Embracing the dark side of beer during winter, the Font of Darkness returns to The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide from 6pm on Wednesday 3rd July, with the darkness continuing across July.
The Wheaty is well known to many in craft beer circles as a haven of good beer on draught in Adelaide, a city that remains relatively void of craft beer centric bars. However, the Wheaty’s talent is that it is essentially a classic, unassuming Aussie pub that offers no apology for its diverse and regularly changing range of modern beers instead of a portfolio of beers from Fosters of Lion. A beer nerd’s hot-spot to some, a neighbourly local and watering hole to others.
Once again the Wheaty crew have gathered an impressive array of high calibre dark beers to enjoying during July. The seasonally appropriate dark beer showcase will surely warm the hearts of many, enough for them to not query the bar’s often questionable use of their Randall-handle hop infuser to add a curious twist to a beer’s flavour. [JD]
Font of Darkness IV 2013.
July is the month to surrender to The Wheaty’s other Winter ritual – one that doesn’t (necessarily) involve frocking up – ‘The Font of Darkness’.
We sacrifice 7 of our 13 taps to the dark side, pouring varying shades of black across an entire font (and the Handpump) and exploring roast in all of its fiendish manifestations…
Opening tap line-up for The Font of Darkness:
- Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
- Brewboys Ace of Spades (Glasshopper)
- Brewfist Green Petrol
- Hargreaves Hill Foreign Extra Stout
- Moo Brew Velvet Sledgehammer (Handpump)
- Mornington Peninsula Imperial Stout
- To Øl Black Maria
Followed by: 8 Wired iStout & Rastafari; Birra del Borgo Hoppy Cat; Birbeck’s The Merchant; Bridge Road Porter, Bar Series New Porter & Dim Wit; Brooklyn Brown Ale; Buxton Black Rocks & Imperial Black; Croucher Coffee Stout; Dieu du Ciel! Aphrodisiaque & Péché Mortel; Doctor’s Orders Intravenous Elixir; Ducato Donkere Vader & Verdi; Feral Barrique O’ Karma, Boris, Karma Citra, Razorback & Smoked Porter; Haand Bryggeriet Norse Porter; Kooinda Black IPA; Lobethal Bierhaus Chocolate Oatmeal Stout; Lobethal Bierhaus/Yeastie Boys Wendy; Magic Rock Bearded Lady & Dark Arts; Moo Brew Dark; Moo/Mountain Goat/Wheaty SchwartzHopf; Moor Dark Alliance; Mornington Peninsula Brewery Porter; Mountain Goat Bigfoot & Surefoot; Murray’s TBC; North Coast Old Rasputin RIS; Prickly Moses Black Panther & Black Stallion; Redchurch Hoxton Stout; Renaissance Chocolate Oatmeal Stout; Rogue Chocolate Stout, Chatoe Dirtoir, Mocha Porter & Shakespeare Stout; Sierra Nevada Porter & Stout; Summer Wine Teleporter; Thornbridge St Petersburg Imperial Stout; To Øl By Udder Means & Liquid Confidence; Two Birds/3 Ravens/Parrot Dog Fly by Night BIPA; Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black.
Kegs on for as long as they last. Darkness pouring throughout July.
Launch Event: The Font of Darkness unveiled from 6pm Wed 3rd July
Location: The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Thebarton SA 5031
More information: visit The Wheaty’s website.