Tooheys Old back on tap

You asked for it … literally. By popular request, Tooheys Old Dark Ale has returned to the West Ryde Hotel and is available on tap. Old was, in fact, the first beer ever brewed by the Toohey brothers, John and James, in 1869, and apparently the beer was so refreshing that imported English ales soon diminished in popularity. So that means when you’re drinking Old, you’re drinking history – although, thankfully, the beer we have on tap was brewed more recently than 1869. It may even have been brewed in 2019 …

The tasting notes even offer some food-pairing suggestions: ‘A smooth, full-flavoured Australian black ale with a fruity aroma and a hint of caramel, Tooheys Old Dark Ale is the best mate of char-grilled meat dishes, game, or even cheese platters and desserts.’