This February, some of the best craft breweries from around Australia are participating in a unique beer event inspired by the best English Real Ales.
‘Rock the Cask Bar’ at The Local Taphouse will feature Mountain Goat, Feral Brewery, Riverside Brewing and other leading Australian craft breweries offering a twist on one of their regular beers by putting the beer in a traditional cask (as opposed to a keg). In some cases, the brewers will also be adding additional or different ingredients.
Cask ales result in a gentler level of carbonation, a rounder mouthfeel and often a slightly more complex flavour and aromatic profile. Cask ale, or cask-conditioned beer, is also referred to as real ale, a term coined by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in the UK.
Samples and tasting notes will be supplied for all beers and there will also be live entertainment for the celebrations.
The exclusive line-up of cask beers pouring at the event will include:
- Amber 2.0 (Riverside, NSW)
- Scotch Ale (Red Hill, VIC)
- Dry hopped Hightail (Mountain Goat, VIC)
- Apocalypso IPA (Illawarra, NSW)
- Barrel Fermented Hop Hog (Feral, WA)
- Dry hopped Bling IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)
- Angry Man Pale Ale (Murray’s, NSW)
- English Pale Ale (Bright, VIC)
- ESB (Hargreaves Hill, VIC)
- Commonfolk Brown Ale (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Date & Time: Saturday 8th February 2014, from noon
Venues: The Local Taphouse St Kilda (184 Carlisle Street, East St Kilda, VIC) and The Local Taphouse Darlinghurst (122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst, NSW)
Entry: Gold coin donation (which is donated to charity)
About The Local Taphouse
The Local Taphouses are specialty beer venues located in St Kilda (Melbourne) and Darlinghurst (Sydney). While they run dozens of beer events each year, their SpecTAPular beer festivals each have a different theme and are the highlights. The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) became so popular it is now a 3 day attracting almost 12,000 people every May at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building.