not serious wine chats

grains not grapes

- the beer edition -

march 4th 2019 at Paradise Alley, Collingwood

to kick things off in 2019 we’re trading out the bottles and barrels for taps and tinnies and talking all things beer.

we started not serious wine chats as a way to breakdown some of the barriers that can make you feel excluded from the wine world, and with craft beer now being the rule rather than the exception at most restaurants and bars it can feel as daunting choosing a beer as it can be to choose a wine.

So let’s start with the basics - what is the state of the craft beer industry in Australia, and how did we go from vb and carlton draught to sour cherry pale ale and multigrain toast pilsner? how do we navigate all the different IPAs on offer, especially when they’re 9% abv?

we love to talk about terroir and wine, but what role does terroir have with beer? do small batch beers offer a sense of place in the same way? and we’d love to know about how seasonality comes into play - vintage conditions and variation is a huge factor for grape growing, surely all those grains and hops must be seasonal as well?

ticket includes 3 beers and a snack, plus an interactive Q&A style chat with a panelist of five beer industry legends:

Cassie O’Neill - Stomping Ground Brewing 

Tiffany Waldron - RateBeer

Zoe Ottaway - Totem Marketing

Tom Delmont - Fixation 

Will MacDonald - La Sirene

as always we’ll be hosted by our pals at paradise alley, and we’ll be having some damn good food courtesy of little latin lucy

stay tuned to hear our panelist announcements, in the mean time tickets are available here