4 Pines (AB InBev)

Chances are, the team at 4 Pines weren't the first Australians to check out their local bars only to conclude there wasn't a single good beer to be found in any of them. Equally, the chances are very few have decided to do something about it by opening a venue and brewing their own. Mostly Western Australian in origin and starved of the quality beer they'd become used to in WA, where the Aussie craft beer revolution started, that's exactly what they did.

The result of their enterprise is 4 Pines, which started out as brewery, bar and restaurant overlooking the Manly ferry terminal and, particularly since the opening of an ever-expanding brewery in Brookvale, is playing a key role in turning Sydneysiders (and much of Australia) onto better beer. Opened in the middle of 2008 when there wasn't an Aussie craft beer to be found anywhere in the suburb, it rapidly earned a reputation for brewing a quality drop. They started out with four core beers - Kolsch, Pale, Hefeweizen and ESB - but have expanded to a point where those are now complemented by dozens of seasonals and specialty batches every year.

The opening of their offsite brewery in Brookvale, which is engulfing its surrounding industrial estate like The Blob, has allowed them to share the love and send more beer outside the local community; even so, demand has grown so fast they've had to meet it with outsourced brewing, although work is underway to bring it all back home. The beers themselves have won as many plaudits as thirsty fans, with the Stout winning Best Stout in the world at a past Australian International Beer Awards, the ESB collecting Champion Pale Ale in the busiest category of the inaugural Craft Beer Awards and the brewery itself bringing home Champion Large Brewery titles at both the Craft Beer Awards and Australian International Beer Awards.

Aside from the beer, the 4 Pines kitchen in Manly keeps many locals come back multiple times a week. From an eye fillet steak, to their famous chunky chips the menu covers all bases, while the mega burger and signature beef pie are the stuff of local legend, The venue also hosts live music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. You'll even find a magician wandering between the tables on Thursdays in what could be an Aussie brewery first, plus special beer nights and themed beer events and festivals, all of which you can keep up to date with by joining their beer club.

Since September 2017, 4 Pines has been a wholly owned subsidiary of AB InBev. It became the first Australian microbrewery to be snapped up by the world's largest brewing company after its merger with SABMiller. You can read about the sale here and here.

In 2016 they took over the space beneath the brewpub and turned it into something of a playground for chefs and brewers. Decorated with recycled timbers salvaged from a derelict Victorian cottage and soft bunker lighting, the only beers you'll find pouring here are the limited edition Keller Door releases while the food is different from upstairs too, with a focus on share plates, both small and large.

You can also join the 4 Pines crew at the Brookvale site. They opened a 21-tap Brookvale Truck Bar alongside the brewery, a huge space purpose built for enjoying the freshest beer possible while standing in the inner sanctum of a working brewery. Built into a 1960 Dodge truck, the taps pour the 4 Pines core range, a rotating showcase of small batch Keller Door beers plus a couple of wines for the yet to be converted.

And, completing the picture is another venue in Newport, designed to showcase the brewery's range of barrel aged and blended beers.

Name
4 Pines (AB InBev)
Address

29/43-45 East Esplanade
Manly
NSW 2095

Phone
(02) 9976 2300
Website
Hours

Manly:
Mon to Sun: 11am-midnight

Brookvale Truck Bar:
Thu & Fri: 4pm to 10pm
Sat: midday to 10pm (unless closed for private functions)
Sun: 12pm to 8pm

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On tap at 4 Pines (AB InBev)

4 Pines (AB InBev) Regulars

4 Pines In Season IPA

Tapped May 18th, 2017
In a way, it feels like it’s been building to this. Over the past few years, 4 Pines has turned out a conveyor belt of IPA variants: American, imperial, double, double black, black, white, triple, rye – if it’s big on hops, they’ve had a go. And underpinning them all has been a steady pursuance and promotion of the "fresh is best"; you’ll find that, when first released, many of these beers will be tapped at local venues within hours – sometimes within the hour – of being packaged… Read more
Style
IPA
Strength
6.3%
Stockists

