This is always worth checking out, the now annual Stone & Wood Stone Beer dinner. The stone beer itself is a fascinating throwback to medieval brewing techniques and last year’s was a cracker. You can read a little more about it here. The menu looks great and you know the beers are…worth checking out.
Thursday 6 June, 6.30pm. Bookings via The Villager.
These days we hear so much about the US craft brewing industry, the number of breweries and the mind-blowing quality of their beers.
While there are certainly jewels in the US crown, the torrent of beers washing up on our shores hasn’t always lived up to the hype. But, in our quest to let no stone go unturned, our next Hump Day gives the US another crack with a selection of beers from San Diego’s Coronado Brewing.
From my first sample of the beers, the Hoppy Daze Begian IPA, this is a brewery well-worth introducing to a Hump Day crowd, with maybe even a little gushy praise thrown in…we’ll see!
So, Hump Day will feature five beers from Coronado Brewing Company to see if they will all live up to that first sample. We will be sampling a cross section of styles from Coronado, all newly arrived:
- Golden Pilser
- Mermaid’s Red
- Islander IPA
- Hoppy Days Belgian IPA
- Blue Bridge Coffee Stout
The usual deal: sample five interesting and flavoursome beers with Matt, all while enjoying great company, light nibbles and getting over that mid-week hump. Tickets are limited, get in quick!
VENUE: Kerbside, Constance Street (Ann Street End) Fortitude Valley
WHEN: 29 May 2013, 5.30pm for 6pm
COST: $35, includes five samples and food. The fun is free.
TIME: 5.30pm for 6pm start, until 7.30 (or later)
Working with the fabulous The Golden Pig Food & Wine School (yes, they are so good I will even forgive them for that title, but beer is food!) we have developed some great cooking and drinking workshops.
These two-hour, mid-week classes are designed to be short, sharp & punchy while being fun and informative. Most importantly, they are great value.
Acclaimed chef Katrina Ryan, cuts the boring bits out of cooking and each class will each focus on an ingredient, dish or cooking style to give you some insight to the techniques involved. We then do the old, “here’s one we prepared earlier” and Matt Kirkegaard takes over and matches the dish to a couple of great craft beers, which he explains, and you get to sample.
The classes start at 6.30 and run for about two hours. So you get an education, a meal and beer tasting all for $49, not to mention great fun. There’s a craft beer on arrival too.
The next class will feature Beef Rendang.
Where: The Golden Pig, 38 Ross Street, Newstead. (Directions)
When: 17 April, 2013
Starts: 6.30pm – Finishes: 8.30pm – 9.00pm.
Bookings via The Golden Pig.