Five Collingwood breweries have teamed up with the City of Yarra to launch a new beer trail to celebrate more than 150 years of brewing history in the area.

After its first breweries were established in the 1850s, Collingwood was arguably the epicentre of brewing in Australia by the turn of the century with the likes of Fosters operating in the suburb. However, by the early 1900s, as a result of mergers, amalgamations and closures, all the breweries were gone.

But more than a century later Collingwood has once again become a mecca for independent craft breweries with Stomping Ground, Bodriggy, Fixation, Molly Rose and The Mill all opening within the last five years.

And together those five breweries have joined forces in a bid to support their community and highlight not only the local breweries, but the many galleries, cafes and venues in the flourishing area.

The free Collingwood Beer Trail map is available at all participating breweries, or by download here.

A Trail Pass is available for $30 which includes beer samples at all venues and a Beer Trail tote bag once you visit all five breweries. Five dollars from every Trail Pass sold will be donated to a local charity. The current charity is The Inner North Community Foundation. The charity will be rotated intermittently.

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This is an edited version of a press release distributed by the Collingwood Beer Trail.

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