Available nationwide

4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale

Tapped December 3rd, 2015
You need only keep a loose eye on the news to come to a conclusion that the climate is pretty buggered. Melting ice sheets, floods, fires, violent tempest; it’s all a bit grim really. And the unfortunate thing is there’s probably not a lot the average person can do about it. So, we look for positives: those wonderful moments between cataclysmic events where the world is just so gloriously habitable for humans that you stop worrying about the forthcoming plague of locusts. One such lovely occasion… Read more
Style
Australian Pale Ale
Strength
4.2%
Bitterness
15 IBU
Stockists

Available at good beer stockists nationwide

4 Pines ESB (500ml bottles)

Way back at the first ever GABS - back when the "A" stood for Australian not Australasian, there were 20 not 89 beers, and it took place at The Local Taphouses not the Royal Exhibition Building - among the crazy high ABV beers and hop bombs one of the standouts was 4 Pines' Wee Heavy: a multi-layered, luscious malty treat. It was like a step up from their ESB, and now that ESB - which itself seems to have become beefier since - has been released in chunky 500ml bottles to complement the… Read more
Style
ESB
Strength
5.4%
Bitterness
45 IBU

4 Pines Kolsch

The 4 Pines Kolsch helped garner a little attention for the brewery in 2010 when it picked up gold at the 2010 Sydney Royal Show, one of the toughest judged beer competitions in Australia. Light straw in colour, with aromas of lemon and lime and a light malty palate, it finishes crisp and clean and is a good beer for winning over the uninitiated to the craft beer cause.… Read more
Style
Kolsch
Strength
4.6%

4 Pines Pale Ale

A beer crammed with four varieties of American hop and a hefty malt bill that results in a deep amber beer with a touch of ruby. The hops give you aromas of pine and grapefruit before the malt gives way to a solid bitter finish.… Read more
Style
American Pale Ale
Strength
5.1%

4 Pines ESB

An Extra Special Bitter that's true to the beer's British origins, this gold medallist from the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards is a mouth-filling, full-flavoured malty treat of a beer. Deep copper in colour with some floral, earthy hints on the nose, the ale yeast offers up some nice fruit flavours before the malts take over in the form of coffee and caramel. Oh, and there's plenty of bitterness at the end - it is an Extra Special Bitter, after all.… Read more
Style
ESB
Strength
5.6%

4 Pines Hefeweizen

A beer that takes its inspiration from the style that was born in Bavaria in South Germany, but creates a version using only Kiwi hops. It pours a cloudy pale straw, has a mildly sweet nose with a touch of banana and a rounded palate of both banana and typical hefe yeast spiciness.… Read more
Style
Hefeweizen
Strength
5.2%

4 Pines Stout

The beer that is being developed as the world's first "space beer", the 4 Pines Stout is made in the dry Irish style and made with a seven-strong malt lineup. Nigh on black with a tan head, it gives off coffee, chocolate and caramel on the nose, characteristics that come through on the palate too, along with a smooth finishing bitterness.… Read more
Style
Irish Stout
Strength
5.1%

4 Pines (AB InBev) Specials

4 Pines Keller Door: Australian Double IPA

Tapped October 5th, 2017
There's so many things this write up should probably open with. That this Keller Door release bridges the before and after period in 4 Pines' history – brewed before they sold to AB InBev and released afterwards. Or that it's got an off-the-wall label you could spend an age examining and pondering. Perhaps its size (note to self: look out for words like "double" on labels when selecting a knockoff beer...). But instead all we could think of was how much it looked like Tizer when it hit… Read more
Style
Australian Double IPA
Strength
9.0%
Bitterness
84 IBU
Stockists

Available nationwide

4 Pines In Season IPA 5

Tapped August 22nd, 2017
The 4 Pines series of In Season IPA releases has been going long enough now that Crafty Pint readers are probably well aware of what it entails. In case there are any that aren't, in short, the brewers create a new IPA every few months featuring hops from the most recent harvest, be that north or south of the Equator. Since release number 4, they've also been sending the beer out across Australia in tinnie form. Last time around, it was American hops taking centre stage; this time, they went plundering… Read more
Style
Australian IPA
Strength
6.3%
Bitterness
67 IBU
Stockists

