White Rabbit Brewery & Provenance Wines Team Up for a New Beer
White Rabbit has partnered with Provenance Wines to create White Rabbit Sour Red ‘Grand Cru’. To Celebrate the launch White Rabbit will host another special Dinner Down the Rabbit Hole, at the White Rabbit Barrel Hall in Geelong on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 from 6pm to 10pm.
Rabbit’s brewing philosophy of ‘Fermentation with Imagination’ inspires them to be intrigued by the curious and challenged by the wondrous.
It’s because of this that White Rabbit has partnered with Provenance Wines to create White Rabbit Sour Red ‘Grand Cru’ – a 100% barrel aged beer, utilising local Spence Shiraz grapes which were processed at Provenance wines, added to beer and aged in ex-wine barrels.
Jeremy Halse, Head Brewer at White Rabbit said: “Our friends at Provenance provided us with 3 tonnes of hand-picked Shiraz grapes, which we then added to beer in barrels. Evolving beer in a barrel is part science, part art and part luck, but the most important skill to deploy in this process is patience. This beer has been evolving in barrel since Vintage in April 2016.
“For our normal Sour Red we would blend 20% of barrel beer with a fresh, young beer. With the Grand Cru we’ve taken 100% straight from the barrel, so you get the purest experience of our 2016 vintage,” said Jeremy.
Celebrating the launch of Grand Cru with another special Dinner Down the Rabbit Hole, the brewers and winemakers will be exploring the interconnected worlds of beer and wine and welcoming all to feast at a fabulous ‘Vines and Hop Bines’ four-course dinner at the White Rabbit Barrel Hall in Geelong on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 from 6pm to 10pm.
Expertly curated by White Rabbit and Provenance Wines, the launch of Grand Cru at the brewery will begin with a medley of canapés paired with a chalice of White Rabbit’s Teddywidder and a glass of Pinot Gris.
Head Brewer Jeremy and proprietor-winemaker Scott Ireland will beguile with their wild tales of fermentation, giving an understanding of the flavours the grapes and barrels have imparted.
Other highlights include an entrée of duck cooked three ways and matched with White Rabbit Pale Ale and Pinot Noir, a main course of eye fillet paired with White Rabbit Red and Shiraz, followed by a vanilla panna cotta accompanied by White Rabbit White Ale.
The White Rabbit Brewery and Barrel Hall is open Sunday to Thursday: 11:00am – 5:00pm, Friday to Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm, and is located on the Little Creatures Village – 221 Swanston Street, South Geelong.
For more information visit whiterabbitbeer.com.au.
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