Forrest Brewing Company

Forrest-Apollo Bay Road Forrest, Victoria 3236

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Opening hours Thurs 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-5pm (daily in summer)
Features Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Licensed
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 5236 6170

The secret’s out about this view-spoilt weatherboard brewery in the heart of the Otways, and yet it still retains a modest atmosphere. Outside, mountain-bikers finish the day with a cold beer brewed on-site. Inside, diners enjoy the mechanics of the brewery through a yawning glass window while tucking into meals like sticky glazed pork belly tempered by lemony asparagus and poached eggs, or thin praline crepes topped with caramelised pineapple. For lunch, beer-battered fish ’n’ chips arrive in newspaper and a salad of ruby grapefruit, lime and macadamia is wonderful alongside seared scallops.