LIMITED EDITION AUSSIE PALE
“THE FOURTH BASTARD”
Rum was the currency of Australia at the turn of the 19th Century. Quite literally, it was destroying the settlement. Governor Philip King needed a safer alternative so he asked the British Government to import hops and brewing equipment. When HMS Porpoise finally arrived, so did Australia’s thirst for Pale Ale. However, it was a slow start as the settler struggled to grow the hops in the harsh Australian climate; the first Australian-grown hops were finally cultivated in 1806. From these humble beginnings grew one of the cornerstones of Australia’s rich brewing history.