Social Bandit Brewing Company MANSFIELD
SOCIAL Bandit Brewing Company, on Buller Road’s eastern outskirts of Mansfield, has an undeniable reputation for exceptional craft beer. Owner and head brewer Jeff Whyte imported his Austrian-built brew house equipment from Japan in 2015, and what came next is a testament to his attention to detail. Assembling thousands of the brewery's components in both German and Japanese, Jeff put together this 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle to create one of Victoria's unique breweries right in the heart of the High Country. The brewery bar, which features 12 beers on tap, flows onto a super-relaxed atrium where drinkers and diners can enjoy beers of all styles (we recommend Whyte's arguably unmatched IPAS) and delicious pizza. Another thing you'll find at Social Bandit is recycled old furniture: old hotel tables and chairs, packing crates and a bar slate constructed from the old roof of the Jamieson post office. Whyte has constructed much of it, and his daughter has contributed the design for a striking mural in the brewery. It really is a family affair at Social Bandit – and you'll more than likely be watching Whyte brewing with his son in the brewhouse as you step up to the bar to order. And with a brewer like Whyte, Mansfield can count its lucky stars. As you watch Whyte making the same beer you’re drinking you soon realise that this is a brew concept of world standard.