While it may seem that this city sits in the shadow of its larger, better-known neighbour, Geelong has always quietly gone about its business, offering rich rewards for those curious enough to find them. One such reward is Furphy, an easy-drinking ale brewed within an old mill from hops, malt and water all locally sourced within Victoria.
Originally furphys were tanks made by the Furphy family of Shepparton. During the First World War, they supplied water tanks to the ANZACs in Gallipoli. The soldiers would sit around these tanks telling tall stories, and so its much-loved meaning of ‘stretching the truth’ was born. Furphys, in the form of fermentation tanks, also allowed for the creation of this flavoursome brew way back when. Naming the beer Furphy is an appreciative nod to the invaluable contribution the family made to the burgeoning Victorian craft beer culture. Indulge with a friend and share a tall tale or two of your own.