Black Box

Black Box

New Keller Door release: April 2016

The Black Box of Dark Ales

Fear not, enlightenment is within.

In our darkest hours, prepare to be enlightened as our brewers hold up a light to the murky history of dark ales. We introduce you to the breweries of these dark ales. From desolate monasteries of Middle Ages Germany, to the breweries of fog bound 1880’s London. We take you on the tales of Stout and Porter like the Great Porter Flood of 1814, the tax war that resulted in the strongest beer ever to set sail from Blightly to Russian and the secessionist movement of the Pacific North West.

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Schwarzbier

500mL Beer 4.3% ABV 25 IBU

For a dark beer in the 16th century you had to climb to a monastery in the Bavarian Mountains. The Monks must have dreaded the winter winds blowing up their cassocks so thoughts no doubt turned to a comforting beer in this case; Schwarzbier. Augustinian Monks perfected the ‘Black Beer’ that would soon become world famous if any place can lay claim to being the dark beer ‘ground zero’ it is here.

TASTING NOTES

This classic dark German lager balances roasted yet smooth malt flavours with moderate hop bitterness. The lack of a harsh or heavy aftertaste helps make this beer extremely drinkable. Well, it is German…

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Russian Imperial Stout

500Ml 8.5% ABV 60 IBU’S

In 18th Century London few suspected that strong porter would be the toast of Russian Royalty. Perhaps it was due to the greater amount of alcohol used to fortify the brew for its journey north. Though once the Empress of all Russia tasted this Alcoholic Alchemy, no longer called a porter due to its stronger, more ‘stout’ nature, She championed the black libation and the rest is a rather blurred history.

TASTING NOTES

This big, intensely-flavoured dark ale has roast malt characteristics with deep, dark dried fruit flavours, and a warming, bittersweet finish. Like Russia, it can’t be conquered – only enjoyed briefly before beating a retreat.

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Black IPA

500Ml 6.3% ABV 77 IBU’S

The pacific northwest of America is also known as ‘the people’s republic of Cascadia’. The residents have long desired to secede from the union and they’ll be damn well taking their beer with them; Cascadian Dark Ale, which was originally brewed in Portland Oregon. Or was it? Vermont has also staked a claim and with a ban on the name ‘Cascadian’, you have Pistols at Dawn. Better call it Black IPA then.

TASTING NOTES

Born from a brewing civil war, its dry, hop-forward balance is complemented by stone fruit, tropical and citrusy characteristics. Dark in colour but without strongly roasted or burnt flavours this is probably the first secession ale…

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Coffee Porter

500Ml 4.5% ABV 22 IBU’S

Porter was born in London circa 1720s.But the rest of the story is murkier than a Pea-souper. Did porter really start its life as ‘Thrale’s Intire’ or was it a concoction called ‘Three Threads’? Or was it named after a Dutch drink called ‘Poorter’ or thirsty London market Porters? There is probably a pint of truth in each. But why let the truth get in the way of a ripping yarn?

TASTING NOTES

Cor blimey! A collaboration with Single Origin Roasters has produced a porter that’s dark brown in colour, rich and robust in flavour and has a distinct roasted coffee aroma with fruity, chocolate notes. Luvly jubbly!

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Availability

The Black Box is available in pack at the Manly Brewpub, Brookvale Brewery Truckbar and any of these local independent bottleshops.

NSW available now, VIC/QLD after 6th of May and all other states towards the end of May.

Check with them first to make sure they have stock.

NSW

NORTHERN BEACHES, NORTH SHORE

Porters Balgowlah
Bayfields Dee Why
Bilgola Cellars
Clareville Cellars
Fairlight Cellars
Belrose Liquor Superstore
Mona Vale Hotel
Augusta Cellars
Cromer Cellars
Nth Curl Curl Cellars
Porters Northwood
Camperdown Cellars Neutral Bay
Camperdown Cellars Cremorne
Jim’s Waitara
Beer Cartel
L’Maestro.

NEWCASTLE

Warners at the bay
Prince of Wales Merewether
Georgetown Cellars
Bottle O Lambton
Bottle O Wickham
Cellarbrations Adamstown
Cellarbrations Newcastle
Cellarbrations Valentine
Delany Hotel Bottle Shop
Tighes Hill Cellars
Islington Cellars

WEST and CANBERRA

Leura Cellars
Annandale Cellars
Stanmore Cellars
Ashfield Mall Cellars
Cutty Cellars, Crows Nest
Balmain Wine Shop (Unity Hall Htl)
Toxteth Hotel, Glebe
Wenty North Liquor, Constitution Hill
Strand Cellars, Croydon NSW
Campbell Liquor ACT
The Carrington Htl, Katoomba
Bottle-O Hazelbrook
Camperdown Cellars Leichhardt
Amatos Liquor, Leichhardt
IGA Lilyfield
IGA O’Connor, ACT
Plonk ACT
Capital Liquor ACT

SOUTH EAST, SOUTH AND SOUTH COAST

Bermagui Cellars
Barnys Rosebery
Oak Barrel
Crown West Cellar
Union Hotel Newtown
Charlies Liquor Thirlmere
Manning St Cellars
Coogee Bay Hotel
Shire Cellars
Steves Cool Booze
Bondi Beach Cellars
Mollymook Cellars
Thirroul Cellars
Cellarbrations Warilla
Chippendale Cellars

CBD AND INNER CITY

Red Bottle Sussex St
Red Bottle Central
Red Bottle Pitt St
Red Bottle Alexandria
Camperdown Cellars Parramatta Rd
Camperdown Cellars Kingston Rd
Camperdown Cellars Darlinghurst
Australian Wine Centre
Booze Bud

