Winter Beer Festival
12:00 PM12:00

Winter Beer Festival

The Recreation bistro x bottleshop introduces the first of its biannual beer festivals. It promises to be a great afternoon with beers from Hawkers, Napoleone & co, La Sirene, Wolf of the willows and more. The ticket includes food served all afternoon both from The Recreation's wood burning grill focusing on food we consider Australians would call a 'barbie' as well as a well known local food vendor producing some food in an American barbecue theme.

The beers on show have been selected by the brewers as what they consider their best winter style of beer. Expect Porter, Red Ale and IPA. The ticket price also includes the first beer that you decide on from the range on show. Beers will then be sold by the 'pony' for the low-price of $5 per glass. Entertainment will be provided by a live band. Definitely an afternoon not to be missed.

Full list of brewers for this exciting event below.


Hop Nation

La Sirene

Wolf of the willows


Napoleone & co

Moon dog

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The Prosecco Queen reigns supreme $25pp
6:00 PM18:00

The Prosecco Queen reigns supreme $25pp

Join Melissa Brauer AKA The Prosecco Queen for a tutored tasting of four different styles that this popular sparkling wine from the north-east of Italy can achieve.  

Melissa is a passionate educator on the region having just returned from a recent visit the session will incorporate some of her own selections from the Veneto she imports directly. 

Upon conclusion we invite you to linger and enjoy a Spritz or another glass of Prosecco along with some cicchetti (light snacks).

To reserve your spot at the table please call 9042 2707 or email


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11:00 AM11:00

Christmas and New Year trading hours

Christmas day - closed

Boxing day - closed

27th - closed for Christmas day holiday

28th - open from 11am

29th - open from 11am 

30th - open from 11am

31st - open from 11am

New years day - closed

2nd January - closed

3rd January - normal trading hours resume

Please take care on the roads over this period. 

Merry Christmas

All of us at 'The Rec'

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Animus Gin masterclass in the bottleshop
4:00 PM16:00

Animus Gin masterclass in the bottleshop

Join us for a masterclass involving all three gins crafted by Kilmore based distillery Animus.

We are lucky enough to have two of the four spirit loving founders in attendance to do a session explaining gin making, their products, a demonstration of three drinks suited to their gins and then you can pick your favourite to enjoy for yourself. 

$25 per person. We only have ten spaces available so get in early. 

P 9402 2707 



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