New Gage Roads Brewing drops developed with ‘WA palate in mind’


Aaron Heary, chief operating officer, with digital content manager, Dwight O’Neil.
Aaron Heary, chief operating officer, with digital content manager, Dwight O’Neil.

PALMYRA company Gage Roads Brewing says its two newest beers were developed with a “WA palate in mind” but the local firm held off revealing if either would feature at the state’s grand new build, Perth Stadium.

In September Gage Roads won a five-year contract to supply beer and cider at the $1.5 billion venue.

Alby Draught, at 4.2 per cent, is described by the brewer as a “classic, no-fuss, full-strength West Australian lager”, while Alby Crisp is a contemporary 3.5 per cent mid-strength, perfect for summer.

The beverages, which were put out to market only recently, are available exclusively in WA.

Chief operating officer Aaron Heary said it would be up to the State Government and VenuesWest to reveal which of its stock would be available at the new stadium.

With an open day to be held in January, an announcement is expected over the coming weeks.

The Alby name is a tip of the hat to the Swan River Colony’s original WA beer brand, The Albion Brewery, which produced the state’s first beer in the 1830s.

“We set out to create two quintessentially West Australian beers, developed with the uniquely West Australian palate in mind,” Mr Heary said.

It is produced using locally-grown malted barley and is brewed and bottled at the Gage Roads headquarters on Absolon Street.

Mr Heary said it was proving popular so far.

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