4 Pines Keller Door: Nitro Pavlova Ale

4 Pines (CUB)

Released July 30, 2020

Look, I don’t know what I expected when I opened the Facebook post about 4 Pines’ Nitro Pavlova Ale. But it wasn’t Drag Nan, a fake seagull and a remote-controlled pavlova.

Despite all the whipped cream and fresh fruit in the fun video above, this beer is far from being a sweet mess, however. Think less of a “I hope you’ve saved some room for dessert” kind of beer, and more of a “pale ale with a difference” kind of beer. The nitro and lactose make it smooth and a little creamy across the tongue, and there’s a bump of flavour from the addition of passionfruit, kiwifruit, and strawberries, which are objectively three of the four best fruits for pavlova (and no, the fourth isn’t apple - don’t waste my time). So unlike most dessert themed beers, it’s not too rich for a second helping.

This Keller Door release was first brewed as a keg-only pilot batch in 2017, but the current version is in bottles and kegs nationwide.

Mick Wust

Style
Nitro Pavlova Pale
ABV
5.1%
Name
4 Pines (CUB)
Address

29/43-45 East Esplanade
Manly
NSW 2095

Phone
(02) 9976 2300
Open 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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