Our Story

About Us

We are a small craft brewery and bar located in Mount Pleasant, Ballarat, a short distance from Sovereign Hill.

We create small batch beers using traditional methods and natural ingredients.

The hand-built brew house is capable of producing multi-stepped brews and traditional decoctions giving us the flexibility to produce beers true to style. All our beers are unfiltered, naturally conditioned and chemical free.

Services

We run a full bar 6 days a week with pizza and light meals Friday to Sunday. Toasties are available all the time. We sell beer for take-away at the brewery door and a home delivery service via our online store.

The Name

Why are we called Cubby Haus Brewing? Easy. The brewery is a build it yourself deal. No consultants, no packaged components. Lots of research and experimentation. What is put together is a self designed and constructed prototype brewery in the manner of kids building their own place;

tree house

 a cubby house. Built from found and re-purposed objects, designed to be able to reproduce the best Bavarian beers and more, it was only fitting to call our brewery a “Cubby Haus”. The brewery is able to perform decoction brews replicating traditional Bavarian brewing techniques as well as standard single step infusion brews.

Beginnings

railway hotel, cheltenham, uk
The Railway Hotel, Cheltenham Spa, UK (one of my many locals)

Travelling and living in England introduced me to craft beer. Rural English culture and exposure to Real Ale started me on a journey to explore the real world of beer. Back in Australia and only being able to find a weak, commoditised and overly fizzy beer, I turned to home brewing. I spent many years creating beers I liked without much understanding of style.

The rise of Australian craft beer re-introduced me to a diverse range of styles and interpretations. Home brewing suddenly got serious with a lot to learn. After learning the basics brewing from kits, it was time to go all grain. I built a 50 litre, 3 vessel brew rig. The garage was now a small brewery. With nowhere to expand, it was decided to move out of the garage into an actual brewery.

After 3 years of planning we finally opened Cubby Haus Brewing in Mount Pleasant.