Find it here

4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA

Tapped June 27th, 2017
Hop hash is a new means, developed in the States, by which brewers can deliver an intense hit of the best bits of hop flowers into their beers. It's made up of the powder left over after masses of hops have been turned into pellets during harvest and small amounts made it to Australia for the first time following the latest American season. 4 Pines played around with some in an XPA and clearly liked what it did as they've now brewed the beer again and released it as their latest colourfully attired… Read more
Style
Hop Hash XPA
Strength
5.5%
Bitterness
50 IBU
Stockists

Find it at 4 Pines venues then nationwide

4 Pines Keller Door Cherry Coconut Brown Ale

Tapped April 20th, 2017
There's a few reasons why we don't score or rate beers on The Crafty Pint. Among them is an acknowledgement that everyone's palate differs; we might not appreciate a deliberately out of balance, tongue-strippingly bitter DIPA but that doesn't mean it's not what the brewer was aiming for or that there won't be plenty out there who will lap it up. So, other than the instances in which we've been sent a beer that's clearly faulty, in which case we contact the brewer direct (when variously we've been… Read more
Style
Cherry Coconut Brown Ale
Strength
5.5%
Stockists

Available nationwide at good beer venues

4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL

Tapped January 30th, 2017
It's fair to say that, when it comes to their core range at least, 4 Pines presents itself to the world in a pretty safe and straight down the line manner. It's somewhat at odds with the personalities we've got to know at the brewery and the giddiness with which they approach many of their other encounters with the beer drinking public. Instead, it looks like their now regular Keller Door bottle releases are where that personality is allowed to poke through, with a series of labels that could have… Read more
Style
Grapefruit IPL
Strength
6.3%
Bitterness
69 IBU

4 Pines Before, During & After Christmas Pack 2016

Tapped November 25th, 2016
Another multi-pack with the festive season very much in mind is on shelves as we head into Summer. 4 Pines tends to put together such things with regularity and, this time around, has done so with a mixture of regular releases and a couple of past limited releases. In the regular column (presumably for "Before Christmas" when you're easing your way into the day) are its two biggest sellers, the Kolsch and Pale Ale, about which we need to say nothing. We'd hazard a guess that the During… Read more
Style
Various styles
Stockists

Find the Christmas packs here

4 Pines Hoppy Doppelbock

Tapped October 11th, 2016
4 Pines has been enjoying plundering its hop supplies for most of the recent Keller Door releases. And it seems they have little intention of stopping. That said, while this one comes with "Hoppy" in the title, it's not loaded up to the same degree as recent IPAs or the Cascadian Dark Ale. But, given doppelbocks [German strong, malty lagers] traditionally put malts front and centre (check out Stone & Wood and Willie Simpson's recent Forefathers release for a fine local example), it… Read more
Style
Doppelbock
Strength
7.5%
Bitterness
40 IBU
Stockists

Find the Hoppy Doppelbock here

4 Pines Double Cascadian Dark Ale

Tapped July 21st, 2016
4 Pines seems to have hit a steady groove with its bottled Keller Door releases. For the most part, they’re clocking in around the 8 percent ABV mark, they’re frequently loaded up with hops and they’re lapped up by drinkers across the country. And now, on the back of various IPA variants, comes another hop heavy, hefty beast. Cascadian dark ales are beers that exist on the spectrum not too far from the space where black IPAs operate, originating in the Pacific Northwest and taking their name… Read more
Style
Cascadian Dark Ale
Strength
8.0%
Stockists

