Great Ocean Brew Weekend

What’s three times better than a day spent at a brewery learning the tricks of the trade? …three days! … add to that the glorious scenery of the shipwreck coast, accommodation on site with a small group of like-minded beer geeks, and you’ve got the soon-to-be-legendary Great Ocean Brew weekend.

The recently opened Sow and Piglets craft brewery in Port Campbell grants its “Access Almost All Areas” (AAAA) ticket to groups of between four and eight brewheads keen to experience beer making at its best.  Presentations from Sow and Piglets’ Head Brewer and visiting brewers educate and entertain with technical elements before the hands-on brewing.

Get down and dirty

Participants get to mill the grain, boil the wort and add the hops and yeast to produce their own special brew. Four weeks later, once it’s brewed, four cans of it will arrive in the post. For those home-brewers who attend, there is ongoing email support afterwards to help refine the process.

Forget the car

A transfer service from Camperdown Station is included in the price for those wanting to start the adventure early. Transport to and from Port Campbell in comfort is in Sow and Piglet’s modern VW Kombi. Obviously if you prefer to drive yourself, it is the Great OceanRoad, so you won’t be disappointed.

Award-winning Accommodation

The Sow and Piglets Brewery is housed in the award-winning Port Campbell Hostel, voted as one of the Top Ten Hostels in Australia by Forbes magazine, and member of Tripadvisor’s Hall of Fame.

Included in the price is three nights shared dorm accommodation, although upgrades are available all the way through to ensuite family rooms.

Locally Sourced Meals

All meals are included in the price and source great local produce selected to compliment the beers on offer. Breakfasts are topped with exquisite locally roasted coffee.

Also included in the price is lunch at the nearby Timboon Whiskey Distillery.

Superb Location

Start the day with an invigorating walk along some of Australia’s iconic landscapes

Port Campbell is well known for its proximity to the 12-Apostles, but it is so much more – from secret bits of rugged coast to a thriving hinterland built on volcanic ash, friendly locals and a collection of foodie-related producers assembled under the banner of the 12-Apostles Gourmet Food Trail.

There is so much going on, that one night’s not enough, an entire weekend can barely fit it all in.

Included in the price is travel to the famous Timboon Whiskey distillery, lunch and sample a wee dram of the local peat whiskey afterwards.

What are you waiting for?

Bring your mates, create your own group, or make new friends.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of eight.


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3-day Itinerary


·       Evening – train to Camperdown

·       Collected and driven to Port Campbell

·       Dinner – Pizza and Beer on arrival


·       Breakfast – Bacon and Eggs

·       Presentation by Julian Widera, host brewer

·       Lunch – Steak Sandwiches

·       Brew on 20l Braumeister

·       Group chooses the recipe

·       Dinner – German Sausages and Sauerkraut


·       Breakfast – Pancakes and Coffee

·       Morning walk and back to tasting room

·       Lunch at Famous Timboon Whiskey Distillery

·       Tasting and overview of whiskey production

·       Driven to Camperdown for the train home