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Eight breweries on the Mornington Peninsula have rallied together to brew a very limited edition, easy drinking ale.
Campfire Pale Ale is a collaboration effort by local breweries Red Hill, Jetty Road, Mr. Banks, Mornington Peninsula, St Andrews Beach, Dainton, Hickinbotham of Dromana and Smart Brothers Brewing.
The Campfire Pale Ale brew was held at Red Hill Brewery with the generous support of Cryer Malt who supplied the raw materials, and Pakcan who donated the cans, boxes and labour to get it into packaging.
Red Hill Brewery Founder Dave Golding said, “We took inspiration from the simple things in life that we sometimes take for granted, like sharing stories with friends and family around the campfire.
“The Campfire Pale Ale is brewed with generous U.S and Aussie hop additions and wheat malt which creates a well-rounded mouth feel,” Dave continued.
The Mornington Peninsula has long been a tourism hotspot but like many other tourism regions it has been hit hard by the pandemic.
Jetty Road Head Brewer and Co-Founder Blake Bowden said, “The Mornington Peninsula is a tight knit community that is renowned for supporting local businesses. It has been a challenging year to say the least, but in the age old Aussie tradition of helping your neighbour we did it in the best way we know how, making a beer whilst sharing a beer.
“2020 will one day be a thing of the past, a story told around campfires of how we all came together in a collective time of need,” Blake concluded.
Tasting Notes: A lean malt base creates the perfect blank canvas for generous additions of U.S and Aussie Hops to shine. The addition of wheat malt creates a rounded mouth feel balanced with a delicate bitterness and punch aroma.
Participating Breweries: Red Hill Brewery, Mr. Banks Brewing Co, Mornington Peninsula Brewery, St Andrews Beach Brewery, Dainton Brewery, Hickinbotham of Dromana, Smart Brothers Brewing & Jetty Road Brewery.