Tooborac Beers

We are all on a journey… some constants remain the same… the Tooborac Hotel has been many things to many thousands of people since 1857. A shearers stop off. A blacksmiths shop. A general store, a Pub for over 150 years, serving the beer of the time, meals, accommodation, a safe respite, a stop on the way to a new adventure. A place to work, live, have a family. Send off a son to war, welcome him home. A rest stop on the exciting journey to find a fortune. A place to escape the blistering sun, and spin a few tales. A place to warm the weary traveller and quench a thirst. A place to celebrate a victory, the birth of a child or just share a beer with a mate. The Tooborac Hotel and Brewery means so much to so many people and has for over 150 years. Begin your journey with us by sampling our award winning beer.

Our traditional Inspirations

The brewers at Tooborac draw their ideas from the traditional beer recipes, instead of brewing lagers and ales to match the larger commercial breweries. Tooborac Hotel Brewery has embarked on a journey to make classic tasting beers available to the ever growing legion of craft beer drinkers. Part of this journey is to make beers that honour the working traditions of Australia. An example is the Shearers Lager; it has been brewed to quench the thirst with clear, refined taste that slides down the throat easily, whilst the big tasting beers, such as the Woodcutters Ale, have been brewed to admire the subtle glow of the beer in the evening light and savour the taste as you discuss the days events.

Our brewers  continue with their endeavour to take craft beer lovers on a classic journey by recreating beers made to more historical recipes, such as Dark German Lagers for October Fest, our upcoming Scotch Ale and the Indian Pale Ale, which was traditionally brewed with a high volume of hops so that it would not spoil on the long boat trips to India.

We see life is a journey, so we might as well have a beer that suits each step along the way.


We welcome small brewery tours. Please get in touch if you're interested in a behind the scenes tour.





tasting notes

Everything you’d expect from an American IPA. Piney hops leaping from the glass, intense but not overpowering hop flavour on the palate balanced by a robust malt backbone. Dry in the finish with a pleasant lingering bitterness and quite sessionable at 5.3%

Food Match:  Nice aged blue or washed rind cheese.



ABV: 5.3%

Availability: All Year



ca$hed up summer ale

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tasting notes

100% Australian malt, 100% Australian hops - This is summer in a glass. A pungent hop aroma gives way to a light body and a clean refreshing finish.

Food Match: Great on its own or with any of our starters.



ABV: 4.3%

Availability: All Year



stonemasons pale ale


tasting notes

A refreshing Australian style Pale Ale. Light in colour with a dry finish and the fruity aroma expected of the Citra hops. It's the perfect way to end a hard day's work.

Food Match: Seafood and grilled meats.



ABV: 4.8%

Hops: Citra

Availability: All Year



shearers lager


tasting notes

This Munich Helles pours pale straw in colour and has a creamy white head. A sweet malty aroma leads in nicely to a light body and a subtle German hop finish.

Food Match: Salted beer nuts or seafood.



ABV: 4.6%

Malts: Pilsner

Hops: Hallertau

Yeast: German Lager

Availability: All Year



blacksmiths porter


Tasting notes

A throwback to an early 1700's style London Porter. Roasted barley, black malts and chocolate malts provide this beer with its almost black appearance and distinct roasted coffee flavour.

Food Match: Beef & Beer Pie or chocolate based desserts.



ABV: 5.5%

Hops: EK Golding

Availability: All Year



chilli chocolate sanchez


tasting notes

Chocolate Sanchez is a chocolate chill stout.



ABV: 6.2%

Availability: Multi Season - Keg and large bottles



gunslingers american pale ale


tasting notes

An all guns blazing American Pale Ale that is deep gold in colour. It has a firm bitterness to balance out a complex malt backbone. Cascade hops provide glorious citrus and grapefruit flavours and aroma.

Food Match: Pizza or pasta.



ABV: 4.8%  IBU: 32

Hops: Cascade

Availability: All Year



woodcutters amber ale


tasting notes

A malt driven English style ESB (Extra Special Bitter). Generous amounts of crystal and cara malts create a rich, caramel flavour that is balanced by a solid addition of East Kent Goldings hops.

Food Match: Steak, any of our pies or even a sticky date pudding.



ABV: 5.3%

Hops: Amarillo & Cascade

Availability: All Year



the traveller mid strength


tasting notes

An English style Bitter that pours deep gold and has a fruity malt aroma backed up with some subtle English hop notes. The flavour is refreshingly bitter with a moderate caramel malt character balancing out in the finish.

Food Match: Best to drink from a pint alongside one of our famous pies.



ABV: 3.5%

Availability: All Year



maple cream brown american ale


tasting notes

Maple Cream Brown is an American style brown ale with a difference. Maple syrup has been added through the brewing process to add some complexity to the flavour structure.



ABV: 5.8%

Malts: NZ Ale

Hops: American

Yeast: American Ale


where to buy

If you can not make it to the Brewery door to buy our award winning beers we do have kind people who stock and resell our beer in bottles or in draft form in their fine hotels and restaurants.


Let us know where you are and we'll get back to you with your nearest stockist

great venue? want to stock great craft beer? get in touch with us today.