Dark beers are serious business: they are dark – sometimes almost black – and feature a heavily roasted flavour profile, pretty much making it the perfect brew in the smack dab of winter. Malty, musty, rich or creamy, stouts and porters fill the void caused by winter’s chills and our favourite little taproom is hosting an event that’s sure to appeal to those that love a decadent dark beer with a side of blues music.
Valhalla Brewing and Taproom – a carefully crafted space to showcase their seriously delicious and addictive range of beers that are some of the best local brews we’ve tasted – is hosting a three day dark beer and blues music festival in August where they will showcase Australian Independent dark beers as well as local, live blues and roots music.
Talk about a win-win!?
Valhalla’s 10 taps will features dark beers from breweries such as La Sirene, Little Bang Brewing, Hargreaves Hill, Ocean Reach Brewing, Old Wives Ales, Valhalla Brewing, Hope Estate and more, including some very special limited release beers such as Hargreaves Hill’s 2018 Barrell Aged Russian Imperial Stout and La Sirene’s Barrel Aged Praline.
As for the music, you’ll be able to enjoy the indulgent nature of blues and roots music with the likes of Julian James, Alistair Turrill, Frank Bell, Luke Pote and Georgia Rodgers taking to the mic, all names that Forté know and love! Whether or not you’re a fan of dark beer, the lineup is reason enough to go check it out.
Dark beer and blues music lovers can purchase a three day pass for $45 entitling them to entry to all live music performances, plus all 10 beers. Single entry tickets to the taproom during these days will be $10. Individual beer prices start at $4.50.
Tickets can be purchased via Valhalla Taproom’s Facebook page or at the venue. Valhalla Taproom is located at 12-14 Union Street, and the event goes down from August 9-11.