Dollar Bill is a Ballarat based brewing and blending company. We take fresh pressed fruit, honey and wort from local producers, which is then fermented and aged in French oak barrels. These barrels are then blended to create Belgian inspired ales, Ciders, Mead and barrel aged beers.
ALES, CIDERS, MEAD AND BARREL AGED BEERS
At Dollar Bill we have taken inspiration from the finest winemakers, brewers and artists in the world and love to create libations that intrigue. We age our beverages in specially selected ex-wine oak barrels with wild yeasts and mixed cultures of saccharomyces, brettanomyces and lactic acid bacteria. Time is essential, as the barrel aging process creates flavors that are impossible to create any other way. Finally, we add locally grown high quality fruit and hops to compliment and highlight the flavour profiles we desire.
We take fresh pressed fruit, honey and wort from local producers, which is then fermented and aged in French oak barrels. These barrels are then blended to create Belgian inspired ales, Ciders, Mead and barrel aged beers.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Brewing is not just science but a harmonious blend of science and art. And the name although not traditionally linked with brewing resonated with us greatly, and combines our greatest influences and interests.
When Andy Warhol was looking for a way to make his name in the New York art world in the early 1960s, he asked friends for suggestions about what to paint.
“Finally,” he said, “one lady friend asked the right question: ‘Well, what do you love most?’ That’s how I started painting money.”
On Warhol’s dollar bill fetching $32.8m
Brian Boucher, July 1, 2015
McGill Design Group is the creator of Dollar Bill Brewery’s labels and visual identity. The company is headed up by partners in work and life, Craig McGill (illustrator) and Susan Elliott (designer). theartofcraigmcgill.com
“We love working with Dollar Bill – they always give us the chance to flex our creative muscles and get the grey matter moving. We get to combine out-of-the-box thinking, old-world experience and classic hand-drawn currency illustrations. Clients as innovative as Ed and Fiona are rare and the inspirational stories behind each label are always rich, evocative and a joy to work with: goat heads, 18th century gamblers, UFOs, the changing of the seasons, Shaolin monks, the hand of Sabazius, Wu-Tang Clan… And like the amazing brews themselves, our art is a distillation of complex and wondrous ingredients. Suggested track for DBB label creation: Focus – ‘Hocus Pocus’”