Monday, June 29, 2009

Star Spangled SpecTAPular update

With the Star Spangled SpecTAPular coming up this Saturday I've been a little preoccupied...

I've been receiving dozens of calls from punters asking how much it costs to get in, what time it starts etc. and I think the day is going to be a cracker for beer lovers and fun lovers alike.

Of course the answer is that it doesn't cost anything to get in other than a gold coin donation. The money collected will go toward the Fred Hollows Foundation thanks to James who put this very worthy cause forward. The day starts at 12 noon and finishes up at 1am.

Last ANZAC Day SpecTAPular we managed to raise around $1,800 for Legacy and I think we'll do that again next year. Kinda makes you proud to be an Aussie - well done everyone! So we're hoping to raise just as much if not more this time.

But on to the most important stuff....the BEER....

For those of you that missed the line up, I've included the list again below. I was a little worried that it was going to be all too challenging for the public... but going through the list again there are definitely plenty of more 'accessible' beers to get stuck into as well. Almost all the beers have now arrived, even the Rogue Ales, with only the WA ones left to land.

We've also received some awesome Rogue merchandise thanks to Dave at Innspire which we'll be auctioning, raffling and giving away on the day.

In other news, it's looking like Steve (our design guru from Catsart and St Kilda Ale Star) will be making it to both venues in the same day. In a moment of inspiration, he decided it would be a good idea to to film the experience of going to stay tuned for some footage.

Can't wait to see y'all there!!

And the beer line up again....

From the famous and spectacular Rogue Ales, we have the following awesome beers for the first time on tap anywhere in Australia:

Dead Guy Ale (German Maibock)
Chocolate Stout (American Stout)
Saint Rogue Red (American Red Ale)
Hazelnut Brown Nectar (American Brown Ale)
XS: Imperial IPA (American / Double India Pale Ale)
XS: Imperial Stout (Imperial Stout)

For anyone who wants to know a little more about Rogue Ales, it's worth checking out their web site. The About Us page is a great little story too.

And, for the Aussie beers that we've managed to squeeze into this somewhat looseley defined theme.....

2 Brothers Voodoo, VIC
(Baltic Porter - 1st time on tap in Oz!)
Arctic Fox Amber Lager, VIC
(American Amber Lager - 1st time on tap in NSW!)
Bootleg Brewery Epic 2IPA, WA
(American / Double India Pale Ale - 1st time on tap in VIC & NSW!)
Brewboys Brown Bomber, SA
(American Brown Ale - 1st time on tap in Oz!)
Bridge Rd Saison de Coing, VIC
(Fruit Beer / Candied Quince Saison - 1st time on tap in Oz!)
(American Pale Ale / India Pale Ale hybrid - 1st time on tap in NSW!)
Holgate Brewhouse Nut Brown Ale, VIC
(American Brown Ale - 1st time on tap in Oz!)
Hunter Beer Co. Cranky Pants IPA, NSW
(India Pale Ale - 1st time on tap in Oz!)
Moo Brew Pale Ale, TAS
(American Pale Ale - 1st time on tap in NSW & 2nd time in VIC!)
Mountain Goat Steam Ale, VIC
(Steam Ale / California Common - 1st time on tap in NSW!)
MT Brewery Yippy IPA, QLD
(India Pale Ale - 1st time on tap in VIC & NSW!)
Murray's Icon 2IPA, NSW
(American / Double India Pale Ale - back by popular demand!)
Red Duck Bengal IPA, VIC
(India Pale Ale - 1st time on tap in Oz!)
Two Meters Tall Cleansing Ale, TAS
(Real Ale / American Blonde Ale - 1st time on tap on the mainland!)

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