Throw another shrimp on the barbie - said no Australian ever, bar the one in a 1984 who may have also played a fictitious crocodile hunter. Do I have a great catch phrase for Australians and their BBQ? Unfortunately, not. But a visit to the Beer & BBQ Festival last weekend was a full display of what BBQ is really about, and a whole damn lot about beer.
Upon arrival the smell was amazing, so much good food was already ready to go, the only problem was choosing what to have, or choosing what to have first.
After trying a few different foods, the paella included (above), plus a roll that was reminiscent of a Vietnamese Pork Roll but with Venison instead of pork as well as delicious hot-dogs and sliders, we moved into the beer shed. I'm not sure how to describe the feeling, but have you ever been so overwhelmed with potential decisions you just stare in shock? Because the variety of beers within the beer shed had me completely stumped on where to begin, luckily for us a faithful 'eenie meenie minie mo' made the decision. Once that first decision had been made, the night turned into what can only be described as a mini-pub crawl. Weaving our way between stalls, trying everything and anything drinkable, by the end of the night we still hadn't tried everything.
In the end, choosing a favourite just didn't seem possible. However, a huge variety of different breweries took out different awards including: Woolshed Brewery, Vale Ale, Judas the Dark, Prancing Pony, Modus Operandi Brewing Co., Coopers, Goodieson Brewery, Smiling Samoyed Brewery, Pirate Life Brewing, The Hills Cider Company and Barossa Valley Cider Co. So it's fair to say most of these guys will have something great on offer at most bottlo's if you're after something to drink this weekend!
Overall, the weekend was amazing! Having taken into accounts any of the downfalls from last year, this year seemed to have plenty of satisfied humans leaving the gates! My only problem? I should be spending the next two weekends in the gym after consuming so much goodness!