Vale Brewing Amber

Style
Dark Lager

Having brought brewery ownership back into the family and rebranded the business as Vale Brewing, the brothers running the former McLaren Vale Beer Company set about renaming and repackaging one of their beers too. The DRK – or dark lager – became the Amber, and described on the label as an "American amber lager".

What's inside didn't changed, which is a good thing as it's always been the pick of Vale's core range here at Crafty Towers. Presumably, the "American" tag refers to the use of American hops, Falconer's Flight and Simcoe, although they play second fiddle to the malts. A combination of various specialty malts make for a soft and subtle blend of caramel, milk chocolate and mocha with a toasty, mildly bitter finish cleaning things up.

Published October 13, 2015

Name
Vale Brewing
Address

252 Blewitt Springs Road
McLaren Flat
SA 5171

Phone
1800 896 080
Open Hours

Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm

Tours

Tastings available through Beresford Tasting Room

Froth Town 2024 B 2
WA Beer & Brewing Conference 2024 2

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