OUR BEERS2019-11-29T19:03:52+00:00

OUR BEERS

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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 lagering 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. Here at Prickly Moses, we strive to create the best beer possible by using the best ingredients possible and water is the key. Our tasting rooms in Barongarook, Apollo Bay and Queenscliff allow people to sample our local beers and talk to our knowledgeable staff about all things beer related.

OUR CORE RANGE

prickly moses otway light

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

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

The Spotted Ale Story

It is well known that you need good water to make good beer and there’s nothing better than water from the lush forests of the Otways. Blessed with the availability of pure Otway rainwater, Otway Brewing brews all their beers with this ‘gift from the gods’. Otway Brewing became Partners of the Conservation Ecology Centre in 2013 and this is proving to be a very exciting development for the wildlife of the Otways. In February 2013 ‘Spotted Ale’ was launched at The Age Harvest Festival, a special beer from which 100% of profits to wildlife conservation. A great beer for a great cause! Andrew Noseda, CEO of Otway Brewing, said the partnership was a natural step for the company. “We are committed to the region, our beautiful natural environment and our community. Through the creation of this premium boutique beer, ‘Spotted Ale’, we are making a meaningful contribution to keeping Tiger Quolls safe in the Otways and beyond.” Tiger Quolls are the largest remaining marsupial predators on the Australian mainland but their numbers are in serious decline. Though the Otways was traditionally a stronghold for these animals, there was no confirmed evidence of Tiger Quolls in the region for nearly a decade. That was until last year when scientists at the Conservation Ecology Centre rediscovered the elusive species through DNA analysis. Conservation Ecology Centre CEO, Lizzie Corke, couldn’t be happier. “The Otway region holds incredible potential for the future of our native wildlife. We need innovative approaches to ensure the future of these precious species and this partnership shows just how our community can work together for very exciting outcomes.” Look out for the new Otway Brewing bus at the festivals around the country, holding a bar and a mobile brewery it is the ultimate conservation awareness-raising vehicle!

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

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

prickly moses red ale

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

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

Our 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. As an 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

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

Prickly Moses Black Knight Imperial Stout

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

blueberry beer

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

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 australian ipa

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

prickly moses harvest ale

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

PRICKLY MOSES Ginger Beer

Prickly Moses Otway Ginger Beer

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

prickly moses saboteur iipa

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

PRICKLY MOSES The Raconteur

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

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

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 by the French Belgium farmhouse styled beers. 6.3% ABV

PRICKLY MOSES Saison

Prickly Moses Saison

A Belgian style 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

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

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