Ocean Reach BG



Hello, want to dine in? We can currently seat up to 10 people inside and up to 10 people outside.

Our Lunch & Dinner sessions are a set time allocation and allow up to 1 hour 30 minutes. Our Beers only session at 3:15pm allows up to 1 hour 15 minutes.

Take-away is still a go! Grab some beers, growler fills, burgers and other small bites.

Call us on 03 5952 5274 to place your order or alternatively, you can do so at our shop window. Pick up only – Sorry, we do not offer deliveries for food.

Shop our beer range online. We offer same day, free delivery to Phillip Island & San Remo when you order before 3pm, Monday to Friday. We also ship AUS wide.

The Food Van

Like the unapologetic flavour junkies we are, we’ve devised our food van menu with beer enjoyment in mind. Our small food van dishes up sumptuous burgers, wings and other tasty bites. We also cater kids meals, some vegetarian and gluten free options.


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Our Brews

  • Lager

    ABV 4.6%
  • Pale Ale

    ABV 5%
  • IPA

    ABV 6.4%
  • Porter

    ABV 5.3%
  • Onslow ESB

    ABV 5.5%

Seasonal Beers

  • Hazy Pineapple IPA

    ABV 6%
  • ORB-X 001 Hazy IPA

    ABV 6.1%
  • Private Idaho IIPA

    ABV 8.8%
  • Grapefruit IPA

    ABV 7%
  • Sour Blood Orange

    ABV 3.9%
  • Mango & Cream Sour

    ABV 5.4%
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Our Philosophy

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. Our brewery is solar powered using 49 Trina 330w panels powering a Fronius Symo 15kW Inverter. “Made on the island, for the island” is our special way of saying thank you to the people of Phillip Island and it’s visitors.


Simon’s humble beginnings in brewing kick started back in 2011 by means of small batch home brews in his parents’ garage. Naturally, this side hobby quickly evolved into a full-blown passion, but it wasn’t until September 2015 that the idea of a brewery for Phillip Island was hatched. 

The newfound family-run project saw many months of planning and countless weekend trips to the family holiday home in Phillip Island, where the brewery 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.

With everything in place just about, it was Wayne who had a light bulb moment for the name of the brewery whilst walking back from the local surf break… Ocean Reach. The branding was developed by a close friend of the families, Will. The concept is simple but recognisable. You’re in the surf at Ocean Reach thinking about your next beer, you look towards your way home and you see Sun, Sand, Surf.


Brewing on site in the main strip of Cowes certainly had its pros and cons. But after 18 months it was clear that Ocean Reach was in great need of room for growth. In August 2018 Ocean Reach expanded to a second location, also in Cowes. The production brewery at Harvey Drive pumps out a range of core beers plus plenty of seasonal and experimental beers throughout the year. The Brewers enjoy experimenting with hop forward beers but enjoy all beer styles and believe they are best shared amongst mates.

Design is something we are also super passionate about and we love working alongside the creatives in the craft beer industry. Recently, thanks to Craft Instinct the Tropical XPA can design took out #8 in the inaugural GABS can design awards [2020].

Reach Us

Getting Here:

Ocean Reach Taphouse 47 Thompson Ave, Cowes VIC 3922.  

Talk to us:

03 5952 5274 drink@oceanreach.beer  

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Opening Hours

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Open: 4:45pm – 8pm ALL BURGERS, $15. Take-away only.

Thursday Open: 4:45pm – 8pm ALL BURGERS, $15. Take-away only.

Friday Open: 4:30pm – 8pm

Saturday Open: 11:30 – 8:00pm

Sunday Closed