If beer’s ingredients were a rock band, hops would be the sexy and enigmatic lead singer swarmed by groupies and pestered for its autograph while the malt and yeast stand up the back keeping time and the rhythm.
But are all strutting rock gods the same?
This Hump Day puts hops where the lead singer belongs, front and centre, with a tasting of seven IPAs from Danish brewer Mikkeller, each brewed with a different single hop.
We will be sampling India Pale Ales featuring the following hops:
Get a sense for the different flavours that hops can bring to a beer, all while enjoying great company, light nibbles and getting over that mid-week hump.
VENUE: Kerbside, Constance Street (Ann Street End) Fortitude Valley
COST: $35, includes seven samples and food. The fun is free.
TIME: 5.30pm for 6pm start, until 7.30 (or later)
Bookings via TryBooking.
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
Hump Day | 14 November | ‘Tis the Saison
Despite my best intentions, this will be the last Hump Day for 2012 so we’re going to make it a little bit special.
Saison is a cracking style for summer, refreshing but still satisfying and with plenty of flavour to chew on. Even better, it goes beautifully with a range of cheeses and charcuterie.
So, the last Hump Day tasting for 2012 will feature a selection of Australian and imported saisons paired with some cheese and charcuterie from Fino Food & Wine. To keep the beers a little diverse we will include one or two Biere de Gardes, another farmhouse style.
The beer list will feature:
- Bridge Road Chevalier Saison
- Bridge Road Chevalier Biere de Garde
- Silly Saison
- Trois Monts (Biere de Garde)
- Temple Saison
We will also have a special beer on arrival included in the price, regular finger food in addition to the charcuterie and cheese and loads of give aways and prizes.
Tickets will obviously be limited, so get in quick.
When: Wednesday, 14 Novermber at 5.30pm for 6pm
Where: Kerbside, Constance Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $49, includes beer and arrival,five samples, cheese and charcuterie and finger food
I hope to see you there…