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Be a Part of the Darts Competition at Watts River

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Throw a dart with your mate from Sunday, 5 May

Recruit two of your friends and register for our first-ever Watts River Darts Competition!

Teams of three are invited to participate in a 5 week competition every Sunday at 2pm from 5 May to 2 June.

It’s free to enter and come the finals on Sunday, 16 June (weekend after the June long weekend) you and your two team mates could win a $300 Watts River voucher.

So do not hesitate, give the Watts River Darts Competition a right crack this May for your chance to win!

Please note: Rules will be agreed on at the first round of this 5 week comp.

Friday Night Gig Guide

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We’ve got some great music at Watts River this April, and of course you’re invited to join us for a Belgian party on 12 April with music from Ricki Wood and a selection of delicious beers and tasty Belgian bites.

5 April – Ben Langdon

12 April – Ricki Wood at our Annual Belgian Beer Launch

19 April – Louise MacGregor

26 April – David Knight

Open 7 Days Easter Holidays

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The brewery will be open 7 days from 29 March to 15 April 2024 for the Victorian Easter School Holidays.

Spend some time at Watts River for a fun day out in the Yarra Valley.

The kids can enjoy space to play, books, games, toys and a drawing easel. We also have tasty pizzas, snacks, steamed corn & a range of soft drinks. Find out more here.

And we love dogs too!

We look forward to sharing some family time with you.

Open Monday to Thursday – 11am to 5pm

Open Friday & Saturday – 11am to 9pm

Open Sunday – 11am to 6pm

The Belgians Are Coming!

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Available at the Brewery from Friday 12 April 2024

Belgian Bier Release

The release of our Belgian Style beers was such a huge event last year, we are doing it all again!

Circle Friday, 12 April on your calendar for the launch of this year’s Belgian Style Beers.

And this time we’ve got some cool Melbourne events coming up to spread a little love for the Watts River Belgians.

Of the four beers available, only very limited bottled stock will be available so be sure to snap your favourite Watts River Belgian Style beers up quick as last year they did not last long!

Brewery Launch

We’re opening up the Belgian Bar from Friday, 12 April to pour our fresh new Belgian Style Beers.

Ricki Wood will be performing from 5pm and there will be some delicious Belgian style foods including Belgian sausage, stout pies, cheese and crudités.

Belgian Style Beers

Watts 1

Watts River 1 , Belgian Style Blonde This Belgian Style Blonde is elegant with a light malt profile and touch of hops for a fruity and dry, refreshing ale. Enjoy with mild cheeses, chicken or salmon dishes.

Watts 2

Watts River 2 , Belgian Style Dubbel – This brown ale has a full body and strong malty taste. Inspired by the Belgian Dubbel, the Watts River 2 is rich, smooth and voluptuous, with hints of caramel and cocoa.

Tripel Style Beer

Watts River 3, Belgian Style Tripel
A complex, spicy and fruity Tripel beer is golden in colour and beautifully aromatic. If you’re a fan of Moules Frites (mussels in broth with french fries) try it next time with a bottle of the Watts River 3 & you’ll be quietly satisfied.

Watts 4

Watts River 4, Belgian Style Quadrupel – A big, rich beer which will warm your heart this winter. Like the style created by Trappist monks in Belgium, the Watts River Quad is balanced and more enjoyable when shared. You don’t need food to enjoy this but a cheese board won’t go astray.


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Vote 1 Watts River

The GABS Hottest 100 is now open for voting & you’ll find all our core beers plus our Belgian releases registered for this year’s vote.

Simply click on the link below, register your details and search for Watts River Brewing in the search bar.

You have 5 votes you can apply & we’d appreciate any love you can give our beers from your choice of 5 votes.

You can find out the results of the GABS Hottest 100 on 27 January 2024.

Holiday Hours

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This holiday season, the Watts River brewery will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day, however we will open on Tuesday and Wednesday over the following 2 weeks. This means we will be open every day from 26 December to 8 January, except New Year’s Day.