Available nationwide where you find 4 Pines beers

4 Pines Amber Ale

Tapped June 15th, 2016
The seventh addition to 4 Pines’ core stable of beers is one that’s been around before, albeit in a few different guises. It started out in 2013 as a small batch of real ale at the Manly brewpub, released under the name Autumn Amber Ale. It won a lot of fans which encouraged the brewers to make it again the following year, only this time it was called Amber Mosaic and it got released in bottles – the first Keller Door beer to get the privilege. In 2015 it came back again as a short run release… Read more
Style
American Amber
Strength
5.1%

4 Pines The Hateful Ale

Tapped May 25th, 2016
You could have had plenty of fun with Tarantino beer tie-ins. There's the obvious: Jackie Brown Ale. The slightly reaching: Reservoir Bock or Kill Pils. And the please-get-to-the-point-of-this-article: Django Unfiltered or Inglourious Kvassterds. Still, on these shores at least, it's taken until his current release, The Hateful Eight, for one of his films to receive a brewed accompaniment. The accompaniment to the Blu-ray and DVD release of the violent Western vengeance flick comes from Sydney's… Read more
Style
Belgian Tripel
Strength
8.0%
Stockists

4 Pines Manly

4 Pines Truck Bar, Brookvale

Select beer venues on tap only

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4 Pines Keller Door Black Box of Dark Ales

Tapped May 6th, 2016
Last year, 4 Pines released its first Keller Door mixed pack, The Bastard Children of the British Empire. Across six beers, the brewery offered drinkers the evolution of the pale ale from its origins in the UK to the various forms found today. And now they're back with another pack that mixes education with enjoyment, as well as offering the brewers a chance to play around with four more beer styles. The Black Box of Dark Ales features four different brews of a darker hue complete with a potted history… Read more
Style
Dark Ales
Strength
Various
Bitterness
Various
Stockists

Available in suitably moody packaging at good beer stockists across the country

4 Pines Keller Door Series: Imperial IPA

Tapped February 16th, 2016
The days when 4 Pines would use its occasional bottled Keller Door releases to give drinkers something a little different but not particularly wild to try would appear to be long gone. Where once there was Marzen and Amber Mosaic, last year saw the bigger, frequently hoppier, likes of the Citrus IPA, West Coast Red Rye IPA and barrel aged Baltic Porter take centre stage. Now they're opening their 2016 account with the biggest and hoppiest Keller Door to date, the 9 percent Imperial IPA. Looks wise… Read more
Style
Imperial IPA
Strength
9.0%
Bitterness
84 IBU
Stockists

4 Pines Manly & Brookvale

Find it at good beer stockists nationwide

4 Pines Christmas Saison 2015

Tapped November 3rd, 2015
Talk to someone who’s grown up in Europe and they’ll no doubt be able to regale you with some of the oddities that come with spending the end of year festive season Down Under; instead of a white Christmas there’s scorching sunshine; instead of building snowmen people build sandcastles; instead of roasting chestnuts on an open fire you grill prawns on a BBQ. These sort of material differences lend themselves to the idea that traditional Christmas ales – those of the strong and spice-infused… Read more
Style
Spiced Saison
Strength
5.5%
Stockists

Available nationwide in Christmas packs

4 Pines West Coast Red Rye IPA

Tapped September 23rd, 2015
The "fresh is best" concept is something that’s increasingly come to the fore in the beer world as more drinkers grasp the general idea that, at least as far as hop forward beers are concerned, the sooner you drink a beer the better, and more as the brewer intended, it should be. Much of that, of course, depends on how quickly the brewer can get a finished beer out of their fermentation tank and into your mouth via distributors, bottles stores and bars. For the last couple of Keller Door… Read more
Style
Rye IPA
Strength
7.3%
Stockists

Available nationwide

4 Pines Keller Door Oaked Baltic Porter

Tapped July 9th, 2015
4 Pines’ Oaked Baltic Porter is the first bottled Keller Door release to come from the Brookvale brewery since they took out the title of Champion Large Australian Brewery at the 2015 Australian International Beer Awards. Except, it sort of isn’t. You see, the beer itself was actually brewed at the tail end of 2014 and a portion of it had been sitting in Lark Distillery whisky barrels since December. Now, blended back together, the two parts deliver a suitably warming winter brew. At 7.5 percent… Read more
Style
Oaked Baltic Porter
Strength
7.5%
Bitterness
37 IBU
Stockists

