Cooking with Beer – Paul Mercurio

Cooking with Beer – Paul Mercurio

Do you like beer? I know I do. And you know what goes really well with a cold beer? Food. Especially when it’s been cooked with beer! I was just made aware of the fact that Paul Mercurio has a new book out called Cooking with Beer. According to Readings web site you can join him at the State Library (it’s one of those big old building in the city. Kinda like a pub except instead of beer they have books. I know, crazy right?) talk beer, drink beer and get a signed copy of the book (OK, so this library thing is starting to sound like a pub). Check out details here. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogle...

Speaking of redevelopments

Speaking of redevelopments

So, this is old news but The Bridge Hotel in Richmond is also undergoing redevelopment. It started back in April and by the look of things it’s nearing completion. According to this article in The Age from a few weeks ago the renovation is aimed at attracting more of the lady folk to the pub. I’ll keep an eye on the building works and their web site and post an update when it’s due to open. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogle...

Article from today’s Herald Sun

Nothing really new here. I think anyone who has set foot inside a pub in the last five years knows that microbreweries and craft beer are on the rise. www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/bar-wars-australias-lager-saga-is-bittersweet/story-fn7x8me2-1     Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogle +1StumbleUponEmail

The National in Richmond seems to be renovating

The National in Richmond seems to be renovating

I was walking down Victoria Street, Richmond the other day and I noticed The National Hotel (or, The Nash) is closed for redevelopment. I only went to The Nash once, a few years ago, and I can’t really remember much about it. Still, it will be interesting to see what the redevelopment brings. As a Richmond local I think this part of Victoria Street is really going to take off in the coming years. With a couple of massive apartment complexes going up on Burnley St just opposite Victoria Gardens, and the strong likelihood that the Carlton United Brewery in Abbotsford will close (and inevitably turn into yet more apartments), this neglected stretch of the suburb is about to have a big population boom. Will the new Nash Hotel be the new residents’ local of choice?...

Great beers from Burleigh Brewing Company

Great beers from Burleigh Brewing Company

Just thought I would quickly share about a couple of great Australian beers I’ve come across recently. I was in Brisbane last week and caught up with a mate who lives there. He introduced me to the wonderful beers of the Gold Coast’s Burleigh Brewing Company. I sampled three of their beers, all of which I enjoyed and two of which I would highly recommend. The first beer I tried has possibly the greatest name of any beer in the history of brewing – My Wife’s Bitter.  I’m usually not the biggest fan of bitter beers, however this one is actually quite sweet with this amazing caramel thing going on. With BBQ season about to kick off I highly recommend you give this one a nudge if you have the chance. The second beer I sampled from this brewer is simply...