Saturday, December 17, 2011
Ale Star session in St Kilda featuring Q & Ales with 8 Wired's Soren Eriksen
Last Tuesday for our Christmas Ale Star session, we held our second Q & Ales - this time with Soren Eriksen, the man behind 8 Wired Brewing Co in New Zealand.
The beers were, as expected, absolutely awesome. The Sultan - a little 10% Belgian Quadruple - had not been on tap on these shores before and it went down a treat as did the Tall Poppy (Imperial Red Ale), Hopwired (IPA) and the Black Dwarf (Stout).
After flying through these tasters it was time to introduce our special guest for the Q & Ales, hosted by Guy. Soren answered questions and filled us on about what life is like as a rock star brewer and sometime poker champion. While we were chatting, we enjoy the tasting of the biggest baddest beer in the 8 Wired range, the iStout. Yum.
A huge thanks to Soren for taking the time out of his hectic schedule to speak to us. Also a massive thanks to Shandy for another year of Ale Star Tsarring.
From all of us here at The Local Taphouse we wish all of our Ale Star a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
See you in 2012.
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