets or granola for breakfast, gourmet pies, sausage rolls and toasties for lunch and a cabinet filled with amazing pastries and cakes to suit everyone. We’re vegetarian and vegan friendly, check out our mouth-watering Acai bowls, fresh juices and superfood smoothies. Our entire selection of spring water, cordials, sodas and beers is available to enjoy with your meal. We also serve premium tea and coffee, old school shakes and spiders, slushies for everyone's enjoyment. We happily take bookings for large groups, call us on 03 5728 1304 to arrange.
Billson’s Speakeasy Bar is reminiscent from a bygone area. A bit hidden, a bit secret our Speakeasy is located in the original Billson’s Cellar. It oozes glamorous, low-key atmosphere with comfortable Chesterfield couches, wine barrels and dimmed lights. Beers on taps are obviously Billson’s but we also have a carefully curated selection of local wines and liquors (spirits) as well as cocktails and liqueurs. The bar menu offers a small selection of food from wasabi peas and olives to Spanish tinned seafood and locally sourced charcuterie & cheese boards. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm, come in for the drinks and stay for the familiar tunes, played live on the piano.
Billson’s Barber is open weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 5pm as well as Saturday mornings between 9am and 12pm. Step back in time with a traditional yet quirky setting complete with original barber chairs from the 1940’s. We cut boys and men hairs without appointment, just right your name on the chalkboard when you arrive and wait for your turn. Can’t get much more old school than that.