Having collaborated with Fourpure for the Tate Switch House brew, the gallery is welcoming back its neighbour to take over the taps on March 28 for an Easter special.
Fourpure will be showcasing six of its new Brew House beers, celebrating its new 40-hectolitre brew house, which was commissioned at the end of 2017.
The Tate Modern tasting, led by Fourpure’s brewery ambassador, Rob Davies, will give guests a snapshot of the quality and diversity of beer on offer, from more traditional brews, such as the Fourpure Beerhall Helles Lager, and Thunder Bay West Coast IPA, to the more unusual Raspberry and Chocolate Imperial Porter. Combining eight different malts and lactose sugar, the latter is an incredibly rich drinking experience, made with fresh British raspberries, roasted cocoa nibs and whole vanilla pods.
The six beers for the night are: Thunder Bay West Coast IPA (6.6% ABV), Raspberry and Chocolate Imperial Porter (7.4%), Saharan Sun Blood Orange Saison (6.1%), Deep South Peach Sour (5.3%), Port of Call Lychee and Earl Grey Session IPA (4.5%) and Beerhall Helles Lager (5.1%).
The new seasonal beer to look out for is the Saharan Sun Blood Orange Saison. Brewed with in-season, fresh blood oranges and a restrained amount of French oak, Saharan Sun is complex yet unbelievably refreshing. It stands strong on its own, but is also a great accompaniment to food. On the night, Tate will offer a selection of basket meals to test the theory.
In addition, Dan Mynard, Fourpure’s in-house designer, will be co-hosting the event, speaking with a focus on beer design. From mood boards to final font badges, Dan will tell the story behind the brewery art and how they, in turn, inspired the beers.
Taking place on the last Thursday of each month at Tate Modern’s Terrace Bar, the tap takeovers provide a fun and informal space for beer makers and beer lovers alike to come together and enjoy the best of the UK’s brews with tastings, talks and activities. For more information and to book, click here