Good beer stockists nationwide

4 Pines Bastard Children of the British Empire

Tapped March 30th, 2015
One can never accuse the crew at 4 Pines of lacking ambition. They've rapidly grown to become one of the biggest craft breweries in Australia and have managed their growing pains so well their beers continue to win trophies, all while maintaining a sense of joy and mischief. And now they've released their most ambitious Keller Door release to date. Not content with releasing one new beer, they've conjured five that are being sold in eye-catching, no-expense-spared six-packs following their launch… Read more
Style
Pale Ales
Strength
Various
Bitterness
Various
Stockists

And at select venues on draught and widely in mixed 500ml bottle six-packs

4 Pines Citrus IPA

Tapped January 22nd, 2015
Thanks to the hop growers of the Pacific Northwest and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, the contemporary beer world is awash with tasty beers in which citrus characteristics are prominent as all hell. So the team at 4 Pines – whose existing Pale Ale is one that has plenty of a citrus bent going on – has decided to attempt to enhance the characteristics typically obtained from hops by using actual citrus fruit in its latest Keller Door limited release brew. The Citrus IPA continues to follow the path trodden… Read more
Style
Fruit IPA
Strength
7.0%
Bitterness
60 IBU
Stockists

Clifton Hill Brewpub

Swords South Melbourne

IGA Northcote

Newport Cellars

Grand Cellars, Brunswick

And nationwide at good beer venues in 500ml bottles

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4 Pines Keller Door: Imperial India Brown Ale

Tapped August 18th, 2014
Up until now, Sydney's 4 Pines has tended to use its occasional bottled Keller Door releases to showcase beers a little different from their core range without straying too far from the 4 Pines path. There have been single hop IPAs, an Oktoberfest lager and a hoppy amber. But, for their latest, there's been something of a change of tack, one that has essentially seen things ratcheted up several notches. And when we say "things" we mean hops, malt and booze content. The Imperial Brown Ale… Read more
Style
Imperial Brown Ale
Strength
8.0%
Stockists

Good bottleshops nationwide

4 Pines Keller Series: Amber Mosaic

Tapped April 29th, 2014
The team at Manly's 4 Pines is back with another seasonal release in 500ml bottles. And, as with those that have come before, they continue to eschew the path trodden by many local brewers when it comes to seasonal releases ' in other words, go nuts ' in favour of releasing rather more approachable affairs. Following in the footsteps of the likes of their Oktoberfest lager and the recent Calypso comes the Amber Mosaic. It is a beer that has seen the light of day on tap before and is now enjoying… Read more
Style
American Amber Ale
Strength
5.1%
Bitterness
37 IBU
Stockists

Available at good bottleshops nationwide

4 Pines Keller Door Single Hop Series Calypso

Tapped March 11th, 2014
Of all the Keller Door series undertaken by Manley's 4 Pines, the Single Hop Series has been the most prolific, resulting in a broad spectrum of beers showcasing different hops from around the globe. The concept is simple: to the same base beer is added a different hop variety so that drinkers can discover just what it does to a beer. The Calypso is something of a rarity in the series given it has gone beyond being a limited run tap beer and made it into 500ml bottles that will be available relatively… Read more
Style
Single Hop Pale Ale
Strength
5.0%
Bitterness
27 IBU
Stockists

Nationwide

4 Pines Keller Door Series: Oktoberfest

Tapped October 7th, 2013
There's a line in the Sh!t Beer Geeks Say! video from Good Beer Week 2013 in which one of the geeks comments that a brewery's beer isn't the same since they increased capacity. It's probably the kind of thing that will have crossed the minds of one or two as 4 Pines went from a Manly brewpub knocking out all its beers on an in-house 500 litre system to owners of a 5,000 offsite brewery - via a few contract brews of its big sellers. It's a thought that is diminished pretty much any time you drink… Read more
Style
Oktoberfest
Strength
5.5%
Bitterness
23 IBU
Stockists

