It's been a big day organising a bunch of events but here's some of what I can divulge!
First, I may have locked in a Victorian exclusive for our 100th different beer we've had on tap. In just a couple of weeks, we'll SMS out to our SMS database and invite our supporters to come and sample this new interstate beer for free (2 glasses each!).
ALE STARS SESSION (September)
Next Tuesday, this session focusses on German celebration lagers. Deadline for booking this Sunday (tomorrow). See here for more info.
OCTOBERFEST SPECTAPULAR (Sat 4th Oct)
A huge day of German revelry from noon with 10 German beer styles imported and 10 Australian brewed German styles. Oompa band, slap dancers, yodellers and cowbell ringers will join us as well! It's free to enter - we have limited capacity so get there early..
COOPERS CLUB EVENT
October - date and event TBC: Dr Tim Cooper (Coopers Head Brewer) in attendance.
ALE STARS SESSION (October)
Tuesday October 21st - Ale Stars session on Farmhouse Ales featuring Ben Kraus, Head Brewer from Bridge Road Brewery and brewer of Chevalier Saison (and Bier de Garde). $25 for 4 x beer samples and food. Samples to include Ben's Saison, Du Pont Saison, Trois Monts Biere de Garde and another example.
ROGUE ALES EXCLUSIVE(November)
THURSDAY November 6th - the very first chance in Australia for punters to sample newly arrived Rogue Ales (legendary American craft beers) featuring 10 x 60ml samples of 10 different Rogue Ales. Entry will be $25 - $30 (TBC) and includes gourmet pizzas. There may be special guest(s) as well - watch this space..
ALE STARS SESSION (December)
(Tues 16th TBC) - Wheat beers session with a cristal, a heffe, a dunkel and a weizenbock (or perhaps wit).
ALE STARS SESSION (Jan or Feb):
Pale lagers with obviously a classic pils, a modern NZ hop inspired pils, a Munich style helles and one other style.
SUMMER SPECTAPULAR BEERFEST:
Australia Day weekend (TBC) - Summer themed beers from all over Australia on tap @ The Local Taphouse.
BETTER BEER 101
Oh, and I forgot that we will soon introduce a monthly session for novice beer drinkers new to better beers to learn a little about the difference in beer styles the best way I know - sampling!
Any ideas for events welcome!