Beer, Bier, Birra

Put simply, there are only two types of beer in the world – Ales and Lagers. Ales have a long history dating back thousands of years, whereas Lagers have only come on the scene in the last few hundred years. The main difference between Ales and Lagers is the yeast used during the brewing process and the temperature at which fermentation is carried out.

Ales are warm-fermented and are made using yeast that rises to the top of the brew during the fermentation process. Due to a relatively fast and warm fermentation, ales are generally stronger in flavour and alcohol content than lagers which are cold-fermented using yeast that sinks to the bottom during the fermentation process. It is not uncommon for ales to be served at their cellaring temperature, around 10 degrees Celsius.

Lager comes from a German word meaning ‘to store’, and unlike ales which can be brewed in seven days, lagers have a much longer fermentation cycle of around four weeks or sometimes even longer. The laagering process generally creates beers which are cleaner, smoother and more mellow in taste than ales, which tend to have a fruitier flavour.

The amount of lager consumed worldwide far outweighs that of ales. However, the sheer explosion of craft breweries both in Australia and around the world is providing consumers with more choice than ever before. Our ethos here at the Brewhouse is to celebrate the art of beer making, and we aim to do this by showcasing craft beer from around Australia and beyond, with a particular focus on beer produced in our local region. Our tasting room allows people to sample local beers and talk to our knowledgeable staff about all things beer related. Or if you’d prefer, simply peruse the beer menu and choose something that takes your fancy. We hope you enjoy your Brewhouse experience!

Our House Brews

Standard Range

Prickly Moses Otway Light

This light ale displays all the malted barley flavours and characters of a full bodied, full strength beer. 2.9% ABV

Prickly Moses Summer Ale

A refreshing, clean, crisp, golden ale. Hints of tropical pineapple, passionfruit and citrus flavours and the dry finish, makes this the perfect summer ale. 4.5% ABV

Prickly Moses Spotted Ale

This refreshing golden ale with hints of tropical fruit, honey and citrus is made specially to support research and conservation of the endangered Tiger Quoll. 4.5% ABV

Prickly Moses Organic Pilsner

This lager style beer is brewed with the finest organic Pilsner Hops from NZ, and one of the worlds original yeast strains. Pale amber in colour with a clean bitterness. 4.8% ABV

Prickly Moses ChainSAW   

This beer is designed to be the perfect cleansing ale. Golden straw in colour, the use of malted wheat imparts a dry finish matched with a clean and distinct hop aroma imparted from the Ella hop variety. 4.8% ABV

Prickly Moses Otway Pale Ale

Prickly Moses Otway Pale Ale

A medium bodied ale which is light amber in colour, derived from the use of caramel malts. A refreshing but appetizing beer with toffee and caramel flavours balanced nicely with a blend of traditional English hops for bittering and American hops for aroma.

4.9% ABV

red ale craft beer

Prickly Moses Red Ale

A medium to full bodied Irish style ale with a light reddish hue.  A malt accented beer which starts with initial malt sweetness and finishes with a dryness from the addition of small quantities of roasted barley. 5.0% ABV

Prickly Moses Otway Stout

A dark, full bodied, dry stout with rich roasted flavours of toffee and caramel with a moderate bitterness makes it a well-balanced, easy drinking stout. 5.0% ABV

Seasonal Releases

Prickly Moses Black Panther IBA

This beer is inspired by the mysterious legend of big black cats that roam the Victorian bush. Like a IPA, this India Black Ale is a full bodied beer rich in hop bitterness. A generous addition of North American hops creates a strong citrus aroma. Caramelised black malt imparts a subtle burnt flavour to this rare beer. 6.2% ABV

Prickly Moses Barking Owl Dunkelweizen

Inspired by an endangered species of native owl, the beer is brewed in the style of a traditional German dark wheat beer. It displays typical flavours and aromas, with hints of caramelised banana, cloves and rich malt. 5.4% ABV

Prickly Moses Black Knight Imperial Stout

This beer is bold and jet black in colour. It has a viscous, rich palate, with hints of caramel, mocha and chocolate, and a roasted backbone. 7.8% ABV

Prickly Moses Blueberry Hefeweizen

This beer has all the attributes of a typical German Hefeweizen with clove and fruit characteristics evident. The addition of blueberries gives this beer a fresh blueberry flavour and aroma with a dry and slightly tart finish. 4.5% ABV

