Forrest Brewing Company
Head to this laidback brewery for a sessionable pale ale, stouts and lagers.
Enter the Great Otway National Park and wind your way up into its lush landscape before arriving at the tiny community of Forrest. Home to about 230 permanent residents, the town is a popular base for serious mountain bikers, who can be seen hurtling through the surrounding hills most days. But another main draw is the hilltop Forrest Brewing Company, which has helped breathe new life to the town. Beer is, of course, the main attraction here, with the 600-litre brew house offering four permanent frothies — a stout, irish red, pale ale and lager. For those feeling a little adventurous, there's always a selection of seasonal craft beers that'll satisfy any serious beer drinker. The laidback on-site restaurant also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with many options designed to pair with a bev or two.
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