Riverina brewery ready to draw tourism after face-lift

Bottoms up: Tumut River Brewery owners Tim Martin and Simon Rossatat will officially open their renovated brew house on Saturday, following extensive upgrades.
Bottoms up: Tumut River Brewery owners Tim Martin and Simon Rossatat will officially open their renovated brew house on Saturday, following extensive upgrades.

Simon Rossatato says brewing beer is an art form. 

The Tumut River Brewing Company’s chief Brewer and owner shared his passion ahead of its grand opening this weekend. 

“It’s like an artist painting a picture,” Mr Rossatato said. 

“You get to sit back and admire it after the work is done, but with beer, all your senses can enjoy it too.”

The renovated and significantly upgraded Brewery is set to become a key Tumut draw card for visitors, according to state MP Daryl Maguire, who will be attending the Capper street celebration from 3pm on Saturday. 

It comes five years on from the micro-brewery’s conception. 

Following humble beginnings, Tumut River Brewing now operates a 1500-litre commercial brew house, capable of producing close to 30,000 litres of beer a month.

The brewery can now offer 24 beers and ciders on tap in a venue that can comfortably sit 200 guests. 

“We have gone from being the smallest microbrewery you could be, to (this),” Mr Rossatato said.