In summary:

Open Tuesday, 26 December to 31 December 2023

Closed Monday, 1 January 2024

Open Tuesday, 2 January through to & including Monday, 8 January 2024.

Regular opening days resume from Tuesday, 9 January 2024 which means we are open from Thursday to Monday, closed on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Our opening hours for this holiday period are:

Monday to Thursday: 11am to 5pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am to 9pm

Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Find us at 7 Hunter Road, Healesville.

Christmas Eve Party

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Get the party started at Watts River this Christmas.

Get your last minute shopping, wrapping and meal preparation done in the morning, then pop in to the brewery anytime from 11am on Sunday, 24 December 2023.

Gather up the kids, the dog and all your friends and family in time for Santa who will be arriving at Watts River Brewing to entertain the kids from 1.00pm.

Other highlights of the day include:

– Best Dressed for Xmas

You or your pooch! We’ll be judging the best dressed doggo & the best dressed guys & gals for Xmas.

– Santa Claus arrives with the CFA

We’ll be raising funds for our local Country Fire Service & the kids get a lil prezzie from Santa before the big day

– Xmas Pizza

Turkey & Cranberry Sauce with Caramelised onions & Mushrooms, or the same but with Brie for Vegetarians, to bring the taste of Christmas Day; perfectly paired with our Spiced Tripel!

– Xmas Cocktails

We’ll have a delicious Xmas Triple 7 Vodka Cocktail designed to bring joy & happiness to your afternoon at Watts River.

It will be a great day for all the family at Watts River Brewing!

Melbourne Cup Day

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Tuesday, 7 November 2023

Melbourne Cup

Enjoy a fun day and great company at Watts River this Melbourne Cup Day, on 7 November, 2023.

We’ll have a sweep, fun prizes and Hanna’s famous chicken sandwiches.

Fresh beer, pizzas and local sparkling wine will also make your Melbourne Cup Day memorable at Watts River Brewing in 2023.

Melbourne Cup Day at Watts River Brewing

– Broadcast on large TV screens across the venue

– Hanna’s famous fresh chicken sandwiches: $12 per plate

– Steels Gate Sparkling Wine

– Vodka Mule Cocktails on Tap

– Free Melbourne Cup Sweep with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

– Fresh Watts River Beer on tap

Open from 11am to 5pm.

Annual Birthday Bash

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Celebrate our 7 years in Healesville, 13 to 15 October

7th annual birthday bash

We can’t wait for our Annual Birthday Bash – we’re celebrating our 7th birthday & we’d love you to be there!

We’ll have a marathon of music, a vodka cocktail bar & our birthday beer in 2023 is a Spiced Tripel.

Our regular pizza & snack menu will be available all weekend & we’ll be serving hot dogs with sauerkraut, cheese mustard and tomato sauce on Saturday, until sold out.

Plan your weekend so you can catch some of our best local acts & try our new Watts River 7 available on tap & in bottle all weekend.

Friday, 13 October

Beer Launch – Watts River 7 Spiced Triple


5.30pm – Mr Alford

Saturday, 14 October


12pm – Ben from Grand Baxter

3pm – Louise MacGregor

6pm – Stephen McCulloch

Food & Drinks Service

We’ll have two identical beer service bars inside & outside, an outdoor ‘777 Vodka’ cocktail bar plus food service.

Food offer includes hot dogs & four types of pizza including a vegetarian pizza.

Sunday, 15 October


1pm – Strangers in Paradise


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Saturday, 30 September 2023

Get down to Watts River Brewing this AFL Grand Final Day to watch the game on three big screens, enjoy a few hot dogs, beers and cheers, plus a few added surprises!

This year we have two 65 inch screens and a 75 inch TV screen to show the game – so you’ll be able to get a great view of the game in various locations at the brewery.

We’ll be drawing our Fundraising Raffle Prizes for Chands & have a few other fun activities to celebrate our national game!

And for just $10 you can enjoy a tasty hot dog with sauerkraut, cheese, mustard and ketchup. We’ll also have pizza available, including a vegetarian pizza option.

So no matter who you barrack for, you can let your Grand Final traditions live on at Watts River this September!