Eagle Bay Tap Takeover & New Stuff

Last week Mt Lawley’s Five Bar played host to an Eagle Bay Brewing tap takeover. The beer line up included a mix of regulars and limited releases including the current brewer’s series Steam Ale and the previous release, the Cacao Stout

Last week Mt Lawley’s Five Bar played host to an Eagle Bay Brewing tap takeover.

The beer line up included a mix of regulars and limited releases including the current brewer’s series Steam Ale and the previous release, the Cacao Stout; a beer that we had all thought was done for the year. In a wonderful surprise Eagle Bay found the very last keg tucked away at the brewery. After careful deliberation between the crew it was decided to take it to Five Bar.

The Cacao Stout, now a couple of months on, was as silky smooth as ever and seemed like the red berry flavours were creeping out a little more compared to when it was first released in winter.

Bahen & Co are the bean-to-bar chocolate makers in Margaret River who collaborate with Nick for the annually released Cacao Stout

Eagle Bay’s beers were matched to a range of dishes including food by two beer loving chefs – Mitch aka Beersine with a Bahen & Co Cacao Stout Chocolate Chilli Tart and Wendy aka Me & Mabel with some Corn Tamale, the latter was paired with the Steam Ale and proved a beautiful match.

Eagle Bay Brewing

Eagle Bay Tap Takeover at Five
Smoked Pork Belly with Chorizo Foam
Eagle Bay Tap Takeover at Five Bar
Citrus and Vodka Cured Salmon

new stuff?!

Margi, Eagle Bay’s retail and marketing manager, was able to reveal that plans are well under way to bottle their next core range beer! Drum roll please ……………

Hello, ESB!

Yup, that’s right folks. A tasty, locally brewed, year round ESB will soon be at your finger tips.

[Crafty, I’m looking at you, I know you will be excited about this!]

The exact timing is uncertain but Margi says they are aiming for the end of January/beginning February. Stay tuned for more details!

PLUS Eagle Bay’s next brewers series beer is almost ready to launch, it’s a summer ale and I think will be best paired with white sand and clear blue ocean, BBQs and water balloon fights. The launch will be happening Friday 19th December at 4pm at Mane Liquor. In fine Eagle Bay launch tradition there will be food too – this time provided by Chicho Gelato. Find out more here.

Eagle Bay Cacao Stout 2014
Eagle Bay know how to throw a launch – this was the Cacao Stout launch with Me & Mabel back in August

 

 

Nøgne Ø Tap Takeover + Meet the Brewer

The International Beer Shop aka That Magical Beery Wonderful Place will be hosting a Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover on May 21st with Nøgne Ø head brewer, Kjetil Jikiun – mark it in your diaries folks!

The International Beer Shop, otherwise known to me as ‘that magical beery wonderful place’ will be playing host to Nøgne Ø head brewer, Kjetil Jikiun on Monday 21st May from 5.30-6.30pm. He will be pouring 4 of his beers fresh from the taps in this Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer event.

And what’s better, this is a completely free event, all you need to do is rock up, bring your enthusiasm for beer and try not to drive (as there is no parking on the verge near the store). Free tastings will be on offer and of course your chance to chat with Kjetil Jikiu. You may want to bring your wallet too as growlers will be available and I’m sure you’ll find some beer that is in need a good home.

When: 21st May 2012, Monday

Time: 5.30-6.30pm

Where: 69 McCourt Street, West Leederville

Tickets: Not Required but please RSVP via their Facebook event page

Oh and if you haven’t got your fill of Nøgne Ø goodness, you can always head to the Sail & Anchor the following day! See the Beer + Events page for more information