Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not named after a large green monster but rather the town of Ogre in Latvia, from where the brewer Matthew Veide’s family originated. This family owned brewery and tap house is located in a heritage listed 1860s cottage which was for many years ‘The Barn’, a popular restaurant in McLaren Vale. Now as the home of Ogre Brewing Co, it’s open from 11am till late 7 days a week and visitors can try a range of beers with snacks, lunch or dinner.
Finally the sun is out, your holiday plans are being hatched and packing lists are at the ready. One of the best parts of a holiday for me is finding what the local area has to offer in the way of food, wine and even beer. We are finding more and more craft breweries, micro-breweries or just latest trendy beer producers calling themselves craft brewers, popping up in, or near popular holiday destinations in Australia. Some we’ve found by happy accident while others have been on the must visit list if they were anywhere near where we’ve been headed.