Prickly Moses Chardonnay IPA

An American style India Pale Ale blended with a Chardonnay chosen by winemaker Scott McWilliam for its tropical fruit characteristics, which blends perfectly with the chosen hops and lengthens the palate. 6.0% ABV

Prickly Moses Commander IPA

This beer uses all Australian ingredients. A new barley variety known as Commander was used for the first time in the brew as the base malt. A unique blend of new hop varieties from the Victorian and Tasmanian hop fields, gives this new world India Pale Ale its distinctive flavours and aromas. 5.8% ABV

Prickly Moses Extra Special Bitter

This Extra Special Bitter showcases all the classic attributes of an English style bitter. Presenting a rich, malty backbone that is balanced with earthy, spicy and fruity flavours and aromas from the English Hops used. 5.2% ABV

Prickly Moses Harvest Ale

Brewed with fresh Ella hops picked from the Rostrevor hop fields in the Victorian Alpine region from this year’s hop harvest. This beer displays fresh green hop characteristics with fruity notes, in particular pineapple flavours and aromas which are balanced nicely with a subtle malty backbone. 5.8% ABV

Prickly Moses Otway Ginger Beer

With strong notes of ginger, this naturally fermented Australian sweet Ginger Beer is naturally refreshing with ice at anytime. 4.5% ABV

Prickly Moses Saboteur Double IIPA

This double IPA is packed full of hops. A medium bodied malt backbone with warmth on the palate from the high alcohol content. American hop flavours are prominent in this beer that is not for the faint hearted. 10.4% ABV

Prickly Moses Tailpipe Brown Ale

This big ass brown ale, like a classic 1950’s American automobile is bold, brash and great to look at yet totally inappropriate for modern times. This beer is fully loaded with German Pilsner Malt and a selection of roasted malts. Aggressively hopped, this beer is not your daily drive – it’s a beer to take out for a spin when you want to show off to your mates. 7.1% ABV

Prickly Moses The Raconteur IPA

This beer tells the story of an American India Pale Ale with the main protagonist being hops. North American hops are added throughout the brewing process, giving this beer a very happy ending. 6.4% ABV

Prickly Moses White Beer

A refreshing, deep golden in colour, Belgian style wheat beer. The use of malted wheat and late kettle additions of coriander and citrus fruit peel enhances its satisfying and thirst quenching nature. Brewed with pure Otway rainwater. 4.3% ABV

Prickly Moses 24/7 Mid Strength

The perfect beer for any occasion. Brewed to be enjoyed 24/7. 3.4% ABV

Prickly Moses Farmhouse Ale

This Golden Ale is an unfiltered, rich complex malty ale with an outstanding bouquet. A distinctive yeasty note with a slightly spicy aroma and a warming slight alcoholic finish. Very smooth with a silky character. A unique styled beer inspired from the French Belgium farmhouse styled beers. 6.3% ABV

Prickly Moses Saison

A Belgian styled Saison, the use of a specific Saison yeast imparts typical tartness as well as underlying wine notes, with one of the yeast strains in the mix having red wine origins. Golden in colour with an astringent dryness, making this a refreshing Belgian ale. Brewed with pure Otway rainwater. 7.2% ABV

Prickly Moses Reserve De Otway

A French style Biere De Garde with spice and toasted malt flavour and aromas. Amber in colour with hints of liquorice and chocolate compliment this balanced beer which finishes dry with a slight alcoholic warming on the palate. Brewed with pure Otway rainwater. 6.8% ABV

Forbidden Fruit Ciders

Forbidden Fruit Original Cider

This light, bright, refreshing semi-sweet apple cider is easy drinking with a drier finish on the palate.  Floral characteristics result from the use of wine yeast in the fermentation, with the ferment process being cut off early to retain residual sugars. 4.6% ABV

Forbidden Fruit Apple Mango Cider

Our refreshing semi-sweet apple based mango cider is easy drinking, with a fresh, ripe mango aroma and a well-balanced finish. 4.6% ABV

Forbidden Fruit Organic Cider

A traditional French Normandy style, this dry cider is made from a unique selection of certified organic apple varieties grown in the Gellibrand River region. Preservative, chemical and pesticide free. Brewed with pure Otway rainwater. Seasonal availability. 6.9% ABV

Forbidden Fruit Apple Berry Cider

Our refreshing semi-sweet apple based berry cider is easy drinking with a sweet berry nose and tart finish, due to the addition of blueberries, making it the drink of choice this season. Brewed with pure Otway rainwater. 4.6% ABV