The Brewery

What’s a boutique brewery?

A Boutique Brewery can best be described as a smaller brewing premise, which produces a limited amount of beer, usually concentrating on quality rather than volume. In the UK, the term has become synonymous with small-scale breweries. Breweries are often described by their production capacity or brew length. In the US, the American Brewers Association defines a ‘craft brewery’ as “small, independent and traditional”.

The Grove is such a brewery, concentrating on the creation of crafted Real Ale of high quality and not necessarily high volume and delivering to its customers the very best in taste.

Meet the Brewer

Doug Whiteside

Head Brewer 

Doug is the brains behind the development and production of The Grove’s Ales and is constantly engaged in creating new tastes and flavours. His love of craft beer, especially in the field of Real Ale has led to the company’s latest range of brews.

The Art of Making Real Ale

At The Grove we believe in the craft of creating ‘real ale’. Is there a difference? Most certainly and if you’d like to understand the difference here’s a few short sentences to assist you.

The term ‘real ale’ was coined by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in the 1970s. Based in the United Kingdom, CAMRA actively campaigns for real ale and pubs that serve real ale. Real Ale is a traditional form of unpasteurized, living product, which undergoes secondary fermentation in a cask or bottle. It is a delicate, specialised beverage, which should be stored and served at specific temperatures and handled correctly. At The Grove Brewery we’ve perfected the art and created four wonderful tasting beers to suit every palate.

Try our House Ale

This rounded red ale is derived from the American Pale Ale style, it is malt forward balanced with hops from around the world, but holds its own Australian flavour and aroma.  We have carefully balanced NZ Cascade and AU Galaxy Hops producing passionfruit and citrus overtones that will not be forgotten.

ABV: 5.4%

Taste the Gangster Stout

This Oatmeal Stout has it all!

The balance and complexity of roasted malts with coffee and chocolate overtones are smoothly blended with hops to leave you licking your chops for more.

This beer just keeps getting better as you cup your hands around the glass and experience the change in flavours as it warms up.

ABV: 4.9%

Relax with a ‘Boring Beer’

Easy drinking.  Light malt flavour with balanced hops to produce a style reminiscent of
English Golden Mid Ale.  A perfect session ale to settle back and relax.

ABV: 4.4%

Party with a Big House Ale

This IPA style beer brings together specialty Malts combined with a Trio of Hops providing full hop flavour. This AIPA has been crafted for the lovers of Hops and Malt and will have hooked on the first mouthful.

The initials stand for India pale ale. It was the answer to the problem of providing beer for the British Empire in the east. It was too hot to brew in India, so what was needed was a beer that could survive the gruelling six-month journey from Britain intact.

ABV: 6.2%