Bruny Island Beer Co.

    Brewery: 0499 170 375


    opening times

    The Cellar Door for Bruny Island Beer Co. and Bruny Island Cheese Co. is located at 1807 Bruny Island Main Road, Great Bay 7150.

    Opening times for the cellar door are 9am – 5pm, closed only on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The kitchen closes at 4.30pm.

    We are about 15 minutes drive from the ferry, on the main road heading to Adventure Bay. Look out for our sign on the left hand side as you enter Great Bay.

    Come in and taste our beers on tap, with the full range also available to take away in 500mL bottles. Have a chat with our brewer, Evan, and cheese lovers can also watch us make cheese.

    Sit under the eucalypts and enjoy a cheese platter and a glass of fresh beer. Or coffee and cake. Or stay for a long, lazy lunch with a few of the locals.


    We are investigating how to provide regular brewery tours for the public, but there are none currently scheduled.


    So far, the following venues/bottleshops have (or have had) our beer:

    Bruny Island Cheese Co. Shop, 3/77 Salamanca Place, Salamanca TAS 7004


    The Alabama Hotel
    The Astor Grill
    AU. Gold Bar
    BICC Hobart Store
    Big Bargin Lenah Valley
    Black Footed Pig
    Mr. Burger
    Drunken Admiral
    The Den
    Frogmore Creek City
    Frankos – Street Eats
    The Grand Poobah
    Hill Street (West Hobart)
    Hill Street (South Hobart)
    Hops, Vine & Still
    Hadleys Hotel
    The Homestead
    IXL Long Bar – Henry Jones
    Institu Polaire
    Jack Greene
    Kwan Ho (Wrest Point)
    Lark Distillery
    Mona Wine Bar
    MYU Easybites
    New Sydney
    Peacock Theatre
    Republic Bar and Cafe
    Rude Boy
    Standard Drinks
    Smolt Kitchen
    Story Bar (MaQ1 Hotel)
    Suzie’s Luck Canteen
    Tom McHugos
    Theatre Royal
    Willing Bros
    Westend Pumphouse
    Ti Ama


    Huon Valley/Kingston/Greater Hobart

    Cellarbrations Huonville
    Commercial Hotel Cygnet
    DS café
    Driftwood Cottages
    Fat Pig Farm
    Geeveston Visitor Centre
    Red Velvet Lounge
    Willie Smiths
    St. Albi’s (Moonah)
    Valern 9/11 (Moonah)
    Czegs Café (Richmond)
    Tasmanian Craft Cellars
    Waterfalls Café (Mount Field)
    The National Park Hotel
    Kelp & Co. (Nubeena)
    *LUMA (Cambridge)
    Cellarbrations Superstore
    Agrarian Kitchen (New Norfolk)
    Cellarbrations Sorell



    Saint John Craft Beer
    Wursthaus Launceston
    The Sebel Launceston
    Pizza Pub Launceston
    Crown Cellars
    Tandys Alehouse
    The Cock ‘n’ Bull
    Stillwater Providore
    Mood Food Grand Central
    Pickled Evenings
    The Chapel (Burnie)
    Ikon Hotel Bottleshop (Burnie)
    Empress (Devonport)
    9/11 Devonport
    Crank It Café (Derby)
    Silo Hotels
    Country Club
    Bush Inn – Deloraine


    The Farm Shed (Bicheno)
    Piermont (Swansea)
    Mohr & Smith (St Helens)


    The Alehouse Project
    Hops & Vines OZ (Warrandyte, MELB)
    Princes Wine Store (Essedon, MELB)
    Penny Young (Moonee Ponds)
    Slow Beer
    Carwyn Cellars
    Atticus Finch
    Mr. West Bar & Bottleshop (Footscray)
    DR. Morse
    Premix King (Horsham)
    Decanters Wine Store (Port Melbourne)
    Mount Macedon Hotel


    Bucket Boys (Marrickville)
    Bondi Beach Cellars
    Barny’s Fine Wines & Ales
    Balmain Wine Shop
    Beer Barrel
    Beer Cartel
    Blaxland Bottlemart
    Bottle-O Lambton (Newcastle)
    Cutty Cellars – Crowls Nest
    Cutty Cellars Ashfield
    Creek & Cella
    Cellarbrations Adamstown
    Camperdown Cellars Paramatta Rd
    Camperdown Cellars Darlinghurst
    Camperdown Cellars Leichhardt
    Empty Glass
    Frankies Pizza
    Happy Wombat(Newcastle)
    The Henson
    Noble Hops
    Oldfield Cellars
    The Oak Barrel
    Organic Feast
    The Local Taphouse
    Porters Liquor – Bexley
    Petersham Bowling Club
    Sun Bistro (Byron Bay) T
    he Union Hotel
    Wayward Brewing Co
    Wenty North


