Using Mornington Brown Ale and co-fermenting it with the winery’s Pinot juice, VinAle is a finely tuned balance between exactly those; a Brown Ale and a Pinot noir. Presenting crystal clear and deep amber, you will receive aromas of fruits, chocolate and nuts. On tasting, there is an immediate fresh sweetness backed up by berry and toffee flavours, ending on a slight tartness.
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).