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.