4 Pines

And good craft beer venues including:

Purvis Cellars

Church St Cellars

McCoppins Abbotsford

McCoppins Fitzroy

[Carwyn Cellars](/beer/bottlesh

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4 Pines Keller Door Series: USA 2013

Tapped July 4th, 2013
They love celebrating the nations of the world at 4 Pines. Give them a country marking an occasion of significance and they'll give you a new beer; sometimes four. Once again they've used Independence Day as an excuse to head to the brewery armed with tonnes of hops to create a series of US-inspired ales. It's the fourth time they've marked Independence Day in such a manner, with this year's beers the 10th, 11th and 12th Yankee beers. As brewery owner Jaron tells us: "This occasion is perfect… Read more
Style
Various US hop bombs
Strength
Various
Stockists

4 Pines

Good bars and bottleshops nationally

4 Pines Autumn Ale

Tapped March 24th, 2013
Inspiration for a new 4 Pines beer can apparently come from many different sources. It can, like their stout - the 'Certified Space Beer' - spend years in continual development and involve aeronautical engineers and zero-gravity flights. Others, like this one, have a rather more straightforward genesis. The story goes that 4 Pines brewers Andrew Tweddell and Chris Willcock were chatting with the bar supervisor, Chris Moore, when the conversation turned along the lines of: Chris W: We need to brew… Read more
Style
American Amber Ale
Strength
4.6%
Stockists

4 Pines

4 Pines Keller Door Series 2013: St Pat's Stouts

Tapped March 14th, 2013
Despite having a flash new brewery in Brookvale, the brewing team at 4 Pines are making sure they still get time to play with the old set-up back in Manly by continuing to knock out their Keller Door releases. This latest release coincides with St Patrick's Day - surely of of the stoutiest times of the year - and the St Pat's Stout series. Where last year they served up four new stouts, this time they've gone for just the two; one big and one small. The small one is a Milk Stout which, at just 4.3… Read more
Style
Stout(s)
Strength
Various strengths
Stockists

4 Pines

Others TBC

4 Pines Keller Door Series 2013: Single Hops

Tapped February 7th, 2013
The first Keller Door release from 4 Pines for 2013 is a new incarnation of 2012's popular Single Hop Series. The concept of the Single Hop Series is for the brewers to make the exact same beer several times over, with the only difference to the recipe being the variety of hop that's added. This year there are three beers on show, made with a malt bill consisting of 95% Ale malt, 4% Wheat and 1% Crystal malt. The hop varieties are Centennial from the USA, Hallertau Mittlefruh from Germany and Target… Read more
Style
Single Hop Pale Ales
Strength
Various
Stockists

4 Pines

4 Pines Christmas Ale 2012

Tapped December 19th, 2012
There's something undeniably comforting about a winter Christmas: the glow of an open fire, snow outside the window and a warming festive ale in hand. But in Australia - where Christmas is generally spent increasing one's quota of sun, sand and surf - the last thing on most people's wish list is a strong dark spiced ale. What would be far more suited to the climate is something like a Summer Saison, and that's exactly what 4 Pines have delivered in time for Christmas 2012. This 'highly sessionableâ?… Read more
Style
Spiced Saison
Strength
5.2%
Stockists

VIC

The Local Taphouse St Kilda

Young and Jacksons

Junction Beer Hall

Gertrude Hotel

QLD

The Villager

Tippler's Tap

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4 Pines Keller Door Series 2012: Wee Heavy

Tapped November 30th, 2012
We seem to recall that, back in the depths of time when GABS was merely the Great Australian Beer Spectapular held at the Local Taphouses rather than the behemoth that now bestrides the Royal Exhibition Building, one of the highlights was a rich, multi-layered malty number from 4 Pines going by the name Wee Heavy. So this, we assume, can be taken as some sort of relation of said beer. Its big, musclebound older brother perhaps, as while we remember the previous one rocking in at around seven per… Read more
Style
Wee Heavy
Strength
9.5%
Bitterness
22 IBU
Stockists

