Way, way back in July 2009, we hosted an American-themed Star Spangled SpecTAPular. At that time, the only US craft beers we could get hold of were those from Rogue Brewery in Portland. An awful lot has changed since then with an ever increasing number of US craft beers imported by official channels now appearing in good beer stores around the country.
Given all that, we've managed to put together a cracking lineup of fantastic US craft beers together for our 2012 Star Spangled SpecTAPular which will take place in St Kilda on Saturday March 3 (see poster above) and Darlo on Saturday March 10.
Things will kick off at noon and there will be entertainment and US-themed food offerings to get you in the mood. Entry is at least a gold coin and all proceeds will be donated to the Children's Hospital in Sydney and Melbourne. So dig deep!
We are enormously grateful for the sponsorship of the US Department of Agriculture who have helped to make this event possible.
Be warned that news of this event is spreading around the US expat community so avoid disappointment and come down early!
Here's the lineup of 20 beers (as is tradition, supplies are limited..)
Bear Republic (CA) - Racer 5 IPA, Red Rocket Amber Ale, Hop Rod Rye IPA, Special XP Pale, Big Bear Black Imperial Stout
Green Flash (CA) - West Coast IPA, Hop Head Red Amber Ale
Moylans (CA) -Hopsickle Imperial IPA, Kiltlifter Scotch Ale, Tipperary APA
Marin (CA) - Chocolate Airporter, Star Brew Wheatwine, Tiburon Blonde, IPA, Mt Tam APA
Pretty Things (MA)- Jack D'Or Saison
Weyerbacher (PA) - Double Simcoe Imperial IPA
Clown Shoes (MA) - Clementine Witbier
Sly Fox (PA) - Pils