The company started its brewing life as McLaren Vale Beer Company in 2008 when the Collin Brothers along with other partners backed a vision to create an Iconic South Australian craft Brewery that would add an exciting new dimension to the region’s famous wine offerings.
In the brewery, head brewer Jeff Wright leads a team of proud South Aussies who are passionately committed to the craft styles Vale creates. They started with just one beer – the iconic Vale Ale – and have since added its beloved sister brands of Vale Lager, IPA and Dark Lager and a selection of fun limited edition and experimental brews to the range.
There’s also a choice of cider offerings such as Vale Cider and Dr Pilkington’s Miracle Cider, both produced in partnership with nearby Chapel Hill Winery.
Tim, Pete and Michael Collin have been so taken by the success and future potential of the business that they moved to acquire complete control of the company in March 2015 and changed the name to Vale Brewing to more accurately reflect its beer and cider credentials.
So as a proudly independently owned South Australian business they are chuffed that their local winemaking friends, along with all of us, can enjoy their top quality locally crafted beers.