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Yenda Patchwork summer seasonal launched today

From today, beer drinkers will be able to enjoy the latest addition to the Yenda craft beer range, a summer seasonal India Pale Lager called Patchwork, brewed by Australian Beer Co.

From today, beer drinkers will be able to enjoy the latest addition to the Yenda craft beer range, a summer seasonal India Pale Lager called Patchwork, brewed by Australian Beer Co.

Launched to coincide with the start of Sydney Craft Beer Week and brewed to celebrate the arrival of spring, Patchwork combines the flavoursome personality of an IPA with the clean-finishing refreshment of a lager. It will be available to taste for the first time at the Australian Beer Festival that starts today and is one of the first of 100+ #SCBW events taking place across Sydney.

“With this beer, we’ve tried to capture the energising sense of spring’s arrival in the Riverina,” says Australian Beer Company General Manager Derek O’Donnell.

“The beautiful spring scents are brought to life in the aroma of Patchwork and the name itself conjures up the colourful patchwork of spring pastures and paddocks that we proudly associate with the Riverina and rural Australia.

“The beer is an innovative play on the style that’s normally available, our brewers had great fun bringing the personality of an IPA into a refreshing lager style.”

Innovation isn’t restricted to the beer either. Each of the 40-plus tap decals has been individually handmade using reclaimed timber from across Sydney.

Patchwork has an ABV of 6.5% and is described as a full-bodied Australian-style IPL, with spicy hops balanced against fruity esters and a refreshingly clean finish.

The very first keg of Patchwork will be available to taste at the Australian Beer Co stand at the three-day Australian Beer Festival which starts today at Sydney’s Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks. The beer will then go on sale as a limited edition draught only beer, available for around two months at around 40 of the best venues across Australia, such as: NSW - Imperial Hotel (Paddington), The Local Taphouse (Darlinghurst), Oaks Hotel (Neutral Bay), George Tavern (East Maitland), Australian Heritage Hotel (The Rocks); VIC - The Local Taphouse (St Kilda), Hop Temple (Ballarat), Beer Deluxe Fed Square (Melbourne); QLD - The Spotted Cow (Toowoomba), The Norman Hotel and Hotel Orient (both Brisbane); SA/NT - Rourke's Drift Bar (Darwin); WA - Northbridge Brewing Company (Northbridge).

Brewed by the Yenda-based Australian Beer Company, Yenda Patchwork is the latest limited-edition addition to the award-winning Yenda craft beer range which features Yenda Pale, IPA, Golden, Red and Hell. Other special additions include Yenda Green Hop, a boilermaker brewed specifically to accompany Highland Park 12-Year-Old and released last month, and the winter seasonal Chocolate and Vanilla Stout, which was awarded a gold medal at the 2015 Australian International Beer Awards.

Other recent awards include Yenda Red’s Gold Medallion for Champion reduced alcohol beer at the 2015 Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards and Pressman's Cider’s three medals from three entries at the Australian Cider Awards held last Friday, which complemented the brand’s earlier achievement of being the only Australian Cider brand to win medals at the 2015 International Cider Awards in the UK.

Tickets for the Australian Beer Festival are available to purchase online on at the event. The festival features around 30 Australian craft beer and cider producers, meet the brewer sessions, outdoor food stalls and live entertainment.

For more information and to find your nearest stockist, check out the Australian Beer Co and Yenda Facebook pages, where you will also be able to connect to the brand new Aus Beer Co website, being launched tomorrow in time for Sydney Craft Beer Week.

About Australian Beer Company
Established on December 17, 2013, Australian Beer Company’s award-winning brewers brew quality, flavoursome beer and cider that celebrates Australian provenance. Based in Yenda, New South Wales, its three brewers produce the Yenda craft beer range, which includes Pale Ale, IPA, Golden, Red and Hell, as well as Pressman’s Original All-Australian Cider and Mid Cider. Both ranges have won a number of local, national and international awards, as have its other beers, Arvo and Alehouse. Australian Beer Company is a joint venture partnership between Casella Family Brands and Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (CCA) and its range is sold and distributed in Australia in partnership with CCA.