From this Saturday 4th July, American Independence Day, Murray’s Brewery will be celebrating the aromas, colours and flavours of America at its Bobs Farm brewery and winery.
On offer will be 7 USA-themed beers (4 x IPA’s and 2 x Double IPA’s), including 2 guest beers direct from America! The kitchen team will be serving up a finger-licking-good array of USA-themed food specials matched to the beers, such as ‘pulled pork sliders with chipotle BBQ sauce, fennel slaw and housemade bacon jam’!
And there will be FREE concerts both days of this weekend – an Elvis concert, performed by local favourite Norm Bakker on Saturday 4 July; and on Sunday 5 July Brien McVernon will perform one of his first local concerts since returning from a year rockin’ the USA.
The genesis of the winter festival is Murray’s love of IPA’s (India Pale Ales), which has been a key influence on the Bobs Farm-based craft beer business.
“Statistically, the American style IPA is one of the best-selling craft beer styles in the world. In fact it even has its own special holiday, IPA Day, in August each year. These American versions are extremely ‘hoppy’, and generally showcase hops from the West Coast of the USA. Our local Murray’s Fred IPA is a take on this classic style with bold aromas and flavours of citrus, tropical fruit and pine,” explains Murray’s Head Brewer, Graeme Mahy.
So this school holiday weekend, join beer enthusiasts, breweries and bars across the globe in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles – and what Murray’s Brewery believes will be the ‘next big thing’ for craft beer in Australia.
Murray’s American Beer Month starts on 4th July, and runs through to 6 August (international IPA Day).