Gelato Ale: Dulce de Leche Beer is here!

Gelato Ale: Dulce de Leche Beer is here!

Wanna make a Messina Beer they asked? Messina x Australian Brewery 'Gelato Ale' launches this December

A few months ago Australian Brewery came to us with an idea and a small keg of Salted Caramel beer. After after a few swigs and testers on a Friday (or Monday) afternoon, we decided the flavour profiles in the salted caramel came across too artificial in taste for us, so we suggested trialing our house-made dulce de leche in the fermentation process. Give or take a few rounds of testing and tweaking, the flavour profile worked so much better using our rich, silky dulce de leche, and we decided this was the way to go. And here we are - delighted to announce we're ready to release a limited edition dulce de leche flavoured ‘Gelato Ale’. Our first ever beer collaboration!

Launching on December 1st, the summer season will be kicking off with a never-before-seen, deliciously refreshing beer which will be available in bottle shops and pubs in NSW.

For those who don't know, we started producing our own Dulce de Leche in house in 2017 after not being able to import the real deal any more. After a pilgrimage to Argentina and some broken Spanglish lessons, we now produce 2 1/2 tonnes per week which we use in all our gelato production, baking, jarring for stores, and now beer!

Renowned for producing consistently outstanding craft beers, Australian Brewery are currently riding a two-year gold medal strike rate for every award entered, including both domestic and international competitions. They have brewed the 'Gelato Ale' collaboration beer using our dulce de leche on-site in Rouse Hill in their process, along with Himalayan pink salt and vanilla bean paste to balance the flavour.

So what does it taste like?

Before you discount it as a sweet dessert beer, let us stop you - described as 'a complex malt character combined with the smooth and creamy nature of dulce de leche' it basically tastes like a delicious beer with smooth caramel notes.

The limited edition Australian Brewery and Messina collaboration will be available on tap at select pubs across Sydney, and in all Dan Murphy’s, select BWS stores and other leading liquor retailers in NSW from December 1st. See list of stockists below.

Watch the video below to learn how the beer came about:

Behind the scenes when the beer got canned at Australian Brewery:


Stockists - On Tap:

Surry Hills / Darlinghurst

The Clock
Darlo Bar
Royal Albert Hotel
Bitter Phew
Dove and Olive


Pacific Club


Uncle Hops – The Bank
Coopers Hotel

North Shore

Willoughby Hotel
Australian Brewery
Eastwood Hotel
Central Hotel
Figtree Hotel

Stockist - Retail:

Sydney – Dan Murphy's

Alexandria - 2/10 Fountain Street
Bankstown - Cnr Rickard Road & Stacey Street
Bathurst - 57 George Street
Blacktown - Cnr Blacktown Road & Lacey Street
Burwood - 312 Parramatta Road
Campbelltown - Gilchrist Road
Carnes Hill - Cnr Cowpasture & Kurrajong Roads
Castle Hill - 250 Old Northern Rd
Casula - 580 Hume Highway
Colyton - Cnr Hewitt Street & Great Western Highway
Corrimal - 270 Princes Street
Double Bay - Cnr Kiaora Road & Kiaora Lane
Eastwood - 1-7 Rowe Street (Cnr Blaxland Road)
Emu Plains - 14 Water Street
Gladesville - 330 Victoria Road
Guildford - 150 Rawson Road
Hornsby - Edgeworth David Avenue
Hurstville - Cnr Cross Street & The Avenue
Katoomba - 136 Bathurst Road
Kingsford - 493-501 Anzac Parade
Kotara - 108 Park Avenue
Leichhardt - 7 Darley Road
Manly Vale - 279-283 Condamine Street
Menai - Old Illawarra Road
Mittagong - Cnr Bowral Road & Pioneer Street
Mona Vale - 25-29 Park Street
Mosman - 710 Military Road
Narellan - Cnr The Northern & The Old Northern Road
North Ryde - Cnr Herring & Epping Road
Penrith - Cnr Maxwell Street & The Northern Road
Richmond - 7-9 East Market Street
Rosebery - 767-779 Botany Road
Rouse Hill - 15 Merriville Road
Strathfield - 350-360 Liverpool Road
Thornleigh - 2-12 The Comenarra Parkway & Bellevue Street
Top Ryde - Crn Devlin Street & Blaxland Road
Warwick Farm - 18 Orange Grove Road
Wentworthville - Cnr Great Western Highway & Florence Street
Willoughby - 71-77 Penshurst Street
Wolli Creek - 78-96 Arncliffe Street

Other NSW Stores – Dan Murphy's

Armidale  - 218 Beardy Street
Bega - 106 Auckland Street
Charlestown - 30 Pearson Street
Dubbo - Cnr Windsor Parade & Birch Avenue
Erina - 148 The Entrance Road
Green Hills - 1 Molly Morgan Drive
Newcastle West - 23 Steel Street
Nowra - Cnr Princess Hwy & Kalandar St
Orange - 86 Summer Street
Port Macquarie - Cnr Gordan & Horton Streets
Queanbeyan - Cnr Crawford & Morriset Streets
Raymond Terrace - 30 Port Stephens Street
Shellharbour  - New Lake Entrance Rd
Swansea - 152 Pacific Highway
Tamworth - Cnr Byrnes Ave & New England Hwy
Tuggerah - 50 Wyong Road
West Gosford - 67 Central Coast Highway
Wollongong North - Cnr Flinders Street & Station Street

ACT - Dan Murphy's

Belconnen - 193 Benjamin Way
Canberra Airport - Corner Mustang Avenue & Catalina Drive
Phillip - Hindmarsh & Athllon Drives
Tuggeranong - Tuggeranong Town Centre

NSW – BWS Stores

Balmain - 263 Darling St
Bondi Beach - 184 Campbell Parade
Bondi Junction - Westfield Shopping Centre, 530 Oxford St
Cranebrook - Laycock St & Borrowdale Way
Darlinghurst - 140 Liverpool StEarlwood - 5-13 Clarke St
Edgecliff - 203-233 New South Head Rd
Engadine - Waratah Rd
Erskineville - 87 Erskineville Rd
Glebe - 14-18 Bridge Rd
Glenmore Park - Glenmore Pkwy
Green Square Town Centre - 20/26 Ebsworth St
Haymarket - 61-79 Quay St
Kirrawee - 152 Oak Rd
Kirribilli - Shop 9, Cnr Broughton &, Fitzroy St
Leichhardt - Leichhardt Market Place, 100/122-138 Flood St
Macquarie Centre - Macquarie Shopping Centre, Herring Rd
Marrickville - 463 Illawarra Rd
Marrickville Metro - 34 Victoria Rd
Mascot - 55 Church Ave
Miranda - Miranda Fair Shopping Centre, 600 Kingsway
Mosman - 56 Avenue Rd
Paddington - 286 Oxford St
Parramatta - 159-175 Church St
Penrith - 01A2/585 High St, Penrith Westfield
Potts Point - Icon Building, 81 MacLeay St
Rouse Hill - Rouse Hill Village Centre, 5/1-3 Aberdour Ave
Schofields - 217 Railway Terrace & Pelican Rd
Warringah Mall - 145 Old Pittwater Rd
West Ryde - 14 Anthony Rd

NSW - Independent Bottle-o's + Online

Camperdown Cellars – Darlinghurst
Bucket Boys – Marrickville
Beer Cartel – Artarmon and online
Boozebud – Online

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