Lost Valley was born in August 2013 when Ben and Maria returned to Austria with their two children for a family holiday and brewing adventure.
Ben had arrange to collaborate with Italian Craft brewery Birra Del Borgo and Belgian sensation De Struise. Whilst also spending much time in Oetztal they were both accutely aware of the lack of craft beer and in particular beers with complexity, and big hop characters.
This resulted in Ben meeting with the leading local brewery Starkenberger to discuss the possibility of returning to Austria to create something new for the region. This was the birth of Lost Valley.
Lost Valley aims to bring craft beer brewing to Tyrol, Austria and from there to the rest of Europe. The brewing ethos is to create high quality beers using a mix of traditional and new world brewing techniques.
With the co-operation of Brauerei Schloss Starkenberg Lost Valley will continue to produce it's first beer Höpfen Köpfen and develop a range of beers that represent the region of Tyrol. Follow our story as we grow and develop on this craft beer journey.
The Bridge Road Brewery in Beechworth, Victoria
The Castle Starkenberg Brewery in Tarrenz, Austria