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American Amber Ale


And like The Symbol / The Artist Formally Known As, our American Amber Ale has never missed a beat!

But how did it all begin? Like all of our beers, the beer began its life as a 10 keg, one off Keller Door (small batch) beer in the Manly Brew Pub – quite possibly never to be seen again.

Back in 2013, on a cool and windy morning, before the sun had yet to rise, we went to work creating a very special brew for the Manly Brewpub cask ale hand pull tap. Our hand pull is a custom built real ale cellar system, replicating that of an English real ale cellar in both storage method and temperature.

It started off as an experimentation and love affair of the Mosaic Hop and was then known as the Autumn Amber Ale.

It had its first flirt with fame and swiftly became a favourite, and out of the 40 or so unique styles each year developed at our Brew Pub that make it on tap, this swiftly became a firm favourite of both brewers and locals at the pub. This led it to be the first bottled Keller Door Small Batch release in 2014, at the time known as Keller Door – Amber Mosaic.

After a 3rd and final name change to its modern day glory and then picking up Champion Amber Ale at the 2015 Craft Beer Awards – the rest is history for the American Amber Ale and the final incarnation of this beer now takes pride of place in the 4 Pines range as our 7th permanently available beer. Last Friday we celebrated another milestone as we bottled American Amber Ale and it joined the ranks in our core 330mL bottle range!

American Amber Ale is available now in keg and the 330mL bottle release will be available early June from leading pubs and bottle shops around the country.

Tasting Notes:

“Ruby in colour with rich copper hues, the American Amber Ale’s hop-driven aromas of currant and pear are rounded on the palate with toasted malt character, light fruitiness and a balanced bitter finish”.

5.1% abv 37 IBU

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