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Otway Estate – Prickly Moses

Otway Estate – Prickly Moses

In amongst native bushland in Barongarook lies a vineyard with sprawling viridescent vines. In the centre of this idyllic setting is the Prickly Moses brewery where Luke Scott is head brewer. The Otway Estate quietly started in 1981 with the planting of Pinot and Chardonnay vines. The idea to establish a brewery came after visiting a successful winery with a microbrewery in Western Australia. So about five years ago a purpose built brewery, café, and function centre … Read entire article »

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Forrest Brewing Company

Forrest Brewing Company

Driving through the tall trees of Forrest, Victoria, we come to a sunlit clearing. The sun is gleaming off a restored old blue building that has the words Brewery painted onto the white tin roof. This is the Forrest brewery, owned and run by brother and sister team Matt and Sharon Bradshaw. Matt was a chef who wanted a lifestyle change. The lure of country life and the local bike trails encouraged him move to Forrest … Read entire article »

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Southern Bay Brewing Co

Southern Bay Brewing Co

If you have ever driven a vintage car, you will appreciate that to get the most out of it requires practice, skill, and technique. “Vintage” is the best description that Steve ‘Hendo’ Henderson can give to the Southern Bay brewery where he works as head brewer. Working out the right techniques to get the most out of this assortment of equipment is quite a challenge. The day I visited Southern Bay, Alex Lovelock was busy brewing … Read entire article »

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Swordfish with IPA Caper Relish

Swordfish with IPA Caper Relish

Serves: Four Prep: 15 min Cooking: 15 min This is a delightful dish on a warm summer’s day, especially with its refreshing IPA vinaigrette. You need to choose a bright vivacious beer that has handfuls of alpha acids, such as Bridge Road Bling IPA. It’s also great with Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Kingfish, or Barramundi. Ingredients 4 Swordfish steaks (or 2 large steaks and cut them in half) 2 Tbsp. drained baby capers 1 tsp. fennel seeds 1 small red capsicum 80ml India Pale Ale … Read entire article »

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