Something’s Brewing in Apollo Bay

October 14, 2016 • Destinations • Views: 1725

There’s a bit of brewhaha happening in Apollo Bay, a sleepy fishing village and popular seaside escape nestled along Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road.  Well, that’s not strictly true.  In fact, it’s less of a skirmish and more of a takeover by some of the region’s top craft brewers and cider makers and it’s all happening at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse.

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There’s been a huge uptake of boutique brews over the past five years and located on Apollo Bay’s main street, this historic red brick pub built in the late 1800s specialises in craft beer from the local area with 16 taps of Prickly Moses handcrafted beer and Forbidden Fruit Cider, brewed locally in the Otways.   Allow plenty of time to read the descriptive beer menu that offers over 100 Australian and International craft beers before ordering your beverage of choice. Regional wine is also a feature of the Brewhouse carte as is locally grown produce.

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Tucked behind the pub, Tastes of the Region expands the experience offering a tasting paddle of 5 beers for $8 or 4 local wines for $6.  A tasting plate of Apostle Whey cheeses, Cooks Treat shiraz paste together with an assortment of crackers and dried fruits and voila! lunch is served.  Wanting more?  Then duck into the Brewhouse bistro, open 7 days for lunch and dinner, and sit by the crackling fire or take in the sea breeze from the elevated beer garden.

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Gourmet To Go

While many visitors flock to Apollo Bay Bakery for its celebrated scallop pie or head down to the Harbour Fish Shop for traditional fish and chips, many more are discovering the huge range of larder luxuries that this region has to offer. Tastes of the Region is a one-stop providore where take-home treats include Warrnambool Heritage cheeses, Otway saffron, delicately flavoured Forrest cordials and a chilli salsa from Lana’s Garden.

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Otway Chef  hand-crush salts and rubs, Deans Marsh have oils and vinegars, preserves come from Otway Fields while Cooks Treat conjure up sauces and original balsamics in Bannockburn.  Aromatic Hello Coffee is roasted right here in Apollo Bay, Bees of Eden’s infused honeys are delectable and of course, you can bespoke your own half-dozen beers and ciders by mixing and matching to taste.

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With blind tastings, educational panels and meet the brewer events, there’s definitely something brewing down the Great Ocean Road.  Call in to the Brewhouse at 29-35 Great Ocean Road soon or check their program at

http://www.greatoceanroadbrewhouse.com.au/tastes-of-the-region

For more visit www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au and

PS:  The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse offers budget friendly accommodation options to suit single travellers, families and groups, with backpacker rooms also available.

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