About Prickly Moses Brewery
A lot goes into making a great tasting beer. It takes the right ingredients delicately balanced together to produce that great taste you’re looking for. It takes experience and a team of brewmasters who are dedicated to the craft of beer. It takes an understanding of what people want when they crack one open on a warm summer night, a weekend spent catching up with good friends, or at the end of a long hike. At Prickly Moses we think it takes all of the above, but we also think it takes something else. We call it Otway magic, but you might know her as Mother Nature. We’re an independent brewery and the home of the Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers and Forbidden Fruit Ciders that you know and love. Great beer comes from good water, and we source the best. Our handcrafted, natural brewing process begins right here in the Otways, where we use pure rainwater from the lush rainforests. We believe that leaving a sustainable, responsible footprint on our environment is as essential to what we do as providing you with beers that you can enjoy in any situation. That’s why we’ve implemented even more green initiative at the brewery to lessen our footprint. We use solar electricity to supplement the use of grid electricity and we donate our spent grain to local farmers who use it as animal fodder. To that, we add in responsibly sourced, high quality ingredients to create flavour profiles and aromas that invigorate the senses and leave your taste buds begging for more. Welcome to Prickly Moses. We’re proudly independent, proudly Australian made, and proud to continue exploring and creating the most delicious beers around from the finest ingredients with the best environmental practices in the industry. Because that’s what you deserve. And it’s what Mother Nature deserves too. We’ll drink to that.

Signature beer

Prickly Moses Spotted Ale, 4.5% ABV

This refreshing golden ale with hints of tropical fruit, honey and citrus, is made specially to support research and conservation of the endangered Tiger Quoll. 100% of the profits are donated to the Conservation Ecology Centre in the Otways.

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Opening times

Cellar Door Mon - Fri 9-3pm, Otway Estate Bar & Cafe Fri Sat & Sun


10 Hoveys Road