Whale of an ale for 40th an­niver­sary

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS - Shan­non Smith

Wilson’s Brew­ing Com­pany is cre­at­ing a brew to cel­e­brate the 40th an­niver­sary of the end of the whal­ing in­dus­try in Al­bany.

The beer will be named the Wilson Draught and re­flect an old­school style of beer. On the can will be an im­age of the Cheynes II crash­ing over a wave.

Made with all Aus­tralian in­gre­di­ents, the beer will be sim­i­lar to well-known Swan Draught.

Brew­ing be­gan yes­ter­day.

Paddy Hart was a skip­per on the Cheynes II on the last day of whal­ing in Al­bany, and in recre­at­ing that time for the brew­ing of the com­mem­o­ra­tive beer, he said that he re­mem­bered the his­toric mo­ment well.

“Just like any­one I had a wife and five chil­dren and it was one of the best-pay­ing jobs in Al­bany and we were sorry to see it come to an end,” he said.

“We didn’t know any dif­fer­ent in those days.

“At that time there were only re­ally two beers to choose from — Emu and Swan.”

The beer will launched at the Al­bany His­toric Whal­ing Sta­tion’s Drift event and will be used by the sta­tion dur­ing cel­e­bra­tion of the an­niver­sary.

A lim­ited amount of Wilson’s Draught will be avail­able to the pub­lic.

In­for­ma­tion on the cel­e­bra­tions of the 40th an­niver­sary of whal­ing are avail­able on www.dis­cov­ery­bay.com.au/ his­toric-whal­ing-sta­tion.

The Al­bany His­toric Whal­ing Sta­tion’s Elise Van Corp, Wilson’s Brew­ing’s Matt Wilson and Cheynes II skip­per Paddy Hart.

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