When it opened in late 2009, Slowbeer represented the birth of a new specialty beer niche. In the preceding years, it's left a lasting impression on Melbourne. After moving to a new, bigger space in 2012, the venue continued to break boundaries by becoming Melbourne’s first craft beer store and bar.
Taking inspiration from the slowfood movement, Slowbeer focuses on sourcing a variety of local microbrews and obscure international imports. The team looks for beer that boasts dynamic flavours that often demand their drinkers sit down and savour the experience. Which you can, right in store.
And while maintaining stock of more than 1000 beers is no easy feat, the product that truly keeps customers coming back are the growlers – 1.89-litre growlers, filled with any of the four rotating beers on tap, for around the $40 mark.
Those new to specialty beer might find the task of choosing a little overwhelming. But Slowbeer has got your back with the Slowbeer Box. Staff organise a selection of beers catered to your specific taste preferences and price range, and will even send it in the mail as often as you’d like.
To eat, Slowbeer offers a simple but complementary menu: a hearty selection of artisan cheeses or a charcuterie plate featuring meats such as pancetta and Wagyu bresaola.