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9th April 2019

Tate Modern’s First Tap Takeover from Down Under, April 25th 2019, 18:30-22:30

For the first time in Tate Modern’s Tap Takeover history, April’s event will branch out from British-only breweries. Coinciding with Anzac Day, a mix of three New Zealand and three Australian breweries have been invited to bring one of their signature beers to serve on the Terrace Bar taps. The event promises to be a lively celebration of all things down under, with the best of Antipodean independent craft beer, food and music fuelling the night.

The six prestigious breweries invited to bring over the best of the craft beer scene from the other side of the world are 8 Wired, Funk Estate and Yeastie Boys (New Zealand) and Stone & Wood, NOMAD and Young Henrys (Australia). Australia and New Zealand grow some of the most sought-after hops in the world and the event aims to bring an exclusive taste of these plus a chance to view a selection of brewery art and label design.

Representatives from the breweries will be available on the night to share their stories and showcase their unique beer art.  Guests will experience the beers to a soundtrack of “Down Under” classics provided by New Zealand born DJ Lotion who has a passion for the continent. Spending his time in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, DJ Lotion is sure to give guests a true representation of the music scene from the southern hemisphere.

The food offering will further enhance the Australasian experience, transporting guests to Bondi beach with a take on the ‘classic shrimp on the barbie’ of king prawn skewers. Other traditional Aussie foods will also be available to try such as well-loved lamingtons, the staple Australian cakes dipped in chocolate and liberally sprinkled with fine desiccated coconut. To represent the Kiwis, Tate Modern will be serving lamb chop lollies. Guests will also be encouraged to try some of the free Anzac biscuits. These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs serving in Gallipoli.


New Zealand

8 Wired: Ghost Chips IPA 1%

Funk Estate: Afrogato Affrogato Stout 7%

Yeastie Boys: The Droste Effect West Coast IPA 6.8%


Stone & Wood: Killer Kween Imperial Berlinner Weisse

NOMAD: Beach House Sour Pale Ale 5%

Young Henrys: Newtowner Australian Pale Ale 4.8%


Six thirds of beer – £19.95


Tate Modern Terrace Bar, Level 1 Blavatnik Building


This is a ticketed event, book online at:



May 30th – Beavertown Brewery featuring Hitachino

June (date TBC) – Collective Arts Brewing

July 25th – Siren Craft Brew

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For Tate food & drink press enquiries please contact: Cecily Walker

/ 0203 701 7510 / 07973 316 818 or Ella Figuero


TATE TAP TAKEOVER Taking place on the last Thursday of each month, the Tate Tap

Takeover series provides a fun and informal space for beer makers and beer lovers alike

to come together and enjoy the best of the UK’s brews with tastings, talks and activities.

TATE BEER Tate’s extensive beer list provides a solely British offer and the team

thoughtfully seek out the best beers in Britain. Sourcing the brews for the four Tate

galleries, the team has ensured that the list focuses on well-brewed, well-crafted beers,

made with an ethos in line with Tate. Visitors at Tate can enjoy beers from passionate and

innovative breweries across the British Isles.

YEASTIE BOYS is an award-winning, post-craft New Zealand founded brewing company,

who brew super-premium, deliciously irreverent ales in New Zealand, Australia and

United Kingdom.

FUNK ESTATE is a small brewing company which started back in May 2012, launching a

black IPA in Wellington. They’re now based in the lovely, resort-like town of Mount

Maunganui on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

8 WIRED’s approach is inspired by tradition but remixed with modern influence. Over

the years they have created a vast award winning range of beers that wow taste buds

the world over.

NOMAD marries styles & techniques from around the world with Australia’s

phenomenal native ingredients.

STONE & WOOD BREWING COMPANY takes a fresh approach to brewing handcrafted

beer in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia..

YOUNG HENRYS Aussie Pale Ale called Newtowner is a bit of a nod to the suburb’s past

and present influences, using a blend of English and Australian malts. Its story

epitomises everything about Young Henrys as their proud support for the arts continues

to grow.