Welcome to Watts River Brewing.  

We are two young families, passionate about creating high quality, brewer driven beers to share with everyone.    Comprising brewers Aaron & Ben with over 11 years industry brewing experience and their wives Emily & Hanna.

We are passionate about Craft Beer and the Yarra Valley, which is why we have taken our name from the beautiful Watts River which flows right through the heart of Healesville.

Our Cellar Door is now open in Healesville (opened October 2016), and although we are still putting the finishing touches on the fit out, we have comfy couches and delicious beers on tap.

Located at 7 Hunter Road, Healesville, opening hours are:
11am – 5pm: Thursday, Sunday & Monday
11am – 9pm: Friday & Saturday

We took delivery of our shiny new 500 L brewery in mid September 2016, and have now begun producing exclusively from our own site in Healesville.

Now the brewery is operational we’re looking forward to working on our fourth beer, a Brett beer and playing with a number of seasonal, experimental and collaboration brews.

Ben and Aaron first met working for a Yarra Valley brewery in 2011. They’ve worked with some excellent people and produced a lot of beer, yet dreamed of a time when they could work on tasty combinations of hops and malts without corporate marketing priorities watering down the quality.  Much sooner than we could imagine, dreams became words, and words became action.

Our families work together to deliver high quality, simple and flavourful beers to suit a diverse range of palates. We draw inspiration from old world Belgian ales and new world craft beers to create a range of interesting, drinkable beers and aim to quickly establish a barrel program to provide something for those who, like us, relish a bit more complexity. We want to celebrate a variety of beers that we love and encourage people to appreciate the diversity of beer flavours.

We look forward to working alongside other local, independently owned breweries to encourage the discerning consumer to choose fresh, locally-made beer as an alternative to mass-produced beer brewed by large internationally-owned corporations. We believe transparency is important, so that when you drink a Watts River beer, you know exactly who brewed it.