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The South Australian Grower – September 2011
Woolshed brews up
WHAT better way to end a day
out at the field days than with
a sample of the Woolshed
Brewery’s new Dark Ale.
Sarah Dowdell says the recently
launched Ale, “is something ver y spe-
cial and a bit different” is sure to
appeal to seasoned devotees and even
bring in a few new converts.
The brew’s magic ingredient is local
wattle seed, courtesy of neighbours
and co-site exhibitors Australian
Native Bush Foods.
“We knew the wattle seed would go
really well with a darker style beer so -
in the name of good science - we tri-
alled several versions until it came up
perfect. It’s a toasty style of beer that’s
perfect for a cool spring evening,”
Ms Dowdell said.
Visitors to the site can buy a
glass of the new Dark Ale or the
signature Amazon Ale or take
home a six-pack or carton. The
Dark Ale is very limited, so Sarah
advises admirers to “get in
The Woolshed Brewery is locat-
ed just out of Renmark on the
famous wheat and sheep station,
Wilkadene. The old woolshed became
home to a micro-brewery in 2008 and
has since gone from strength to
The inaugural Amazon Ale, named
after nearby Amazon Creek, was
released in September 2009 and is
available throughout the Riverland,
Adelaide and Melbourne. It was
awarded two bronze medals at the
2010 International Beer Awards and
the 2011 Royal Adelaide Show.
Tom Freeman, Sarah Dowdell and brewer Jack Beavis will
be at the field days with their unique beers.
▲ The state-of-the-art brewery in the renovated woolshed.
A tasty drop.
LEDA Farm Equipment and Bearings, Mildura,
will exhibit the all new ZeferSprayTM
(pictured) at the field days. It was designed
by Leon Caccavielo of TooleyTech, Tooleybuc,
and will be built and sold by LEDA.
“We’re very excited to be bringing the
ZeferSprayTM to the field days because it is
an innovative design that can be adapted for
citrus orchards, apples, olives and almonds in
their first few years,” LEDA Engineering
Manager, Walter MacKenzie said.
The rig, priced at about $80,000, delivers
excellent leaf coverage, up to 50 per cent
reduction in water and chemical use, higher
percentages (typically 30pc) of premium fruit
(less spray damage), significant reductions in
costs and a large reduction in spray drift and
LEDA will also have grape harvesters,
slashers, aerators and a new bobcat utility
trailer on show, along with spare parts.
The LEDA team will be on hand to discuss
design, manufacture and production of almost
any piece of equipment or machinery desired.
Details: 03 5021 1366 or www.leda.net.au
Spray unit covers
multitude of tasks
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