Time Out Hop Up rocked the World Square with the return of their annual pop-up beer bar. Time Out Hop Up have a number of events happening this week as part of Sydney Beer Week. Monday night saw the delicious collaboration of Jameson Caskmates and Young Henrys with the tasty combination: Boilermakers.
For the uninitiated Boilermakers consist of a glass of beer and a shot of whiskey. As a drop shot or a slow sipper. I’m a slow sipper, as I prefer to savour my whiskey. This way I can appreciate the flavour profiles of each. Our first Boilermakers were Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Limited Edition with Newtowner Pale Ale. Later on, we tried it with the Young Henry’s Real Ale. Personally, I preferred it with the Newtowner, mostly because I just love that brew.
Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition is a barrel ageing collaboration between Jameson Irish Whiskey and Young Henrys. Firstly, Young Henrys beer was barrel aged in Jameson whiskey barrels – the product of this exercise was the Young Henrys Craic and Barrel Aged Irish Red Ale. The long awaited Young Henrys Limited Edition was produced by barrel finishing Jameson Irish Whiskey in 10 Young Henrys fresh craft beer seasoned casks. These casks were shipped back to Ireland for the project. When the fresh casks are re-hydrated, they retained the flavour profile of the Irish Red Ale. This resulted in a whiskey with notes of caramel, malt and subtle hops all supported by a mild spiciness.
Not wanting to miss out on any other beers, we went for a tasting paddle. Each paddle came with five drinks: Young Henrys Newtowner Aussie Pale Ale, Young Henrys Real Ale, their latest edition Cloudy Cider, Balter Brown Ale, and a shot of whiskey. Either the Caskmates Young Henry’s Limited Edition, or the Caskmate Stout Edition. This version was finished in stout-seasoned casks, producing notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch while still retaining Jameson’s famous triple-distilled smoothness.
Throughout the Time Out Hop Up, Grill’d ensured we didn’t go hungry with tasty sliders and chips, and we all rocked out to killer tunes from Los Tones and Moon Brain. All in all, not too shabby for a Monday night.
F&B Specialist. Usually seen with a flat white in hand or on her way to a craft beer. Needs to stop buying books and start reading them.
Time Out Hop Up was part of Sydney Bar Week 2017. Stay tuned to @sydneybeerweek on Facebook and Instagram or www.sydneybeerweek.com.au for updates and announcements for SBW17.