Yelp Adelaide's Crafternoon at The Highway
From pulling their own beer to learning the difference between boiling and blending hops, Yelpers got a brewly good insight into the art of crafting beer in Australia. With craft brew expert and soon to be pro brewer, Jason from Big Shed Brewing, Yelpers got to meet other passionate home brewers turned "pro" and try their "best of" by smelling, tasting and learning how to pair and select their own beers from home.
From sniffing raw hops and barley at James Squire and Knappstein to hearing how a surfer turned home brewer turned pro SA brewer crafted his Swell Beer blends and learning the difference between fruits and strengths of beers with Birbecks Brewing there was plenty of hops, barley and malt facts being thrown around on the day.
Sarah B couldn't believe that such a "variety of beers are available out there and that they are now stocked in most bottle shops and bars like The Highway!"
11 beers and 2 ciders later, Yelp Elite were well on their way to a brewed awakening. But the show wasn't over yet as Elite topped off the afternoon tasting Barossa Platters of charcuterie, Newman's horseradish, Berenburg relish and Coriole Olives designed by Head Chef, Nicholas Finn from The Highway and licking plates clean from The Highway's Bistro menu of mussels, fish and chips, octopus and chorizo salad and more.
So much passion, knowledge and beer was imparted on Yelpers at this Elite Event thanks to the following:
- If you have a beer passion brewing, The Highway always has 2 taps dedicated to experimental/craft blends every week. There is also always a huge selection of craft brews available at Thirsty Camel next door!
- Jason and Big Shed Brewing Company will be coming to a bottle shop, pub and restaurant near you soon - keep a look out.
- The brewers who made the afternoon a little less easy to remember but a whole lot of fun:
- James Squire Orchard Crush Cider and South Australia's Knappstein Reserve Lager
- Matilda Bay Beer with their new release Minimum Chips Ale
- Dan from Swell Brewing Co. in McLaren Vale with his 500mL Golden Ale
- Jared from Birbecks Brewing in SA with their Four Brothers Pale Ale
- Nick from Stone & Wood with their Pacific Ale
- MOO Brew for their artsy brews
- The only fire brewery in Aus, Prancing Pony and Frank's life changing new Dark Ale
- Jeff from McLaren Vale Ale and their new Vale Ale Lager
- Hitachino Nest crisp and refreshing White Ale
- Hills Cider for letting us try their soon to be released Ginger and Apple Cider
- Feral Brewing Company
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Until next time SYOY!