SA

Gilbert hotel
Goodwood cellars
Parade cellars
Highway hotel (Thirsty Camel)
Old spot hotel (Sip N Save)
Cellerbrations Moana
Castle tavern cellerbrations
Warradale hotel (Thirsty Camel)
Unley booze brothers
Belair fine wines
Morphett arms (Thirsty Camel)

VIC

Piedimontes
Tt Mart
Mccoppins Fitzroy
Garpe N Grain
Pauls Iga
Seddon Celars
Newport Cellars
Grand Cellars
Westgarth Iga
Nullimbik Cellars
Harvest Wines
Red White And Amber
Nepean Highway Cellars
Cellarbartions Sollingwood
Docs Liquor
Ritchies Dromana
Ritchies Tower Hill
Ritchies Mt Eliza
Ritchies Balnarring
Ritchies Yarra Glen
Prahran Grocers
Purvis Beer
Iga Nth Melbourne
Randalls Wine
Corkscrew Cellars
Acland Cellars
Evelyn Hotel
Chas Cole
Nardis Geelong
Grand Hotel Warrandyte
Clifton Hill Hotel
Mayerling Cellars
Grand Cellars
Foodworks East Ivanhoe
Church Street Cellars
Cellarbrations Ballarat
Cellarbrations Gisborne
Stockade Cellars
Lord Nelson Tavern
Foodworks Traralgon
Iga Thornbury
Swords Wine
Mount Macedon
Carwyn Cellars
Coach House
Hops Heads
Up In Smoke
Valley Cellar Mp

WA

Cellarbrations
– Como
– Duncraig
– Hamilton Hill

Liquor Barons
– Swanboune
– Perth City
– Ocean Reef
– Wembley Downs
– Morley
– Nedlands

– Como Liquor Store
– Scarborough Cellars
– Copper & Oak
– Mane Liquor
– Carlisle Cellars
– Freo Doctor
– Liquor Shed
– Aubin Grove Cellars
– Willagee Liquor Store

QLD

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Aspley Hotel
Beach Hotel
Black Bunny
Black Sheep Stafford
Bottle O Cabarita Beach
Brightwater Buderim
Brightwater Mt Creek
Cellabrations Southpine
Cellabrations Stafford
Cellar Bangalow
Cellar Plaza
Cellarbrations bowen hills
Cellarbrations Grange
Cellarbrations Shafton
Cellarbrations Taringa
Chalk N Cheese Hamilton
Chalk N Cheese Tenneriffe
Chalk N Cheese West End
Craft Wine Store
Crowbar
Drinx Camp Hill
Drinx Morningside
Elephant Arms
Fitzys Toowoomba
Great Northern Hotel
Greenslopes Cellars
Harry Brown Eatons Hill
Hawthorne Cellars
International Hotel
Kelvin Grove Liquor
Kerbside
Kirra Beach Liquor Barn
Kirra Beach Palm Beach
Liquor Legends Haiglea
MacKenzie Rowe Cellars
Malt Trading
Malt Trading Emporium
Maroochy Bridge Barn
Maroochy Bridge Centro
Maroochy Bridge Pacific
Mcguires Ashgrove
Mcguires Colmslie
McGuires Paddington
Mitchelton Cellars
Mort Estate
Parklands Tavern
Pineapple hendra
Queens Street wine & Beer
Salty Dog
Spotted Cow
Sprios Paddington
Stafford Cellars
Star Liquor Buderim
Star Liquor Maroochydore
Star Liquor Shauna Downs
Star Warehouse
Star West End
Story Bridge
Story Bridge Lytton Road DBS
Sun Bistro
Sun Bistro Byron
The Mill
Thirsty Camel Balmoral
Thirsty camel highgate hill
Thirsty Camel Stones Corner
Tugan Cellars
Urban Cellars Everton Park
Urban Cellars Grange
Urban Cellars Hendra
Urban Cellars Newmarket
Urban Cellars Norman Park
Urban Cellars Woolloongabba
Vine Cleveland
Wavell Heights
Waxys Pacific Fair
Wine + Beer Ferry Rd
Wine + Beer Isle of Capri
Wine Emporium
Xo cellars
Yardbird Valley

Imperial IPA

New Keller Door release: February 2016
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IMPERIAL IPA

500ML 9% ABV 84 IBU’S

From Genghis Khan, the Aztecs or Romans to colonial Brits; we wouldn’t be where we are without imperialism. For many, this wasn’t cool. What is cool is this IPA; a style imperialised to perfection.

TASTING NOTES

After chewing your way through a fat malty body you’ll be smacked in the face by a dogged bitterness. Aggressive pineapple and tropical aromas ascending from new world hop varieties will see you pleading for a super hopped new world order.

To be drunk responsibly while tackling a mound of jalapeno-covered nachos or a spicy curry that will knock your socks off.

AVAILABILITY

We’ll be delivering this Imperial IPA to your local Sydney bottle store from 5th February.  The rest of NSW and all other states will be available towards mid-February (subject to stock availability).

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Indian Summer Pale Ale

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Indian Summer
Pale Ale

‘Australian style Pale Ale’
15 IBU / 4.2% ABV

Crisp & Light in bitterness with aromas of passionfruit & honeydew, light body, but not at the expense of hop character. To be enjoyed now and long after the sun’s gone down.

Availability:

At the Manly Brewpub
In the 375mL Can
In the keg in limited
releases year round

The Finer Details:
Alc. Content: 4.2%
Beginning Gravity: 9.8
Ending Gravity: 1.8
Hops: Equinox, Galaxy
Bitterness Units: 15
Malts: Ale, Wheat

Sure, summer is great, but an indian summer goes on forever. You get those perfect days when the heat is just right & you can enjoy long, lazy afternoon, soaking up the warmth from tropical reaches.

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