Cheeky Monkey & The DTC Dark Secret

Cheeky Monkey

Published March 4, 2016

They do love a venue / brewery collaboration in the west. Latest to join forces are the guys from The Dutch Trading Co (The DTC) and Margaret River's Cheeky Monkey. Originally brewed for last month's South West Craft Beer Festival in the region, a full batch was brewed meaning there was enough left over to head to a few bars and bottleshop to fill glasses and growlers.

According to Cheeky brewer Ross: "The DTC crew was originally thinking along the lines of an Aussie hopped and dry hopped pilsner. Being as we already have a hoppy pilsner in our range I came back with the idea of making it a black pilsner."

Style chosen, he says they managed to get plenty of colour while keeping any astringency from the roasted malts to a minimum. Instead, he says to look out for "intense fruit aromas from the Ella and Vic Secret hops", "a pineapple and passionfruit burst early on the palate ending with a smooth dark chocolate finish."

Black Pilsner
34 IBU
Cheeky Monkey

4259 Caves Road
Margaret River
WA 6285

Brewery: (08) 9755 9555; Rest: (08) 9755 5555
Open Hours

Caves Road venue:
Sun to Thurs: 11am to 5pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 6pm
Vasse Tap House:
Thurs & Fri: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday: 2pm to 7pm
Sunday: 2pm to 6pm