So, Christmas descends upon us and we will celebrate our last Hump Day beer tasting with a selection of Christmas beers and beers for Christmas…
For too long beer and Christmas meant having a bitterly cold, barely flavoured beers, before moving onto red wine with the turkey. That’s changing! There is a wide range of Christmas beers being brewed here and being imported that will really help get you into the Christmas spirit.
Join us as Hump Day celebrates a very Humpy Christmas with a selection of seasonal beers. We will be sampling:
- Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve (Red Ale)
- St Bernardus Christmas (Belgian Quad)
- Brasserie du Bocq Triple Moine (Belgian Triple)
As a very special treat we will also be getting to sample a three year vintaged Redoak Christmas Ale I have been saving for just such a tasting!
As it’s Christmas, we also have our annual celebration of baby Cheeses as well, care of some wonderful farmhouse cheese from Black Pearl Epicure, in addition to the regular nibbles.
Due to the limited supply of the vintaged beer, we will only have 40 tickets available for this special Hump Day.
When: 4 December 2013 5.30pm for 6pm start.
Where: Kerbside, Cnr Constance & Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Price: $40 (plus booking fee)
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)
As many of you know I spent the Christmas period travelling through Italy, Austria, Southern Germany, France, UK, Belgium and Denmark. It was a fascinating trip and, although I have been lucky to try many of the beers from these countries over here, it was interesting to look first hand at some of the trends that have been developing overseas.
So, the first Hump Day for 2013 will feature five beers that really highlighted for me what’s happening overseas. There will be craft beers from Italy, Denmark, UK and Belgium. Please note – no slides will be shown!
There will also be some very exciting one-off lucky door prizes offered as well. I filled a suitcase with beers to bring back from my travels – not enough to share for a Hump Day, but enough to make for a very, very special prize cupboard. The highlight will be a bottle of Westvleteren 12, rated the best beer in the world on RateBeer.com.
Tickets for this one are limited. As a special one-off you can even claim the number you would like for your lucky door prize entry. When you book and pay, just email me (email@example.com) with your TryBooking receipt and tell me the number you would like to claim (between 1 and 50). First in, first choice of your number.
Date: 13 March 2013
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start (til 7.30pm)
Cost: $35, includes beer samples and light snacks