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Matilda Bay releases new collection of “Rejected Ales”

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Australia’s original craft brewery, Matilda Bay, has launched Rejected Ales – a limited edition collection of the 27 near perfect brews they rejected on the way to crafting the award-winning Original Ale.  

Obsessed with quality and relentlessly pursuing perfection in everything they do; Matilda Bay’s master brewer, Phil Sexton, had no hesitation in rejecting beer that by another brewery’s standards might have been good enough. Rather than keeping these almost perfect beers a secret, the brewery has canned them and made them available to the public to prove just how good their Original Ale is.  

Matilda Bay“We’ve crafted beer to perfection our own way since 1983. If a batch doesn’t meet our impeccably high standards, we reject it. It might be a bit commercially reckless, but it’s just the way we do things around here,” Sexton said. “So, to demonstrate our dedication to crafting the perfect beer, we’re letting Aussies try our not quite perfect enough Rejected Ales. Which, after our Original Ale, are hopefully the second-best beers you’ll taste.” 

With names like ‘Yeah… nah’, ‘Keep dreaming’ and ‘Ballpark,’ the beers tell a whimsical story of their rejection and can be tasted for free on purchasing the Matilda Bay Original Ale.  

You can find Matilda Bay’s Rejected Ales across Australia.  

Buy a six pack of Original Ale to receive a free Rejected Ale at participating Liquor Barons and Ritchie’s stores, or buy a case of Original Ale to receive a free mixed four pack of Rejected Ales at shop.matildaybay.com. Alternatively, you can find a selection at the Matilda Bay Brewery in the Yarra Valley.  

For more information, visit www.Matildabay.com.au/rejectedales. 

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