Kosciuszko Brewery

Kosciuszko Pale Ale Beer Bottles

At the Banjo Paterson Inn Jindabyne

The Banjo Paterson Inn is the first pub on the left as one drives into Jindabyne from Canberra or Sydney. Stop for cold beer refreshment; stay for a fine meal; spend the night with good accommodation available.

Snowy Mountain’s newest brewpub has Kosciuszko Pale Ale available on tap directly from the brewery storage tanks, beneath the main bar area. From the Vat to the Tap: one can’t get much fresher beer than that. The brewhouse, including a copper-clad mash tun/lauter and brew kettle, is located in public view immediately adjacent to the main hotel entrance. Stop by for a cold Kosci Pale Ale with Licencee Cameron or assistant brewers, Mick and Gavin.

Ask our staff to take you for a tour to see the wonderfully brewed Pale Ale.

This 600 litre microbrewery was started up by brewer Chuck Hahn in April 2009 as one of his latest brewing ventures after the Hahn Brewery in 1988 and the Malt Shovel brewery in 1998.

Closed Christmas Day, December 25th.


Kosciuszko Brewery encompasses the spirit and the inspiration of the Snowy Mountains.

The pioneering explorer, Edmund Strzelecki who first ascended our highest peak, named the mountain in honour of the Polish freedom fighter Kosciuszko. We are exploring the brewing boundaries by producing an awesome ale that reflects the purity and spirit of these Australian Alps.

Our original Kosciuszko Pale is a 4.5% alcohol, slightly cloudy ale that challenges the limits of the traditional Australian Pale Ale. Crafted from a blend of Pale & Munich malts, and brewed using Tasmanian grown Galaxy hops our pale ale delivers a pleasant maltiness with a refreshing fruity hop finish.

Brewed for enjoyment after a hard day of skiing, hiking, fishing or just relaxing in the mountains, it’s an ale that is always in season.

Other special and limited release brews are in the planning. Though Chuck has been living in Sydney for the past twenty years he developed his love for fine beers and skiing from his early years in Colorado . Little wonder Chuck is now on top of the world producing fine ales in the Snowy Mountains.

Brewed for enjoyment after a hard day of skiing, hiking, fishing or just relaxing in the mountains, it’s an ale that is always in season.


Due to Chuck’s close association with the Malt Shovel Brewery, it has been possible to brew Koscuiszko Pale Ale at Camperdown for bottling on a larger scale. This has enabled others, rather than just the locals in Jindabyne, to be able to enjoy this special fruits of our mountain labours. Kosciuszko Pale Ale is available in twelve packs from speciality bottle shops nationally.

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