Good Beer Week Cask Off 2016 09 Apr
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For Good Beer Week 2016, Cask Off returns to its birthplace, Holgate Brewhouse. Cask off is all about enabling craft beer fans to get intimate with cask-conditioned ales. All ales will be served on stillage, that is the beer will be severed from casks that have been freshly tapped by the brewers.


Joining the Holgate brewers will be a number of guest brewers bringing their own versions of cask ale. Each brewer will tap their cask at the strike of noon and be on hand throughout the afternoon to chat about all things beer and brewing.

Located in Woodend on the Bendigo line, Holgate Brewhouse is just a 2 minute walk from the station, and, with admission including a BBQ of local meats (raised on brewer’s grain), live music and plenty of delicious cask ale.

Cask Off 2016 promises to be an event not to be missed.

Breweries Attending: Holgate Brewhouse, 3 Ravens, Barrow Boys Brewing Co, Red Hill Brewery, Bridge Road Brewers


Sessions & Tickets:
Sun 22 May 1:00pm-5:00pm

Purchase directly at the bar or via the Good Beer Week website


Millennium Falcon 2015 Launch 17 Apr
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May the 4th be with you! 


We will be re-releasing our beloved Millennium Falcon Emperial IPA, the beer that marked our 1000th brew milestone in 2013. Pubs across the country will be joining us in tapping this extremely limited brew on May the 4th in honour of its namesake. This year you will definitely feel the power of the (hop)force, with an interstellar hopping of Mosaic, El Dorado, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Galaxy, Millennium & Falconer’s Flight at 100+ IBU.

Gate Series
Millennium Falcon Emperial IPA
ABV: 10.5%
IBU: 100+
EBC: 5

Gate Series is the name we give to our range of special single-batch brews. Released throughout the year, Gate Series beers are available nationally, in both keg and 500 mL bottles, but strictly limited, so grab them while you can!

First brewed in 2013 to mark our 1000th brew, Millennium Falcon is made with pale malt and interstellar hopping rates to produce an “Emperial” IPA that is simply out of this world. Together with our traditional Millennium, Falconer’s Flight and Galaxy hops, the 2015 release is pushing the flavour experience into uncharted space with intergalactic levels of new, super-fruity hops that make this IPA a force to be reckoned with!

May the hops be with you!

Emperial IPA
Made with pale malts and lots of hops (Mosaic, El Dorado, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Galaxy, Millennium & Falconer’s Flight)
OG: 20° Plato, IBU: 100, EBC: 5

Tasting notes
Millennium Falcon pours a bright golden. The aroma is a blast – a super-fruity confectionary cocktail of juicy pineapple, tart citrus, stone fruit, boiled lollies and bubblegum. On the palate the fruity mélange is underpinned by a bold, evergreen hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and luxurious yet the finish is dangerously dry.


Come Celebrate With Us!
To celebrate this year's release of Millennium Falcon Emperial IPA, we are launching it in a Land Far... Far... Away (Woodend) at the Brewery from 5pm on May the 4th! Along with your pre-purchased ticket which entitles you to a discounted 6x500ml Pack of Millennium Falcon and a free pot at the launch, come dressed up as your favourite Star Wars character and not only will you receive an extra pot over the bar on the day, but you will also go in the draw to win a night for two at the Brewery (accommodation and breakfast included). So, all the more reason to practice your wookie howl and get your light saber out of retirement for this Galactic event.

May the 4th 2015 - 5pm onwards
At Holgate Brewhouse - 79 High St Woodend, Victoria

Tickets $110 which includes 6x500ml bottles of Millennium Falcon and a free pot to be claimed at the bar

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