Mutiny On The Bounty
Come on a journey below the 45th parallel. Inspired by the ill fated expedition of the HMS Bounty, Mutiny is a very South Pacific take on an export stout, brewed with breadfruit, roasted plantain, coconut sugar, toasted coconut and Tahitian vanilla. Spirituous heat elegantly balanced with deep, rich coconut vanilla sweetness in an ebony black brew of intense complexity. A voyage to the true heart of darkness. A now infamous tale of sex, cruelty, mutiny, revenge and death. 1787, the HMS Bounty sets sail under Lieutenant William Bligh, tasked with transporting breadfruit plants from Tahiti to the West Indies, a destination it will never reach. Provoked both by the cruelty of their captain and the lure of Tahiti’s earthly pleasures, many of the crew, led by Fletcher Christian, turn on the brutal Bligh, setting him adrift on the open sea in a small boat. Sustained by his will for revenge, Bligh and his small crew survive an epic 6500km journey across the pacific to the Dutch East Indies. After his return to England the Admiralty dispatches a frigate to the Pacific to track down the mutineers. Fourteen are taken on Tahiti, many die as the ship is wrecked on the return to England. Those who survive are tried, and a number hung from the yardarm. However, Christian and nine others evade capture escaping to Pitcairn, taking with them by force and deception a group of Islanders. They escape the noose, but by 1808 when their settlement on Pitcairn is discovered, all but one of the mutineers are dead, including Christian, most by violent means as they turn on each other or are killed by the Tahitians they abducted. A dark end to a dark tale.
Artist: Paul Tobin & Tim Gibson