We can't believe it but another year has flown by, but wouldn’t you know it, little ‘ole NOLA is turning 2! ✌🏼🎉🍺🥃🎺🍗🎊
To celebrate we're throwing another birthday beer festival featuring 26 of our favourite one-off or specialty beers from 26 of our favourite brewers (Beer list coming soon).
But wait, there’s more......
- Fruit beers and live music in the NOLA Laneway
- The return of Fried Pickles (just for the weekend)
- The launch of the much anticipated Fried Chicken Po' Boy
- Beer art auction supporting our Movember fundraiser
- Starward Boilermakers all day long
- Late night limbo competition
It's bound to be a cracking weekend, come and share a few and toast to a few more! 🍻 Can't wait to see you here!
We can't believe it but another year has flown by, but wouldn’t you know it, little ‘ole NOLA is turning 2! ✌🏼🎉🍺🥃🎺🍗🎊
Dan ‘Whisky’ Wooley, 6 nips of Laphroaig and a personalized bottle to take home. Now that’s what I call a whisky tasting.
Come listen to Dan ‘Whisky’ Wooley walk you through the whiskies he holds so closely to his heart. This very limited, super premium tasting will allow you to taste some of the best whiskies to come out of the Laphroaig distillery. Yep, that includes NOLA’s most expensive whisky, The Laphroaig 30yo.
And as if that’s not already enough, you’ll also get to take home a personalized Laphroaig Select Cask to take home with you.
This tasting is something truly special
Whiskies on offer are:
- Laphroaig 10
- Laphroaig quarter cask
- Laphroaig 10 cask strength batch 10
- Laphroaig cairdeas 2017
- Laphroaig brodir port cask
- Laphroaig 30
If you love Laphroiag this master-class cannot be missed.
Location: NOLA’s Mezzanine
Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
Zwanze Day at NOLA (11am to 1pm) - $100pp
Could there be a better start to a Saturday than a private Zwanze tasting in your own commemorative Zwanze 2017 glass accompanied by some funky cheese and NOLA snacks. We think not.
The only way to secure yourself a glass of Zwanze 2017 will be to grab a ticket to our private Zwanze event.
Your ticket includes:
- A commemorative Zwanze 2017 Glass
- 250ml of Zwanze Beer 2017
- 200ml of remaining 5 Cantillon beers
- Cheese platters by Woodside Cheese Co.
- Snacks by NOLA
The American prohibition of 1920 and 1933 managed to wipe out close to all of America’s distilleries. The Whiskey Barons Collection is an undertaking to honor and recreate historically significant Bourbons that were lost after Prohibition.
NOLA are lucky enough to be one of only twenty venues in Australia to launch Bond & Lillard and Old Ripy from the Whiskey Barron Collection.
On Wednesday the 9th of August NOLA will host brand ambassador Tristram Fini as he walks you through a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Masterclass featuring Russell’s Reserve, Old Ripy and Bond & Lillard.
- Wednesday 9th August 7pm
- Finger Food by NOLA (Yes there will be chicken)
- Limited tickets
- Russell Reserve Single Barrel & 10 y/o
- Whisky Barron Collection – Bond and Lillard & Old Ripy
Peat is an element of whisky that is appreciated but often ignored. Peat can tell us more then we think about our dram, from hints to its age to clues about its location. Come join the Nola crew and That Odd Whisky Coy as we explore how peat effects whiskys over time. That Odd Whisky Coy has put together a pretty special list for us to hone our skills on, so make sure you don’t miss out.
- Saturday 5th August
- Where: NOLA's Mezzanine
- Hosted By: NOLA and the That Odd Whisky Coy
- Time: 3-4:30pm
- Limited Tix available
- Nibbles by NOLA
- Caol ila 18yo 700ml 43%
- Highland Park Ice 17yo 700ml 53.9%
- Cadenhead 7yo Islay 700ml 57.6%
- Ledaig 1996 18yo Small Batch Oloroso Casks 700ml 46.3%
- Longrow 18yo 700ml 46%
- Old Pulteney 17yo 700ml 46%
Think whisky and chocolate. Then think about whisky in chocolate. Then think about eating whisky in chocolate while drinking whisky. We know, it sounds like a match made in whisky heaven.
Balvenie produces a range of spectacular whisky in a very traditional style. Produced in Speyside's Dufftown, Balvenie whisky-making process is dedicated to maintaining the Five Rare Crafts. It's the only distillery in Scotland that still grows it's own barley using traditional floor maltings and keeps both a coppersmith and coopers on site.
Chocolatier Steven Ter Horst is an East End neighbour and one we love working with. He says “the only thing better than a friend, is a friend with chocolate”, so we promptly made friends with him! His chocolates are world class and he is no stranger to pairing them with booze. Steven will be making the chocolates to perfectly match each whisky, even using the whisky in his recipes. He tries to play the matching off as hard work, but we will let you guys be the judges of that!
This is one not to miss! Come into NOLA and listen to Steven Ter Horst and Balvenie Brand Ambassador Ross Blainey take you through some of the finer things in life.
