Our Current Range
Hop Harvest Cream Ale
Description: A clean, flavorful American lawnmower beer. An ale version of the American lager style. Made in the traditional method with a cereal mash cooker, using 50% malt barley and 50% raw corn maize grown on our farm. A sweet, corn-like aroma with faint malt notes. Lightly hopped Pride of Ringwood hop flowers picked fresh from the vines growing on our farm. Very pale light gold in color. A pleasant sweet and refreshingly crisp beer with a dry tart finish.
Ingredients: Traditional Ale Malt 50%, Raw Corn Maize 50%, Pride of Ringwood Hops
Description: “Historically, Saisons’ were refreshing summer ales made by farmers. Each farm brewer would make his own distinctive version”. This season we grew a wheat originating from Bordeaux in France (Rouge de Bordeaux). We started with a hand full of seed from the Australian Seed Bank and it has taken over 3 years to produce enough on our farm. To celebrate the harvest we decided to brew a seasonal beer. The resulting beer is a light refreshing wheat beer with complex citrus tones and a slightly sour finish. A lovely golden colour with high carbonation. We hope you enjoy our Saison……
Ingredients: Traditional Ale Malt (60%), Wheat (40%) , Hops (Perle)
Description: A pale, spicy, fruity, refreshing wheat ale. Brewed using a tradition decoction method to bring out the complex flavours of the predominately wheat based grain bill. Aromas of light citrus, clove, yeast and fresh wheat. Tastes spicy with a smooth malt background, fruity banana overtones and spicy clove. Prior to serving the bottle should be swirled or gently rolled to bring out the rich flavours of the yeast. (Available from Late October)
Ingredients: Malted Wheat 64%, Ale Malt 36%, Tettnang Hops
Alc/Vol%: 5.2 IBU: 35
Description: A prominent hop aroma with a harmony of flowers, fruit, earth and spice. A clean malty sweetness may be found in the background. Fruitiness from esters and hops. A flavorful, yet refreshing, session beer. Using Willamette hops grown on our farm the emphasis is on the bittering hop addition as opposed to the aggressive middle and late hopping seen in American Pale Ales.
Ingredients: Traditional Ale Malt, Warrior & Willamette Hops
India Pale Ale (IPA)
Description: A prominent hop aroma from dry hopping with Amarillo, Citra and Galaxy. Made from traditional hand crafted, floor malted barley from the “House of Malt” in Ballarat. This is a spicy beer with lots of estery bite and deep copper colour. Flavourful yet refreshing, session beer. Emphasis is on the bittering from first wort hopping and high temperature fermentation to bring out the most from the fruity yeast. If you like bitter, floral, earthy, citrusy, piney, fruity, and, yes once more, bitter flavour notes, we hope you love this IPA.
Ingredients: Ale Malt 95%, Crystal Malt 5%, Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy Hops
Sour Cream Ale
Description: A kettle soured Cream Ale made from our farm grown maize. Soured with Loctobacillus plantarum until the Ph was 3.6 then fermented with Saison yeast to create a truly unique beer.
Belgian Farmhouse Ale
Description: A light fruity Belgian Farmhouse Ale made from all the malts and grains available in our farm brewery. Lightly hopped with Goldings & Saaz hops grown on our farm. A light amber color, clear in appearance with a dark soul. Carbonation is moderate. A light hop and malt flavor, a complex well rounded beer. Spicy flavors from the Belgian Ardennes yeast.
Ingredients: Traditional Ale Malt 42.9%, Pilsner Malt 42.9%, Rolled Oats 5.4%, Malted Wheat 5.4%, Amber Malt 2.6%, Crystal Malt 0.5%, Chocolate Malt 0.4%, Goldings & Saaz Hops
Belgian Triple Ale
Description: Fruity esters, spicy phenols and yeast-borne aromatics. Aromas from coriander are present. Lightly hopped with Saaz hops grown on our farm. Colour amber with reddish hues. Clear in appearance, with good head retention. Carbonation is moderate. A light hop and malt flavor, with complex well rounded beer. Spicy flavors from the Belgian Ardennes yeast and caramelized honey produced by our bees on the Farm. A Fairly light-bodied beer for its’ original gravity with a warming sensation from the alcohol.
Ingredients: Traditional Ale Malt, Dark candi Honey
Saaz Hops & Coriander Seed
McQuinns Brown Ale
A light sweet malt aroma with coffee, chocolate and caramel notes. Dark amber brown in colour, with a creamy off-white head. Gentle to moderate malt sweetness, with a light caramely toasted biscuit character and medium finish. Low bitterness with malt and hops balance nearly even.
Ingredients: Traditional Ale Malt 56.4%, Amber Malt 25.6%, Crystal Malt 15.4%, Chocolate Malt 2.6%, Chinook & Goldings Hops
Black Oat Stout
Description: Our Black Oat Stout is light bodied, smooth, silky and creamy. A medium sweet to medium dry palate, with complex oat and dark roasted grain flavours. Hop aroma is low due to early single addition of Chinook hops grown on our farm. Medium hop bitterness with the balance towards roast barley bitterness.
We use Saia Oats in our Black Oat Stout. Saia are a small black oat that dates back to the Bronze Age and is grown extensively throughout the Strathbogie Ranges because of its tolorance to our harsh and variable climate to produce a truly unique beer.
Ingredients: Traditional Ale Malt 70%, Rolled Black Oats (Saia) 20%, Roast Barley 10%