Temple Bold New World Imperial Stout

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Take a trip to the dark side and leave your car keys behind

May the Fourth is both a great day for beer-loving Star Wars nerds and the worst day for unfortunate souls hoping to hide their speech impediment.

Some seriously cool beers have appeared over the last few years, the most well-known being Holgate’s Millenium Falcon Triple IPA, and this year the guys from the Jedi Temple in Brunswick East have paid homage to everything alluring about the dark side.

Head Brewer, Glenn Harrison is a devout dark beer worshipper, yet it’s his passion for absolute balance in the Force that shines through with this particular beer. I can’t help but think this is his New World Order American Stout after a solid three week training session on Dagobah.

I had a chat with Temple’s intergalactic beer smuggler, Simon Frake about their Bold New World. We just had to make a beer for Star Wars Day. The Imperial just represents the Stormtroopers who are misunderstood dudes in white plastic with a seriously bad boss, that would fall down during battles without any apparent injuries. May the Fourth is just transcendentally cool. 

What Simon was trying to say is Bold New World presents a jet black appearance with a sexy coffee-coloured head, a moderate level of carbonation and roasted, chocolate flavour that compliments the dried fruit aroma and 10% alcohol beautifully.

Don’t restrict this beer to a beer glass however. Frake continues, it is a serious beer, but can be treated as a bit of fun too. Bold New World poured over vanilla ice cream is like the Eton Mess equivalent in all the finest Death Star venues. Coming in to the Victorian Autumn season, there’s nothing better than an earthy, warming monster stout.

Brewing beer this good isn’t like dusting crops boy, this beer is seriously Empire Strikes Back good. As Yoda would say, When 10% alcohol you reach, taste as good it will not, hmm?!

Bold New World is a strictly limited release, out on May 4 at selected venues around Victoria. Be quick, it will go fast!

ABV: 10%

STYLE: Imperial Stout

SERVING TEMP: 6-8 degrees

FOOD PAIRING: Womp Rat

ORIGIN: 122 Weston St, East Brunswick

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Trev has earned a reputation in the Australian craft beer industry as a passionate advocate for local breweries and educating the masses about the beer they are drinking. He is the founder and Chair of Bendigo Beer which runs many events including the widely acclaimed Bendigo On The Hop festival.