Heart of Darkness is an AusCham Member – and we are invited to a special tasting session where food is paired with some of their delicious beers.

[Stop Press 10 Aug 2017: Heart of Darkness, in collaboration with Little Creatures, has just completed a special pilot brew featuring Aussie hops which will be available on the night. The brewer from Little Creatures is confirmed to join the AusCham event.]

Event Outline

  • Tasting of 4 small beers (Primeval Forest Pilsner, Desk life Pale Ale, Dark Creatures IPA (Heart of Darkness and Little Creatures collaboration) and Eloquent Phantom Imperial Stout) paired with beer inspired canapés
  • Tasting note sheets – attendees jot down notes on each beer to keep everyone engaged
  • Presentations


  1. Introduction to HOD and format of the event
  2. Brewer presentations introducing/discussing each beer
  3. Q&A and/or have brewer/speakers walk around and chat with people answering questions
  4. HOD Chef presentation on pairing beers with food


  • Smoked whitefish cakes with a creamy dill and tarragon sauce. Paired with Golden
  • Cognac braised pork served on top of a tangy red onion marmalade. Paired with IPA
  • Beetroot and goat cheese crostini with Lavender Honey and Phu Quoc Pepper – Paired with Pilsner
  • Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes – Paired with Irish Stout or Imperial Stout


  • Primeval Forest Pilsner
  • Desk life Pale Ale
  • Dark Creatures IPA (Heart of Darkness and Little Creatures collaboration)
  • Eloquent Phantom Imperial Stout

Booking details

*Cash bar for those interested in drinking more beer after the tasting