Liquid Gold: A Taste of WA Brewing History

Sat Feb 17 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

State Library of Western Australia | Perth

State Library of Western Australia (SLWA)
Publisher/HostState Library of Western Australia (SLWA)
Liquid Gold: A Taste of WA Brewing History
Join us for an opening party and panel conversation to celebrate our frothy new exhibition.
About this Event

Liquid Gold: A Taste of WA Brewing History explores WA’s rough and tumble relationship with beer. From pre-colonial fermentation and the earliest homebrews to the mighty Swan Brewery taking on the world, the exhibition charts entrepreneurialism, activism, bitter rivalries and social change.

We'll be toasting the launch of Gilded Ale, a new brew developed by Otherside Brewing Co. Inspired by some of the earliest ales and brewing histories uncovered in the State Library’s collections, the beer is a contemporary interpretation of recipes from as early as 1913.

Hear from a panel of industry insiders and innovators in conversation about the rise of WA’s most famous brewing brands and dive into the next industry trends. The lineup:

  • Phil Sexton, legendary brewer behind Australia's first micro-brewery Matilda Bay Brewing Company and co-founder Little Creatures
  • Mick Little, co-founder of Spinifex, a part Aboriginal and veteran-owned WA brewery
  • Michael Payne, of Lighting Minds non-alcoholic beer
  • Mark Braddock, co-founder Block Branding and the designer behind some of WA's most iconic brands including Feral Brewing Company
  • Pia Poynton, of Otherside Brewing Co. and certified beer expert and judge
  • Julian Tompkin, travel writer, lifestyle journalist and our host for the evening.

Event starts at 6pm. Panel conversation begins at 6.45pm.

This is a free public event. Bring your mates – but places are limited so make sure you register!

Drinks available for purchase.

Brewing partner: Otherside Brewing Co.

Event suitable for 18+ only.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth, Australia


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