More cooking from Paul Mercurio’s Cooking with Beer book – this time I tried my hand at the Indian-style Fish Curry with Belgian Ale using Chimay Triple
Sometimes loving beer isn’t just about the latest limited release, collaboration brew or oak aged delight but it’s simply about enjoying a drink with nice people.
Ah, the benefits of working at a beer lovin’ bar … beer! Last week the new limited release from Last Drop Brewery – a 5% abv Oktoberfest Bier – landed at Clancy’s Fish Pub Dunsborough where I have been working casual shifts in recent weeks.
I am in danger of drooling over my phone every time Eagle Bay Brewing put up a photo on Facebook and Twitter about their monthly Friday Night Feast dinners. Running from May to October I booked in early for the October edition to ensure it wasn’t another 6 months before I got to go. It’s a pretty straight forward concept – fifty bucks gets you a three course meal, three choices for each. Simple. October was the final Friday Night Feast for 2012 and was themed as “Into the Wilderness” with game dishes created by Head Chef Rupert Brown.
I was very excited to order two glasses of the limited release Baltic Porter when my boyfriend and I dropped into Colonial Brewing, Margaret River, one recent Sunday. Though I do get rather excited about beer in general anyway, this beer is a little different – after all, I helped make it … kinda
Note: Apparently I write posts and then forget to actually post them. Although I am new to the world of blogging I am pretty sure this would be a fairly preventative action in people actually reading what I write. Hence, you may find the following post a fraction outdated but since it’s about Eagle Bay Brewing, who I love, and limited release beer, which I also love, and one of the best steak sandwiches I have ever made – I just had to post it … Read on! (of course it’s a slight tease since the beer in question has since consumed to the point of extinction but the good news is that their Cacao Stout is still available).
Love beer. Love cooking. Putting the two loves together is not only fun but it’s efficient! Here’s what I’ve been getting up to lately … some worked, some didn’t but hey, that’s all the fun …
Having found myself unexpectedly unemployed the guys at Clancy’s Fish Pub in Dunsborough suggested working a few shifts with them. It sounded like fun, it involved beer and it paid … that’s three pretty good boxes ticked right there.