Sydney craft brewers Young Henrys have teamed up with Marrickville Council to create a beer made in the style of an Anzac biscuit named Winged Victory.
The beer has been created in honour of a resurrected Marrickville WW1 memorial statue, also named Winged Victory, which will be unveiled on 19 April. The statue was created by Marrickville sculptor, Gilbert Doble and depicts the goddess Nike who in Greek mythology personified victory, success in battle and peaceful competition.
The Australian War memorial have described the statue as one of the most significant war memorials in Australia, commemorating 457 soldiers hailing from Marrickville that lost their lives in WW1.
Oscar McMahon of Young Henrys said the recipe was inspired by the Anzac cookie and is made from ingredients that would have been available to the locals during World War 1.
“We used Oats and Honey, just like in Anzac bikkies, then we smoked the malt with rosemary, which is a symbol of remembrance. Finally we added New Zealand and Australian hops in honour of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. We’re really proud of this beer and very happy to be launching it with Marrickville Council ahead of Anzac Day.”
Richard Adamson of Young Henrys said the it was an honour to work with council on the project.
“Young Henrys is proudly a brewery for the people of the Inner West. It’s an honour and privilege to have worked with Council to create a beer which we think the local diggers, who fought so hard for Australia, would have loved,” he said.