As we prepare to honour the troops this Anzac Day (Saturday, 25 April) in what marks 100 years since the Gallipoli landings, Young Henrys has released a beer made in the style of the famous Anzac biscuit.
The craft brewery has teamed up with Marrickville Council, in Sydney’s Inner West, to create ‘Winged Victory’ ale in honour of a resurrected WW1 memorial statue in the area, also called Winged Victory. The statue is one of the most significant war memorials in Australia commemorating 457 soldiers hailing from Marrickville that lost their lives in WW1.
“It’s an honour and privilege to have worked with Council to create a beer, which we think the local diggers, who fought so hard for Australia would have loved,” said Richard Adamson of Young Henry’s.
The recipe for Winged Victory contains similar ingredients to those found in Anzac cookies such as oats and honey. The original Anzac biscuits were sent by women to soldiers abroad because the ingredients used would not spoil easily during naval transportation.
Smoked malt with rosemary was also used in the recipe to portray a symbol of remembrance. New Zealand and Australian hops were added to honour the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula.
Winged Victory (4.75% ABV) is a spiced ale, Australian pale ale.
Written by Daria Kurilo