If Good Beer Week is Australia’s best beer festival, then Good Beer Wheatie is it’s awesome Fringe. If you’re not heading to Melbourne, or want to tack on a few days, it’s well worth heading to Adelaide… [MK]
We blame the Yeastie Boys. After several beer-fuelled conversations with Stu & Sam at Good Beer Week 2011 we decided it would be an excellent idea to hold a Yeastie Boys concept tasting at The Wheaty.
When, several months later the Boys invited themselves to the Pub to make good our plan, we thought we may as well build a whole mini-beerfest around their visit – and so in 2012 Good Beer Wheaty was born.
With a nod to Melbourne’s very excellent Good Beer Week, we put together a collection of Craft Beer events of the kind The Wheaty already hosts – but over a concentrated period and with some very special bells and whistles. In short Good Beer Wheaty is a very short, very craft and very Wheaty celebration of good beer.
In 2014 we christened our brand spanking new 600L Premier Stainless Brewery with three Good Beer Wheaty Yeastie brews – a true baptism of fire. This year we’ve enlisted another clutch of extraordinary Collaborators to brew with;
- Darren (Doctor’s Orders),
- Joe (Liberty Brewing),
- Leo (Birra del Borgo),
- Brooks (Nomad),
- Grant and Dennis (Modus Operandi)
and Tom (Fixation Brewing).
Come July, we’ll all get to sample the fruits of these extraordinary collaborations…
And ‘spooning’* us in spirit – from afar – will be Yeastie Boy Stu, who, due to Empire Building commitments in Europe can’t make it to Thebarton this May. But who promises to return, Yeastier than ever, in 2017…
*”Spooning”: The Yeastie Boys’ unique term for what the rest of us refer to as ‘Collaborating’.