Our Beers

What we brew and How we brew?

We are an ‘all grain and all hop’ brewery, which means we brew our beers using  malt, hops, yeast and water, only. We draw our inspiration from traditional recipes for many of our beers and for others, we incorporate our own interpretation of a beer style and we may add non-traditional hops, unusual malts or we simply experiment with brewing and fermenting technologies.  Common to all our beers is our intend to create long and lingering flavours, beers of high standard and quality and beers that will be remembered.

From our session Pilsener to our full expedition strength Stout, there is a beer for almost everybody and once you have found a favorite, it is quite possible that it will be replaced by your next favorite Pony.

All of our beers have won medals and trophies however, the pinnacle for us was winning   ‘Supreme Champion Trophy’ at the International Beer Challenge in London in 2016 for our India Red Ale and best small Australian Brewery in 2015.

Beer production – unfiltered and untamed, 

“We brew our beers traditionally, applying the principle of creating big flavours from the basic beer ingredients.  We don’t add preservatives or adjuncts and we dont use any animal products in our beer making process. We don’t filter them either, so all the good stuff stays in.

Originally, Frank engineered our a 10 HL brewhouse and when we reached capacity, it was passed on to newcomers to the Craft Beer Industry and we installed a State of the Art, German engineered, 30HL semi-automated, 3 brew-vessel, Braukon brewhouse. We are proud to be part of the Braukon family of brewers world-wide and our brewers love brewing beer using this highly efficient equipment.

We believe that well-brewed beers needs to be packaged well, with quality and  freshness in mind, so it made sense to match our brewing equipment with high quality packaging equipment. In 2017, we installed a 12 head counter pressure Leibinger bottling line and a Renner labelling machine.

At the Pony all bottling and kegging is done in-house, so all processes are controlled. Beers delivered outside SA are shipped using refrigerated transport and we rather ship smaller amounts more frequently to ensure that our beers arrive fresh.

We take a lot of care to create the best and freshest and to guarantee a great flavour experience we suggest serving our bees at 6 degrees and definitely poured into a clean and cool glass.

We love making the beers we hope you do too.

 
Core Range

XPA - SESSION ALE

ABV 4.1% / 55 IBU

Tropical, sessionable and refreshing.

A quaffable light style ale with a fresh, fruity and tropical hop aroma and flavour. A dry finish with a well-balanced malt body.

THE ZEPPELIN

ABV 6.6% / 55 IBU

Juicy, fruity hops and haze

Juicy and hazy with lots of fresh, fruity flavours and aroma. The hop haze creates a very juicy mouth feel, making this 6.6% NEPIA the perfect breakfast beer.

SUNSHINE ALE

Summer Ale

ABV 4.8% / 28 IBU

A refreshing, smooth and delicate hop flavour

Refreshing summer ale, beautifully balanced with moderate bitterness and citrus kick. The perfect beer for drinking and relaxing in the sunshine.

HOPWORK ORANGE

American Pale Ale

ABV 4.8% / 52 IBU

Oozing aromas and intensely fruity

Oozing with an aroma of orange hops with intense tangerine and pine flavours, alongside a balanced caramel malt backbone.

BLACK ALE

Cascadian

ABV 6% / 45 IBU

Dark, Hoppy and refreshing

A balanced, dark in style ale with coffee and chocolate malty aroma and flavour complimented by resinous, citrusy hops.

PALE ALE

Australian

ABV 5.5% / 38 IBU

Tropical fruit and quaffable

A drinkable full bodied pale ale, moderately hopped with tropical Australian hops, making this an easy all well rounded all year beer.

AMBER ALE

American Style Ale

ABV 5% / 33 IBU

Toasty malt with a pinch of hop

As the name describes, this beer is beautifully amber in colour. Delicious biscuit, malty flavours along with beautiful subtle American hop aromas.

