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.
  • 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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OWL ORIGINAL ALE

Our Owl is an original creation by the Sexton family – a collision between an Australian Pale and a European Golden Ale. The Owl pours with a pale, slightly cloudy golden glow and creamy head. Aroma is malty and biscuity 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. What results is a beautifully balanced beer that we’ve spent over a year perfecting; a true original.

ALC:

4.2% ABV

BU:

26

Colour:

18 EBC

Style:

CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN PALE | EUROPEAN GOLDEN ALE

REDBACK SUMMER

Released in 1987, under the name Summer Weizen, this incredibly popular but unpronounceable wheat beer was soon re-christened Redback. This rendition of Redback has been revamped for modern palates, traditional with a twist. It's a combination of a sparkling Summer Ale and a sparkling Belgian Wheat Ale, striking the balance between smoothly sessionable and delightful from start to finish. Aroma is mandarin rind and floral spice with underlying fruit, a hint of hop spice and a slightly biscuity malt tone. Palate is creamy, soft yet firm; balancing lovely lemon curd and earth fruit notes to produce a well-balanced mild palate with high drinkability. Finishes crisp and fresh. Finally, a sequel that lives up to the original.

ALC:

4.7% ABV

BU:

18

Colour:

9 EBC

Style:

AUSTRALIAN SUMMER ALE | BELGIAN 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.
  • 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 hops from around the world
  • 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.
  • Malt Premium Australian pale barley malt, English Crystal roasted barley malt.
  • Hops Australian Topaz, American Cascades.
  • 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 PALE ALE

The idea for Alpha came after our then brewing team visited the legendary Sierra Nevada brewery in Colorado, USA. Inspired by their American Pale Ale, they created a distinctly Australian version. This Australian style natural Pale Ale has smashed beer competitions ever since; refocusing the craft beer world from US Westcoast style hops and winter barleys, to the classics of Australia. Its nose tickling aroma of fresh spicy citrus and exotic spice dust is derived from fresh hops from all around the world. The palate is firm with malted sweetness, refreshing bitterness and a long lingering finish. Your classic and original Australian Pale Ale.

ALC:

5.2% ABV

BU:

45

Colour:

30 EBC

Style:

AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE | AMERICAN PALE ALE

DOGBOLTER WINTER

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 different hops we bring into this beauty
  • 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.
  • 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...

2021

Owl Original Ale wins gold at the Australian International Beer Awards, in the British & European Ale category

2020

Alpha Pale Ale wins Brewer’s Choice Best Champion Australian Beer since 2012 at the Australian International beer Awards.

2013

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

2011

Launched our 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

1993

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

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