Rebellion Brewery opens its bar

REBELLION Brewing has opened a new brew house bar at its Mair Street site.

Visitors can now buy beer on tap, including the award-winning gluten-free beer O’Brien and The Rat Bitter Ale.

The Rebellion Brewery is designed to give customers an interactive experience.

The walls are made of glass so people can watch the brewery making beer while they enjoy a cold one.

Visitors can also talk to the brewers, ask questions and see how the beer is made.

There are also brewery tours available for those interested.

Owners and self-taught brewers John O’Brien and Andrew Lavery both have coeliac disease and teamed up in 2004 to release O’Brien Beer before establishing Rebellion Brewery in 2007.

“Since being diagnosed with coeliac disease in 1998, it’s been my goal to create an all-natural gluten-free beer range, with no colourings or preservatives, that still tasted just as good as barley-based beers, if not even better,” Mr O’Brien said.

“As Rebellion Brewing has grown over the years and our products have become more popular, it seemed like the next logical step was to open our own bar where people can come and enjoy our beer on tap.”

Rebellion Brewery sells four ales and lagers on tap: the Pale Ale, Premium Lager, Brown Ale and barley-based beer The Rat.

A selection of Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co and locally produced wines will also be available. 

Rebellion Brewery is at 47 Mair Street. It is open from 8.30am until 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10am until 6pm Sundays.