Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets are BACK on December 7th with an extra special spread… everything from gourmet food and pop-up bars to live music and handmade gifts.
Location: Bavarian Bier Café, Eagle Street
Date: 4 April to 29 April
CALLING ALL BEER LOVERS! A whole month of celebrations at Bavarian as they introduce a number of new craft beers as well as show appreciation to one of Bavarian’s oldest beers. 2 new craft beers and a cider will be exclusively released at the café over the next month and to celebrate, the first 200 guests at each release will be able to get their hands on a collectors glass.
Releases (Parties on Friday commence at 5pm):
Good Pickin’s Apple Cider – 8th April
Limited edition Porter named Pretty Purrsuasion – 15th April
Hofbrau Original (Bavarian’s oldest brew) – 22nd April
Location: South Bank
Cost: $7 – $70
Overall Experience : 10/10
Service : 10/10
If you are anything like me, you probably frequent the Plough Inn for drinks on a Sunday, but have never quite got around to trying out their menu. Let me just say, I was pleasantly surprised by their amazing dishes, in fact we left the Plough, haven eaten so much, that we could not walk. Oh, and here is a random fact, they actually have 13 chefs in total.
To start off with, we tried their amazing Seafood Board for 2. I have been told, that some people eat this alone, but it definitely isn’t something I would recommend (definitely not, if you are a 5ft female like myself). Every component on the board was pure bliss. Featuring, calamari (some of the best I have ever had), prawns, fish tacos & sliders. It is the perfect way to share your meal over a few drinks.
Every one knows that they do amazing, but have you tried them yet is the real question? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? The picture might not do these bad boys much justice, but we consumed one of the most amazing racks of ribs we have ever had. I was so full, but I could not stop eating. If you haven’t tried these yet, I would recommend paying them a visit on a Monday or Tuesday as they offer this primal dish for a low $26. I love how they served this up with extra sauce on the side. There is no such thing as too much sauce (especially when it comes to ribs).
Saving the best till last, the Plough Inn has also launched their new Tank Beer, which is the first of its’ kind in Queensland. In simple terms, it is exposed to minimal oxygen until it hits the glass that you drink it from. It is smooth and crisp and best of all, it doesn’t give you a hangover (apparently).
Location: South Bank, Brisbane
Overall experience: 9/10
Popular Brisbane bar and restaurant The Charming Squire recently turned one, and to celebrate, they invited the members of their Beer Club to celebrate with them over beers and canapes.
The Charming Squire has been one of my favourite venues in Brisbane since it opened so I naturally jumped at the chance to attend this function! The bar exerts cool and casual vibes and is reminiscent of history with wooden tables, high ceilings and a working James Squire brewery on display.
There is also an elegant restaurant with full table-service for those who are after a more intimate dining as the pub can get quite busy! Both menus offer a range of different options to suit the setting and to complement the flavours of the beers and ciders. Bar options include pizzas and burgers, and restaurant options include contemporary starter and main dishes.
At the birthday celebration, we tried a couple of craft beers including popular fruity pale ale 150 Lashes and The Gallows, a particularly hoppy India Pale Ale (IPA). We were also treated to some delicious pork sliders!
Those who attended were also given a unique gift – a James Squire branded bottle opener.
Have you been to The Charming Squire?