With a nod to Melbourne’s Good Beer Week, Adelaide’s best beer pub, The Wheaty, is running its own mini-beer festival — very sharp, very craft and very Wheaty.
Good Beer Wheaty runs at the hotel between May 12 and May 15th.
A small sample of the events is below to whet your appetite, but download the full program and head along to what promises to be a fantastic event…
The ages of whisk(e)y; or how to ruin a perfectly good beer and make an even better whisk(e)y
Join Dr Paul Gooding and the Graham Wright as they explore in intimate detail, the art and science of distilling, or in other words, the art and science of turning perfectly good beer into even better whisk(e)y. How intimate? Just you wait as we have a big surprise in store along with a very unique tasting. There will be plenty to sample including wort, wash, new make spirit, young Whisky and a brace of finished whiskies made by different distilling techniques.
Beer Launch: ‘Topaz Fix’
We always suspected Adam Betts (Northdown Craft Beer Movement) and Christian Skovdal Anderson (Beer Here) were up to no good when they popped over to Adelaide in March; turns out they were up to plenty good – in the form of a three way collaborative brew. Adam and Christian hooked up with Stephen Nelsen (brewing out of Campus Brewery) to crank out a local version of Hop Fix; Beer Here’s most successful beer in Australia. And so ‘Topaz Fix’ was born. While bottles will make their way around Australia and beyond (featuring Christian’s cartoon labels) we’ll be tapping the only keg of Topaz Fix in the country; on for as long as it lasts!