|Hailing from our beloved McLaren Vale, one of Australia’s great wine regions, Vale ale is a bottle-conditioned premium Pale Ale brought to you by the artisans of McLaren Vale Beer Company. For a long time the area has been home to many award-winning wines but now it’s home to an internationally awarded ale.
McLaren Vale Beer Company’s home is McLaren Vale icon, The Salopian Inn. The Salopian Inn was built in 1851 and in the day was a leading hotel in the area. The Salopian Inn was acquired by the McLaren Vale Beer Company and relaunched in December 2009. It now boasts a world-class restaurant, an unparalleled cellar filled with local and international wine, and Vale Ale on tap at the bar.
Vale Ale is brewed with 100% malted grains, including the use of some crystal and wheat malts to deliver superior flavours and mouth feel. A combination of three hop varieties produce a crisp bitterness as well as the characteristic hop flavour for which true pale ales are renowned.
Vale Ale is full, fruity and hoppy and has an alcohol content of 4.5%. Some live yeast cells from the secondary fermentation will remain, thus giving a natural cloudy appearance.