Tag: beer

Coopers after Dark with Ash Grunwald

Good things happen after dark in Melbourne. On a cold and wet Melbourne night my plus one and I met up in the comfortable, grubby clutter of The Tote. We were here to do what everyone loves to do in…

Hepburn and Hops at Ladro: a night of food and craft beer

Beer. Four ingredients combine to make magic in a glass. Malt provides the base. Hops add flavour and aroma. Yeast produces alcohol. But water. Who thinks about water? The answer is Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. In quantities measured…

Belleville presents Kiwi Feed and Ales with Panhead

Lamb, All Blacks, and Panhead Beer. This is how Belleville puts on a Kiwi Feed. The venue first caught my attention when they spent an afternoon parachuting roast chicken off their roof to eager pedestrians in the laneway below. So…

Two Birds Brewing’s 5th birthday bash

Legends. That’s my preferred prefix for Danielle Allen and Jayne Lewis. In 2011 the duo started Two Birds –Australia’s first female owned brewing company. When Two Birds turned five this June, they celebrated with $5 beers around the country and…

Quaff Glenlivet whisky paired with Newstead beer at Boilermaker House

The Boilermaker is a classic cocktail that’s gaining in popularity, and Boilermaker House (the ultra-cool bar on Swanston and Lonsdale Street) knows how to showcase it to the max. The whisky-and-beer combination makes total sense once you’ve tried it —…

Beer Banter at Junction Beer Hall & Wine Room

It had been four whole days since Good Beer Week ended. I hadn’t met a brewer or devoured a single beer and food matching. Fortunately Junction Beer Hall came to my rescue with their Beer Banter series. Held on the…