A one-off cherry chocolate nut brown ale produced by three Orange businesses has been selected as one of six beers to go on sale in celebration of the upcoming Great Australian Beer Spectacular.
Called the Dark Side of Orange, and displaying a label based on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album cover, the beer was selected to be part of a commemorative six-pack for the beer and cider festival.
It was selected from between 160 to 170 beer and cider makers who are each entering one product in the festival.
VIDEO: The beer being canned at Badland's Brewery
The ale was created by Badlands Brewery with cherry juice from Small Acres Cydar and chocolate from Origin Chocolate specially for the festival and was given its name due to its dark colour.
Badland's Brewery owner Jon Shiner said the idea for the beer came from Small Acres Cyder owner James Kendell who was drinking a nut brown ale and eating cherries and chocolate in England at Christmas time when he got the email about the beer and cider festival.
"We have to release a beer that's brand new for the festival," Mr Shiner said.
He said the festival is taking place in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne but The Dark Side of Orange is one of six that will also be sold in Dan Murphy's from June 1 once the festival is over.
The Dark Side of Orange and at the Orange Farmers Market on June 8.
Depending on availability the cherry, chocolate nut brown ale might also be available at the Agrestic Grocery on Molong Road, which offers Badlands Brewery beer tastings.
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