There was also the opportunity to officially sample four of Ben's beers - Aussie Ale, Beechworth Pale, Robust Porter and Chevalier Bier de Garde (and unofficially another three or four after formalities!). The People's Choice winner on the night was the Bier de Garde followed closely by the Porter.
Above: Ben Kraus at the mic with Steve and Doc.
Above: Trivia Time!
The trivia contest was between twelve groups with best team name being awarded to "Get Your Hands off my KRAUS'. Eventual winners was the Devil's Advocate team who were treated to a great merchandise pack of Bridge Road gear.
A huge thanks to Ben for flying up for the occasion, doing a great presentation and for holding it together after a long afternoon at 4 Pines in Manly!
The next Ale Star session will be Trappist Ales on Tuesday 1 March hosted by Doc and special guest Michael Lonard (Beer Importers). Tix are the usual $35 and you can book online at the website.
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