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FogHorn Brewery

Get along to Barrels & Brews at Foghorn Brewery | April 4

On April 4th, Foghorn Brewery are reuniting with First Creek Wines for one special night of feasting!

Barrels & Brews 

When: Thursday 4th April at 6pm
Cost: $99pp
Ticket sales close this Sunday 31st March, so don’t miss out!

Due to the success of last year's event Foghorn couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do it all again. First Creek Wines and Foghorn Brewery have both established multi-award-winning businesses that showcase the very best in Australian wine and beer. Here's your chance to experience a range of their very best, paired with a specially prepared 4-course menu sourced from local ingredients and expertly matched to both wine and beer. Meet the makers and experience the passion and drive for excellence that both bring to their craft.

The experts from First Creek Wines and Foghorn Brewery will present their wines and beers on the night, with a theme of award-winning drops so you will be experiencing the very best from each. This special event is bringing together the wine and beer sponsors of Newcastle Food Month to showcase the very best wine, beer, and food our region has to offer.

Foghorn Brewhouse

Foghorn Brewery was born from a dream to make craft beer from grain to glass, all under one roof. Pair a brewhouse with a pizzeria and American-style diner food, and you have a winning combo.

We sat down with Head Brewer Shaun Sherlock for a quick quiz and asked all the important questions like, "what does a Foghorn have to do with beer?"

What made you want to set the brewery up in Newcastle?

I'm born in Newcastle and my business partner has lived here for many years. We are really passionate about the place and its people – Newcastle needed a Brewhouse!

Is there a story behind the name Foghorn?

Anyone who lives locally hears the foghorns sound with shipping movements in the harbour. It is one of those ‘Newcastle’ sounds that you kind of get used to as part of the backdrop of the city. We wanted a name that reflected where we come from but that didn’t take itself too seriously.

There is a distinct American theme throughout the menu – what inspired the American influence?

This style of food really suits our beers, has great flavour and is very cool right now. My business partner and our venue manager both have Northeast US backgrounds so that has helped with the authenticity of recipe design.

How many taps are there on offer and how often will the flavours change?

We have 16 taps and one traditional British Beer Engine. We will have 3 or 4 regulars and rotate through the other styles as we grow. In coming months we hope to have all the taps filled with our beers and we will look to change them up regularly.

What’s the benefit to having the brewery on-site?

Beer is best consumed fresh. You can’t get any fresher than drinking beer served straight from the tank at the brewery that brewed it.

For someone who isn’t a beer lover, what beer would you recommend to try?

We have 2 on currently that I’d recommend - our ‘Ale’ at 4.6% ABV, and our ‘Belgio Blonde Ale’ at 7% ABV. Both are very different to your mainstream brews and both are very drinkable. The Belgio Blonde Ale in particular is surprising a few who describe themselves as ‘non beer drinkers’.

FogHorn Brewery

218 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

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