It’s been a little over a month since we caught you up with what’s been going on around the traps here at the brewery. January came and went and with it our second GABS Hottest 100 Countdown. We celebrated the day down at the Gilbert St Hotel here in Adelaide where a pretty solid crowd came together to watch the results roll in. The word stoked gets bandied around a little too often these days but it’s about the only way to describe us around 6 pm that day after a few celebratory IIPA’s. Suffice to say that the Friday shift that followed was a rocky one for all involved. We managed to brew one batch of stout which is currently sitting in tank tasting delicious and waiting for a new home in some barrels.
We also copped a new bit of wall art down at South Road. World conquering street artist Steen Jones dropped by and threw down a sick painting at our north entrance. Steen is a Brisbane based artist/illustrator who also runs his own clothing company and art studio Few and Far Collective. Steen’s work graces walls in cities all around the world and we were lucky enough to pin him down for a few days earlier this month. He threw up his giant Pirate Ship so fast he even had time to paint one of his signature skulls in our showroom. They ended up epic so if you find yourself at the brewery make sure you have a gander.
We have also found our way to a few of the summers music festivals. Last month punters at the Electric Garden Festival in Sydney were fuelled by our Golden Era Golden Ale and NZ Pale Ale while watching Eric Prydz and Basement Jaxx throwing down some old school bangers. The Adelaide Laneway Festival at Harts Mill saw a bunch of amped Adelaideans enjoying the same brews while rocking to the tunes of Dune Rats, Tame Impala and Tash Sultana. And just last weekend, the first of what is hopefully many concerts at Glenelg Beach was an all South Australian affair in the beverage department. Hills Cider, Alpha Box and Dice wine, Twenty Third Street spirits and Pirate Life beer helping keep five thousand sand covered music fans happy while they enjoyed Xavier Rudd and Cat Empire on the most iconic beach in all of SA.
Big thanks to Blac List entertainment, the St Jeromes Laneway crew and the boys from GA entertainment for the hook ups, Steen Jones for his work down at the brewery and to all the crew who voted for our beers in the Hottest 100.