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Corporate Events


BeerMatt, Matt Kirkegaard is one of Australia’s most experienced beer presenters and educators. For more than a decade Matt has been sharing his passion for great beer, while entertaining, educating and enthusing audiences. He has hosted work events for up to 150 and private beer dinners for as few as four people. If you’re looking for a unique staff event, a memorable client function or a fun social gathering, BeerMatt can tailor the perfect event to your needs. 

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Corporate Events


BeerMatt, Matt Kirkegaard is one of Australia’s most experienced beer presenters and educators. For more than a decade Matt has been sharing his passion for great beer, while entertaining, educating and enthusing audiences. He has hosted work events for up to 150 and private beer dinners for as few as four people. If you’re looking for a unique staff event, a memorable client function or a fun social gathering, BeerMatt can tailor the perfect event to your needs. 

Corporate Tastings

If you're looking to reward your staff or thank your valued clients with a gourmet experience they will long remember, we can help.

Matt has presented beer and food events for businesses across Australia and delivers unique tastings that will have your clients raving.

Whether beer and cheese matching, a twist on the traditional wine tasting with a grape versus grain tasting or a beer-matched lunch or dinner, we can tailor the perfect event to your needs.

Matt works with some of Brisbane's leading restaurants, beer venues and caterers to present events off-site or in your board room.

Scroll down to see a sample of events we offer, or contact Matt to discuss a bespoke option.

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Beer and Cheese


Beer's ability to pair with cheese surprises many and leaves a lasting impression on corporate guests. Matt can present a beer and cheese masterclass just about anywhere.

Beer and Cheese


Beer's ability to pair with cheese surprises many and leaves a lasting impression on corporate guests. Matt can present a beer and cheese masterclass just about anywhere.

Matt presents the finest Australian and imported cheeses, perfectly matched to craft beers for a tasting that offers one of the best ways to really get a sense of how versatile beer is as a food match.

Your guests will be greeted with a craft beer on arrival then enjoy cheese boards comprising three premium cheeses, matched to six beers across a wide range of flavours and styles. Matt will present each pairing, explaining the style, its history and discussing the ingredients and fascinating story of beer and brewing. Classes last approximately 90 minutes.

Cost (based on a minimum) of 20 people: From $52pp

Extras

We can include charcuterie boards in the tasting, featuring Sliced Cured Meats, Pate and Duck Rillettes with Cornichons, Onion Jam and French Bread for an additional $10 per person.

Depending on your interests, Matt can present the beer pairing masterclasses alone, or he can partner with a leading cheese expert to turn the beer tasting into a genuine beer and cheese masterclass. You clients and guests will learn just about everything they could want to know about beer, about cheese and about enjoying them together for a truly memorable corporate experience. (POA) 

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Beer and Chocolate


As strange as it sounds to many, beer and chocolate can be a sublime match...but it must be the right beer and great chocolate.

Beer and Chocolate


As strange as it sounds to many, beer and chocolate can be a sublime match...but it must be the right beer and great chocolate.

Matt has teamed with Brisbane luxury chocolate maker Dello Mano to present an exclusive corporate masterclass that introduces your staff and clients to the joys of world-class beer paired with exquisite chocolate.

Following an introductory beer, Matt selects some of the finest beers from around the world – including some made with chocolate or coffee as an ingredient - and pairs them with a selection of Dello Mano's finest handmade chocolates.

Cost (based on a minimum) of 20 people: From $46pp

Extras

For these classes Matt can also work with Bien Peralta who, with his wife Deborah, owns Dello Mano. Bien can tell the story of the Dello Mano luxury brownies and the tastings conclude with a chocolate truffle rolling lesson where you get to roll your own chocolate truffles…with the results matched to beer. (POA)

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Beer and Food Masterclass


Discover how versatile beer is itself, and as the perfect partner to great food..

Beer and Food Masterclass


Discover how versatile beer is itself, and as the perfect partner to great food..

BeerMatt Introduction to Beer Classes are a two-hour practical lesson in which you will learn everything that you need to know to get started with craft beer or take your love of beer to the next level.

Over two hours you will sample beers across ten different styles, taste malts, get hands-on with hops and learn the principles of beer and food matching, all in a relaxed and fun interactive class.

These classes are perfect for any group with a love of food and flavour interested in knowing more about beer, even if some of the guests 'aren't beer drinkers' everyone will find something to love in this class. Just to make sure, we can include some excellent cider as well if requested.

Price includes all beer samples, matched cheese and charcuterie platters and a beer-matched dessert and tasting notes.

Cost (based on a minimum) of 20 people: From $85pp

 

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Beer Lunch or Dinner


If wine dinners are looking a little tired, let Matt reignite your palate with a beer and food matching dinner

Beer Lunch or Dinner


If wine dinners are looking a little tired, let Matt reignite your palate with a beer and food matching dinner

A corporate lunch or dinner is still one of the best ways to create the relaxed and informal atmosphere for social interaction with clients and professional colleagues. Add the most social of beverages and you have the perfect networking event.

Craft beer's ability to pair with white table cloth dining comes as a surprise to many, but it does it wonderfully well. Let that surprise work in your favour as you delight clients with a beer matching dinner.

Matt has been hosting beer dinners in Australia for almost ten years, making him one of the most experienced beer presenters in Australia. Working with top chefs and great venues, lunches are fun, information and will be long-remembered by your clients and guests.

Three courses with matching beers, a beer on arrival and presentation starts at just $120pp (20 people).