Matilda Bay Brings Home The Accolades

February 24, 2012 – 11:56 am

Matilda Bay today celebrates a double Champion title as Alpha Pale Ale was announced Champion Bottled Beer and Redback Champion Draught Beer at one of Australia’s most prestigious beer competitions, the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show Beer Competition.

In the bottled category the Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale outclassed all others as well as collecting a Gold medal in the Pale/Golden Ale draught category.

Scott Vincent, the Matilda Bay head brewer already knee deep in celebratory party plans, took a quick break from putting some bottles of Alpha and Redback on ice to say, “Matilda Bay is all about the love of beer. Redback was the first beer that we brewed and to see it still taking out Champion titles all these years later in a craft beer industry that is going from strength to strength is immensely satisfying as a brewer.

“As for Alpha, it is definitively the beer lover’s beer. An intense hop experience, Alpha has proved itself as a beer that you can come back to time and time again. I am incredibly proud to brew a beer like Alpha Pale Ale. It’s beers like Alpha that are the reason we love brewing beer so much in the first place.”

Having won the Champion Beer Award in the 2008 Sydney Show, Best Draught Beer in 2010 and Champion Bottled Beer in 2011, Alpha Pale Ale has won major trophies across draught and bottled beer in four of the past five Sydney Shows – a truly remarkable achievement, marking it as the most successful exhibited beer in recent memory.

Alpha Pale Ale also collected the top gong for Grand Champion brewery at the 2008 International Beer awards as well as many other gold medals throughout its relatively short history.

Redback, where it all began for Matilda Bay back in 1988, is also no stranger to winning awards having taken out the title for Grand Champion Beer at the Australasian International Beer Awards in 1993, a trophy for Best Australian Beer and Best Australian Wheat Beer at the Australian Hotel Beer Awards in 2008 and Champion Wheat Beer at the Australian International Beer Awards also in 2008.

In the Bottled Beer category, Matilda Bay also received Silver medals for Redback and Beez Neez as well as Bronze medals for Bohemian Pilsner, Dogbolter and Fat Yak.

In the Draught Beer category, Matilda Bay received Silver medals for Bohemian Pilsner, Dogbolter and Beez Neez as well as a Bronze medal for Fat Yak.

Alpha Pale Ale is a distinctive, full-malt ale with a big hop nose and citrus notes derived from the distinct Cascade hops from Washington State in the US, giving the beer its intense and complex hop characters.

Redback is a Kristalweizen wheat style beer (go on say it…out loud, when someone’s listening), brewed from both malted wheat and malted barley, and a blend of Saaz and Pride of Ringwood hops.

Matilda Bay’s Alpha Pale Ale and Redback is available at Dan Murphy’s and premium liquor outlets.

RRP for Alpha Pale Ale is $19.99 per four pack. 345mL 5.2% ABV

RRP for Redback is $18.99 per six pack. 345mL 4.7% ABV

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