Nail Brewing

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Nail Brewing
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Headquarters 301 Collier Road, Bassendean, Western Australia
Products Beer
Owner John Stallwood
Website http://www.nailbrewing.com.au/

Nail Brewing is a Western Australian brewery and the producer of the world's most expensive beer, the Antarctic Nail Ale.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

In 1996 John Stallwood registered the company, Nail Brewing Australia. On 23 March 2000 Norman Moore (Minister for Racing, Gaming and Liquor) officially opened Nail Brewing's first microbrewery at Bobby Dazzler's Ale House,[4] (a pub in Murray Street, Perth), releasing Nail Ale, an Australian style Pale Ale.[5] On 9 April 2004 Stallwood was assaulted after intervening in a fight in Fremantle, falling into a coma for ten days,[6][7] Stallwood's head injuries resulted in a titanium plate being inserted in his skull. As a result, Nail Brewing operations stopped and the equipment was sold.[7]

In 2006 Stallwood re-commenced brewing at Jarrah Jacks brewery in Pemberton.[8] In December 2007 Nail Brewing relocated to Edith Cowan University's Joondalup campus.[8] In late 2010 Nail Brewing produced the most expensive bottle of beer in the world, Antarctic Nail Ale, which was made with water melted from a block of Antarctic ice.[1][2] The ice was collected by the crew of the Sea Shepherd by helicopter from an iceberg in the Southern Ocean, then flown to Tasmania, melted and transported to Perth. Only thirty bottles were produced, with the first bottle auctioned for A$800 on 3 November 2011, with a second selling, on 19 November 2011, for A$1,850 at a fund-raising event in Sydney.[6]

Over 90% of beer is water, so the Antarctic Nail Ale could possibly be the world's oldest and purest beer.

— John Stallwood, 2010[9]

All proceeds from the sales of the ale went to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.[6] The previous record holder was The End of The World, produced by Scottish brewers, Brewdog in July 2010.[10][11]

It’s great to sell the most expensive bottle of beer in the world, but it’s all about a good cause. It’s also good that a beer about saving the whales is now most expensive beer in the world, rather than high alcohol beer sold in animal carcasses.

— John Stallwood, 2010[12]

In January 2012 the Feral Brewing Company and Nail Brewing formed Brewcorp Pty Ltd developing a brewhouse and warehouse facilities in Bassendean.[13][14]

Beers[edit]

  • Nail Ale (4.7% alc/vol), an Australian Pale Ale,[15] made with Tasmanian and German hops. First released in March 2000.
  • Nail Golden (5.0% alc/vol), a Golden Ale.[16]
  • Nail Red (6.0% alc/vol), an American Red Ale.[16]
  • Nail Stout (5.2% alc/vol), an oatmeal stout.[17] First released in June 2002.
  • Clout Stout (10.8% alc/vol), a Russian Imperial Stout.[18] First released in February 2008.
  • Antarctic Nail Ale (4.6% alc/vol), an Australian Pale Ale. A limited-edition ale, made with water melted from a block of Antarctic ice.[6]
  • Nail Brown Dunn Brown (4.5% alc/vol), a limited release English Brown Ale
  • Sledgehammer IPA (5.5% alc/vol), a limited release American Pale Ale

Awards[edit]

Nail Brewing has won a number of awards including: From the Australian International Beer Awards:

  • 2002 - Nail Ale - Bronze medal[19]
  • 2003 - Nail Stout - Silver medal - Small Brewery Draught Stout[19]
  • 2006 - Nail Ale - Silver medal
  • 2006 - Nail Stout - Bronze medal
  • 2007 - Nail Ale - Silver medal
  • 2008 - Nail Ale - Bronze medal - Australian Style Pale Ale[20]
  • 2008 - Nail Stout - Silver & Bronze medals - Stout Packaged & Stout Draught[20]
  • 2009 - Nail Ale - Gold medal - Australian Style Pale Ale[21]
  • 2009 - Nail Stout - Silver & Bronze medals - Stout Draught & Stout Packaged[21]
  • 2010 - Nail Ale - Gold medal - Australian Style Pale Ale[22]
  • 2010 - Nale Stout - Silver medal - Stout Draught[22]
  • 2011 - Nale Ale - Gold medal - Australian Style Ale[23]
  • 2011 - Nale Stout- Silver medal[23]
  • 2011 - Clout Stout - Bronze medal[23]
  • 2012 - Clout Stout - Gold medal - Stout Draught[24][25]

