Coeliac Awareness Week National Gluten Free Beer Tap Takeover (13-20 March)
TWØBAYS ‘FREE THE TAPS’ IN 6 AUSTRALIAN STATES
13-20 March Venues:
ADELAIDE: The Duke of Brunswick
HOBART: Crescent Hotel Hobart
MELBOURNE: The Fox Hotel Collingwood
SYDNEY: Woolpack Hotel Redfern
PERTH: Beer Corner
SIX TOP CRAFT BEER VENUES ACROSS AUSTRALIA are handing beer taps over to TWØBAYS Brewing Co, so that those who avoid gluten can celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week (13-20 March) in style.
Coeliac Disease affects 1 in 100 Australians, but almost 70% of cases remain undiagnosed, according to Coeliac Australia. For sufferers of Coeliac Disease, the only treatment is to avoid gluten (including most beers).
Similar to ‘Good Beer Week’ for those who avoid gluten in their diet – a venue in every state capital will be pouring at least three TWØBAYS gluten free beers all week, so that friends and family can explore craft beer regardless of gluten intolerances.
And these venues are ensuring their gluten free customers have the full craft beer experience, with expansive gluten free food offerings.
TWØBAYS Founder Richard Jeffares (who suffers from Coeliac Disease) is determined to ensure those who avoid gluten have to opportunity to enjoy tap takeovers wherever they are in the country. “We’ve teamed up with these venues because we don’t think it’s fair for people to miss out,” he said.
“Sampling a range of a brewery’s beers is something I’ve really missed since being diagnosed five years ago.”
“Along with comparing notes, flavours and aromas, and just having a great time over quality beer – that’s what it’s all about. So we’ve asked these fantastic venues to ‘Free The Taps’ and we hope people will get around anyone they know that avoids gluten this Coeliac Awareness Week. These people no longer have to miss out – they can drink great beer like everyone else!”
Venues will either be serving TWØBAYS gold medal-winning Pale Ale, XPA or IPA alongside two speciality limited edition beers:
Ball Park Bloom is a Belgian Witbier (without the wheat) collaboration release with Triple J Hottest 100 band Ball Park Music. Two members of the Queensland band have been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, so they understand the challenges faced in accessing great gluten free beer. TWØBAYS and Ball Park Music have teamed up to raise awareness around Coeliac Disease and support the music industry, with money from each keg and carton sold being donated to Australian musicians in need.
Raspberry Fusion Berliner Weisse is a fruity, zingy, sour beer featuring unique orange sherbet and rhubarb aromas, beautiful raspberry flavours and a stunningly bright pink colour.
“For me, it’s about those who avoid gluten being able to join in exploring different styles and tasting amazing flavours,” added Richard Jeffares.
“We’re pushing the gluten free beer boundaries in Australia – just last month for example, we rolled out a world-first gluten free tap takeover in both Sydney and Brisbane.”
PALE ALE 4.5%
Indie gold medal-winning (2020) easy-drinking American hopped beer with citrus aromas
Indie silver medal-winning (2020) bright and punchy Extra Pale Ale with citrus aromas and a clean, crisp flavour
Indie silver medal-winning (2019) IPA showcasing Galaxy and Mosaic hops with pine and fruit aromas
BALL PARK BLOOM 4.8%
With gluten free malts, fresh orange and coriander seed – zesty citrus aromas punch through spicy Belgian yeast characteristics for a refreshingly sharp beer. (Featuring HPA proprietary hop Eclipse®)
RASPBERRY FUSION 3.7%
Raspberry Sour influenced by Berliner Weisse style beers, this is a fruity, zingy, tart beer featuring unique orange sherbet and rhubarb aromas, beautiful raspberry flavours and a stunningly bright pink grapefruit colour.