I was invited to a long lunch that was held during the Brews in the Beer Garden event at The Boulevard Hotel on Saturday 18 April. Yes, I know I am a little delayed in writing this up but trust me, weeks on and the memory of top beers and beautiful food is still pretty fresh in my head!
Brews in the Beer Garden has now become a bit of a regular event at The Boulevard in Floreat where brewers and reps take over a section of the pubs beer garden to provide samples of their beers and shoot the breeze with anyone who cares to listen.
A sunny April Saturday was perfect beer garden weather
Eagle Bay showed off their Kolsch alongside their current seasonal Black IPA and Colonial flashed their cans around, namely their Draught Kolsch and Small Ale. Pirate Life, in the midst of their West Australian blitz, continued their launch to showcase their beers – Throwback IPA (a session beer), Pale Ale and IIPA.
It is the third Brews in the Beer Garden outing since first launching in August last year but this time around a long table lunch was added for those a little more serious about their love of beer and food. The lunch consisted of a shared entrée, pasta, meat and cheese with each course being served with two beers. If they host this lunch again, and I hope they do, I would strongly suggest you secure your seat early and plan not to drive as the servings of beer are generous and only out done by the servings of food.
First two beers served with the shared entrées – Camden Town Hells & Young Henry’s Natural Lager
Served with Colonial Small Ale & Eagle Bay Pale Ale
Served with Custard Vintage Dry Cider & Batlow Cloudy Cider
Beersine Pale Ale Cheese served with Pirate Life IIPA & Little Creatures IPA