The Manly lads have concocted a collection of pale ales they say were each influenced by a British colony, and will on hand tonight at the K&B to answer for their crimes.
Bastards of the British Empire features a pale incarnation representing English, American, Kiwi, Australian and Belgian ales.
“It’s been a lot of fun – awesome,” 4 Pines owner Jaron Mitchell told PubTIC.
“Particularly the brewing, and the history – and showcasing what one style can be.”
The takeover will bring free beer to the masses from 6-7pm.
“The Fourth Bastard”
Rum was the currency of Australia at the turn of the 19th Century. Quite literally, it was destroying the settlement. Governor Philip King needed a safer alternative so he asked the British Government to import hops and brewing equipment. When HMS Porpoise finally arrived, so did Australia’s thirst for Pale Ale. However, it was a slow start as the settler struggled to grow the hops in the harsh Australian climate; the first Australian-grown hops were finally cultivated in 1806. From these humble beginnings grew one of the cornerstones of Australia’s rich brewing history.
5.0% abv, 32 IBUs
This brew is straw-like and hazy in appearance, unfiltered and naturally-conditioned for one month in the bottle. Small amounts of carried-over yeast provide a distinctive fruitiness and plenty of vitamin B to help with hangovers in any cases of accidental overconsumption.