Our Story

With 30 years of Geelong heritage, Southern Bay Brewery is one of the oldest working breweries in Australia. Positioned on the edge of the old port of Geelong, Southern Bay is proud to have deep roots in the history of the local area.

The brewery story is born out of fierce independence from the brewing big guns. The original equipment was procured from a large corporate brewer’s redundant equipment and re-purposed to suit.The historic Corio Distillery provided the 75 year old cedar-lined lauter tun that still operates today.

The brewery was renamed to Southern Bay in 2005 with the focus on old fashioned, hands on approach to creating quality craft beer. We continue to brew using the reliable vintage equipment. The brewers are dedicated passionate beer lovers true to their craft.

Still proudly independent and family owned, Southern Bay Brewery provides hand crafted beer that stands the test of time. We are dedicated to beer and creating great moments of pure enjoyment. From our Hands to Yours.



Our People