This Yarra Valley microbrewery has seen various changes in ownerships and partners since first starting up back in 2002. The original partners had a lot of trouble deciding on a suitable brand name. ‘We’ve got Buckley’s chance of coming up with a name which everyone agrees on,’ one of them blurted out in exasperation – and the name stuck. The origin of the Melbourne expression includes various explanations – perhaps a pun on Buckley and Nunn, a former city department store, or a reference to escaped convict William Buckley, who lived with Aboriginal people on the Bellarine Peninsula during the 19th century for several decades and was thought to have had no chance of surviving.
Buckley’s Original Ale
30 Hunter Road, Healesville 3777
Tours by appointment