Brewed locally in the Yarra Valley, Maku is a hemp-based beer company owned by Public Brewing Co. Specialising in limited edition and seasonal flavours, Maku’s latest releases are a hemp-infused Cherry Sour and a Hemp IPA. 

Other recent releases include a pilsner-style lager made with German yeast and Czech Saaz hops. The beer is fermented at a low temperature to produce a clean finish and hoppy bitterness flavour profile. 

Public Brewing’s head brewer Gab Porto said they are excited to highlight the possibilities of hemp. 

“We like to make sure we keep things local and utilise only the very best products for our brews,” said Porto. 

Maku Pilsner.
Maku Pilsner.

The Hemp IPA is a mix of Colombus and Amarillo Hops which presents a citrus and tropical flavour profile, with a six per cent ABV. 

The Cherry Sour is as it says, with sour cherry and notes of hemp. It has 4.4 per cent ABV. 

The beers are available through Maku’s website and independent bottle shops.

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