INDIA RED ALE

ABV 7.9% / 60 IBU

Tropical fruit, bold, malty and dangerously good

Based on the ‘American Imperial Double Red Ale’ this beer has creamy thick head and is wonderfully red. Well balanced and full bodied with a big dry hop creating an intense fruit bowl of hop aroma and flavours.

Core Can Range

HOPWORK ORANGE

American Pale Ale

ABV 4.8% / 52 IBU

Oozing aromas and intensely fruity

Oozing with an aroma of orange hops with intense tangerine and pine flavours, alongside a balanced caramel malt backbone.

INDIA RED ALE

Red Double IPA

ABV 7.9% / 60 IBU

Tropical fruit, bold, malty and dangerously good

Based on the ‘American Imperial Double Red Ale’ this beer has creamy thick head and is wonderfully red. Well balanced and full bodied with a big dry hop creating an intense fruit bowl of hop aroma and flavours.

SUNSHINE ALE

Summer Ale

ABV 4.8% / 28 IBU

A refreshing, smooth and delicate hop flavour

Refreshing summer ale, beautifully balanced with moderate bitterness and citrus kick. The perfect beer for drinking and relaxing in the sunshine.

New and Seasonal Range

DIZZY DONKEY

Cloudy Apple Cider

ABV 5.5%

Freshly pressed apple juice

A super refreshing cloudy cider made from locally sourced Adelaide Hills freshly pressed apple juice, brewed with brewer’s yeast. This cider is one for the grown-ups to enjoy.

THE STAGE ROADIE

Mid Strength

ABV 3.4% / 76 IBU

Moorish, tropical and refreshing

An easy drinking session beer perfect for long afternoons, or a crafty knock off beer. Clean, crisp with a slight pineapple aroma, this mid strength will cleanse your palate and sooth your soul.

THE PIPER

West Coast IPA

ABV 7.2% / 76 IBU

Moorish, tropical and refreshing, bitterness kick

Super smooth and gorgeously gold in colour, this beer is the hoppiest of them all. A dangerously easy to drink West Coast IPA, with a moderate bitterness in the back palate leaving you wanting more.

INDIE KID

Pilsener

ABV 4.8% / 36 IBU

Crisp, clean, easy to drink

A super light and refreshing German Pilsener with a twist of cascade hops, and a crisp dry finish.

MAGIC CARPET RIDE

Stout

ABV 9% / 55 IBU

Moorish, tropical and refreshing.

Velvety smooth like a magic carpet, aromas of dark stone fruit and coffee with a lingering dark chocolate, burnt toffee and liquorice flavour. This beer will warm you up on a cold day.

Speciality Brews and Festival beers on tap

The Imposter

ABV 6.5% | Moderate to high bitterness moderate to full bitterness – 67 IBU

The straw pale colour of this IPA betrays the intense flavour that is to come. Be greeted by ripe orange and juicy fruit aromas followed by flavours of orange marmalade, pineapple and ripe strawberries. The fresh citrusy hop oils are balanced by a malty body. Bitterness raises gently to an assertive level followed by dry finish. An extremely drinkable and refreshing strong ale.

Black Polaris

ABV 6.5% | Moderate to full bitterness – 60 IBU

Like and icy, mint coated chocolate bar. This Black IPA conjures up images of having found the elusive mint bush in a cold, wet pine forest, with a cup of hot chocolate in one hand, and the smell the rainwater dripping down the leaves from that eucalypt tree nearby. Supported nicely by malt flavours of dry roasted malt, coffee and coco. Nice creamy mouthfeel, followed by bitter and dry finish.

Hop My Chinook

ABV 5.5% | Moderate bitterness – 40 IBU

A hop-forward, awesomely delicious Amber Ale. Made from Coopers Ale Speciality malt, blended with some Cara for caramel, toasty and roasted flavours and a deep amber colour. Hop flavours of citrus, peach, apricot and pineapple with a touch or resinous flavours come from the use of Chinook, Eureka and Denali, with hops added mainly in the whirlpool and for dry hopping. The end result is a slightly drier mouthfeel so the hop can shine through.

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