IT’S THE local beer Barellan residents have been enjoying since October and more people could soon be enjoying the crisp taste of the town’s ale.
Known as Barellan Golden Grain Ale, it’s brewed from barley sown around the town.
It’s also some of the most exclusive beer around, only available in the town’s pub and club.
That’s set to change however, with plans under way for a pre-ordered brew run with 1000 cases to be brewed, bottled and sold.
Barellan resident Stuart Whytcross has been spearheading the project and said the community project faces some unique challenges.
Mr Whytcross said without warehouses or sales staff meant it was a bit trickier to get the beer to the people.
While a larger run is planned, Mr Whytcross said it would remain a boutique brew.
“Even for the most discerning craft beer lover it’s a really unique beer,” Mr Whytcross said.
He said the brewers could easily point to where the barely was harvested from.
“It’s really about promoting the town,” he said.
Mr Whytcross said the real value was attracting people who then shopped at other business, whether it be a counter meal, a tank of petrol or spending the night.
“I like to think part of its success is because of the involvement of the community,” Mr Whytcross said.
Everything from the recipe, branding and logo was created in Barellan.
Mr Whytcross said before the 1000 case run begins there was a few more things to be sorted and anyone interested in buying a case of Barellan’s Golden Grain Ale can keep track through the Facebook page called Barellan Beer.