Beer Weekend

We have developed a “hands-on” brewing experience that will allow you to develop your own brew, sample some great beers, and enjoy world-class scenery. We have a small micro brewery adjacent to our award winning guesthouse in Port Campbell, just stone throw away from famous 12 Apostles.

Over the three days you will be able to learn and discuss brewing techniques with leading industry figures. A minimum of four participants will be required with a maximum of 6, to ensure that we can develop up to 200 litres of a beer recipe of your choice (this to be agreed prior to the weekend). Once this has finished fermentation we will package the product and send it to you!

Our itineraries can be adjusted to suit but a basic agenda would be as follows:

Friday PM       

Travel to Port Campbell either by motor vehicle or why not catch a train to Camperdown where we can organise pick up.

Settle into your accommodation-first in always gets the best bunk, private rooms are available on request. Then downstairs to check and prepare the ingredients. After grinding the malt, weighing out the ingredients and ensuring everything is in order sit back and relax with a complimentary welcoming beer or two. Dinner will be provided and what better than a tasty pizza with beer!

Saturday AM

An early morning walk to the bay and then home for a great coffee! Breakfast will be either pancakes and coffee or bacon and eggs-your choice. Now the formal part of the day commences. Our brewer, Julian Widera and Mick Robertson, an avid home brewer, will discuss brewing techniques. This session will be at whatever level you are and feel comfortable with.

Now we start the brew! Each participant will be given a job to do under the guidance of Julian and Mick. During the course of the day we will supply sustenance by the way of food and beverages. Once we have finished the brewing we will then take a break and prepare for dinner.

Dinner will be in the brewery and guests’ will be served a selection of German sausages, sauerkraut and speck. After the main meal we will sample a selection of local cheeses. Julian or Mick will discuss paring the various beers with the food and condiments.

Sunday AM

Up early for a coffee and pancakes or bacon and eggs then out to visit the 12 Apostles. An optional helicopter flight can be included at cost. Once we have finished taking in some of Australia’s most iconic scenic sites we will then drive to the production brewery.

Along the way we call into GORGE Chocolates and then Apostle Whey Cheese before arriving at the production brewery at Cooriemungle. Julian will take us on a tour of the brewery and we will then settle back and take in the pristine views across the vineyard.

We finish off the day with a sheep on the spit and of course a few beers to wash down the meal. We will then drive back to Port Campbell and take our farewells. If you have taken the train option you will be driven to the Camperdown station for an afternoon departure.

Follow up

In six weeks you will receive your finished product .


(The cost above is based on shared accommodation. Private rooms can be quoted separately)

Golf Weekends

Who would have thought you can play the golf down the coast!

If you love the golf and great outdoors, look no further. We have teamed up with Get lost travel in Melbourne to bring you this amazing golfing package. Transport, food, accommodation and most importantly, the golf, is all included and its not going to cost you fortune. For about $1000 (depending whether you happy to bunk with your mates or prefer a private room), you will spend a weekend in picturesque Port Campbell, courtesy of Sow and Piglets guesthouse, you will get fed, watered and most importantly play lot of golf!!

Here is our suggested itinerary, providing you need transport to and from Melbourne. We happy to tailor made the itinerary to suit your needs if needed.

Day 1

We will pick you up in Melbourne and bring you to Port Campbell, with some brief coffee break in Winchelsea. Lunch in Port Campbell’s favourite Grassroots deli and off to the golf course. 9 holes in spectacular Peterbourough and then back to guesthouse for famous Sow & Piglets beers and pizzas.  We wont just fill you up with our beer, we will also take time to teach you bit about it and pair each beer with some locally made nibbles.

Day 2

Early morning start, with optional sunrise trip to 12 Apostles, before sumptuous breakfast. Then most of the day will be spend in Timboon for 18 rounds of golf, with lunch included in between. When done, quick stopover in Timboon distillery for some whisky tasting, before returning back to Sow and Piglets guesthouse for sumptuous BBQ.

Day 3

This will be long day if you are returning back to Melbourne, but worth it. We will take you for walk across the bridge if you feel like, to show you bit of our backyard, before we feed you again. Then its off to Cobden, driving through some spectacular volcanic vistas closest to Port Campbell. 18 holes at Cobden golf course, including lunch and drinks in the club, before heading back to Melbourne.