Event: Balvenie and Chocolate
Date: 2nd August Wednesday
Location: NOLA's Mezzanine
Balvenie 12 - DoubleWood
Balvenie 14 - Caribbean Cask
Balvenie 17 - DoubleWood
Balvenie 21 - PortWood
Hosted by Ross Blainey & Steven Ter Horst.
Ticket price: $35
The results on the field may be final, but the real battle will be won with pint in hand. Join 4 Pines (NSW), Newstead (QLD) and some close friends as they take over NOLA's Taps to prove once and for all who is mightier 'The Cockroach' or 'The Cane Toad' ...... They're a strange bunch up there.
4 brewpub only releases being sent down from 4 pines and a bunch of seasonals being released by Newstead. Bar shouts and meet the brewers from 6pm, see you then.
NOLA have teamed up with the best brewers of Wild and Farmhouse Ales in the Country. La Sirene are in town and bringing their unique farmhouse style to NOLA. Join head brewer Costa and Brewery Ambassador Will for a 5-course beer matched feast by NOLA's chefs on our mezzanine. The New Orleans cuisine has a strong French influence so you know there will be some cracking pairings with La Sirene's French inspired wild ales.
What: 5 Course La Sirene matched Degustation
When: Tuesday 25th July 6pm for 7pm Dinner
Who: Hosted by La Sirene head brewer Costa Nikias and Brewery Ambassador Will Macdonald, Food by NOLA’s chefs
Biere de Provision
Vin Foile Grenache
Cuvee de Bois
What could be better after a big Saturday night than a recovery breakfast feast with your favourite bearded brewers? Join Ryan, Fil and the NOLA Crew in true relaxed Little Bang style as we enjoy a beer matched brekky/degustationey kinda thing.
The beer list will include some Little Bang favourites and one off releases including a single keg of ‘Coco Hops’ brewed just for brekky.
What: 4 Courses, 5 Beers, Good Times
When: Sunday 23rd July 11am
Who: Loosely hosted by the Little Bang Boys
We love good beer. We love good whisky. So it goes without saying that we absolutely love a well-paired boilermaker. We’ve teamed up with Stomping Ground to create the perfect boilermaker beer. We won’t reveal too much yet but we can say it’s a twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail.
Join us on Saturday, meet the brewer and taste through 4 Stomping Ground. Eat some food and kick on into the night with a Stomping Ground tap takeover, meet the brewer and brewers shouts into the night.
Wednesday June 21st marks the Winter Solstice, our shortest day of the year, the only day worthy of celebrating the second release of Limeburner’s Darkest Winter.
The days are cold, dark and short so waste no time and wash away the Winter blues with some of the countries best peated gems, each matched with unique dishes created by NOLA’s Chefs.
Limeburners are flying over the very charismatic and knowledgeable Brand Ambassador Anthony Leadbetter to host the dinner and walk you lucky folk through each of the Limeburners expressions on offer.
When: Wednesday 21st June, 6:30pm for 7pm dinner
- 5 Courses
- 5 of Limeburners Best (full list below)
- Hosted: Brand Ambassador Anthony Leadbetter
- Very Limited Tix
- Tickets : $140
- Limeburners Darkest Winter, second release, 63.9% - (World Best Craft Whisky 2017)
- Limeburners Heavy Peat 61% (2 x Australia’s best Whisky)
- Limeburners Directors Cut Peated Port Cask 61% (Recently awarded GOLD at ADSA)
- Limeburners Directors Cut - Peated Sherry Cask61%
- Limeburners - Peated 48%
Over 30 dark beers in 3 days. Need we say more?
Make the most of the long weekend and indulge in the Roasty, Chocolaty, Richness that are Stouts, Porters and Dark Ales.
To kick things off on the Friday we are getting in our own go-to Trumpet player Chris 'Jazz' Webber, playing live alongside Dj's from 7pm.
Keep an eye out for the full tap list soon.
And we though an opening night with 6 sours was pushing the boundaries.
Saturday the 27th of May come to NOLA and hone in on your hot sauce making skills. Chat to our chili grower and chefs about how to grow the best chilies and make the best sauces.
You will be blending together your own perfect sauce using ingredients such as Pineapple and Rye Whiskey. Once you have discovered your blend of choice we will each be bottling up a 200ml of sauce to take home. All the while lets keep to creative juices flowing by sipping on a few neat bourbons.
- Nibbles. Think Fried Chicken and hot sauce
- Create your own hot sauce – 200ml bottle for home
- Sip on a couple of Bourbons
- Hosted on NOLA’s Mezzanine
- Limited Tix
- $35 pp
If you miss out on a ticket to our Laphroaig degustation, never fear, there will be yet another opportunity to celebrate Scotch. We’ll release our scotch menu to the world and Dan ‘Whisky’ Woolley will be roaming to answer all of your scotch related questions. Throw in some live music and chocolates matched to your favorite whiskies and you’ll be in for a good night.
