Good Beer Wheaty is back for 2014, taking over The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide during May. This year, the five day celebration of craft beer will be extra Yeastie. The pub’s co-owner, Jade Flavell, explains…
“We blame the Yeastie Boys. After several beer-fuelled conversations with Stu [McKinlay] and Sam [Possenniskie] 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 minibeer-fest 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.
This year, the Yeasties are not only part of the family, they’re part of the furniture.
Yeastie Stu has adopted the role of co-curator of Good Beer Wheaty Yeastie in addition to that of House Spooner.
We’ll be brewing on the Wheaty Brewing Corps’ brand spanking new 600L Premier Stainless Brewery with Leo (Birra del Borgo), Stuart (Magic Rock), Shane (Sixpoint), Tobias (To Øl) and Darren (Doctor’s Orders). And Stu will be there for each batch, making sure the buttons work, ideally while wearing his Red Weyermann Overalls.
Come Winter, we’ll all get to sample the fruits of these extraordinary collaborations.”
The week of events includes:
Thursday 15th: ‘Rock Del Borgo’: Magic Rock and Birra Del Borgo Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewers
Friday 16th: SixPoint and To Øl Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewers
Saturday 17th: ‘Skunkhour’: Beer Faults 101; ‘Is It Or Isn’t It?’: Faults v Character
Sunday 18th: ‘The Art of Spooning’: Yeastie Boys Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer
Monday 19th: Doctor’s Orders Prescribes
Some events are free while others require bookings. Download the full program here.
Dates: Thursday 15th – Saturday 19th May, 2014
Venue: 39 George Street, Thebarton, South Australia
Tickets: all tickets available from OZTIX. Call 1300 762 545 or visit oztix.com.au
For more information: visit The Wheatsheaf Hotel website or call 08 8443 4546.