Prancing Pony Brewery


12299154_455280987989385_3149088222205060865_n 12314129_455281007989383_6629059264133213001_nOur 3rd and final day of our Adelaide brewery tour took us just 15 minutes up the road from Grumpy’s. Just as we were treated to picturesque scenery on the way to Grumpy’s we were also lucky enough to drive through the stunningly quaint little German town of Hahndorf on our way to Prancing Pony. The gorgeous day provided a lovely backdrop for the brewery so we decided to take a seat outside in the front courtyard where we were drenched in the early afternoon sun. The interior of the brewery is really cool with the tanks set up behind a long bench, which we can only guess is where the brewers hold their beer classes. Scattered everywhere, on the walls and on the floor are ponies, rocking horses, straps and all kinds of pony-like paraphernalia. Besides the fact that it’s frowned upon and not really the best place to take a child but this would be a young girl’s paradise! For us, though, paradise is at the bar and that’s where we ordered our first beer of the afternoon – the Hopwork Orange – a crisp, refreshing APA with a citric aroma and a subtle bitter finish. The Amber Ale and the Pale Ale were just as enjoyable and the Stout was delicious, sweet and roasty but the India Red Ale was where it was all at. Picking up a gold medal at the 2015 Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards this India Red Ale is full bodied, smooth, sweet, caramelized and fruity with a slightly hefty 7.9% ABV that’s incredibly well hidden. Absolutely divine! So divine that we followed up with another three of them before we had to hit the road. Great brewery, friendly staff, delicious beer and a very ambient atmosphere to boot. Easily the best brewery on the tour! A solid afternoon.