Bourbon and beer lovers rejoice, the critically acclaimed Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is giving Sydneysiders the opportunity to nab a spot on the ultimate bourbon-filled brewery tour this October. The four-stop stint features some of the most notable inner-west breweries in a bid to find the perfect “boilermaker beer-bud” for the critically acclaimed bourbon, which has a natural sweet toffee flavour profile to complement the finely crafted brews.
On the eve of the 20th of October 2022, craft beer enthusiasts and lovers of fine bourbon are invited to jump aboard the purpose-built Buffalo Trace Bus with whiskey experts, who will narrate a tour to four epic breweries – White Bay Beer Co, Wayward Brewing Co, Stockade and Mixtape Brewing & Bar. Each stop will include an interactive sneak peek and stories about Buffalo Trace Distillery, exclusive tasting of boilermakers specially brewed just for Buffalo Trace, with a feast of cured meat and cheese platters served on antique Buffalo Trace barrel heads and a bourbon BBQ dinner. To complete the ultimate night of drinking and eating, guests will also be sent home with a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon to enjoy.
Some of Buffalo Trace Distillery’s most sought after and priceless whiskies, such as Pappy Van Winkle, Weller and Eagle Rare, may also be making a very special appearance on the tour – lucky ticket holders will find out for themselves!
The bourbon excursion kicks off at 5pm, making its first stop at White Bay Beer Co, a must-visit warehouse brewery located at the foot of the Anzac bridge tucked away for the perfect night with a pint and Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Their Balmain Velvet Schwarzbier’ dark beer will be paired up with Buffalo Trace to complement the bourbon with its spiced toffee profile, whilst the bitterness will dance over your back palate, in readiness for that next shot of bourbon.
Next stop – Wayward Brewing Co, Sydney’s top rated craft microbrewery. The brewery pays homage to the classic European style of beer while creating something with a distinct, Wayward twist, including the special brew just for Buffalo Trace, the “Imperial Stout”. Layered with caramel and chocolate infused malts with rye. Expect notes of molasses, vanilla and dark cacao with a residual sweetness to compliment Buffalo Trace Bourbon’s rich flavours of toffee, vanilla and molasses.
Third stop – Stockade, a brewer’s playground where one-offs and small batches are born. Once an old cheese factory, the bar and microbrewery has now expanded into a 750 square metre warehouse with a 10-metre long bar and up to 100 barrels stacked throughout – a few of which were previously used to age Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The exciting and innovative brewery is where you can find Buffalo’s mate, “the Pepperberry Porter” – a beer light enough to pair with a bourbon without overindulging. The botanicals perfectly match with the smoky flavours of the bourbon, creating an incredibly unique blend on the palate.
The Buffalo Trace Bourbon Bus tour wraps up at the iconic Mixtape Brewing & Bar, Jason Newton (head brewer and big Buffalo Trace fan) will serve up the “Buffalo Bourbon Amber Ale” boilermaker, paired with a Buffalo Trace Smoked Meat dinner. This boilermaker is a match made in heaven, with the sweet notes of Buffalo Trace Bourbon complimenting the amber malt, whilst contrasting against the American hops.
Tickets will be highly coveted so Sydneysiders should jump on the ticket link ASAP to secure their spot! Priced at just $99 for the full tour and four brewery visits, boilermakers, cheese platters and BBQ dinner, plus a bottle of Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (700ml/RRP $60) to take home and unforgettable stories that attendees will never forget. Plus an exciting to be confirmed appearance from Buffalo Trace Distilleries rarest whiskies!
For those who miss out on tickets, don’t fret – because the exclusive boilermakers created just for this tour will be available at three of the breweries – Wayward, Stockade and Mixtape – throughout the month of October.
Tickets will be available through Eventbrite for a limited time only so Buffalo Trace Bourbon fans jump on this quickly not to miss a spot of the Buffalo Brewery Bus Tour!Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.