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Our Beers

Launching in 2016 with our signature ‘Urban Ale’, our core range continues to grow. Easy-drinking, classic flavours with a twist that can be enjoyed year-round. Created by our head brewer Shaya, these beers are approachable and readily available throughout our stockists and the brewpub.

Awards

Urban Ale

Urban Lager

Urban APA

Urban Dark

Urban Beers

Urban Ale

Crisp Clean Ale 4.5%

Our Urban Ale is brewed with a combination of American and Australian hops. Vienna Malt brings honey and graham cracker notes while Australian wheat provides a more relaxed mouthfeel. We ferment it colder than a typical ale, resulting in a crisp, clean finish.

Urban Lager

Classic Munich Helles 4.7%

With nothing to hide behind, this classic German-style pale lager is clean, malty, and slightly bitter, with a subtle, slightly spicy and floral aroma. A truly refreshing, every-day premium lager.

Urban APA

American Pale Ale 5.5%

Fruity American hops paired with a neutral ale yeast; finishes clean and moderately bitter, with an inviting aroma of citrus, mango, passionfruit and pine, supported by a backbone of delicious New Zealand malts.

Urban Dark

English Brown Ale 5.4%

A malt-forward, refreshing ale that highlights the caramel, toffee and chocolate notes inherent in darker malts. English hops provide just enough floral and herbal aromas and bitterness to support the malt flavours. Smooth and creamy in the finish.

Alley Series

Boarding Pass Pilsner

Malty & Hoppy Bohemian-Style Lager 4.4%

A lager with firm bitterness and a honey-like malt base. The Pilsner originated in Pilsen (Czech Republic) and is arguably the most widely emulated beer style in the world. Most continental pale lagers are based on the original “Bohemian” style Pilsner.

Urban Pink

Mid-strength Tropical Ale 3.5%

A mid-strength clean ale based on one of our original recipes. Blood orange puree and vanilla are added late in the fermentation. Pink/red color comes from a natural food dye based on sweet potato, blackcurrant and carrot. Well-balanced and highly refreshing.

District IPA

Bold, Fruity, Bitter 6.1%

Uplifting tropical and stone fruit aromas, sweet malt and bitterness come together in unison to create this bold, hop-forward IPA. Fruity, piny, resinous and bitter.

Vienna Mandarina

Vienna-Style Lager 4.9%

A malt-forward, amber lager with a new-world German hop “Mandarina Bavaria” added late in the brewing. Hints of chocolate, toasted bread, and citrus. Warming, delicious and inviting

American Barleywine 2019

Bold, Oaky, and Intense 9.9%

Aged 2 months in bourbon barrels; strong notes of oak, alcohol, vanilla and sweet red malts. This beer opens up a world of sensory experience to the drinker. Heavy alcohol without harshness, very fruity, very bitter. 2019 edition. Can be cellared for up to 5 years. Recommended to be enjoyed slowly in a snifter or cognac glass.

Blush

Raspberry Wheat Ale 5.3%

Raspberries and rye blend nicely for a sweet and spicy finish. This beer pours with a slight haze and has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that is typical of wheat beers.

Sustainably Crafted

It’s no secret that we love our craft beer here in Melbourne. Whether you’re north-side, south-side or somewhere in between, a refreshing beer is never far away. With our roots planted firmly in the thick of it all, our aim is to create consistent, quality beer while challenging current sustainability questions around beer production. Our brewers take pride in selecting only the finest ingredients from around the world and where possible sourcing directly from the farm. Production has been challenged at every level to ensure that processes adhere to strict quality and sustainability benchmarks. Come down to the brewery and check it out for yourself!

01. Grain

We source our malts from all over the world, with each recipe uniquely crafted using carefully selected ingredients to reflect the brewer’s interpretation of a particular beer style. Beers with more pronounced caramel, toffee and nutty notes typically have a fair amount of British malts, where cleaner styles might feature classic German-grown and malted grains.

02. Hops

The primary source of bitterness and pungent fruity aromas in your glass, hops are a critical portion of what’s in your glass. Like our malt selection, our brewers like to use a wide variety of hops from around the globe. American, Australian and New Zealand hops will typically be found in beers with pronounced stone fruit and melon aromas, while German and British hops provide a more subtle, floral, and spicy character.

03. Yeast

Innovations in brewing technology have enabled today’s brewers to have access to a wide variety of brewing yeast strains, in both dry and liquid form. Our brewers are able to recreate almost any contemporary – and historic – beer style by carefully selecting the right yeast strains and controlling fermentation conditions.

04. Water

Melbourne water is typically very clean with low levels of calcium and hardness. Soft water is great for brewing with – after a 3-stage filtration, our brewers only have to minimally tweak the balance of the source water to ensure the right amount of calcium and other critical minerals are in perfect balance for each product. Much of our operational water is also recaptured and reused for brewing with again – helping to lower our impact on our environment.