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Did you know that Victoria has the largest number of craft breweries in Australia – 158, with NSW closely following behind with 127?

Victoria is fast becoming the Go-To destination in Australia for craft beer & spirits. With 3 craft beer & spirit regions (Beer Belts) now mapped out for you to explore, planning a Beercation has never been easier!

Whilst the Sunshine Coast in sunny Queensland may currently hold the title of the Craft Beer Capital of Australia, with the highest number of craft breweries (23) per capita, we’re here to shake up the industry…

Victoria will soon be known as Australia’s ‘beercation’ destination for enthusiasts and casual beer drinkers alike.

It all started with Bayside’s unique corridor, dubbed the ‘Bayside Beer Belt’ in mid-2021, which is now a craft community network of local breweries and distilleries, collaborating together to offer immersive and educational beer & spirit tour experiences.

The Eastside Beer Belt launched in mid 2023 with 12 breweries & distilleries and the Cityside Beer Belt launched mid 2024 with 14 breweries and distilleries.

Each of these craft communities can’t wait for you to explore, discover and experience them. 









In late 2020, Nat Wilson (founder of the Bayside Beer Belt & Kingston Collective) started exploring her local bayside area and was surprised to discover how many breweries there were in such close proximity to one another.

In early 2021 (in between Melbourne lockdowns), the Kingston Collective started running Craft Beer & Spirit Tours in an effort to create a fun activity for locals whilst showcasing and supporting the local breweries & distilleries in the area.

In January 2022, the Kingston Collective was awarded a State Government Agribusiness Grant to further develop the craft brewery tours and turn this into a region that both locals and visitors could explore and experience. The Bayside Beer Belt runs bespoke, interactive, educational and fun tours that showcase the unique craft community in both Bayside & Eastside. Since then, Nat has sold Kingston Collective and is focussing on driving beer tourism in Victoria!

Bojak Brewing
Eastside Map