We at Cubby Haus Brewing are a small craft brewery located in Mount Pleasant, Ballarat, Victoria.
We have a small bar attached to the brewery. We create small batch classic style beers as well as innovative contemporary interpretations. All our beers are made with natural ingredients and traditional processes.
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; 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.
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.