From the Sydney Royal Beer Competition:

  • 2008 - Nail Stout - Gold medal & Best Stout[26][27]
  • 2009 - Nail Ale - Bronze medal[28]
  • 2009 - Nail Stout - Bronze medal[28]
  • 2010 - Nail Stout - Silver medal[29]
  • 2010 - Nail Ale - Bronze medal[29]
  • 2011 - Nail Stout - Gold medal[27][30]
  • 2012 - Nail Stout - Silver medal - Stouts & Porters[31]
  • 2012 - Nail Ale - Silver medal - Pale/Golden Ales[31]

From the Perth Royal Beer Show:

  • 2007 - Nail Ale - Silver medal
  • 2008 - Nail Ale - Best WA Beer & Silver medal
  • 2008 - Nail Stout - Best Stout Draught & Gold medal[27]
  • 2009 - Nail Ale - Silver medal
  • 2009 - Nail Stout - Bronze medal
  • 2010 - Nail Ale - Silver medal[32]
  • 2010 - Nail Stout - Gold medal[32]
  • 2010 - Clout Stout - Silver medal[32]
  • 2011 - Nail Stout - Gold medals - Best Stout Draught & Best Stout Packaged[33][34]
  • 2011 - Clout Stout - Silver medal[33]
  • 2012 - Nail Ale - Bronze medal - Australian style Pale Ale[35]
  • 2012 - Clout Stout - Silver medal - Stout Imperial[35]
  • 2012 - Nail Stout - Silver medal - Stout Other[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simpson, Willie (14 December 2010). "Pure brew sells for $1850 a bottle". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Most Expensive Beer - Antarctic Nail Ale sets world record". World Record Academy. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Lucas Reilly "10 of the World's Most Expensive Beers" Mental Floss, 21 June 2012
  4. ^ Harrold, Felicity (19 June 2012). "Brewer nails it". Eastern Reporter. Community Newspaper Group. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Alumination" (PDF). Edith Cowan University. December 2008. p. 11. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d Wilson, Joseph (30 November 2010). "Pricey pint: how I developed the world's most expensive ale". The Age. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Buck, Veronica (7 April 2008). "Building a new life out of beer". Stateline. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Two Breweries for the price of one". Australian Brews News. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Eckersley, Nicole (4 November 2010). "Antarctic Brew – World's Most Expensive Beer". Australian Food News. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Patterson, Stuart (23 July 2010). "Scottish brewery introduces world's costliest beer at £700 a bottle.. and it comes in a stuffed squirrel". Daily Record. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Most Expensive Beer". The Most Expensive Journal. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  12. ^ dEstries, Michael (5 November 2010). "World’s Most Expensive Beer Made From Melted Antarctic Ice". Ecorazzi. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  13. ^ Simpson, Willie (17 July 2012). "Beer Peers join Forces". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "A Million Litres of Beer in a Year". OnePerth.com.au. 16 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Nail Ale". Brew.com.au. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Core Range". Nail Brewing. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Nail Stout". Brew.com.au. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  18. ^ Gribble, Mark (22 October 2012). "Review: Nail Brewing Clout Stout". News.com.au. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Nail Brewing". The Australian Good Beer Directory. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  20. ^ a b "2008 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "2009 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "2010 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c "2011 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "2012 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  25. ^ "Clout Stout wins Best Stout". Australian Brews News. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  26. ^ "2008 - Fine Food - Beer Competition Results". Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  27. ^ a b c Bettison, Louise (15 March 2011). "Ale Nails Gold Medal at Sydney Beer Show". North Coast Times. Community Newspaper Group. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  28. ^ a b "2009 - Fine Food - Beer Competition Results". Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  29. ^ a b "2010 - Fine Food - Beer Competition Results". Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  30. ^ "2011 - Fine Food - Beer Competition Results". Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "2012 - Fine Food - Beer Competition Results". Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  32. ^ a b c "Perth Royal Show". Competition Results 2010. Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  33. ^ a b "Perth Royal Show". Competition Results 2011. Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  34. ^ "Perth Royal Beer Show 2011 results". Beer & Brewer Magazine. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  35. ^ a b c "Perth Royal Show". Competition Results 2012. Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Deutsher, Keith M. (2012). The Breweries of Australia (2nd ed.). Glebe, NSW: Beer & Brewer Media. ISBN 9780987395214. 

External links[edit]

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