Items tagged "craft brews":

  1. Last night’s awesome Allium Food & WIne #humpdaycheese matchings by cheesemonger Laura lown of Milk the Cow to Prickly Moses handcrafted beers from the Otways. Tony introduced us to the beers and Laura shared stories about the cheese and why she had matched them to each beer.

    From the left on the tasting paddlel:
    1/ Ossau Iraty AOC, Northern Basque Country, Sheep’s milk
    • Prickly Moses 2013 Saison •

    2/ REYPENAER VSOP, 2 year old Gouda, Netherlands, Cow’s milk
    • Prickly Moses Red Ale •

    3/ Meredith Farm Chevre
    Meredith, Victoria, Goat’s milk
    • Prickly Moses Spotted Ale •

    4/ Beehive Barely Buzzed, coffee washed rind, Utah, USA, Cow’s milk
    • Prickly Moses Stout •

    #humpdaycheese July 16 will feature Tarrawarra Estate wines. Book now on 9576 0356 for class and tasting flight with cheesemonger and wine maker
    (at Allium Food & Wine)

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  2. I love Seven Oaks Farmhouse cider. It’s made by the passionate Lisa Cresswell at Merricks North on the Mornington Penninsula, Victoria. She not only also has a separate day job, but runs a homestead holiday accommodation on her property as well.

    A small batch brewer using locally sourced heirloom breeds of apples from her family’s 48ha orchard, every one of her ciders I’ve had is exquisite. Hers are a mixed bag of Norman French and British styles using a traditional pressing technique.

    While the ciders are pricier than mass market brews, apparently it takes up to 18 months in production from tree to market to achieve and the heirloom apple flavours truly shine through. It’s certainly worth the price you pay. Thanks to Dave at Swords, South Melbourne Market for introducing her brand to us last year.

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