Easter Trading, GBW Events & Beer, Lots of Beer!

Plenty to get through this week, so we’ll keep it as brief as possible. Lots of new beers, events & happenings as of late, so be sure to check them all out.

EASTER TRADING
Thurs 28/3: 12-9pm
Fri 29/3: CLOSED
Sat 30/3: 12-9pm
Sun 31/3: CLOSED
Mon 1/4: 12-9pm

UPCOMING EVENTS
BRASSERIE MELUSINE (FRA) SHOWCASE
For some time now the French brewing tradition has lived in the shadows of their Belgian neighbours. Having got a taste for the French craft scene on my travels last year, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of experimentation occurring. So in a bid to expose people to the wonderful array of French craft beers on offer, we will be having an event featuring Brasserie Melusine from the Loire Valley. The event will showcase some of their quirky offerings paired with French artisan cheese & charcuterie. When? Wednesday 17th April – Time: 7pm-9pm – Cost: $45 – Bookings essential.

GOOD BEER WEEK 2013
CAVALIER CREATION DEGUSTATION
We’ve put our collective heads together & are creating a degustation like no other. Showcasing a number of small-batch, experimental releases brewed by Cavalier specifically for our event, paired with tasty creations from Mat Beyer of Virginia Plain. When? Tuesday 21st May – Time: 6:30pm-9pm – Cost: $75 – Bookings essential

BIRRA DEL BORGO COLLABORATION CELEBRATION
Our favorite Italian Brewer, Leonardo di Vincenzo of Birra del Borgo will be in here to guide us through his exciting recent collaborative efforts with some of the world’s most renowned craft brewers including Brewdog, Dogfishead & many more. These exciting beers will be paired with Italian cheese & salumi. When? Friday 24th May – Time: 6:30pm-9pm – Cost $60 – Bookings essential

NEW RELEASES & FRESH STOCKS
FROM AUSTRALIA
Bridge Rd Bling Bling IIPA 330ml $7.50
Amped up version of the regular bling ipa.

Bridge Rd Edge Waldo Berry Saison 750ml $21.00
Collab with edge brewing, saison brewed with an assortment of berries.

Feral Raging Flem Belgian IPA 330ml $5.50
First release in the new brewpub series.

Holgate Millennium Falcon IIPA 500ml $21.00
To celebrate the brewery’s 1000th batch comes this 10% abv hop beast.

HopDog RedRum 330ml $6.50
Rum barrel aged raspberry wheat beer.

HopDog Children of Darkness 330ml $6.50
Back again, this excellent American inspired BIPA.

Mash Collective Aureus Chrysalis 500ml $9.00
This year’s release is a Dubbel Scotch Ale, part Belgian, part Scot.

Moondog Henry Ford’s Girthsome Fjord 330ml $7.00
A Belgo–American India Brown Ale.

Moondog Love Tap Double Lager 330ml $5.00
Hopped up, 7% abv double lager.

Red Hill Belgian Blonde 330ml $6.00
This years release is as complex as ever & impeccably balanced.

FROM DENMARK
To Ol Black Ball American Porter 330ml $7.50
A hoppy, roasty American inspired imperial porter.

FROM ENGLAND
Buxton Imperial Black IPA 500ml $12.00
Roasty & hoppy in equal proportions.

Buxton High Tor India Red Ale 500ml $11.00
Rich & malty with plenty of hop grunt as well.

Buxton Wild Boar IPA 500ml $10.00
Masses of tropical fruit hop aroma & bitterness.

Buxton Axe Edge DIPA 500ml $11.00
Amped up version of the wild boar, higher abv & more hops!

Fullers Vintage Ale 2012 500ml $13.00
Rich & complex strong ale that can be aged for many years to come.

Oakham Citra 500ml $7.50
Hopped solely with US Citra hops, fruit driven with a cleansing bitterness.

Oakham Green Devil IPA 660ml $10.00
Part English, part American IPA.

FROM ITALY
Birra del Borgo Agua Caliente BA IPA 330ml $10.00
4 way collab with other Italian brewers, an oak barrel aged IPA.

Birra del Borgo Prunus 750ml $19.00
Inspired by Belgian Krieks, vibrant fruit character with plenty of tartness & funk.

Birra del Borgo Etrusca 330ml $15.00
Collab with DFH & Baladin, a traditional ale aged in terracotta vessels.

Birra del Borgo Old Antonia 330ml $11.00
A hoppy strong ale aged in Calvados barrels.

FROM NEW ZEALAND
8 Wired Dry Oaked Cider 750ml $13.50
Oak aged farmhouse style cider fermented with wild yeast.

Epic Mosaic IPA 500ml $13.00
Following on from the Zythos IPA, comes another beer that is a one trick pony!

FROM NORWAY
Nogne O Red Horizon 2nd Edition 250ml $20.00
An American strong ale fermented with sake yeast #7.

Nogne O Red Horizon 3rd Edition 250ml $20.00
Barleywine style fermented with sake yeast #9.

Nogne O Special Holiday Ale 500ml $15.00
Collab with Stone & Jolly Pumpkin, a dark, spiced ale.

FROM SCOTLAND
Traquair House Ale 330ml $9.50
Perhaps most distinctive Scottish ale, rich & dark with oak notes.

Traquiar Jacobite Ale 330ml $10.50
One of our favorites! Rich, dark & malty with coriander spicing.

FROM USA
Rogue Double Chocolate Stout 750ml $23.00
Exceptionally rich & decadent stout.

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2013 355ml $6.00
A beast of a beer, super hoppy young, can age for years to come.