Beer review — Matilda Bay and Zierholz

Matilda Bay Fat Yak Pale Ale 345ml 6-pack $17.99
This and the Zierholz Pils, below, were our brews of choice for the AFL grand final. Preferences varied widely, but not strongly along club lines – perhaps a slight skew to Fat Yak for non-Collingwood supporters. This is an excellent toned down version of Alpha Pale Ale  – full bodied and citrus hoppy.

Zierholz Pils 5-litre keg $40
The recyclable keg, purchased at Zierholz Brewery Fyshwick, opened easily, poured reliably and delivered the true, fresh-draft experience. The cloudy, light golden colour promises wholemeal goodness and delivers deliciously, with a pure, rich, malty flavour and lovely, clean lingering bitterness (for those that like hops).

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2011
First published 19 October 2011 in The Canberra Times