Finer details below:
- Scotch Launch Party: Drams and Jams
- Live Music
- Chocolates to match your favorite drams
- Whisky cocktails
- Chat to the roaming Dan ‘Whisky’ Woolley
- 50+ available scotches
When you think of Scotch whisky, it’s hard to go past the iconic Laphroaig distillery and their uniquely peated range of Scotch. Dan ‘Whisky’ Woolley loves his Laphroaig and will be hosting a 5 course Laphroaig matched degustation with food by NOLA.
Check out the finer details below:
- Wednesday 22nd March on NOLA’s mezzanine
- 5 Course Laphroaig Degustation
- Hosted by Dan ‘Whisky’ Woolley
- First course cocktail to wet the whistle
- 4 different Laphroaig’s including the rare 25 y/o expression
- 5 Courses curated by NOLA’s Head Chef Justin Penman
- Only 30 tix available
Tin Shed Distilling is one of SA's premium whisky producers. Tin Shed’s distiller Ian Schmidt is responsible for producing the highly sort after Iniquity range.
Take a seat, grab some chicken and listen to distiller Ian as he walks you through two batches of Iniquity as well as two specialty cask strength editions.
What better way to get your lips around a few drams of this hard to come by SA Whisky.
At $45 these limited seats this will sell out fast.
o Batch #5
o Batch #6
o Small Barrel Release – Cask Strength
o Batch #2 Gold – Cask Strength
- Small eats by NOLA
- Very Limited Seats
What better way to end the year then to sit down and learn a little bit about a few great bourbons?
In this session, Premium Spirit Brand Ambassador Erica Richards will be matching a bunch of the best local cured meats with some of their world class whiskeys. Think Bourbon and prosciutto or Rye and truffle salami. Be quick as there are very limited seats.
Location: NOLA’s Mezzanine
- Double Oak Barrel aged cocktail on entry
- 5 Whiskeys with Match Cured Meats
Wow, it has already been a year!
We feel like we’ve achieved a lot - between collaboration brews, degustation dinners, street parties, and even a friendly neighbourly dispute. We simply haven’t had a chance to just sit back and take it all in.
Well, what better way to celebrate our first birthday than to throw a 2-day party and showcase what we do best. On the 26th and 27th of November 2016 NOLA is going to play host to a 2-day ‘Birthday Beer Fest’.
NOLA’s ‘Birthday Beer Fest’ will be supporting some of the breweries that have helped us out over the last year. We will be parking The Beer Porterat the end of the laneway, allowing us to pour 26 different brews at a time from some of our favourite brewers. We will also be extending the good vibes into the NOLA laneway with live bands, Dj’s and pop up record storeCrackle & Pop Records.
Features on the weekend :
- 2 Day Laneway Party
- Live Music and Dj’s in NOLA’s laneway all weekend
- 26 taps beers / ciders (until kegs run out)
- Sunday Recovery Brunch
- Matched Boiler makers
- Pop up record store ‘Crackle and Pop’
- Sunday recovery brunch featuring NOLA’s famous Moonshine Mary’s.
- Silent ‘Beer Art’ auction
- Smoked Meats by NOLA
We'll be releasing this little "Moonshine Mary" colab with melbourne moonshine this Sunday 6th of November with the launch of our new Brunch menu! 🍗🌄
All day brekkie will be served up fresh, as well us NOLA's green juices and all the Moonshine Mary's your hair of the dog can handle.
Melbournemoonshine will also be hosting a free distillers masterclass so you can deep dive into the world of 'shining and the details behind the colab batch. This little number features native pepper berry, celery leaf & seed, smoked chili & salt.
Not to be missed, queue up some friends for a lazy Sunday sesh on the shine 🍹🍗
The first of four intimate degustations, hosted by NOLA. These Degustations are an opportunity for NOLA’s Head Chef Adam Hudson to showcase his abilities outside of the New Orleans style.
In Deg #1, NOLA Adelaide have teamed up with McLaren Vale winery, Alpha Box and Dice, to put on a six course wine matched degustation. The six courses will make use of a whole pig, with paired wines by Alpha, Box and Dice Head Winemaker Sam Berketa.
- Six Courses
- Six paired Alpha Box and Dice wines
- Wine Chat with Head Wine Maker Sam Berketa
- Only 30 seats available
The Great Southern Distilling Company are fast becoming one of Australia's most highly regarded distilleries. Having taken out "Australians Champion Distiller” and producing Australia’s “Champion Whisky” for the past 2 years at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards, it's not hard to see why.
The guys behind Limeburners and Tiger Snake are in town, so we thought we would take the opportunity to introduce you all to them.
- Come into NOLA for an intimate tasting session hosted by Cameron Syme (Founding Director)
- Get stuck into Limeburners Port Cask, Sherry Cask, Lightly Peated, Tiger Snake Batch 9 and a Pre-release sneak peak of the 'Darkest Winter - Peated'
- Finger Food by NOLA (Yes there will be Chicken)
- Limited Tickets