115 Micro-Brewery is a part of the 115 Grill and Brewhouse located within Hotel 115 in Kew. Established in 2012 and contributing to the growth of the craft beer scene in both Melbourne and worldwide, we pride ourselves on making world class craft beer by using only the very best local ingredients.
The three vessel 7bbl Brewhouse was specifically designed and built for us in the United States. Our Kew brewery has been carefully engineered being mindful of the restricted area and location of the brewery.
The beer making process begins by using premium Australian and International Barley Malt and Hops. The malt is milled in order to crack but not break the kernels. The grist (milled malt), is then sent to the brewery and added to the Mash Tun with hot water creating a porridge-like substance called mash. We clarify and extract the Wort (sugary water) by circulating the water through the grain bed before we start the transfer to the kettle.
Once in the kettle we begin to boil the wort. We add hops early in the boil for bittering and late in the boil for aroma. Once we have finished the boil the wort is sent through the heat exchanges where we bring the temperature from 100 degrees C down to 20 degrees C as it is transferred to the fermenter.
Once in the fermenter yeast is added and the fermentation starts, this is where the wort is converted to beer. Our fermenters are temperature controlled so we can control the reaction of the yeast to generate different beer profiles.
After allowing our beer to condition, we carbonate and send it straight to the taps for your enjoyment! It won’t take long for you to realise we produce one of Melbourne’s best hand-crafted beers.
Our master brewer, produces a wide variety of beers, from German Weissbier’s to Pale ales and more. At any given time we have around 4-5 house brewed beers on tap. A ‘tasting paddle’, consisting of four craft beer varieties, is the best way to sample the current range of beers on tap.
If you keep an eye on the ‘What’s On’ page, you will see the latest release dates for each brew to ensure you don’t miss out.