Celebrate beer with the Felons Brewing Co. Autumn Feast
Felons Brewing Co. are hosting their first beer and food dining experience at their riverside brewery on Monday 20th May at 6pm.
The Autumn Feast, of which tickets are $80 each, will include five courses matched with Felons Brewing Co. beers, showcasing to guests the relevance of beer at the dining table.
With a subtle theme that speaks to Felons Brewing Co’s values of discovery and freedom, the Autumn Feast offers guests a shared food experience, mixing lighter, healthier dishes with the beers and ciders that are brewed onsite.
While wine often comes to mind as the drinking companion to food, the complexity of the flavours in a beer means if the correct one is chosen it can bring out the best in any dish, either by cutting through a dish’s richness, complementing and enhancing the flavours, or contrasting them by adding another layer of complexity.
Discussing this at the Autumn Feast will be Felons Brewing Co’s Head Brewer, Tom Champion, and Howard Smith Wharves Executive Chef, Patrick Friesen, who created the event’s menu.
Of the Autumn Feast, Tom said Felons Brewing Co. were excited to welcome guests to the brewery dining experience, explaining “We’re really looking forward to showcasing the place of beer on the dining table. The hops in beer stimulate appetite, which makes it the perfect accompaniment to any dish.”
“We brew a diverse range of beers here at Felons and will be pairing our Crisp Lager, Sonny Cider, Australian Pale Ale, White Stout, IPA and Mandarin Sour with the dishes on the Autumn Feast menu Patrick has created,” he continued.
Dishes included on the five-course Autumn Feast menu are Spanish mackerel ceviche, pineapple, compressed celery and crispy corn, grilled eggplant, black garlic, dill and parsley, and a mandarin and yoghurt creamsicle.
Patrick, who has devised the five-course Autumn Feast menu, said pairing beer with food comes down to finding the right combination.
“Each dish on the Autumn Feast menu has been created to be complemented by a different Felons Brewing Co. beer, as pairing the two correctly comes down to matching the food’s flavour to the beers. We’ve kept the food light, which allows the flavours to really stand out and be enhanced by the beer or cider that is accompanying the dish,” said Patrick.
Tickets for Felons Brewing Co’s Autumn Feast are available here.