Tooheys OLD Dark Ale Longneck 750mL
This robustly flavoured Tooheys OLD Dark Ale is surprisingly refreshing with subtle notes of chocolate and roasted coffee. Fermented with top fermentation ale yeast. Lightly hopped and roasted malt delivers darker colour. Fruity ale aroma blends well with the subtle hoppiness and toasty caramel notes to deliver a unique beer.
To create a legend, you need to think differently. “Why not?” must be an answer, not a question. It was this approach to life that drove John and James Toohey to brew their first beer back in 1869 – Tooheys OLD Dark Ale. With subtle notes of chocolate and roasted coffee, this surprisingly refreshing dark ale quickly replaced imported English ales as the beer of choice in our sun drenched nation.
So next time you pick up a Tooheys OLD Dark Ale, remember the legend behind the beer. One forged by two brothers who thought differently, got stuck in and had a crack.
Tooheys Old is vegan friendly – enjoy.
Great with char grilled meat, beef stroganoff, potroasts, game and flavoursome cheeses.
- Preservative free
- Vegan Friendly
- No Additives
- ABV 4.4%
- IBU 13
John and James Toohey are modern-day legends in this part of the world, but they didn’t know that would be the case when they headed up from Melbourne in the 1860s. Having run pubs south of the border, they set about making their own beer in Old Sydney Town, taking over a cordial factory in Darling Harbour and getting hold of a brewing license to get the operation off the ground.
Then, one September arvo in the bustling colony, the boys sat back, knocked the froth off a ‘Tooheys Black Ale’ and admired their work: it was an instant NSW favourite, now called Tooheys Old, which we’ve come to love for each and every one of the past 150 years.
The brothers knew they were on to a winner and before long, the business outgrew the Darling Brewery. We shifted to the Standard Brewery at Surry Hills in 1875, staying put until long after John and James passed – but their legacy saw the birth of several new brews.