Ocean Reach BG



Ocean Reach Brewing is an independent brewery based in the beautiful beachside community of Cowes, Phillip Island. 

Want to dine-in? Our Lunch & Dinner sessions are a set time allocation. Bookings are available for inside or footpath area. Walk-ins are welcome if we have space.


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.

Take-away beers & burgers available also! Pick-up only.

Want to grab a Taphouse voucher for yourself or gift one to a friend?


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

  • Pale Ale

    ABV 5%
  • IPA

    ABV 6.4%
  • Lager

    ABV 4.6%
  • Porter

    ABV 5.3%

Seasonal Beers

  • Hazy Pineapple IPA

    ABV 6%
  • Artist Series NEIPA

    ABV 6%
  • 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 while on honeymoon with wife Alex 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 Cape Woolamai. 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 Will a friend of the family, with the simple concept of 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 with mates.

Design is something Ocean Reach are also super passionate about and love working alongside the creatives in the craft beer industry. Our 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 11:45 – 9:30pm Food Van 12 – 3pm & 5 – 8:30pm



Thursday Open 11:45 – 9:30pm Food Van 12 – 3pm & 5 – 8:30pm


Friday Open 11:45 – 9:30pm Food Van 12 – 3pm & 5 – 8:30pm


Saturday Open 11:45 – 9:30pm Food Van 12 – 3pm & 5 – 8:30pm



Sunday Open 11:45 – 9:30pm Food Van 12 – 3pm & 5 – 8:30pm