4 Pines Brewing Company comes from the beautiful seaside city of Manly in Sydney NSW. The brewery in relatively new beginning in 2008 but they have gained a name as a producer of quality handcrafted Australian beers. Their Vostok Space Beer Stout has won a bronze award at the 2011 Sydney Royal Show and a silver award at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2010 and is the world’s first space beer. Yes the stout has become the first beer to be drunk on a commercial space flight. In a partnership between Saber Astronautics and 4 Pines the beer was flown into zero gravity on the 26th of February 2011 and drank. It is hoped the beer will be a regular offering when commercial space travel becomes more popular. The stout is an Irish styled stout and is very dark almost black with the traditional caramel coloured frothy head. It has some coffee like flavours and although full bodied is very smooth and has a very pleasant balanced bitterness. As the brewery is small it is not all that readily available throughout Australia although more and more liquor stores are getting onto it including some a few of the larger retailers. Keep you eyes open for it- it is really tasty!
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We did a story about Murray’s Craft Brewing’s Drop Dead Gorgeous Blond,
well they have just released another special product which is well worth chasing down. The first release of Murray’s Wild Thing Imperial Stout has hit the market, but you better be quick as there will only be 1100 bottles of this beer available and is only available at their soon to be new home in the Beautiful Port Stevens Winery on Australia’s New South Wales coast. Now the Wild Thing sure has a kick with a ABC of 10% and OG of 11,00 it is inspired by the great Russian Stouts and Murray’s reckon it’s fit for a Czar- who could argue with that, with lovey aromas of strong dark chocolate, a little fruitiness from the hops and yeast and some rumminess from the alcohol. The flavour is an intense hit of mocha – bitter dark chocolate bordering on coffee- no more time to talk about it we need to get our selves to Port Stevens and try it before it runs out… cheers!