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The Malt Shovel Taphouse

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by Tema (subscribe)
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Published November 29th 2018
Taking on the reins as Adelaide's newest one-stop shop for beer-y goodness, The Malt Shovel Taphouse at the Adelaide Festival Centre is all about appreciating craft beer.

The result of a joint partnership between the Adelaide Oval and Lion Co., The Taphouse will be a fully licensed venue that can accommodate up to 550 people at one time - indoors and outdoors collectively.

What was formerly occupied by Neon Bar has now been transformed into an impressive space that offers customers with the ability to enjoy a picturesque view of the River Torrens, Adelaide Oval, and Adelaide Riverbank. Specializing in "floral hops and toffee malts", The Taphouse will offer customers with the opportunity to choose from 16 beers on tap, limited-edition releases, and tasting paddles, which will be complemented by South Australian sourced meats for the full experience.

(Photography by Fatema Sitabkhan)


Some of the beers making an appearance include Byron Bay Brewery, James Squire, White Rabbit, Little Creatures, and Panhead Brewery from New Zealand (to name a few), so you can rest be assured to find a type of beer to suit anyone and everyone's palate! Personally, I surprised myself by finding a beer - an IPA - that I thoroughly enjoyed at tonight's soft launch, so there is more than a fair chance that I'll be returning back to The Taphouse to spruce up my palate this summer.

Image supplied by Be Young PR


South Australia's own Chef and farmer Kane Boase will be the brains behind some of the culinary delicacies that will be served here.

With summer fast approaching, the waterfront venue will be specializing in providing a culinary experience that matches South Australian-sourced gems of food with the best of craft beer.

Sliders with spit-roasted meats (photography by Fatema Sitabkhan)


Running the kitchen with a rotisserie-based menu, customers will have the ability to get a taste of South Australia with their locally sourced produce used to cook classic dishes with chicken, lamb, and scotch fillet, which will be given a contemporary twist with the inclusion of spiced Swiss mushrooms, truffle fries, and Hiramasa Kingfish ceviche tacos.

Spiced mushrooms (photography by Fatema Sitabkhan)


(photography by Fatema Sitabkhan)


Not huge on beer? Not to fret, because The Taphouse is also fully stocked with wines that are sourced from all around our beautiful state. As part of launch night, we were treated to the delicious drops by G. H. Mumm Champagne, which certainly gave a buzz to accompany the gorgeous view in front of us.

The view of the Adelaide Riverbank and Oval (photography by Fatema Sitabkhan)


Being the first of its kind in Australia, The Taphouse couldn't have picked a better spot to set up shop - overlooking the waterfront and being conveniently located in a central spot, it won't be a wonder to see this attractive meeting spot to become one of the hottest places to visit during the upcoming warmer months.

And the best part? It's family friendly and pet-friendly, so next time you decide to take your furry friend for a w-a-l-k, why not treat The Taphouse as a well-deserved pitstop and check out the beers, wines, and food on offer here!

The Malt Shovel Taphouse will be opening their doors to the public December 1.

With thanks to Be Young PR for the invite to this event.

(photography by Fatema Sitabkhan)


*Tema was invited as a guest.
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Why? With over 16 beers on tap, why not?
When: Mon: CLOSED, Tues Wed: 3:00pm 11:00pm, Thurs: 11:30am 12:00am, Fri Sat: 11:30am 2:00am, Sun: 11:30 10:00pm
Phone: (08) 8331 5215
Where: Adelaide Riverbank, where the Neon Bar used to be (by Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre)
Cost: $$
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Looks like a great venue!
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