The Bastard Children of the British Empire
March 18th 2015 has seen the launch of our latest Keller Door release ‘The Bastard Children of the British Empire’, this release follows the journey of the humble Pale Ale across five countries and around the globe.
The story of Pale Ale represents the story of civilisation itself, of culture and evolution. To tell the story of this journey we pulled together 6 unique beers, with 6 unique flavours, each paying homage to its country of origin – England, America, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium and Sydney’s Northern Beaches for 4 Pines own take on an American style Pale Ale of English heritage, brewed in Australia. Along the way we acknowledge how each nation embraced the style and crafted their own version.
For 4 Pines Brewing Company, The Bastard Children project has been a labour of love. It stemmed from the desire to highlight and educate how one style can be so different, depending on its environment, the brewer and the ingredients used. The variety of pale ales featured in The Bastard Children release allows drinkers to taste the nuances between each, knowing they’ve been hand crafted to traditional recipes and served up wth love.