Founded as the McLaren Vale Beer Company in 2008, we kicked off contract brewing small runs of the original VALE ALE. We’ve since expanded our core range to include the LAGER, the IPA, the AMBER and the GOLDEN while getting creative with short batches of EXPs and Limited Editions along the way.
Since installing our mighty brewing apparatus in Willunga back in 2012, we’ve had the brewing agility to get creative and take some chances. We took a punt on our first EXP (a creamy, seven-malt oatmeal stout if you’re keeping score) and haven’t looked back since.
2015 has been another milestone year, with the Collin brothers taking full control, changing our name to Vale Brewing, the release of our Fox Hat line and punching above our weight to bring home some fancy beer awards.
While we’re thrilled with where we are, there is still plenty more to do. The next big steps are to bring all packaged production in-house and to create an iconic home within our community. We’ve got a great team and think we’re onto a good thing; we’ve got quite a bit more history to write yet.