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Howdy, my name is Ryan and I’m the owner / operator of The Great Beyond, a small independent bottle shop located in fabulous Coburg. You might recognise my GOOD BOOZE HERE sign on Bell street.

This shop is my pride & joy, the culmination of over fifteen years in the liquor trade in Melbourne. I’ve worked for many incredible companies, under some wonderful people and learned many lessons along the way, this place represents a culmination of the best of those ideas with my own personal twist. 

The shelves and fridges are filled with vetted, delicious independent / family owned booze. Call me biased, but I reckon it’s one of the best selections of booze on this side of town. It’s been great fun to assemble and be the custodian of. A few dozen times a week I hear “there’s too much to choose from!” It fills me with joy. 

  • 200+ Crafty beer tins; brands like Quiet Deeds, Bells Beach Brewing, 3 Ravens, Bojak, Hawkers, Bentspoke, Boatrocker, Mr Banks & many, many more! 
  • 200+ Crafty wines; our faves are Mount Towrong, Little Brunswick Wine Co, Blood Moon Wines, Hanging Rock & Ghost Rock / Supernatural – this selection is forever growing. 
  • 150+ Crafty spirits and liqueurs; Cedar Fox, The Gospel, Starward, Bakery Hill, Stone Pine, Marionette, Belgrove, Lark, Overeem, Kilchoman & Launceston Distillery. 

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