Driving round to McLaren Vale wineries can get a bit dull if you're not a fan of drinking wine. So for those who would rather drink a cold glass of beer than quaff wine the McLaren Vale Beer Company must be a stop on your winery tour.
Free Beer Tastings at the McLaren Vale Beer Company
The McLaren Vale Beer Company is located in the same building as the Salopian Inn, a popular eatery in the Southern Vales. The company produces beers which are on tap at their cellar door, or can be found at bottle-os. They also produce other beers which can be tried exclusively at their McLaren Vale home. If you're intrigued to try any of their brews the best bit is that the McLaren Vale Beer Company offer free tastings, like most of the wineries in the area. Each has its own unique full flavour, the friendly bar staff will be able to give you any information about the flavour or beer that you want to know.
Learn About What Gives the Beer its Unique Flavour
One you've tried the beers it is worth taking a seat and enjoying a pint at the table. As well as the McLaren Vale Beer Company brews, you can also choose from a range of other Australian craft beers. There is a real celebration of the industry, and it is a great chance to try some interesting and unique beers.
Pull Up a Chair to Enjoy a Beer
Thankfully the McLaren Vale Beer Company have a delicious menu of food to go with your beer. Their delicious and inspired menu is well designed so that it perfectly complements the beers you are drinking. Choose from some of these delicious options:
Rainbow trout pappadelle, cherry tomatoes, Spanish onion, snow pea tendrils, roasted garlic, and salmon roe.
Pizza with duck, Spanish onion, mushroom, brie, and red currant jam.
Beer bread crumbed oysters with wasabi mayo and wakame.
There are great meal choices, whether you are looking for a full meal or just a snack to enjoy with your pint. Each of the main meals has a recommendation for which of the McLaren Vale beers will complement it best.
Beer Bread Crumbed Oysters with Wasabi Mayo and Wakame
Wine lovers can still enjoy their glass of vino, head down to the cellars to choose your bottle from the wide range of Australian, International, and McLaren Vale wines. It is a fun experience heading down the stone steps to hand select the wine you'll be enjoying with your meal. There is also a full bar, where you can choose from a wide selection of spirits.
Head Down to the Cellar to Select Your Wine
The McLaren Vale Beer company is a friendly place, where you are welcome to just enjoy a drink, or can sit down for a tasty meal. It is a great place to get a better understanding about Australian craft beers. It is a great addition to any McLaren Vale winery tour.