PRICKLY MOSES BREWERY – HOME OF PRICKLY MOSES & FORBIDDEN FRUIT CIDER
Our brewery is located in the pristine natural environment of the Otways in southwestern Victoria, where we’re blessed with the purest of rainwater. The Otways inspire us to produce beer in an environmentally responsible way, so we’ve implemented a number of green initiatives at the brewery to lessen our footprint. We harvest rainwater for use at the brewery and produce solar electricity to supplement the use of grid electricity. We also donate our spent grain to local farmers who use it as animal fodder.
The Otway Estate Bar & Cafe provides visitors with a true taste of the Otways from a selection of the wonderful beers and ciders, produced on site, and local wines. Hungry? They also offer a cafe menu and mouth-watering Woodfire Pizzas. The Prickly Moses Beers and Forbidden Fruit ciders are produced by Otway Brewing – our on-site brewery and have flavours and tastes to suit the seasons. You can relax on the decking area, or cuddle up in front of the fire. The cafe is open Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 11pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
THE HISTORY OF OTWAY ESTATE
In 2007, after many years of research (and many samples of beer), the decision was made by Janine Rose (owner) to build a craft brewery on site at Otway Estate Winery. Otway Estate Winery became Otway Estate Winery & Brewery, Home of Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers. Although originally a winery, they embraced beer and brewing as much as the love for fine wine. The release of the first two beers took place in March 2007.
Otway Brewing is the manufacturer and distributer of Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer and Forbidden Fuit Cider. The management of the brewery and winery has been separate for years, but in 2019, the winery was sold and is now called Otway Estate Vineyards. The winery, brewery and cidery still work together very closely to offer the ultimate flavour experience to our visitors. Also coming to Otway Estate… a new distillery, to make the package complete! More information will follow soon.
OTWAY ESTATE FACILITIES
Otway Estate is more than just a beverage destination. It’s also an extremely versatile venue which can cater for small or large functions, seating up to 150 with tables. The property is the perfect setting for any type of event, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and even business conferences.
For more information about hosting your event at Otway Estate, contact Emma from Otway Estate Bar & Cafe.
Otway Estate also provides luxury adult accommodation. Each cottage is fully self-contained, so you can either curl up in front of the fire in winter or sit on the veranda in summer. Read a book, watch a DVD, listen to the stereo or laze back in the spa as the jets while away the strain of a busy day.
To book your accommodation at Otway Estate, contact the Otway Estate Vineyards.
The Otways is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, and there is always something to see and do in our neck of the woods. If you visit the Prickly Moses Brewery, you might also like to visit some of the following places:
Great Ocean Road Brewhouse in Apollo Bay – www.greatoceanroadbrewhouse.com.au
Cape Otway Lightstation – www.lightstation.com
Forrest and Lake Elizabeth – www.forrestvictoria.com
Otway Harvest Trail – www.otwayharvesttrail.org.au
Otway Fly – www.otwayfly.com
Great Ocean Walk – www.thegreatoceanwalk.com
We brew a lot! Our head brewer and assistant brewer Luke and Luke are both working full time in the brewery to make sure all your favourite beers are on the shelves and that you’ll get the freshest beer to your door. Our core range is always available and every season we brew a seasonal release.
We brew something for everyone! Our varieties and styles are inspired by the most popular and exotic beer styles around the world, from a Blueberry Hefeweizen, Oktoberfest Lager, Australian Cleansing Ale, Indian Pale Ale, Farmhouse Ale, to a Ginger Beer, Chardonnay IPA and much more. For a complete list of our beers, click here.
Otway Estate Bar & Cafe serves a selection of locally produced alcoholic beverages, including 15 Prickly Moses beers on tap (always rotating) and Forbidden Fruit Cider (both produced onsite) and a selection of local wines. If you are after something non-alcoholic, they also serve great coffee and a selection of sodas.
Yes! Otway Estate Bar & Cafe offers a cafe menu and delicious woodfire pizzas. Enjoy a feast and a local drink while overlooking the vineyards and local wildlife.
On special occasions, we run brewery tours, but every weekend you are more than welcome to have a look inside our brewery. If we are not busy, our on-site staff will be more than happy to give you a spontaneous tour and show you around. Just ask!
Ab-so-lutely! Kids are more than welcome at Otway Estate. Although we don’t serve them beer, wine or cider, we have a selection of soft drinks for them to choose from. They will love having a play amongst the vines!
Yes, you can bring your dog around! Although, dogs are only allowed on leash.
You can celebrate your wedding, birthday party, or any other special occasion or business event at Otway Estate Bar & Cafe. Whatever your need, they are happy to talk to you about your specific planned event requirements. They have varying spaces and can cater for as few as 10 or as many as 150 people. Drop Emma from Otway Estate Bar & Cafe a line or give her a call to check availability and pricing.
03 5233 8400
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