White Rabbit Launch
Work-Shop, 80 George Street, Redfern whiterabbitbeer.com.au
Down the Rabbit Hole we go… I’m at the launch of the new White Rabbit Belgian Style Pale Ale for Sydney Craft Beer Week 2014. Zoe from Little Creatures tells me they chose the Work-Shop because the space appealed as a venue to encourage everyone – not just “beer geeks” – to come and try their latest venture. There’s a nice sense of community as people enjoy free beer and food and – oh, lordy – a ukulele class in the creative art space and warehouse venue that is the Work-Shop. It’s actually all quite lovely and relaxed, and the beer is getting favourable reviews from everyone I harass for their opinion. It won’t overtake their Dark Ale for me, but it does hover interestingly between a Belgian white and an Australian pale: strong yeast elements meeting a bit of spice and citrus. And one slightly tipsy woman tells me she thinks “the label is nice,” so that’s a win for White Rabbit all round.