Head’s up, Newcastle beer enthusiasts!
Your proclivities for the amber fluid will be well taken care of at Beerhaüs Kotara next week when it hosts its very own beer festival.
The purpose of the fest is to celebrate a recently forged partnership between the venue and South Australian craft brewer Pirate Life.
The new partnership brings a Pirate Life taproom, or dedicated section of the bar, to Beerhaüs, which boasts 40 beers on tap.
For the festival, Pirate Life will take over 20 of those taps, pouring limited-edition brews, a number of which Beerhaüs has exclusive access to beyond Pirate Life’s own brewery bar.
Revellers will be some of the first to taste a range of Pirate Life summer-style, sour beers and with such flavours as acai and passionfruit, cherry, pomegranate, apple, mulberry and cherry and boysenberry, your tastebuds are destined to be tickled and surprised
In keeping with the left-of-centredness, two nitro beers are also on tap: Iced Coffee Thickshake Nitro – think of a thick, beery, cold-brew milkshake, and Roche Milkshake Nitro, which has the aroma and flavour of the Ferrero nutty-chocolatey treat.
Aside from all the beery goodness on offer the day will also feature a mouthwatering selection fare from the Beerhaus menu including American-style wings, tempting Beerhaüs BBQ, burgers and more.
The venue will also be decked out with flags, beer barrels and skateboards for the festival, which promises to be a fun-filled day of competitions, games, live art and music.
“This is a very unique Pirate Life line-up which is bolstered by Beerhaüs’ hitlist of international beers, all of which pair well with our beer-friendly food,” Rockpool Dining Group beverage director Ali Toghani said. “Whether it’s our American-inspired BBQ, our big, flavourful burgers, or our chicken wings loaded with various levels of spice, there are numerous beers that complement each mouthful, and Beerhaüs Kotara’s inaugural beer festival is the perfect opportunity to come along, give them a try and enjoy an afternoon of fun.”
Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to see on the day.
– 2pm-6pm: Live art activation with local artist and illustrator Michael Langenegger drawing guests
– 2pm-6pm: Meet the Brewer sessions with Pirate Life’s Ed Smiles
– 4pm-4.30pm: Hot-sauce smothered chicken wing challenge
– 4pm-6pm: Happy hour
– 5pm-9pm: Live music
– 6pm-7pm: Summer Hour, featuring beer, food and cocktail specials
The Beerhaus Kotara Beer Festival is on Saturday 7 December from 2pm.