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Exclusive brew at new Cowboys Castle Members Bar

‘Cowboys Castle’ beer will be served at Cowboys Castle Members Bar for the season, a fitting way to mark the opening of Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Tiny Mountain are the local brewers behind the creation of the craft beer with clean, crisp tasting notes to suit the tropical climate, and a name that reflects a Townsville icon.

Cowboys Castle will be on sale in the members area of the stadium, which has now been named the Cowboys Castle Members Bar and also in corporate and function areas. It is also available at the Cowboys Leagues Club, and at the Tiny Mountain Brewery.

The bar will be open to members only at each home game, offering live music and entertainment, membership advice, prize draws and an incredible view of the cityscape and Castle Hill to enjoy.

The view from Cowboys Castle Members Bar at Queensland Country Bank Stadium
The view from Cowboys Castle Members Bar at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Cowboys general manager commercial Ross Aldridge said that the partnership with Tiny Mountain is a celebration of local talent.

“Our club is very excited to be able to serve patrons an exclusive craft beer that is brewed locally and showcases a local business,” Aldridge said.

“It’s fitting that our members enjoy a beer that celebrates our region while cheering on North Queensland’s NRL team in the Cowboys Castle Members Bar, with magnificent views of Townsville city and Castle Hill.”

Dave Mullins, Head Brewer at Tiny Mountain said he was particularly chuffed to be asked to brew a special craft beer to mark the most important moment of 2020 for Townsville and North Queensland.

“The team at the stadium and the North Queensland Cowboys were looking for new and special products to be available in time for game one and we jumped at the chance to create something special for them,” Mullins said.

“My brief was for an easy drinking beer to enjoy whilst watching the footy to suit the North Queensland climate, so we have brewed a clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer, with some subtle fruit and hop character.

“We came up with the name for the new beer together. Naturally the Cowboys needed to be in there somewhere, and the stadium is their new castle, and of course a reference to Castle Hill, which is our very own Tiny Mountain in Townsville.”

Justin O'Neill, Gavin Cooper and Jordan McLean at Tiny Mountain
Justin O'Neill, Gavin Cooper and Jordan McLean at Tiny Mountain

Tasting notes

A clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer, with some subtle fruit and hop character.

The soft, rounded palate comprises of a delicate flavour balance between light maltiness, and a light fruity sweetness from driven from yeast and fermentation, with a low-to-medium bitterness and crispness.

I think a little bit of haze will add some liveliness to the appearance of the beer, and, this suits the yeast style, as well as the filtration equipment I have in the brewery.