With a great turnout of 25 enthusiastic (and thirsty) women, the third ever Australian chapter of Barley's Angels was off to a promising start.
As the ladies all got to know one another, three tasty chocolate morsels were served alongside three beer matches...a mouth watering sight.
The ladies then set out to find which was the most magical match and discovered that everyone had very different tastes which provided great discussion.
A pizza break came with a constructive discussion on where breweries are heading in terms of creating 'girly beers' and where they are going oh-so wrong. Our girls where much more taken by the rich, dark flavours of the Mornington Peninsula Porter infused with vanilla, than they were about 'low carb' money driven brews. We want flavour! We want complexity! We want diversity! Luckily for us, the night continued to provide an array of beer styles which, (left up to the ladies choice), were matched with our beautiful Youngs Double Chocolate Stout Pannacotta with Lindemans Framboise macerated strawberries and caramelized barley malt brittle. The magic match of the night was a toss up between the Meantime London Stout with Pannacotta and the Mountain Goat Coffee IPA with Pannacotta. Both interested choices with melt-in-your-mouth results!
Thanks to everyone's contribution of ideas for events and fun things to do as a women and beer focused group, we now have some work to do organizing some things...beer high teas, quiz nights, brewery tours! Endless fun ahead! Thanks ladies! See you all soon! x
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