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Albo pale ale beer

Willie the Boatman Launch Limited Edition ‘Young Hot Albo’ Pale Ale Cans


After a slog of an election, nobody deserves a tinnie more than Anthony Albanese. Luckily, Australia’s new prime minister has a beer named in his honour. Local Sydney brewery Willie the Boatman created a pale ale called The Albo, and now voters have the chance to celebrate his recent victory with limited edition “Young Hot” cans.

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The Albo has been around for several years, but the new limited-edition cans have soared off the shelves. The brand has replaced the original artwork with an image of Albanese in the 80s, boasting luscious locks and a sultry stare. At the time of writing this article, Willie the Boatman currently has just 328 4-packs and 333 cases available for pre-order online.

In regards to flavour, the beer has a hopeful taste. Made of Corn Ale from the American Prohibition era, farmhands would make this light, refreshing ale after a long day in the fields. Using Pilsner malt as the base, the beer is very lightly hopped with Galaxy and Ella Hops. The nose is slightly corny, and on the pallet, it is fresh and clean, leaving the drinker wanting more Labor flavour.

A true working man’s beer, The Albo is a tribute to the brewery’s Local Federal Member, who rose from the depths of public housing to reach the top job in parliament house. Back in 2017, we spoke to Willie the Boatman co-founder Pat McInerney about quitting his day job and opening his own commercial brewery. During the interview, he gave viewers the backstory behind the special Albo Ale. You can watch the video clip below.

You can purchase a 4-pack or a case of Albo Pale Ale (Limited Edition) at select bottle shops or pre-order on the Willie the Boatman website.

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