8623 New England Highway
Hampton, QLD, 4352

(07) 46979066

The annual Hampton Festival is a celebration of local produce, gourmet industries and the Hampton district's creative culture.

Hampton Beer workshops

Hampton Festival

Hampton Beer workshops


Hampton Beer workshops

from 70.00

Workshop times:

  • Saturday 20 May - 10.00am to 12.30pm (Bookings are closed for this workshop)

Introduction to Beer and Cheese Masterclass        

  • Saturday 20 May - 3pm to 5.30pm

Beer Sensory Masterclass

Please ensure that you have booked for the time and day of the workshop that you are wanting to take part in.

Please note that bookings are non-refundable however name changes are allowed.

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Beer Appreciation with Matt Kirkegaard

Workshop One: Introduction to Beer and Cheese – Masterclass
Join Matt Kirkegaard, also known as BeerMatt, and discover there's more to beer than you ever imagined. Far from being a 'blokes-only' beverage, you will treated to a specialist class in beer appreciation looking at the world of beer and how the complex flavours can pair with cheese. The workshop incorporates education in beer ingredients, styles and flavours and how to present and taste beer. It's the perfect introduction to the wider aspects of beer, beyond the stubby…. and will include how to match food with various styles of beer. Price includes all beer tasting, cheese and notes.

Workshop Two: Beer sensory class                                                                                                                                       We all know that there is a multitude of glasses available for wine tasting and that the size and shape of the glass affects how we perceive the flavours of wine. This is every bit as true for beer. While the traditional beer glass is designed to be cheap and robust, it does little to enhance the flavour of your favourite ale or lager. If you are sceptical, pit your taste buds against some of the best beer glasses on the market, the Spiegelau range of glasses.  Matt will take you through four very different beer styles, each sampled across four very different glasses to highlight that a great glass is as important as a great beer. Be prepared to be amazed at the difference a glass makes.

The workshop price includes the beer tasting and a set of four Spiegelau glasses (valued at $69.95).

Matt Kirkegaard is a Brisbane-based freelance beer writer who has developed a national reputation as one of the few independent beer educators and advocates in Australia. Matt is passionate about beer and his enthusiasm is infectious. His workshops are light-hearted but with a focus on educating about and elevating beer.