Gayle (derived from ‘gay ale’) is a pro-equality beer and cider producer dedicated to celebrating and supporting Australia’s LGBTIQA+ community. Gayle is, as it refers to itself, Australia’s first and only independently owned gay beer and cider company – a colourful concept that came to life at the hands of Virginia Buckworth, who was sharing a few drinks with an intergenerational group of family and friends discussing the inequalities faced by the LGBTIQA+ community in the lead up to the same-sex marriage vote last year. The conversation sparked an idea to create a powerful (and delicious) vessel to spread the message of equality, love and unity across the country – and from that, Gayle was born.
The South Australian-based brand was launched at Adelaide’s Feast Festival in November last year with two flagship brews – a pale ale and a cloudy cider – and has since been making its presence known in the country’s lively craft-brewing scene. Gayle’s pale ale is a sessionable drop with subtle tropical notes, while the cider, which is made with delicious Pink Lady apples grown in the Adelaide hills, is the perfect balance between sweet and dry. You can get your hands on Gayle’s unmissable rainbow-clad cans online. Cheers to love!