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Beer Lovers! We’ll be closed from Monday the 6th of Aug until Friday the 17th of Aug.

We will be closed for a much-anticipated makeover of our Tasty Beer location at 47 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, PHILLIP ISLAND. We bid farewell to our trusty brewery of 1.5 years [new home in WA] and welcome more space in our venue.

We plan to re-open Ocean Reach Taphouse on Friday the 17th of Aug [all being well] It will still be home to your independently owned local craft brewery, where you can sample your favourite brews, food + enjoy good times with your mates, family & pooches. 

Our production brewery is also located in Cowes, PHILLIP ISLAND and is only weeks away to being in full swing! Keep following us on Facebook or Instagram for more updates.

Bring the whole family

Our independently owned Phillip Island Brewpub is conveniently located at 47 Thompson Avenue, Cowes 3922. We have eight rotating taps made up of Ocean Reach beers, brewed on-site using a traditional brewing technique.

We also hand-pick and rotate some of the finest special guests beers from around the country from time to time. Growler fills are also available! We have currently sold out of our Ocean Reach growlers, so please bring in your own.

We are a family-friendly venue. Dogs are allowed out the front but in the interest of safety for our patrons, we kindly ask you to keep your puppies on a leash!

Bookings are not essential but we advise to call ahead for any groups larger than 10.

Not just thirsty?

Like the unapologetic flavour junkies we are, we’ve devised our food menu with beer enjoyment in mind. Enjoy a range of sumptuous American style burgers, tacos, buffalo wings and much, much more. We also cater kids meals and vegetarian options.

Cider, wine and soft drinks are also available.

Are you a beer fanatic? Contact us to arrange your very own private brewery tour and sample our in-house brews with your mates! Group sizes are limited to 15 people.

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On Tap

Our Brews

  • Island - Pale Ale

    ABV 5%
  • Excessive Baggage - Coffee infused Brown Porter

    ABV 6.3%
  • Wannabe - Lager

    ABV 4.7%
  • Belgian Dubbel - Rolling Barrels Series #1

    ABV 7.5%
  • Guest - Coldstream - Apple Cider

    ABV 5%

Seasonal Beers

  • Tartufo - Milk Stout

    ABV 7%
  • Howbowda - Saison

    ABV 4.8%
  • Excess Baggage - Brown Porter

    ABV 5.3%
  • Frank Moses - Red Rye Ale

    ABV 5.3%
  • Foggy Rock - California Common

    ABV 4.9%
  • Onslow - ESB

    ABV 5%
  • Hendrix - Double IPA

    ABV 7.5%
  • Rye 'To Mate - Rye IPA

    ABV 7.1%
  • Cosmo - Kolsch

    ABV 4.7%
  • Essex Girl - English Blonde

    ABV 4.4%
  • Marvin - Red IPA

    ABV 6.3%
  • Ruby - Grapefruit IPA

    ABV 7.1%


Upon returning from the UK in 2011, Simon’s humble beginnings in brewing kickstarted by means of small batch home brews in his parents’ garage. Naturally, this side hobby quickly evolved into a full-blown passion, and it wasn’t long before he had a 3-vessel brew system built from scratch.

With equal parts of science, art and passion, grain brews were being experimented with almost every weekend and his labour of love quickly became the talk amongst family and friends.



Fast-forward to today and he is now married to his partner in crime, Alex, who both shared an unequivocal interest in the thrill of exploring the never-ending craft beer trails. During a honeymoon to Tasmania, the eureka moment of starting a brewpub in their favourite holiday location known as “The Island” was born. Another like-minded party was to be involved in the plan — father and main business partner, Wayne Bismire, who also shared in their love for brews and the craft beer industry.

From September 2015, the newfound family-run project saw many months of planning and countless weekend trips to Phillip Island where the Brewpub was born. With a courageous leap of faith, the Bismire family gave up their former careers in Melbourne and launched Ocean Reach Brewing on the 3rd of December 2016.

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Our Philosophy

What’s better than good beer, you ask? Enjoying it cold with your mates, family, and food, of course! By using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, and combining them with our passion for craft beer – our aim is to provide the gold standard in the craft beer experience.

We also take sustainability seriously. From production to the very first sip, we take every measure to ensure that our carbon footprint and our water usage is minimised. All spent grain is shared with local farmers for livestock, and the utmost care is taken to ensure that our contributions to landfill are inconsequential.

“Made on the island, for the island” is our special way of saying thank you to the people of Phillip Island. So come have a drink and celebrate life with us.

Reach Us

Getting Here:

Ocean Reach Brewing,
47 Thompson Ave,
Cowes VIC 3922.


Talk to us:

0423 496 860


Follow Us:

Facebook /oceanreachbrewing

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Opening Hours




Open: 4pm – 9pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 8pm

$12 Burger Night. From 5:30 – 8pm.

Open: 4pm – 9pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 8pm

Open: 12pm – 10pm
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 9pm


$1 Buffalo Wings *per piece until sold out. $5 Pots & $7 Schooners of Island Pale Ale. From 5:30pm – 9pm.

Open: 12pm – 10pm
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 5.30pm – 9pm

Open: 12pm – 7pm
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm