Holgate beers are brewed with just four basic ingredients – 100% malt, real hops, yeast, and pure Macedon Ranges water. We make it ourselves by hand and unlike many large brewing companies we absolutely DO NOT use any artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, brewing sugars, hop oils, malt extracts or the like. When we’re looking for inspiration from other non-traditional ingredients, we don’t go for concentrates or artificial additives – we go straight to mother nature and use whole vanilla beans, or real cocoa, real fruit etc. It’s messy, but sure is fun!
We create outstanding ales and lagers that are huge in flavour and bursting with goodness because we love doing things the old fashioned way. We use only the finest ingredients from Australia and around the world. Hops from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Northwest USA, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. Base malts all locally sourced. The very best speciality malt from Germany and the UK.
Starting off with Paul Holgates’ home-brew recipe log-book from the 1990s, our recipes have been meticulously developed, based on centuries of beer-brewing lore and many years of personal research, testing, and the occasional crazy experiment – another way of saying a bunch of us brewing dudes tooling around creating havoc in the brewery! Holgate beers are true-to-style, with the luscious colours, satisfying aroma, and bold flavours of authentic craft beer.