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 2 ciders 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.
Pacific Ale 4.2%
Wild Yak Pacific Ale is a fresh and fruity beast with a combination of Australian pale malt and wheat malt that provides a light, smooth palate low in bitterness and complemented with passionfruit and melon aromas.
JAMES BOAGS DRAUGHT
4.6% Boags, Launceston, TAS
Our master brewers use the finest fresh ingredients Tasmania has to offer, including top quality malts and Pride of Ringwood hops. The result is a crisp and refreshing, full-flavoured lager – it is sure to please the most discerning beer drinker.
FAT YAK PALE ALE
A lovely golden amber colour, the first impression is the distinctive hop driven fruity and herbaceous aromas, giving characteristic passionfruit and melon notes. The taste is refreshingly clean on the palate which leaves you looking forward to the your Fat Yak.
WHITE RABBIT DARK ALE
Dark Ale 4.9%
A beer that has been tweaked and refined over its lifespan to become one of the best dark beers in Australia, as evidenced by its gold medal in the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards. A welcoming floral aroma derived from the hop flowers used in the brewery's hop back and the addition of hops into the tank after fermentation draws you in to a smooth, rich, malt-driven beer full of dark chocolate and light roast characteristics with fruity esters from the open fermentation and a solid bitter 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.
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.
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.