HOP NATION IS A FOOTSCRAY-BASED CRAFT BREWERY INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED BY GOOD FRIENDS – AND FORMER WINEMAKERS – SAM HAMBOUR AND DUNCAN GIBSON.
After jumping the fence from winemaking into brewing back in 2014 the pair opened up their brewery and tap room in July of 2016 to join the burgeoning Westside beer and culinary landscape. Since then the guys have been living up to their brewery’s namesake releasing several hop-driven beers showcasing high-quality ingredients with distinct origins.
With a name like Hop Nation, hops are a natural focus but a nod to their winemaking roots was always inevitable, and Sam and Dunc have no shortage of barrel-aged brews in the works. Our small batch beers are made using quality, natural ingredients with no fining or pasteurization and minimal filtration.
Friday 3pm to 10pm
Saturday 12pm to 10pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm
We are a 10 minute walk from both the Footscray & Seddon Train stations.
Just 50 metres off the Maribyrnong River Bike Trail.
There is lots of parking available right near the brewery too.
Enter down the lane or off Youlle Street (look for the Hop Nation light box.)
Tap program: 15 taps, including limited release beers (collabs, small batches) Also a selection of our Site Fermentation Project mixed fermentation beers and wines.
Takeaways? Yep - we have a full fridge of our packaged beers and we have our own 1L Canimal machine so you can take any of our tap beers away with you!.
Other Drinks? Not only beer but with a selection of non-alcoholic drinks, cider and local wines.
Are kids and dogs allowed? We are child and dog-friendly – pups just must remain on leash at all times. There is a baby change table in the larger bathroom.
Disability access - Yes
Landmarks nearby: Yarraville Gardens, Maribyrnong River, Revernance Hotel, Back Alley Sally’s, Up in Smoke..