Tasting notes

  • Aroma Malty, biscuity with underlying hints of fresh stone fruits and dusted with fresh hop spices.
  • Palate Smooth and creamy, roasted malt/biscuit notes and filled out with hints of caramel, toffee, finishing with a slight tart/bitter character. Reminiscent of the classic draught real ales found in the great bars of Europe, where you don’t want to leave.
  • Malt English Marris Otter barley malt, Australian pale barley malt, German specialty barley malts.
  • Hops East Kent Goldings, European Styrian Goldings.
  • Water Yarra Valley mountain water.
  • Tasting Full, rich, creamy with a long firm finish. Best enjoyed between 4-6° C.

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ORIGINAL ALE

Wise and all-seeing, the owl is a reminder to always keep your eyes on the prize – in our case, beautiful beer with a purity that stands the test of time. So it’s only natural that it should symbolise our first beer created in the Yarra Valley, under the watchful gaze of original founder, Phil Sexton. This is a classic European Golden Ale with a pale, slightly cloudy golden glow and creamy, foamy head. Aroma is malty, biscuit with underlying hints of fresh stone fruits and dusted with fresh hop spices. Palate is smooth and creamy, roasted malt/biscuit notes and filled out with hints of caramel, toffee, finishing with a slight tart/bitter character. Reminiscent of the classic draught real ales found in great bars of Europe, where you don't want to leave.

ALC:

4.2% ABV

BU:

30

Colour:

18 EBC

Style:

CLASSIC EUROPEAN GOLDEN ALE

REDBACK

Sparkling blonde Belgian Wheat (Wit) ale style with a brooding pale glow that draws upon its origins as Australia's first Wheat beer. Traditional with a twist, this beer is double fermented with special live yeast and bacillus cultures, naturally carbonating this unfiltered and unadulterated beauty. Aroma is lemon zest and floral spice with underlying fruit, a hint of hop spice and a slightly biscuity malt tone. Palate is creamy, soft yet firm; walking a delicate line between fullness and fineness while balancing lovely lemon curd and earth fruit notes to produce a well-balanced mild palate with high drinkability. Finishes crisp and fresh.

ALC:

4.7% ABV

BU:

18

Colour:

9 EBC

Style:

AUSTRALIAN WHEAT BEER

Tasting notes

  • Aroma Lemon zest and floral spice with underlying fruit, a hint of hop spice and a slightly biscuity malt tone.
  • Palate Creamy, soft yet firm; walking a delicate line between fullness and fineness while balancing lovely lemon curd and earth fruit notes to produce a well-balanced mild palate with high drinkability. Finishes crisp and fresh.
  • Malt Organic Australian raw wheat, German organic wheat malt, Australian pale barley malt.
  • Hops European Hersbrucker, Australian Vic Secret.
  • Water Yarra Valley mountain water.
  • Tasting Crisp, creamy and refreshing. Get it cold, best between 0-2ºC.

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Tasting notes

  • Aroma Dominated by fresh spicy citrus zest and exotic spice dust derived from the fresh hop flower additions made during re-fermentation.
  • Palate Very firm and dry with great length, refreshing bitterness and a long, lingering finish with hints of caramel, spicy oak and poached stone fruit. Your classic and original Australian Pale Ale.
  • Malt Australian pale barley malt, English Crystal roasted barley malt.
  • Hops Australian Topaz, Cascade, Amarillo, Vic Secret, European Hersbrucker.
  • Water Yarra Valley mountain water.
  • Tasting A balance between smooth bitterness and crisp hops. The traditional Australian Pale Ale through and through. Best served cold, between 2-4ºC.

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ALPHA

The idea for Alpha came after our then Head Brewer, Brad Rogers, visited the legendary Sierra Nevada brewery in Colorado, USA. Inspired by their American Pale Ale, he created a distinctly Australian version. This Australian style natural Pale Ale has dominated beer competitions ever since; refocusing the craft beer world from US Westcoast style hops and winter barleys, to the classics of Australia. Aroma is dominated by fresh spicy citrus zest and exotic spice dust derived from the fresh hop flower additions made during re-fermentation. Palate is very firm and dry with great length, refreshing bitterness and a long lingering finish with hints of caramel, spicy oak and poached stone fruit. Your classic & original Australian Pale Ale.

ALC:

5.2% ABV

BU:

45

Colour:

30 EBC

Style:

AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE

DOG BOLTER

First brewed by Matilda Bay in 1985, this full flavoured Dark Lager style has steadily been refined over the years, to become less 'look at me' to more 'just drink me'. It has an impressive dark red hue and glow through a mist of cloudy goodness. Aroma is chocolate, caramel and toast with a dusting of complex spice and pine resin from the fresh whole flower hops added during re-fermentation. Palate is deep, dark and complex, yet balanced by the silky backbone of caramel, malt, 'ever so light' malt sweetness, all deftly balanced by firm hop bitterness and a dry finish.

ALC:

4.7%ABV

BU:

25

Colour:

65 EBC

Style:

DARK LAGER

Tasting notes

  • Aroma Chocolate, caramel and toast with a dusting of complex spice and pine resin from the fresh, whole flower hops added during re-fermentation.
  • Palate Deep, dark and complex, with a silky backbone of “ever so light” malt sweetness, deftly balanced by a firm hop bitterness and dry finish.
  • Malt Australian pale barley malt, German specialty roasted barley malts.
  • Hops European Hersbrucker, Australian Enigma.
  • Water Yarra Valley mountain water.
  • Tasting Smooth chocolate and lightly roasted flavours, subtle forest pine notes. Best served between 4-6ºC.

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We don't like to brag but...

2013

Alpha Pale Ale wins Champion Australian Beer at the Australasian International beer Awards.

2011

Launch first ever cider, ‘Dirty Granny’. Wins Best Australian Cider at the Australian Cider Awards.

2011

Alpha Pale Ale wins Champion Bottled Beer at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.

2010

Alpha Pale Ale wins Champion Draught Beer at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.

2008

Alpha Pale Ale wins Champion Beer at the Royal Beer Competition.​

2008

Alpha Pale Ale wins Best Australian Ale at the Australian Hotel Beer Awards.

2008

Redback wins Champion Wheat Beer at the Australian International Beer Awards.

2008

Redback wins Best Australian Ale and Australian Wheat beer at the Australian Hotel Beer Awards.

2008

Matilda Bay Brewery wins Champion Brewery at Australasian International Beer Awards.​

2007

Barking Duck wins Bronze at the World Beer Cup in USA.

2005

Bohemian Pilsner wins Champion Lager Trophy at Australian Beer Awards.

2004

Alpha Pale Ale wins Grand Champion Beer at Australian Good Taste Beer Awards.

2003

Premium Lager wins Champion Reduced Alcohol Beer at Australian International Beer Awards, while Alpha Pale Ale wins more awards than any other beer

1996

Alpha Pale Ale wins Grand Champion Beer at Australian Good Taste Beer Awards.

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