There’s nothing like matching a peckish stomach with a new craft beer to cure your afternoon hunger woes says Ed+bK Drinks Alexander Stone.
The Bavarian Bier Café in Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier recently started brewing their own craft beers lines with a heavy lean towards pairing with food.
Already known for the solid range of Bavarian-style beers, they’ve gone for a twist on the standard craft beers that seem to be ubiquitous at every tap line I've seen lately.
The Craft Bites and beers range got me, an entrenched pub goer to lash out and grab a taste.
There are four different 150ml craft beers paired with four complimentary flavorful bites that dance along the line of filling you up with a nap needed afterwards.
|Crisp pork belly with a cinnamon apple sauce washed down with the Hop Dock Wheat beer.|
The first one I tackled was the crispy pork belly with a cinnamon apple sauce. The perfect crackling was washed down with a Hop Dock Wheat beer.
Next the sweet and meaty combination of the Smokey BBQ Pork Belly and Butcher's Bride Pale Ale built on each other without overpowering the base smokiness of the whole ensemble.
|Spicy Cucumber & Kim-chi Salad followed with a light Munich Larger Beer|
Spicy Cucumber & Kim-chi Salad followed with a light Munich Larger that cancelled out the spicy notes, without taking away any of its boldness.
A Blue Eye Cod Fish and Chips with Tartare Blonde Moment brought back memories of sitting at the beach enjoying a feed, with the lightly thinly battered cod helping the Blonde Moment go down a little too quickly.
It’s definitely worth an afternoon stop to line the stomach before indulging in a few litre beer steins.
Bottom line: The new Crafty Tasting Paddle is $35 per paddle and the views are free.
Disclaimer: Ed+dKDrinks was a guest of Bavarian Bier Cafe