Our Beers

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Beer, Bier, Birra

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. But we also brew our own Queenscliff craft beer in our on-site microbrewery, and Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer at our brewery in the Otways. Our bar and cellar door allow people to sample our beers and talk to our knowledgeable staff about all things beer related.

Check out our own beers below. We hope you enjoy your Brewhouse experience!

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Our House Brews

Standard Range

Queenscliff Brewery Cream Ale

Cream Ale 4,4%: Pale straw in colour. This ale is clean and crisp with a low bitterness. It’s got a soft mouthfeel and slightly fruity overtones. The aroma of malted barley, wheat, corn and rice shines through together with a touch of ripe stone fruit. Easy drinking yet complex, this ale is rewarding for the casual beer drinker as well as the beer nerd.

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Queenscliff Brewery English Ale

English Ale 3,5%: This is a mid-strength that doesn’t compromise on flavour. A classic English bitter. Light floral aroma with hints of caramel and freshly baked bread. Medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A refreshing session ale with lingering flavour.

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Queenscliff Brewery Steam Ale

Steam Ale 5,1%: This is a pre-prohibition ale hailing from the Californian gold rush era, also known as a California Common. Lightly amber in colour, malty aroma with hints of ripe fruit and caramel. Medium bodied with a clean lager like finish and a light bitterness that lingers. A perfect beer for a hot day as well as an evening in front of the fire.

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Queenscliff Brewery Coutas Draught

This one is for the locals. Dry, crisp and thirst quenching with a pleasant bitterness that lingers between each sip. Made from malted barley and hops of the highest quality. This is our take on the classic Australian Lager. Go Coutas!

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Queenscliff Brewery Sea Pilot
XPA

Tropical fruits, dry and thirst quenching. A supersized ale with more of everything. Citra, Chinook and Vic Secret are the hops leading the way backed up by a clean, light malt profile. Bridging the gap between a pale ale and an IPA. 5.4% ABV 
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Queenscliff Brewery The Rip Helles Lager

Pale, crisp and classic. Brewed with all German ingredients and in line with the “Reinheitsgebot” this is a lager that tastes the way lagers were meant to taste. Soft pillowy mouthfeel, light bready flavours and spicy herbal notes from German noble hops. 5% ABV

Queenscliff Brewery Swede & Sour – Raspberry Berliner Weisse

The Swede & Sour is a heavily raspberry driven beer with a distinctive tartness from the souring process. Wheat and oats give it a smooth and creamy mouth feel. Moderate to high carbonation gives a spritzy tingling feeling on the tongue and marries well with the tartness. The lower ABV of 3.5% adds to the drinkability factor and makes this a Summer beer for the ages.

Seasonal Releases
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Queenscliff Brewery Festbier - Oktoberfest Beer

Traditionally brewed once a year for the greatest celebration of beer in the world. The Munich Oktoberfest. This Festbier is pale lager with bread and biscuit characteristics due to the use of floor malted German Pilsner malt. There’s a distinct bitterness and slight floral flavour and aroma from the German noble hops used. Brewed and lagered at cold temperatures for a longer period gives it a clean crisp finish and increased depth.   6% ABV 

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Queenscliff Brewery Crop Circles – Imperial Cream Ale

Just like our standard Cream Ale this beer is made from 5 different types of malted grain. Barley, wheat, oats, rice and maize. This results in a protein rich brew with a silky, creamy texture. It has notes of stone fruit, pineapple and orange from the use of Crystal and Galaxy hops. A brew to sip and saviour on warm sunny afternoons. 7.8% ABV

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Queenscliff Brewery American Dream – American Amber Ale

Moderately bitter, this American Amber Ale inhibits piney resinous aromatics derived from a generous dose of Cascade hops. An addition of Aussie grown Galaxy hops brings gentle stone fruit characteristics to the table. Ripe fruit and sweetness from a number of different malts together with a clean finish makes this a very quaffable and flavoursome amber ale. 6.1% ABV

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Queenscliff Brewery Cool Change – India Pale Lager

This India Pale Lager shares a lot of characteristics with its Ale counterpart. It’s distinctively hop driven with notes of grapefruit and pine. There’s also an aroma and flavour of bread and dried fruit from the malted barley used. The lager yeast gives it a nice clean, slightly sweet finish with lingering stone fruit notes. 6.0% ABV

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Queenscliff Brewery Point Lonsdale – Australian 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

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Queenscliff Brewery Rolling Mist Hazy IPA

This is an IPA focusing on hop flavours and aromatics rather than bitterness. A large portion of wheat and oats gives it a soft creamy mouth feel. Grapefruit and orange aroma and flavour comes on strong initially which then turns into stone fruit and freshly cut grass. Hops are Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and Galaxy. 6.5% ABV

Queenscliff Brewery Barrel Aged Berliner Weisse

A collaboration brew between Queenscliff Brewery, Prickly Moses and Timboon Distillery . This is a bone dry, tart and acidic Berliner Weisse. It spent 3 months in an ex Timboon Port Expression barrel. From the barrel it gained some sweetness and wood character plus some additional funk. A complex beer with wine and cider characteristics. 7% ABV

Prickly Moses

Standard Range
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 6.0% ABV

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Prickly Moses 24/7 Mid Strength

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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