Easter weekend is over and we hope all that food, drink, chocolate and beer (because chocolate and beer always get their own categories) have settled and that you’re now feeling a little lighter and fresher than you were on Tuesday morning. Are you ready for some country music this weekend?! We are, and OH do we have the Australian country lineup here for you at the Tumut River Brewery or do we have the lineup. Here’s a small preview of what we’ve got going on!
Saturday 7th April
Do you like soul-shaking delta blues? This weekend we have The New Savages, from Melbourne, coming to the brewery. These guys play their own unique blend of Melbourne Hill Country Blues, you’ve simply got to hear it to know it! They mix the sounds of the old delta blues with the raw sexuality of The Doors and the storytelling qualities of Johnny Cash; and yes they have excellent voices like these guys! They’ve organized a 45 date national tour for the first half of 2018 and Tumut will be their stop this Saturday! Here’s their new single “Brother, I am Your Keeper” just to tease your ears….
Sunday 8th April
We’re also highly excited for Andrew Swift’s appearance at the brewery this weekend! He’s fresh off the back of the release of his new album, Call Out for The Cavalry, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart at the start of March. Celebrating this release the Melbourne born artist is touring the East Coast during March and April and we can’t wait to welcome him to the brewery! Swift is known to turn up with friends from time to time and even we don’t know who might be making a cameo experience on stage with him this Sunday down at the brewery. Here’s the second single from that aforementioned album, Call Out for The Cavalry!
So that’s what we’ve got going on down here this weekend. Did we mention yet that we have our new 24 tap system up and running!! If you haven’t already you should come down to the brewery and check it out, it’s pretty sweet! We’d suggest coming down on Saturday or Sunday so that you can see one of the above acts grace the stage at TRBC! See you soon!!
Indian Pale Ales (IPA) are heavy on the hop side. The red IPA hails from the United States and, therefore, they are even hoppier than their father, the English IPA. As a rule of thumb, the IPA has a higher alcohol content than its pale ale lineage, however, for the red IPA, we can also factor in the fact that red ales are also generally brewed stronger than their pale ale counterparts. This makes for a strong beer in a red IPA.
Hefeweizen is a straw coloured, usually hazy beer which is very attractive when served in the traditional Bavarian hefeweizen glass in the summer sunshine. Hefeweizens are made with at least 50% wheat in the mash and are not found to be brimming with hops, the flavours mainly come from the yeast instead. You see “Weizen” means wheat (you might remember that from our Dunkelweizen article) and “hefe” means yeast. These, as said, are the main two flavour components of a hefeweizen and the yeast used adds distinct clove and banana notes. Making these beers the perfect, easy drinking beverage in the sunshine.