Firehouse 51 Pale Ale

Firehouse 51 Brewing Co

Published March 15, 2022

The first beer released by Firehouse 51 when the brewing company launched in 2022 wouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to anyone who knows founder Haz Chinniah. After all, Firehouse 51 Pale Ale is a beer that he’s been working on and fine-tuning for some years, so it makes sense for it to be the first he'd scale up commercially. Given it's a hop-forward and highly-balanced beer, it also feels like one that should sit at the centre of the brewery's core range as it expands.

Largely, it’s a classically-minded pale, although, with its golden straw and slightly hazy body, it's also quite a modern interpretation of the style when compared to those you'd have found in the States during craft beer’s early days. To ensure it's something of a modern classic, Haz used a mix of classic American hops alongside more contemporary breeds to create a beer that's very lean, quite bitter and packs a hoppy hit of pine, stone fruit and citrus.

Will Ziebell

Pale Ale
Firehouse 51 Brewing Co

Based in Melbourne