Ahead of ANZAC Day 2014 and the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, Young Henrys was invited by their local Marrickville Council to brew a beer as part of the area’s commemorative events. Mayor and councillor Mark Gardiner popped down to the brewery and they set about creating an Australian pale ale with a twist in homage to the ANZAC biscuit. To do this, they started with an easy-drinking, golden pale ale recipe then added honey from Marrickville, rolled oats from an organic producer in NSW and crystallised malt smoked with locally grown rosemary (a symbol of remembrance).
The beer is named after the Winged Victory statue which was unveiled in Marrickville in 1919 to commemorate the 458 local soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War. The original statue fell into disrepair but on Sunday 19 April, during the 2015 Marrickville Remembers commemorative events, a new interpretation of the Winged Victory statue will be officially unveiled along with Winged Victory the beer which will be pouring at select venues in Marrickville and neighbouring suburbs.