    Tony Tomatoes
    Ruby Red Flamigos
    Clever Little Taylor
    Bar Torino
    Hardys Verandah Restaurant
    Magill Estate Restaurant
    Lost In A Forest
    Rusco Brusco
    Farina 00
    The Lion Hotel
    Gaucho’s Argentinian Restaurant
    Edinburgh Cellars
    The Highway
    The Wheatsheaf Hotel
    Belair Fine Wines


    Page Bottler
    Plonk Fyschwick
    Plonk Belconnen


    Black Sheep Bottleshop
    The Mill on Constance
    Brewski Bar
    Blood Hound Bar
    Cellarbrations Bowen Hills

    Bruny Island Beer Co. started with a conversation between a cheese maker and a brewer. Nick Haddow, founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co., and Evan Hunter, formerly of Seven Sheds, Moo Brew and Lark Distillery, designed the brewery around a shared enthusiasm for fermentation and regionally distinctive, artisan produce. The brewery was built behind the cheesery in Great Bay, Bruny Island and our first beer was released in February 2016.

    We make beers that are inspired by Tasmania's people, places and produce. Locally grown ingredients and an eye towards Tasmania’s seasons and moods guide us down an unconventional path. Our goal is to create intrinsically Tasmanian flavours, and the rare opportunities for collaboration offered by a brewery and cheesery operating right next to each other are explored in the production of both beer and cheese. Our own farm, Glen Huon Dairy CO., began operating in 2017 and will eventually enable us to grow some of our own ingredients.

    Our unique brewing and fermentation vessels have been built out of decommissioned milk tanks sourced from former dairy farms across Tasmania. Our slow and simple approach to brewing harks back to older methods of making and maturing beer. We brew in small batches, and lift, tip and stir everything by hand.

    Our beers are open fermented, unfiltered, naturally conditioned and free from preservatives.

    Core Range

    Farm Ale

    A unique pale ale made with barley, wheat, oats and hops from Tasmanian farms. Our flagship session ale is hazy golden, with a smooth bitterness and fruity hop aroma balanced by earthy cereal sweetness. 4.8% a/v


    Our signature dark ale - or is it a pale ale disguised as a dark? Does it matter if you drink it with your eyes closed? Either way, Oxymoron straddles the gulf between pale and dark and is every bit as intriguing as it sounds, with spicy rye notes meeting pungent, fruit driven hop aromas. 5.5% a/v

    Cloudy Bay IPA

    A hazy India Pale Pale (IPA) with deeply Tasmanian roots, made entirely with locally grown and malted barley, Bruny Island red wheat and Bushy Park hops. 5.8% a/v

    Whey Stout

    A roasty milk stout enriched with lactose from our very own organic cow's milk whey left over after cheese making. Out brewer's yeast cannot digest the lactose sugar, meaning that is stays behind in the beer and enhances the sweetness and texture. 5.8% a/v

    Lighthouse Ale

    A malty session red ale, with biscuity malt flavours balanced by firm bitterness. Late kettle additions of three Tasmanian aromatic hop varieties - Galaxy, Willamette, and Cascade - deliver subtle fruity and floral notes. 2.8% a/v


    Frogs (2018) - Limited Release

    Our annual limited release 'extra hoppy' double IPA. This year's Frogs uses Tasmanian pale and Munich malts, the latter contributing rich bready malt flavours, and a copper hue. We have exclusively used Tasmanian Galaxy hops, all harvested at Bushy Park during March this ear, providing a satisfying bitterness and intense mango, passionfruit and dried apricot notes. 8.2% a/v

    Rambling Red - Limited Release

    Our second collaboration with Seven Sheds Brewery. It is a malty red ale made from a ramblers pick of local ingredients - Bruny Island red wheat, an ancient wheat variety called spelt that was grown near Seven Sheds in Tasmania's North West and, most special of all, the last hops from Seven Sheds' 2018 harvest, Cascade and Fuggle, grown right by the back door of their brewery. 6.0% a/v

    Metric Stout (2018) - Limited Release

    Our annual release post-imperial stout. It is jet black and viscous, with rich malty aromas hinting of raisins, chocolate ristretto and campfire ash mingling with an edge of citrusy Cascade and woody Willamette hops. Intense mocha, roast malt, caramelised fig and dark fruit flavours coat the mouth, balanced by a hop bitterness that is firm while young and will gently fade with time. 10.5% a/v

    Second Breakfast - Limited Release

    Released in March 2018 for our second anniversary. It was brewed using local honey and organic oats, and fermented with a mixed culture of saison and brettanomyces yeasts. Floral notes from the honey mingle with funky brett flavours, while the oats help balance the beer's dryness with a silken texture. 7.3% a/v

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    Bruny Island Beer Co. -43.204285, 147.385893 Bruny Island Beer Co. 1807 Bruny Island Main Road, Great Bay 7150. Web: Tel: (03) 6260 63531807 Bruny Island Main Road, Great Bay, Tasmania, 7150, Australia (Directions)

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