To close out and celebrate their first year of business, Brisbane’s Embassy Bar are throwing a Christmas dinner like no other. Rather than individual tastings, Embassy are putting on a banquet style dinner and the brewers from Byron Bay’s Stone & Wood are bringing their beers to match.
The three course banquet will include four beers, with Stone & Wood’s new Garden Ale, the elusive Unfiltered Lager, the Mash Collective ‘Old Persuader’ and their annual Stone Beer. It all happens on Wednesday 18th December from 6:30pm.
Guests will be welcomed with a selection of share plates to get the taste buds prepared for the banquet of roast beef fillet and roast Turkey accompanied with chestnut stuffing, thyme jus, steamed greens and a side salad. A selection of Xmas inspired sweets will finish of the evening.
Stone & Wood Garden Ale
According to Stone & Wood, the added juniper berries are said to: “purify negative energy, guard against disease, strengthen sexual potency, bring good health and even increase psychic powers”. On your way to superhuman status, you’ll encounter a sessionable beer that uses newish Aussie hops Ella and Summer to add floral, grassy and spicy hop characteristics to what’s a slightly cloudy, rusty golden-coloured ale with some sweet, caramel aromas and flavours and very gentle bitterness.
Stone & Wood Unfiltered Lager
The first beer released by Stone & Wood is their recreation of the pale lagers favoured by German brewers, inspired by days enjoying steins in Munich’s beer gardens. Using imported German grain and noble European hops, the former lends it honeyed and biscuity characteristics, the latter a subtle bitterness. Another refreshing quaffer borne of its surroundings.
Stone & Wood The Mash Collective Old Persuader
The beer uses Aussie hops that bring to mind the soft, subtle, spicy aromas of their German forefathers, while in the mouth it’s a fruity, slightly sweet affair wrapped up by a gentle bitterness that leaves you wondering how it could possibly weigh in at 6.6 per cent.
Stone & Wood Stone Beer
The Stone Beer has been tweaked each year, with this year’s a deeply dark, rewardingly rich and smooth chocolate led affair that’s so luxuriant it could soothe even poor, wronged, Wallace’s pain.
Date & Time: Wednesday 18th December, 2013, from 6:30pm
Venue: Embassy Bar, 214 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
To book: call 07 3221 7616 or email: [email protected]
For more information, visit the Embassy Bar website.