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. 



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FROM THE CRAFTY PINT - FOR FULL ARTICLE GO HERE > https://craftypint.com/beer/25...

One of the first beers to appear after the rebranding and one that looks set to stay for a long time. It's their take on the American Pale Ale style and a tasty one at that, offering up some tropical fruity notes on the nose and plenty of sweet caramel and nutty malt flavours in the mouth. There's a pretty full body too and enough bitterness to counteract the sweetness of the malts and entice you back for more.

 
 
 

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WE ARE A MULTI AWARD WINNING BREWERY. WE HAVE WON AWARDS FOR OUR BEERS Consistently FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE LAST DECADE.

HOP BAZOOKA IPA
2013 AIBA – SILVER
2015 AIBA – SILVER
2015 BALLARAT BEER FESTIVAL – BEST BEER
2016 AIBA – SILVER

AUSTRALIAN LAGER
2012 AIBA – BRONZE
2013 AIBA – BRONZE
2015 AIBA – SILVER

REQUIEM PILSNER
2013 AIBA – BRONZE

SOUTHERN PALE ALE
2012 AIBA – SILVER
2013 AIBA – BRONZE
2015 AIBA – SILVER
2016 AIBA – BRONZE