Cheers! Korumburra’s Lena and Neil Harfield (left) catching up with rellies Bill and Carole Grafton of Drouin at the opening of Burra Brewing Co.

It was a packed room for the opening of Burra Brewing Co on Saturday. mm253318

Jo and Ben Churcher were among the first to try out the craft beer on Saturday afternoon. mm233318

THIS is exactly what Korumburra needed.
Burra Brewing Co opened on Saturday at noon, followed by hundreds of people passing through the doors all afternoon and into the night.
It was a brilliant turnout from locals and those outside the region, supporting a new business and trying out wood-fired pizzas and chilled craft beers.
The communal seating, next to the tanks where the beer is brewed, encouraged conversations between strangers and some customers made new friends.
The Rotary Club of Korumburra volunteers did a brilliant job keeping up with demand, serving hot chips and arancini balls.
Co-owner Narelle Jones said Burra Brewing Co adds to the brewery trail, extending from Lang Lang to Loch and then Mirboo North.
“Once we got over the dream side of setting up our own brewery, it took around 18 months to get here,” she said at the opening on Saturday.
“The majority of us are born and bred here,” she said of why the owners chose Korumburra as the location for their new business venture.
“We found it’s quite a central part between Bass Coast and South Gippsland.”
Burra Brewing Co also has a range of merchandise, including beanies, hats, shirts and hoodies.