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AIBA 2023

We are thrilled to share some extraordinary news that will make your taste buds tingle with excitement. Urban Alley Brewery has achieved an unprecedented milestone at the prestigious AIBA awards, and we couldn’t wait to let you in on the celebration!
Completing 30 years in 2023, the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the world’s largest annual beer competition judging both packaged and draught beer. Over 80 industry experts assessed more than 2,800 entries across four days in May, with beers received from Australia and around the world.
Our team is bursting with joy as we proudly announce this year’s results:
Urban Lager – Pale Lager 4.5%
Slapshot – Pale Ale 4.5%
Urban Ale – Blonde Ale 4.5%
Urban Dark – English Brown Ale 5.4%
Moonbeam – Hazy IPA 6.2%
All Nighter – Session Ale 3.5%
Urban Myth- No ALC Pale Ale <0.5%
Alley Dangler – Smoked Amber Lager 5.4%
We congratulate our head brewer Dove and his incredible team for their unwavering dedication and passion.

Thus Let Us Drink Beer – Urban Alley | Moonbeam Hazy IPA

Time Tide Reviews our latest release, Moonbeam Hazy IPA

Hey there, beer lovers and curious souls! We’ve got some exciting news to share with you. Urban Alley and our fantastic Moonbean Hazy IPA have just been featured in an awesome article that dives deep into the world of craft brewing.

Get ready to join us on a thrilling ride as we uncover the secrets behind our incredible brewing techniques and the mind-blowing flavours that make Moonbean Hazy IPA truly unforgettable.

This article is your personal invitation to experience the essence of true craftsmanship and indulge in the incredible moments that await those who appreciate exceptional brews. So grab a cold one, kick back, and join us on this exhilarating journey as we crack open the story of Urban Alley’s legendary Moonbean Hazy IPA. 

Exploring Docklands: Eat, Stay & Play in Melbourne’s waterside hotspot | The AU

Exploring Docklands : Eat, Stay & Play in Melbourne’s waterside hotspot

Are you looking for a new and exciting destination to explore in Melbourne, Australia? Look no further than the Docklands!

This bustling waterfront precinct has quickly become a hotspot for foodies, travellers, and anyone looking for a fun day out in the city. With its impressive range of restaurants, hotels, and attractions, the Docklands offers something for everyone. And now, thanks to a recent article from The AU Review, you can discover the very best that the Docklands has to offer. Take a break from the ordinary and explore this exciting waterside precinct.

Check out the article and discover why the Docklands is quickly becoming one of Melbourne’s must-visit destinations!

Lightning Bold

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With its focus set on the sustainable production of its beers starting with the ability to treat water onsite and being an early adaptor of using six-pack holder rings made of recycled and compostable materials, Urban Alley Brewery’s operations are centred around a green focus.

Having been established five years ago in the District Docklands of Melbourne, backed by the founder duo’s long-standing history in the hospitality industry and having never heard anything other than good things about its crafty, frothy emissions that make up its accolade decorated core range, which has become known for being a veritable pathway to lure the masses from mainstream to craft beer, I have been aching to get my paws on Urban Alley Brewery’s much fabled about limited releases, specifically in the IPA department…

GABS Hottest 100


Since it started in 2008, the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer people’s choice poll has revealed the consumer trends and breweries shaping the Australian craft beer landscape.

Each year, craft beer loving consumers are asked to select, in order of preference, their five favourite craft beers of the year. And we are counting on you to help us make it to the top!

This year, we entered the competition with our top 3 best sellers!


Voted 3rd best Aussie style Pale Ale in the world, this beer hits the mark! Moderately bitter, with an inviting aroma of citrus, mango, passionfruit and pine. Slapshot, a superstar and your first option when voting!


A classic, fresh and clean Pale Lager. Easy to drink and the best seller in our brewpubs! Smooth, malty and slightly bitter, a truly refreshing everyday lager. Urban Lager, a crowd favourite and your second option when voting!


A fresh & sour hit of Mango & Passionfruit, perfectly balanced as all things should be. Created during one of the lockdowns in 2020, this beer was such a hit that made it to our Core Range. Man-goes Nowhere, a summer smash and your third option when voting!


O’Brien Icehouse is giving away a $200 Urban Alley food and drinks voucher.

How to win:

Purchase a ticket for any Sunday public skating session to O’Brien Icehouse in June 2022 (5th, 12th, 19th or 26th) to automatically enter into the Winter Mega Prize Giveaway Competition to win $2000 in prizes. It’s that simple!

Every week in June, a lucky person who has purchased a ticket to skate on Sunday will be randomly selected as one of the winners of the Winter Mega $2000 Prize Giveaway Competition! The competition will run from the 5th to the 26th June 2022.

Knox, we have arrived!

knox, we have arrived!

Urban Alley Knox is Officially Open! Your new community Local.

Located in Wantirna’s Knox Westfield Ozone precinct, the new brewery provides live entertainment & music with 3 am trading, trivia and a classic pub menu with a modern twist. You will experience firsthand the brewing process, with fermentation tanks forming the backdrop to the rustic bar, as well as an on-display DASHER +FISHER gin distillery.


Get your friends together and come spend a lovely time at the PUB. Make sure you try our new beer, OZONE, made to celebrate the opening of our brand new brewpub in the Knox Ozone. This limited-edition Pacific Ale brings an intense flavour from Galaxy hops for that passionfruit taste we all love.

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Slapshot | World Beer Cup

Slapshot, Urban Alley's Aussie Pale Ale wins as the 3rd best in the world

We are delighted with the results from this year’s World beer cup. Our Aussie Pale Ale, Slapshot, won an international bronze medal in the category “Australian-Style Pale Ale”. 

Slapshot was created just a few years ago, and since that we knew that this beer will be extremely successful. A 4.5% ABV beer, moderately bitter, with an inviting aroma of citrus, mango, passionfruit and pine. Like a true Slapshot, this beer hits the mark. 

Aussie brewers secure wins at World Beer Cup


The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—announced the results of the largest international commercial beer competition, the 2022 World Beer Cup (WBC). The awards were presented in a ceremony Thursday evening at the conclusion of the Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Returning after cancellation in 2020 because of the pandemic, the 2022 World Beer Cup was the largest competition to date, with 10,542 entries from 2,493 breweries representing 57 countries.

Entries were evaluated by an elite panel of 226 judges from 28 countries. Competition judging took place in 18 sessions over nine days. Judges bestowed 307 out of 309 total possible awards, reflecting the opportunity for one gold, silver, and bronze award in each of 103 beer style categories. 

“The World Beer Cup showcases the incredible breadth and talent of the global brewing community,” said Chris Swersey, competition director, World Beer Cup. “Winning an award at this extremely competitive event symbolizes one of the greatest accomplishments in the art of brewing. Congratulations to this year’s winners on their outstanding achievements.”


The Laneway - function room



With its own bar and unique look and feel, this space is perfect for both stand up and intimate dinner events. Matched with a grazing style menu and a complete audiovisual fit out this brand new space of Urban Alley and District Docklands.

120 pax
Stand up events
grazing menu & cocktails

60 pax
sit down events
dinner & cocktails

function room outside