The Grifter Brewing Co Pale Ale

Style
Australian Pale Ale
ABV
5.0%

The Grifter Brewing Co's Pale Ale is like something of a beating heart for the brewery with the Marrickville outfit launching with the beer, that was in those days known as Edward.

It became their flagship beer and, for a long while, their only year round release, which even then was a bit sporadic as they juggled growing demand with the gypsy brewer’s perennial problem of having limited tank space in which to make beer. As time wore on, the beer was colloquially adopted by drinkers as “Grifter pale”, then officially as the brewers dropped Edward from the tap badge. By the time they opened their own brewery in Marrickville, it had firmly cemented itself as their most popular beer, and by some margin. So when they began packaging the odd limited release in cans they also began fielding incessant questions about when Grifter pale would be given the tinnie treatment.

The beer that launched the legend is now affectionately called the Orange Goblin thanks to how it's fully wrapped in its resplendent orange with throwback black font, a piece of design that’s as striking on the shelf as it seems nostalgic and familiar in the mind. It's all very clever really: like the great beer brands of the world, when you see it there’ll be absolutely no confusion as to who makes it and what’s inside. On that, regular drinkers will know the taste well. It's still fairly light, it’s still got the big hop punch, it’s still unfiltered and it’s still a heck of a good beer to drink. Just as it’s always been.

Published July 27, 2017

Name
The Grifter Brewing Company
Address

1/391 Enmore Road
Marrickville
NSW 2204

Open Hours

Wed & Thur: 4pm to 10pm
Fri: 4pm to midnight
Sat: 12pm to 10pm
Sun: 4pm to 10pm

Froth Town 2024 B 2
Indies 2024 B

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