Cupitt Craft Brewers has been operating since October 2014. Winemakers Wally and Tom Cupitt dreamed for many years about opening a brewery on the property to pair local produce with their beer as well as wine.
Before Wally was making wine he was a fanatic home brewer and honed his brewing skills with a work experience stint at the 4 Pines Brewery in Manly. Tom’s passion for craft beer stems from his time living in London where he fell in love the their traditional ales and lively beer culture.
All our beers are single batch and brewed in a 300L microbrewery on the property. Our beers are unpasteurised, unfiltered and preservative free. Our processes are simple but aim to retain as much flavour from the ingredients; hops, malt, yeast and water as possible.
Our Brewery is not open to the public but our Cupitt Craft Brewers beer selection is available to sample Wednesday – Sunday at our Breezweway Bar from 10am till 5pm. Tasting Paddles are available and include a choice of 4 beers for $12 (equivalent to 1 pint). Cupitt’s Brewery Bar features 5 Keg Draught Beer Taps and 1 Cask Ale Handpump Beer. We also have Tours available, read more about them here.
Available on Tap today
Cupitt Hefeweizen (5.0% ABV, 12 IBU)
A German wheat beer. Cloudy pale straw in appearance, mild sweet nose with hints of clove with a spicy and refreshing palate.
Cupitt Pale Ale (5.4% ABV, 45 IBU)
A pale ale packed full of US Cascade hops and a nice dose of crystal malts mixed with the golden promise base malt. A bigger pale ale with lots of character.
Cupitt IPA (6.7% ABV, 65 IBU)
A classic straw coloured, powerfully aromatic west coast style IPA full of citrus, with notes of tropical fruit and pine brewed using Simcoe, Columbus, Centeneal and Mosaic hop varieties. The balanced malt backbone and firm, rounded bitterness makes this IPA very refreshing..
Cupitt India Black Ale (7.3% ABV, 75 IBU)
Dark, American IPA. A compliment of firm bitterness, tropical hops with light chocolate and slighly roasty malts. Perfectly balanced and incredibly moreish.
Cupitt Oak Aged Stout – Cask Ale (5% ABV, 50 IBU)
A dry oatmeal stout matured in oak and dry hopped with fuggles hops. The palate is nice and rich with generous coffee, cocoa and chocolate notes. The dry finish along with the light, natural carbonation makes this stout quite sessionable.
Cupitt Pilsner (4.6% ABV, 27 IBU)
Brewed with German Pilsner malt and hopped with US and NZ grown German hop varieties. Light and refreshing with lots of noble hop aroma.
Cupitt Saison (5.2% ABV, 25 IBU)
Belgian farmhouse ale. Brewed with a traditional Belgian saison yeast strain. Dry, spicy and fruity, this brew is the perfect summer thirst quencher.
Cupitt Mosaic Session IPA (4.2% ABV, 27 IBU)
A single hop session IPA, brewed with 100% Mosaic Hops. The beer has a complex aroma of papaya and passion fruit with citrus, pine and floral notes. Softly bittered and easy drinking with a very refreshing finish.
Cupitt Real Ale (5.2% ABV, 32 IBU)
A brew that’s a little hard to define that melds an English bitter with an American amber ale. Made with 8 different malts and hopped with US Simcoe and NZ Wakatu. A balanced ale with a subtle almost lemony/peachy hop aroma with a slightly roasty though soft, well rounded malt backbone.
Cupitt King William English Bitter (4.4% ABV, 25 IBU)
Pulled from the hand pump, this is an English style malt driven cask ale with subtle fruity esters derived from a classic English yeast strain. Soft on the palette and full of flavour, an easy drinking mid strength brew.
Cupitt Brown Ale (5.5% ABV, 45 IBU)
A deep mocha coloured American Brown Ale that combines caramel and burnt toffee flavours with citrus notes from a large dose of Cascade and Centennial hops. A nice, mellow brown ale with a rich complexity of flavours.
Cupitt Bockalicious (6.8% ABV, 27 IBU)
A German style bock lager that has been matured in old Pinot Noir barrels. A rich malt backbone with added tannins and subtle vinous characters extracted from the oak.
Cupitt India Brown Ale (7.1% ABV, 55 IBU)
A strong north English Brown Ale brewed in an open wine barrel with a British yeast. A malty backbone with caramel, chocolate and nutty flavours mixing with the herbal and floral notes of large amounts of UK fuggles hops.
At the moment all our beers are only available through our bar here at Cupitt’s and the following venues and bottleshops:
- Wharf Road, Nowra – Cupitt Hefeweizen
- Mollymook Fine Wines and Ales, Mollymook NSW
- Justin Lil Wines, Berry NSW
Our beers are also available through takeaway 2 Litre growlers as well as small bottles of some of our beers available from our Cellar Door. Stay tuned to this space or follow us on Facebook to keep updated.