The Palace Hotel has a proud and long history of supplying the locals with draught beer. The days of a 4 tap hotel are long gone with our now 13 beers and Bulmer’s cider on tap.
If we can’t satisfy you by the pot, we have a wide range of local & imported stubbies as well as wines and sparkling. Daily, Weekly & Monthly specials are always changing, watch this space.
Beers Available On Tap
Lager 4.6% Carlton & United, VIC
Carlton Draught is a traditional, full-strength lager that is crisp on the mid-palate with a good malt character and smooth full-bodied flavour. Clean hop bitterness gives the brew a slightly dry finish. Synonymous with the origins of the brewery itself, Carlton Draught is renowned for tasting as fresh as it did the day it was brewed. And it’s that kind of consistency in taste that’s been important to Australians for generations
Lager 4.5% Carlton & United, VIC
The exceptional dry finish has been achieved through a special brewing process, removing sugars over an extended period of time, creating a remarkably smooth, crisp, dry finish with lower carbohydrates than other full strength beers.
Designed to be "quite different from the ‘full-flavoured’ space that Creatures usually plays in", this takes its inspiration from the German Kolsch style of ale. The brewers described the Furphy as "a clean and crisp, balanced beer with subtle fruit flavours and aromas", one with a "pleasantly refreshing, dry finish" that's an approachable ale that "could be easily mistaken for a light lager." It’s brewed with 100 percent Victorian ingredients, including Victoria’s Secret and Topaz hops grown in the High Country.
COOPERS PALE ALE
This is the beer that inspired a new generation of ale drinkers. With its fruity and floral characters, balanced with a crisp bitterness, Coopers Pale Ale has a compelling flavour which is perfect for every occasion. Naturally fermented in the "Burton-upon-Trent" style, a secondary fermentation creates the trademark sediment that gives 'Pale' its fine cloudy appearance.
With its fruity aroma, subtle bitterness, crisp palate and refreshingly dry finish this is a beer that can be enjoyed at any time!
CANADIAN CLUB & DRY
Canadian Club & Dry combines the unique smooth flavour of Canadian Club Whisky with a special Canadian dry ginger blend. Add a wedge of fresh lime & serve over ice to make it just that little bit more refreshing.
Melbourne Bitter is a popular easy drinking style beer. A classic crisp flavour, with a full mouth feel, rounded and smooth! The perfect beverage to cool you down on a hot summer’s day.
Lager 4.9% - Carlton & United, VIC
Victoria Bitter (VB) has long been Australia’s favourite beer, and is specially brewed to deliver full flavour when ice cold, making it the ideal beer for the Australian climate. VB is a full flavoured, full strength beer at 4.9%; the gentle fruitiness of the aroma compliments the sweet maltiness in the mouth which in turn balances perfectly with the clean hop bitterness of the finish.
JAMES SQUIRE ONE FIFTY LASHES
Australian Pale Ale 4.2%
Launched in 2011, this thirst-quenching Australian pale ale has proved a hit with customers around the country. Similar to Coopers Pale Ale (although less yeasty), this clean-finishing craft beer may be cloudy in appearance, but there’s nothing cloudy about the taste. Malted wheat adds refreshing character, while the fruity infusion makes for an enticing aroma. Whether you’re enjoying a fresh cut of meat or a tempting smorgasbord of seafood and fresh produce, you’ll want one of these straw-coloured beauties as the perfect complement to a casual feast. James Squire One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale is also the ideal starting point for anyone looking to embark on a quest towards an appreciation of more flavourful beers. It’s a completely approachable craft brew that provides a gentle counterpoint to our more challenging Stowaway IPA.
Ciders Available On Tap
BULMER’S ORIGINAL CIDER
Apple Cider 4.7%
Bulmer’s Original has a clean apple character, with good weight of palate, a very crisp clean finish and with noticeable astringency.
Is it a Lager or an Ale?
All beer can be classified as either a lager or an ale. The differences begin during the brewing process. Whether the beer is an ale or lager is defined by the type of yeast used in the brew and the temperature at which fermentation takes place. Ales are brewed with top-fermenting yeast, which allows for rapid fermentation at warmer temperatures; lagers are brewed with bottom fermenting yeast, which ferments more slowly, and at colder temperatures.
Ales are brewed with top-fermenting yeasts at temperatures from 15-25 deg C. Ales are matured for shorter periods and at warmer temperatures. They include a wide range of beer styles from porters and stouts to pale ales and wheat beer. Generally, ales are higher in alcohol, more robust and complex than lagers.
This beer is made with bottom yeast, so called because it flocculates to the bottom of the vat. Traditionally bottom yeast will ferment at cold temperatures less than 10 deg C. Now fermentation takes place at 12-18 deg C. This cold or deep fermentation allows the malt and hops to assert their fine flavours. Lager tends to paler, drier and less alcoholic than ales.
Pilsener or pils beer originated in Bohemia where brewers first found beer that was over-wintered or lagered improved if stored in cool caves and kept on ice.
German lagers, including beers such as bock and marzen, are made according to the Bavarian Purity Laws of 1516 to ensure the beer is all-malt (no sugar) and hopped with bitter and aromatic varieties (noble hops). Some German-style beers are described as “helles” meaning pale or blonde. Pale beers grew in popularity following the adoption of the glass for drinking in the 19th Century.