More Music & Pizza & Beer

Friday 4th May

Thanks to our lovely friends and families for coming down to Cubby Haus last Sunday for PIZZA and  DJ Corey Hewitt. I know we keep promising regular Beer and Pizza afternoons, they are coming soon, there are always the last few “rules and regs”, then it’s all go! 

Our next Beer, Pizza and DJ will be on the 26th May that’s a Saturday, Come down at 4pm for a great start to your Saturday night fun!
And yes our new front awning is keeping us toasty warm now that the cool autumnal air is with us, so come and join in the awesome fun of Music and Pizza and Beer of course!!

Winter is going to bring another Seasonal Beer to our ever expanding line up of Brews….

70/- Shilling is just around the corner, like our Ballarat Winter.

This is a full malt concoction with that familiar mellow caramel and light bread notes of last years 80/- & 60/- and who can resist those familiar earth and spice notes of the traditional English noble hops used in this style of beer?

Something to look forward to when the thermometer plummets.

Malcolm has been getting into the craft, like actual craft – decoupage to be precise. What?? Yes, amazing what skills are required when running a brewery. Mal has made some pretty cool Decals for the beer taps around Ballarat, you will see the lovely Good Witch decal at the Black Hill Hotel, and Carboni’s will have their shiny decal on the Italian Lager tap up at Eureka St restaurant. Of course all are featured here at the Brewery.

New pallet racks have been put up, not very interesting?? Well let me tell you it makes a big difference to the brewery operation, we have space and organisation, key ingredients when you’re getting ready to produce Pizza on a regular basis. Won’t be long now before we can announce Cubby Haus Woodfire Pizza Nights.

Pints, Pizza’s and Pinball…what more could you want???

Stay tuned.

Don’t forget Saturday 26th May for DJ Corey and Pizza. 4pm till 8pm.

Have you heard about Plate Up Ballarat? Go to the Plate up Website and have a look at the amazing line-up of events. Cubby Haus Craft Beer is one of the many local products that are being showcased in this month long event.

So many great things going on!! Come down on Sunday 3rd June…we have Cal Gregg and Shane Strachan playing Alternative Country and Blues. Haven’t heard banjo in a while?? As a special treat Shane just might bring it out…and there is Ken Greene performing as a special guest.  Starts at 4pm, bring a picnic or order a toastie here.

New venues stock Cubby Haus Beer

Ballarat has been booming over the last few months with lots of new restaurants and bars opening which are stocking Cubby Haus Beer, check out the Pub with Two Names, Carboni’s Italian Kitchen, Forge Pizzeria, Red Door Pizza in Buninyong and the Black Hill Hotel. Check the stockists webpage for a full list.

It is so great to have some terrific support from our local business owners in Ballarat.

DJ and Pizza

We have our DJ in residence Corey Hewitt spinning some disks and Malcolm will be twirling the pizza dough! Yum Beer and Pizza, awesome combination!

Pizza from 4pm till 7pm Come down on Sunday the 29th April and find that elusive beat.

Bar seating revamp

What’s happening around the brewery you may well ask?! Let’s see we have had a blast of cold weather which promted Malcolm to construct a new front awing to protect us all from the Ballarat wind and rain.

Looks great and works a treat! Keeps us toasty warm whilst drinking and listening to some great music. This also got us into interior rearranging mode and the Bar area is looking pretty sweet with the addition of some potted plants and a new furniture layout. Everyone can see the band now!!

A Bohemian Pilsner

Winter has brought an opportunity for us to produce our first lager. With a spare fermenter and brew house temperatures around 11 degrees (except for bar days when it’s a balmy 18), we are able to prepare the 45 litre yeast starter required for the batch.Bohemian yeast starter

Bohemian decoction
Decoction: a mash porridge


This having been done, brew day involved a single decoction mash in the tradition for this style. All went well on the day and we hit our target temperature of 10 degrees for pitching the yeast. 15 litres of settled yeast slurry was pitched.




The pizza oven is go!

garlic pizza

After lots of test runs, we are ready to start serving pizza to the public. To ease us into full production, we are giving away garlic and cheese pizzas by the slice. Grab a friend, a beer and a slice of delicious wood fired pizza.

Pizza available from 5pm on Friday 19 May.

Pizza Testing Begins


test pizzas



With the cooler months upon us, we have decided to offer warming pizzas cooked in a new (to us) wood fired pizza oven. Still learning to drive the oven, it is setup inside and hooked up to our brew house exhaust system.

Testing is progressing well with the family having fresh pizza for dinner earlier this week.

Wood fired oven gifted

Pizza oven with Anne

Two lovely locals have donated their wood fired oven to Cubby Haus. A “down-sizing” event led to the oven being homeless. Thanks very much Anne and Greg, free  pizza for you.