4 Pines

4 Pines Keller Door Series 2012: St Pats Stouts

Tapped March 16th, 2012
The second in the 4 Pines series of multiple releases sees them switch from showcasing hops to showcasing rather darker beers. In tribute to St Patrick's Day, Keller Door 2 sees them unveiling a Dry Irish Stout (which is also pouring on the hand pump at their Manly venues) alongside an Oatmeal Stout, Choc Orange Stout and Russian Imperial Stout. The beers have been tapped at Manly to kickstart their Paddy's Day Weekend festivities, while others are currently winging their way around the country's… Read more
Style
Stouts
Strength
Various
Stockists

4 Pines

The Local Taphouse Darlo

Harts Pub

Freda's

Union Hotel, Newtown

Biero

[Cherry Tree](/beer/bar/cherry-tr

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4 Pines Spiced Ale 2011

Tapped February 21st, 2012
Towards the end of last year, the crew at 4 Pines got into the festive spirit and laid down a very small batch of Christmas Ale. Alas, Christmas came and went with no sign of the beer. It remained firmly locked in its stainless steel prison, closely guarded but knowing its release was imminent. That time has finally come. Since it is now February, the specialty brew has been renamed 'Spiced Ale' and in terms of a description, it pretty much is what it says. In a way, having this Spiced Ale in February… Read more
Style
Spiced Ale
Stockists

4 Pines

4 Pines Keller Door Series 2012: Single Hops

Tapped January 9th, 2012
The first of a what will be a series of releases throughout 2012 from the brewing team at 4 Pines, in which they simultaneously showcase four beers that share a theme. The concept is launched with the Single Hop series, which we wrote about on Crafty late last year. The four beers have been brewed with an identical malt bill (95% Ale, 4% Wheat, 1% Crystal) with the only difference being the choice of hop. The four varieties being used are Amarillo - an aromatic American hop synonymous with APAs and… Read more
Style
Summer Ale
Strength
5.0%
Bitterness
26 IBU

4 Pines Keller Door Series 2012: Amarillo Summer Ale

Tapped December 2nd, 2011
Throughout 2012, the brewers at 4 Pines will be releasing a series of single hop beers. However, it appears that they couldn't wait to get started as one has slipped out already. Taking a similar concept to BrewDog's IPA is Dead series and Mikkeller's Single Hop IPA series, the beers will be brewed to the same recipe with the only differing aspect the choice of hop. Kicking off the series is the American hop Amarillo, which has led to a beer described as "light in appearance, with a sweet aroma,… Read more
Style
Summer Ale
Stockists

4 Pines

4 Pines German Specials

Tapped October 6th, 2011
For their Oktoberfest celebrations, the 4 Pines team has knocked out not one but four different German style beers to be tapped throughout the month. They are: Pils, a 5.2%, 42 IBU lager featuring a NZ variation on a noble German hop; Marzen, a 4.8%, 23 IBU lager they describe as "smooth, clean and rather rich with a depth of malt character that is soft complex and elegant"; Dunkelweizen, a 4.7%, 15 IBU take on the dark wheat beer style that's a "spicy, fruity, malty, refreshing"… Read more
Style
Various Germans styles
Strength
Various
Stockists

4 Pines

4 Pines Canuck & RyePA

Tapped July 1st, 2011
A pair of new beers are rolling out of the brewhouse at 4 Pines this weekend as they set about celebrating both Canada Day and Independence Day. First up is the Canuck Canadian Red Ale, designed to be a perfect match with their maple syrup drizzled pancakes with bacon. It comes in at 5.0% and 30IBUs, is unfiltered and has "clean, fresh bitterness complimented by a biscuit-like palate and aroma". Then on Monday, the RyePA (Rye IPA), a beer firmly in the image of the country it's been brewed… Read more
Style
Red Ale & Rye IPA
Strength
5.0% & 7.0%
Bitterness
30IBU and 49IBU
Stockists

4 Pines

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