Mornington Pale is an American-style Pale Ale, pouring a cloudy golden yellow with a tightly packed white head. On the nose you get both citrus and passionfruit aromas, showcasing American hops added late in the brewing process. A light smooth palate, aided by the generous addition of wheat malts, moderate bitterness and carbonation make for a flavoursome and sessional ale.
Matt Bebe and Malcom McLean were celebrating Hawthorn’s 2008 Premiership when talk turned to beer and breweries and long into the night the euphoric pair discussed grand visions for a new brewery. Their vision was to start a brewery based on tradition, industry and honesty that identifies with the Mornington Peninsula’s heritage of epicurean and leisure opportunities.
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At a meeting in February 2009 an industry stalwart advised the guys to contract brew first and create a market. Despite that being the easier option it didn’t sit with the brewery motto: “Be true to the beer & those who drink it.” So, it was very lucky and a great relief to find another 16 like-minded beer lovers who were keen to share the dream (and turn up for working bees to prepare the factory for fit out).