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Belgian Beer Appreciation

05/01/2018

Here at The Oak Barrel we’re proud of the fact that we’re always looking forward, to discover the next best thing. Particularly in beer, where the styles and experiments move so quickly, there’s always something fascinating around the corner.

However, there’s something special about looking back as well, to revisit and remember the historical factors and drinks of our forefathers and foremothers that have shaped the drinks we enjoy today.

On that sentiment, what a huge part Belgian beer has played in the way beer in enjoyed the world over. With a brewing history that dates back to the 12th century, when the Crusades were dominating Europe’s attention and long before Belgium existed as an independent country, our main interest in Belgian beers really begins following the French Revolution and the emergence of the Trappist industry in the mid-1800s. The styles that appeared then flourished into one of the world’s strongest and most interesting beer scenes, with Belgian beers now exported all across the world. Even in the modern world, Belgian brewers hold onto their traditional ways of brewing.

With classic ales to sours, dark beers and most things in between, we’re going to spend an evening appreciating the Belgian beer history and sampling the very best the country has to offer now.

An evening hosted by The Oak Barrel’s beer specialist, this Appreciation tasting will be a relaxed, conversational affair powered by interesting facts and littered with great beers.

WHAT: Belgian Beer Appreciation 
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
WHEN: Wednesday May 2nd, 6.15pm for 6.30pm start.
PRICE: Members $25 / Guest $35
TICKETS: Sold Out - Thanks!

Claire