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Bring the whole family

Ocean Reach Brewing Taphouse is conveniently located at 47 Thompson Avenue, Cowes. Our relaxed venue offers twelve rotating taps which often includes our core range, seasonal beers as well as special guest beers hand picked by us!

Can’t decide what to have? Let us put a tasting paddle together for you. 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 8. Ocean Reach Brewing has been creating 100% independent, hand crafted beers on Phillip Island since December 2016. Our emphasis is all about good quality, tasty beer. Our independently owned production brewery is also located in Cowes, Phillip Island. Please note our production brewery is not open to the public. 

Not just thirsty?

Like the unapologetic flavour junkies we are, we’ve devised our food van 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. We have a small food van located on-site. We make it easy, simply order at the bar and we’ll bring the food to you! Cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks are also available.

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On Tap

Our Brews

  • GP Mid Lager

    ABV 3.42%
  • Lager

    ABV 4.6%
  • ORB Hazy IPA

    ABV 6.2%
  • Pale Ale

    ABV 5%
  • IPA

    ABV 6.4%
  • Porter

    ABV 5.3%
  • Victoria Red rye ale

    ABV 6.5%

Seasonal Beers

  • Excessive Baggage - Coffee infused Brown Porter

    ABV 6.3%
  • 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%
  • Wannabe - Lager

    ABV 4.7%
  • Marvin - Red IPA

    ABV 6.3%
  • Belgian Dubbel - Rolling Barrels Series #1

    ABV 7.5%
  • 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 Taphouse 47 Thompson Ave, Cowes VIC 3922.  

Talk to us:

03 5952 5274 drink@oceanreach.beer  

Follow Us:

Facebook /oceanreachbrewing


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Opening Hours

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Open: 4pm – 9pm Dinner: 5:30pm – 8.30pm [$12 Burger Night]

Thursday Open: 4pm – 9pm Dinner: 5:30pm – 8.30pm [Kids Eat Free]

Friday Open: 12pm – 10pm Lunch: 12pm – 3pm Dinner: 5:30pm – 9pm [Wings + Beers]

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

Sunday Open: 12pm – 6pm