We’ll warn you in advance-this wine vs. beer battle is already sold out. However, the good folks putting together Australia’s Good Beer Week put such fire what could have been an ordinary event description that we had to share it with you:
What do you do when the world’s leading expert on beer and food matching announces he’s coming to your festival? You invite him to show off his talents at the country’s most iconic restaurant, of course. In the ultimate beer vs wine battle, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster and acclaimed author Garrett Oliver will attempt to prove beer can best wine over five courses at Melbourne’s spectacular Vue de Monde. His motto is “In Vino Victimus” – “In Wine Are My Victims”. To date, he has never lost… The brave soul taking up the gauntlet for wine and attempting to inflict a first defeat is Martin Spedding, owner of five star Mornington Peninsula winery Ten Minutes By Tractor and a passionate advocate for Australian wine. Let battle commence!
As we said, the event is sold out. Just in case, keep in mind that the throwdown will take place on Sunday, May 18 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. If you were lucky enough to score tickets, we salute you as you help Garrett continue to Defend Beer.
Delve into the art of pairing beer with food at a special Beer Dinner hosted by Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver. The event will be held on Thursday, June 26th at the Mountain Lakes Club to benefit the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the early 20th-century country estate of Gustav Stickley, a visionary designer and leader of the American Arts and Crafts movement. The evening promises a remarkable night of craft beer, fine dining and intimate conversation with Garrett, as he guides guests through a four-course meal expertly paired with Brooklyn Brewery beers, including some unique offerings. Whether you are a craft beer aficionado, an epicure, or both, this evening will indeed be a revelation. Garrett will demonstrate how beer is actually more versatile than wine for pairing with food and how real beer is the perfect partner to any dining experience.
Tickets for the Beer Pairings Dinner with Garrett Oliver are $100 per person ($40 per ticket is tax deductible). Reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, go here: