In Victoria earlier this month at the culmination of the BrewCon and Trade Expo, the Indies (Independent Beer Awards) saw All Hands Brewing House take the medal home for Champion Australian Independendent Brewery in the major ‘Brewpub’ category and NSW State Champion title! They also won a further 7 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for their 6 brews in the two day competition gaining favor with judges over the hundreds of beers entered across a range of styles!
The Boiler Room Dinner was an opportunity to celebrate the super duo and men of the hour – Head Brewer, Sam Clayman (who has a PhD in biology and Diploma in Brewing Science) and Assistant Brewer, Tim Radjenovic.
A sensory experience in pairing food with their brew:
The sensory extension to the signature brews and whiskies is executed in a way that challenges the diner. Venue Manager, Craig Morgan described the collaboration in menu design and rationale behind the pairings with Executive Chef, Michael Acevedo. “Both of us decided duck would work really well with with the IPA which cuts through the greasiness, Chef came up with the braised pork rib, which is describe on the menu with pineapple and we’ve put it into the braise. The pear tart and combination of blue cheese whether you like it or don’t like it – it confuses the palette”
Handing over the reigns to Benriach Distillery, hosts for the evening, the food, wine and beer pairing are a new concept for All Hands as it’s always been about the beer. It was a great opportunity for the lads to let their hair down and bask in the glory of their wins. An event like this opens the discovery of their Darling Harbour brew to new audiences in a destination dining hotspot for locals and visitors.
In recent years we’ve seen more and more entrants outside the popular crafty ale trail of the inner west with local brewmakers popping up in Bankstown, Marsden Park joining The Rocks and Darling Harbour as well as online only boutiques into the new emerging area allowing brewers to operate as bars.
Sydneysiders are demanding premium, innovative, and diverse offerings more with the area of craft beer holding strength in promising industry growth, despite an overall drop in beer consumption across the nation.
Brand Ambassador, Thalita shared her passion for whisky as she reminded us that we should take a moment to appreciate the 21 year old elixir that was casked by someone who may no longer be with us to enjoy. The time and the effort that went into the glass poured was a great moment that allowed guests to learn and experience premium blends in a new way.
What’s On at All Hands Brewing House:
The next few weeks right through to the Summer will see Sydneysiders enjoying the celebrations (What’s On at All Hands Brewing House) they have for the AFL and NRL Grand Finals, Rugby World Cup, Melbourne Cup Lunch and After Party, Sunday live music, happy hour daily, weekly Burger Day (Thurs), $20 12” Baguettes (Wednesdays), Smoking Brisket Tuesdays and more!
A look back:
Party Planning Kit:
Unbeatable views, an uber cool space that easily moulds itself to a casual affair or full blown business space or formal celebration – you’ve got lots to work with here!
Lower Deck: 140 seated / 350 standing
Private Dining in the Engine Room: 20 seated
Total Space easily hosts 1000 for a standing reception
Beer Festival Weekends (Save the Date/s):
Friday 8th November: Fremantle Beer Fest
Saturday 30th November: Sydney Beer Fest
Tuesday 31st December: Launceston Beer Fest
Saturday 15 February 2020: Canberra Beer Fest
Friday 27 March 2020: Perth Beer Festival
March 2020: Brisbane Beer Fest
Crafty Pint’s Guide to Australian Beer Festivals
Credits: All House Brewing Company, Pendulum Communications,
Twentieth Letter, Beer Cartel, Independent Brewers Association,
Brewers Association of Australia
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