The Place Beyond The Pines
A classic Mikkeller IPA, a trip to Denver, 5 years of dreaming and a lust for pine have all led to our craziest concept yet. A Christmas ale made from a native pine tree. That’s right, using fresh, new growth pine tips, and sustainably harvested branches from Mark's family farm we modernised an old Finnish brewing technique to bring the pine. This is an insanely unique beer, with flavour complexity beyond what we thought possible in beer. And we are intensely stoked with the result.
Australian pine has this incredibly unique character. Woody and earthy for sure but also floral and Eucalyptus-like. Sappy but not astringent, fresh forest but not cedar; like a hike through the Bunya Mountains. Punching through on a 10% malty base, we kept the hops in balance, with Simcoe, Chinook and Columbus. It’s a harmony of rich flavours, with the native pine the hero.
This is the crazy best thing we’ve ever done. We had no idea what the result would be but we are so glad we gave it a shot. It’s Aussie Christmas in a glass.
Not available for purchase online. Available from our Doggett Street takeaway fridge and all good stockists.