Paddock to Pint
From Paddock to Pint, Seed to Schooner, Crop to Carton or Soil to Stein; no matter how you look at it, Yorke Premium was always destined to produce beer.
Yorke Premium is all about celebrating and sharing the fantastic grains that we grow for you and there was little doubt amongst the team, that the best way of showcasing malt barley was through beer!
So, in September 2018 Yorke Premium released its first beer: Malbro Mid.
The Farm Behind the Beer
Wanting to tell the story of our products is always at the forefront of our minds and this was certainly the case when it came to name the Yorke Premium beer.
The name “Malbro Mid” represents the land where our 2017 Banks Barley crop was grown. This was in fact, the first of our malted barley to complete the Paddock to Pint journey.
The Hallo family, trading as Malbro Pty Ltd, have owned “Hallo Farms” at Agery on Northern Yorke Peninsula since 1925. While initially farmed by the late Kenneth Loudon Hallo, the current owners, Brian and Margret Hallo, began share-farming with AG Schilling & Co in 1993.
Share-farming is a common practice within Australian farming whereby landowners partner with local farming businesses to produce food and fibre as a joint business.
The Malbro property is characterised by fertile loam soil, which is ideal for growing Premium Hard Wheat, Lentils, Chickpeas and of course Malt Barley.
Where did the name "Malbro" come from?
“Malbro” stems from “Mallee tree and Broom bush” which makes up much of the native vegetation of Yorke Peninsula…
…we told you we love a good story.
While the team had already written the story of the beer, one question remained unanswered…
What beer do you brew to represent place, history & terroir while showcasing single origin malt?
Well you start with a style that is etched into brewing history. A style with its origins dating back to the early 1800’s. A style from a single German city that has a brewing history going right back to the middle ages. A style shaped by a purity law the “Reinheitsgebot” adopted in1516 that prevented German beer from being brewed with anything other than water, malt, yeast and hops. You brew a Kolsch style ale! But you do it with an Australian twist!
Although a little hazy, unlike the Kolsch you might sip on the banks of the Rhine, Malbro Mid is light, refreshing and balanced. The Kolsch style allows for a maltiness to be expressed rather than shouted down by a gang of hops looking to graffiti your palate. Here the Target and Fuggles hops do their job, giving Malbro Mid that subtle bitterness and spice to provide a balance for you to enjoy.
Where The Magic Happens
528 Copper Hill Rd, Cunliffe SA 5554
Producers Liquor Licence Number: 50821684