In 2018, The Windsor Hotel launched a new project - Ogdens Brewery
Lead by father & son duo, Geofrey and William Ogden, with the expertise of head-brewer Damien Bussemaker, Ogdens Brewery is providing Windsor regulars and craft brewing aficionados with 9 freshly brewed, delicious craft beers’ made on-premise.
Meet Damo, Our Head Brewer!
After 5 years at Elmars in the Swan Valley and another at MASH Brewing as head brewer - Damo finds himself at The Windsor Hotel heading Ogdens Brewery. Damo has been busy and is currently working on our first apple cider - Golden Boy.
King Kolsch | Kolsch | 4.8%
A classic German Pale ale. The style hails from the Cologne region in Germany. This ale is fermented at cooler temperatures to produce a less fruity ale character and is clear and attractive in appearance.
Southside Session | Session Ale | 4.0%
Interpretation of lower ABV ale that is light in alcohol but very high in flavour. Hop presence (flavour and aroma) is quite notable and bitterness is low. It is light gold to copper in appearance.
Espy IPA | Indian Pale Ale | 6.5%
A classic West Coast American IPA. It is assertively bitter with a very prominent hop flavour and aroma. This brew is similar to an American Pale Ale but stronger in all aspects.
Oggy's Pale Ale | Pale Ale | 5.5%
A classic American Pale ale, these range from medium bitterness to assertively bitter with a US hop flavour. This beer is made with pale and colour malts with aromas of tropical, citrus and stone fruit.
Arctic Lager | Lager | 4.8%
A very refreshing lager with crisp and clean characteristics. It has a firm bitterness and a medium, noble hop character, in this case Hallertau and Tettnanger.
Dark Lager | German Dark Lager | 5.0%
Our take on a German Dark Lager is super smooth, with no bitterness. It is bready, full bodied and rich. The colour is derived from German debittered black malt.
Mends St Ale | German Ale | 5.0%
A classic German Altbier with toasty and bready flavours. Our German ale is malty with prominent Munich malt flavours that are well supported by assertive bitterness.
Light Lager | Light Lager | 3.5%
A lighter version of our Arctic Lager, made with Aussie malts and low amounts of hops. This beer is also lower in bitterness and more restrained in flavour. Making it an easy summer drink.
Red Ale | 5.0%
A traditional American red ale, medium bitterness accompanied by a malty, bready body. There is a prominent US hop flavour and aroma derived from Simcoe and Cascade hops. This deep red ale has delicious bready flavours with aromas of citrus and stone fruit.