About the Forrest Brewing Company
The Forrest Brewing Company is a sibling owned small scale brewing operation and brew-pub. Matt makes the beer, Sharon runs the business affairs. Established in 2010, the Bradshaw’s have helped turn around the fortunes of Forrest by introducing a small scale manufacturing and tourism activity into this once declining timber town, located in the middle of the Forest.
About our venue
We have resurrected, renovated and extended the old general store in Forrest. When we moved in the place was full of blackberries and possums, you wouldn’t recognise it now! Our place is intentionally casual, we aim to offer great food influenced by and matched with our beers. You can dine in your bike riding gear or in your Sunday best. We employee local people who love where they live and are happy to talk about Forrest or our beer.
About our brewery
We have a small 600 litre brew house, originally sourced from the 3 Degrees Bar & Bistro in the QV Building in Melbourne. We are small scale brewing at its best. All out beer is brewed on site (nothing is contracted) then we hand bottle, hand label and bottle condition.
About our beer
We brew four regular beers, available all year round. Our year round beers present with reasonable ABVs and big flavours and include an interesting and accessible range of styles.
Our seasonal keep the brewers and the beer nerds happy. From time to time we’ll have a single release batch available on tap in the brew house, using ingredients foraged from the Forest.
Forrest, Victoria is a small rural township located in the Otway Ranges pop. approx. 170. People visit Forrest to ride our world class single track Mountain Bike trails http://www.rideforrest.com.au/ or to walk or camp in the beautiful rainforest and enjoy the casual village environment.
There is plenty of accommodation available in Forrest, if you can’t get a booking at the Brewer’s Cottage check out http://www.rideforrest.com.au/forrest-accommodation-mountain-bike-accommodation for a range of diverse accommodation options. Or for accommodation throughout the region take a look at http://www.otwaysaccommodation.com.au/