Monday, December 12, 2011

St Kilda Barley's Angels report

Thanks so much to everyone who came to enjoy the last Barley's Angels night for 2011. Some were so wonderfully dedicated they came straight from the airport after a holiday trip! As the festive season is upon us I thought it would be fitting to have a mini Christmas dinner to bring everyone together to celebrate. Starting with an entree of natural, salsa verde and gueuze vinaigrette oysters, chocolate covered grapes (a Connell family tradition) matched with Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic we then chatted with our two very special guests who brought with them Christmas treats of beer delights to match with the dishes!

Jayne of Two Birds Brewing provided us with her second batch of delicious Golden Ale, her gorgeous smile and a Two Birds T-shirt (for the trivia winners!). The Golden Ale was matched with the main course of smoked chicken with cranberry sauce, stuffing and crispy sage leaves. The wonderful Sam 'True South' Fuss shared with us Ninkasi's Angel and her intriguing 'Whatever you want me to be' coffee and cassia bark infused ale which was a divine partner for the warm homemade Christmas pudding with butterscotch sauce and creme anglaise....mmmmm. A huge thank you to Rich our Chef who did an amazing job with all of the dishes. Perfectly delicious.

I have really enjoyed engaging with all of you passionate beer lovers during these sessions and hope that you are finding it a warm and welcoming environment to share your thoughts and enthusiasm for the flourishing beer scene with a focus on women. We have lots of fun and big plans in store for the 2012 events so tell a friend and let's share the love of good beer!

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Cheers ladies!

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