Brace yourself, beer lovers – an Akasha flagship has returned once more from the starry heavens to bring rapture to the people of Earth. That’s right, the Korben is back!

An immaculate conception of hop chemistry and creative brewing, there’s no other beer quite like this divine beast. Originally inspired by our love of Luc Besson’s timeless SF classic The Fifth Element, with its taxi skyways and shootouts and Jean Paul Gautier flair (and, of course, the beauty and the beast pairing of Milla and Bruce) the Korben is an equally influential creation… and, you could say, our signature beer.

Holding the quintessential secret of Akasha at its centre – the alchemical ether, the fifth element unifying the various facets of craft, chemistry, physics and flavour – the Korben occupies a very special place in our pantheon of beers, and is the big G of our West Coast-influenced IPA range.

A veritable stellar nursery of Simcoe, Centennial and Mosaic hops, its huge flavour profile, exquisite balance and superbly bitter finish has seen it become one of the top-rated Independent Double IPAs in Australia. Devotees hunt it down with a fervour, steadfast seekers pursuing the blessings of some Lovecraftian Elder God, lest they miss out on the ecstasies it bestows in the brief window of its incarnation.

The Korben has become, in truth, the stuff of legend. It is as though Dave parted the waters, looked upon what he had wrought, and said “behold, it is good.” Crafted from superior ingredients and brewed with almost reverential observance, it has become a multi-award-winning beer for the ages, able to be enjoyed and savoured anywhere by anyone… whatever quadrant of space you happen to find yourself in.

The secret to its staying power? Restraint. Despite repeated entreaties to have it become one of our core range, we handle the Korben with care, brewing it only two or three times a year to ensure it always goes out into the world super-fresh before it is re-brewed and released again. It’s literally a fountain of youth.

Then, the veil is drawn and the skies go dark, till the stars revolve in their stations and the phoenix of flavour rises again at the appointed hour, animating the four elements once more… leaving the palate longing for yet another close encounter of the hop kind, the likes of which only Korben can deliver.

NSW Stockists

Barny's Fine Wines, Roseberry
Beer Cartel, Artarmon
Blue Gum Hotel, Waitara
Boozebud, Minchinbury
BottlO'Briens, Cronulla
Cromer Cellars, Cromer
Cutty Cellars, Crows Nest
David Cellars, Sydenham
Harris Farm, Bondi Junction
Harris Farm, Leichhardt
Harris Farm, Drummoyne
Liquor Emporium, Alexandria
Liquor Emporium, St Peters
Little Bottler, Glen Alpine
Little Bottler, Narellan Vale
Loftus Liquor, Loftus
Lugarno Cellars, Lugarno
Mollymook Fine Wines, Mollymook
Park House Liquor, Mona Vale
Porters Liquor, Hornsby Heights
Red Bottle, Alexandria
Sapphire Cellars, Merimbula
Steves Cool Booze, Kingsford
The Mill Hotel, Millperra
The Oaks, Neutral Bay
Oak Barrel, Sydney CBD
Thirroul Cellars, Thirroul
Tom's Cellars, North Turramurra
Union Hotel, Newtown
Winona Wine, Manly
Woolpack Hotel, Redfern
Mr Liquor, Clemton Park
Mr Liquor, South Coogee
Mr Liquor, Ramsgate
Mr Liquor, Cronulla
Liquor Legends, Ashfield
Balmain Wine Shop, Balmain
Blaxland Bottlemart, Blaxland
Bucket Boys, Marrickville
Bull & Bush, Baulkham Hills
Camperdown Cellars Kingston Road, Camperdown
Camperdown Cellars, Leichhardt
Cellarbrations Drummoyne, Drummoyne
Craft Cartel, Wentworthville

David’s Cellars, Annandale
D’vine Cellars, Wentworth Falls
El Guapo Cantina, Bathurst
Georgetown Cellarbrations, Georgetown
Glebe Wine Shop, Glebe
Murray’s Glenbrook Cellars, Glenbrook
Greystanes Liquor Stax, Greystanes
Hop Shop, Bellingen
Lane Cellars, Orange
The Bottle O, Lambton
Lock Stock & Bottle, Abbotsford
Midway Cellars, Denistone East
Mingarra Recreational Club, Mingarra
Mr Liquor, Drummoyne
Mr Liquor, Parramatta
Mr Liquor, Potts Point
Northmead Cellars, Northmead
Oldfield Cellars, West Gosford
Prince of Wales Bottle Shop, Merewether
Sackville Hotel Bottle Shop, Balmain
Tighes Hill Cellars, Tighes Hill
Toongabbie Bottlemart, Toongabbie
Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop, Warners Bay
Westside Hotel, Dubbo
Winston Hills Bottle Shop, Winston Hills
Dan Murphy’s Leichhardt, Leichhardt
Dan Murphy’s North Ryde, North Ryde
BWS Canterbury Plaza, Canterbury
BWS Concord Drive, Concord
BWS Glebe, Glebe
BWS Leichhardt Drive Thru, Leichhardt
BWS Petersham, Petersham

VIC Stockists

A Point of Difference Liquor, Mitcham
Beer 360, Richmond
Bottlehouse, St Kilda
Carwyn Cellars, Thornbury
Cellarbrations at Carnegie
Cellarbrations at Gisborne
Cellarbrations at Tottenham
Cellarbrations at Yarraville
Cork the Liquor Store, Boronia & Ferntree Gully
Far Side Beers, Hawthorn East
Fizz + Hop, Moonee Ponds
Grape & Grain, Moorabbin
Harvest Cellars, Belgrave South
Hop Supply Co, Bendigo
Hopheads, Altona & Point Cook

Hopheads, Altona & Point Cook
Local Bottle Store, Brunswick
McCoppins, Abbotsford
Ocean Grove Cellars, Ocean Grove
Otter's Promise, Armadale
Parkhill Cellars, North Melbourne
Ritchies IGA Liquor, Carrum Downs
Ritchies IGA Liquor, Wantirna
The Goods Shed, Wodonga
The Hop Shop, Frankston
Union Wine Store, Ascot Vale
Village Vineyard Fine Booze, Fitzroy North
Williamstown Fine Wine, Williamstown
Wine Republic, Northcote

QLD Stockists

Cellarbrations Treetops Tavern, Burleigh Waters
Craft Wine Store, Red Hill
Cellarbrations, Camp Hill
Cellarbrations Buderim, Buderim
Cellarbrations, Birtinya
Saccharomyces Bottle shop, Taringa
Harry Brown's Eatons Hill, Eatons Hill
Montel Alehouse
Bottlemart Boondal, Sue's Corner, Boondal
Vine Liquor Mart, Cleveland
Craft Wine Store, Coorparoo
Liquor Legends, Carina
Yandina Hotel, Yandina
Cellarbrations Tingalpa
Showcase Beers
My Beer Dealer, Petrie Terrace

The Mill cellars, Mudgereeba
Liquor Legends Stafford Tavern, Stafford
Liquor Legends Junction Hotel, Annerley
Star Liquor Aerodrome Road
The Bench, Cleveland
BottleMart IBIS Central,
Cellarbrations Charlie's Hotel, Gympie
Cellarbrations NVT, Narangba
Valley Wine Store, Fortitude Valley
Black Sheep, Newmarket
Star Liquor, Richlands
Star Liquor, Runcorn
Bottlemart Fullmoon Hotel, Shorncliffe

ACT Stockists

Candamber Fine Wines, Weston
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