Delicious craft ales from New Zealand are being showcased at the Park House Food & Liquor, in Mona Vale on Thursday May 31.
Panhead Custom Ales is attending a ‘brewer’s shout’ at Park House, offering craft beer aficionados the opportunity to meet founder and chief beer engineer, Mike Neilson, and general manager, Josh Drake. “We’re looking forward to sharing the love for Panhead brews with Sydney’s Northern Beaches”, said Neilson.
They’ll be bringing their award-winning range including Quickchange XPA, which earned gold at the New Zealand Brewers Guild awards in 2016, along with Supercharger APA and the Port Road Pilsner which are both in hot demand and only available in a handful of venues throughout the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular. (GABS)
Following the brewer’s shout, Neilson and Drake will appear at GABS Sydney on Saturday 2 June to pour their 2018 festival entry, Banana Ice Cream Nitro IPA. “As kids, our favourite carnival treat was the banana milkshake. We've used a mash malt base heavy in unmalted wheat, added a little lacto, and served it on nitro. Expect a creamy, tart, mouthfeel. Just like a good shake,” Neilson said.
Neilson and Drake’s visit to Sydney builds on a highly successful year for the Panhead brewers; their Supercharger APA secured the top spot in New Zealand’s version of the Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers of 2017 for the second consecutive year.
While Panhead will always call Upper Hutt, Wellington home, its creators know that well-made beer is in hot demand, particularly in Australia. Panhead began brewing its Quickchange XPA onsite at the Malt Shovel Brewery in Camperdown in October last year and it is now available on tap nationally. “It feels great to bring Panhead to Australia. Aussies really get what we're about and have shown a lot of love and support for the beer,” Neilson said.
And the best place to try the brews is the Park House Food & Liquor on Thursday.