Tuesday, September 22

French Champagne or Craft Beer?

Fresh from the success of this year's laneway wine festival, our friends as Adelaide's East End Cellars (the city's best independent wine merchant) have unveiled their plans for an outdoor celebration which will bring South Australian craft beer and French champagne together under the same umbrella(s), literally.

The inaugural ‘Boutique Beer and Bubbles’ laneway event will take place in Vardon Avenue on Saturday, November 7 between 1pm and 6pm. The hip precinct, which is adjacent to Ebenezer Place, will be transformed into a chic, urban space. Organisers say the event will showcase the very best local craft beer and sparkling wine as well as a selection of international champagnes.

“We have some of the best brewers in the world based in South Australia and our home grown sparkling wines are nothing short of impressive, you only need to look at the collection of wine show awards they have won," says event director Michael Andrewartha. “We want to showcase this world of talent at a special tasting event.”

For a mere $35 festival-goers will be able to sample over 50 South Australian brewed beers, plus a wide selection of premium local and imported wines. The event will feature delicious street style food and local DJs. A perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Adelaide's lifestyle hub. 

For further information visit www.eastendcellars.com.au

Tuesday, September 1

With This Pint Of Bitter I Thee Wed

A pub with a marriage celebrant? Genius! A press release from Fuller, Smith & Turner, the London brewer and premium pub  company, tells me that The Parcel Yard at King's Cross railway station is now open for the business of wedlock "Set in a Grade I listed building in the heart of London King’s Cross railway station, this beautiful pub spans two floors and showcases original features throughout," according to the press release. Several rooms are now licensed for marriage ceremonies: The Waiting Room (capacity 80), The Board Room (capacity 12), The Games Room (capacity 20), The Station Master’s Room (capacity 40) and The First Class Lounge (capacity 50).
“This is fantastic news for The Parcel Yard, the first of its kind, allowing the pub to delve into another market," said Jonathon Swaine, Managing Director of Fuller’s Inns. "It is a unique and stunning venue, in one of the most accessible transport hubs in the world, and already enjoys a considerable reputation in the beer and food world. I cannot wait to congratulate the first couple to marry in the pub. I am certain their special day will be made all the more unique by having their ceremony in what is believed to be the first station pub with a marriage licence. ”
Beer Airways is touching down in the Old Dart in late October and has pencilled in an inspection. Maybe we can renew our vows there? Being married is thirsty work.