• Even bigger new beer line-up than last year
  • Includes our hoppiest IPA yet
  • First-ever SMaSH beers!
  • ‘Dude food’ and Elvis-inspired food
  • Live American-style concerts every weekend

Starts Saturday 2 July – RUNS ALL JULY! 

Murray’s Brewery is getting in early and celebrating American Independence Day this Saturday 2 July. The distinctive aromas, colours, flavours and sounds of America will be showcased at its Bobs Farm brewery and winery right across the month of July. 

These school holidays, join patriots around the world to embrace one of the most popular beer styles, IPA’s (India Pale Ale). On offer will be 8 USA-themed beers, including the brewer’s hoppiest ever IPA and their first ever SMaSH beers.

The kitchen team will be serving up a finger-licking-good array of USA-themed food specials, such as the belly-busting, Elvis-inspired Fool’s Gold Burger filled with bacon, peanut butter and ‘jelly’. Or you can try a Dirty Wagyu Burger, or Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce and lots, lots more. 

American-themed FREE concerts will be performed every weekend including:

  • 3 July - Adam Gear plays rockabilly
  • 10 July - Norm Bakker’s Elvis Tribute Show
  • 17 July - Brien McVernon’s American Rock concert
  • 24 July - Nano playing Latin American songs
  • 31 July - Jim Overend performs popular American tunes. 

“The Fourth of July is a significant national holiday. And while it’s usually associated with fireworks, parades and baseball games, we’re paying tribute through the release of some truly amazing-tasting American-style beers,” said brewery owner, Murray Howe.

“We’re inspired by the unique spirit of creativity and entrepreneurism found in the USA. For American Beer Month we have brewed our takes on the American IPA - 2 versions, including our hoppiest IPA yet - together with a Black IPA, and a Double IPA.  We’re also brewing a Blood Orange IPA. And for the first time we are releasing some very limited edition SMaSH IPA’s. What a line-up!” he said.

SMaSH is an acronym for “Single Malt and Single Hop”. It’s a relatively new approach to brewing based on simplicity. SMaSH brewing breaks the process down to its basic elements and emphasises the flavour of a single malt and single hop variety.

“In Murray’s case, the focus in July is all on the hops. We’re brewing four SMaSH IPA’s initially starting with Equinox hop, then Ella, Mosaic and New Zealand Riwaka. And we’ll extend through to 9 August, which marks International IPA Day,” added Murray.

Murray’s American Beer Month starts on Saturday 2 July, and runs through to 9 August (international IPA Day).

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