There is another reason to cheers the New Year with the official launch of the Hidden Brew Taphouse in Adelaide’s East End.
Launching on Friday, The Hidden Brew Taphouse offers a specially curated selection of South Australia craft beers, including eight local tipples on tap at any one time and various beer-based cocktails. The initial offering includes beers from Suburban Brewing, Goodieson Brewery, Loophole Brewing, Woolshed Brewery and Barossa Valley Brewing.
The venue also has a range of locally produced wines and spirits available, as well as a food menu that not only compliments the pours on offer but reflects the venue’s commitment to sourcing locally. Standout dishes include the white fish crudo with finger lime and salt bush, as well as the blue swimmer crostini with crème fraiche and chives.
Founders Debra and Mark Robinson, the pair behind the popular The Laneway on Ebenezer located only a few doors down from the new venture, have opened the Hidden Brew Taphouse in an effort to help diversify Adelaide’s East End and to create a unique drinking and dining experiences within the neighbourhood.
“We definitely saw a gap in the market for a space that catered to novice and veteran beer lovers without being typecast as a traditional bar, which is typically very bloke-y,” says Mark Robinson.
“We wanted to create a welcoming, inclusive environment where people could discover new beers, explore our offerings and the makers behind them.”
Working directly with producers from across the state, the new venue’s ever evolving portfolio of craft beers reflects the industry experience and collaboration that has gone into its creation. This includes the development of a Hidden Brew Taphouse New England IPA beer in partnership with Adelaide Hills’ micro-brewery, Silver Bark.
“With the Hidden Brew Taphouse, we are championing South Australian producers and giving them a platform to be discovered, while creating a space that allows the community to support local and try the best of what our state has to offer,” said Mr Robinson.
Debra and Mark have built an impressive team to support the new venture, including Head Chef Dale Balderson. After successful stints across Australia, the United States and most recently Carlton Bar in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he won both Beef and Lamb Golden Plate awards, Mr Balderson’s position at the Hidden Brew Taphouse will be his first foray into the Adelaide restaurant scene. He will be supported by Adelaide hospitality veteran Imogen Paterson as Venue Manger, who joins with experience from Hellbound Wine Bar and Restaurant Orana, among others.
The venue will be leveraging the talents of the team and partnered producers with various masterclasses, tasting and pairing events throughout the year, that will be announced through The Hidden Brew Taphouse social media pages.
Hidden Brew Taphouse is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm until late, and closed Monday and Tuesday.
WHERE: Corner Ebenezer Place and Union Street