I recently found a few great places in the Snowies for a brew or two. Check these ones out next time you’re in the area. And if you have any suggestions for places I missed out on in my short time down there– let me know! Write a short review and I’ll include the best ones in my Top 10.
1. Dalgety Microbrewery, 15km outside of Berrydale.
This is a great place just before Jindabyne if you’re on your way south to the Snowies. It is a fair way off the track but the surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful and the picturesque rural brewery itself boasts some delicious beers that you would be lucky to find anywhere else. I had a smoked Porter and it was lovely, but I’ve been told the Pale Ale and the Double IPA are great as well! If you go, say g’day to my mate Andy the peacock!
2. Banjo Patterson Inn, Jindabyne
Banjo’s is famous for two things – 1, Being one of the best places to cut some rug until the wee hours of the morning in Jindi and 2, being the place where you can order a Kosciuszko Pale Ale straight from the tanks it was brewed in just below the floorboards. Good fun, great fresh beer, only 30 klicks to the snow!
3. The Wild Brumby Schnapps Distillery, Alpine Way, Thredbo Valley.
On the way out to Thredbo from Jindabyne along the Alpine Way is the Wild Brumby. While it is famous for their range of Schnapps that are crafted on-site, you can also grab yourself a cold German beer if you so desire (as I did). This location is like nowhere else after a snowfall – a true winter wonderland!
4. Friday’s, Thredbo.
To be honest, I just loved the fact that I could snowboard down the mountain, straight to the door of the pub, order a beer and sit on the snow-covered tables outside with a beer being cooled in the snow. That. Is. Awesome.
5. The Pub, Perisher
Like Fridays at Thredbo, you can ski or board right to the bar at the end of the day! It’s another great venue with a awesome location!