Food and Drink
Posted by Dan Kuseta
09. Feb, 2011
Stocking one of the largest beer selections in the country, Purvis Beer reflects the emerging interest in micro-brewing and beer appreciation in Australia. With over one hundred Aussie beers on offer, a trip through Purvis is a crash course in the national micro-brewery scene, with everything from a crisp 70’s-style Ale from Burleigh Brewing on the Gold Coast to the potent B2 Bomber, a limited edition Black Belgium IPA from Bridge Road Brewery in Beechworth.
Beyond our shores a truly global range of beers are available, from the Unibroue range of Quebec (get in quick as they’ve just stopped exporting to Oz) to NZ Pilseners, Belgian Sours and Californian IPA’s. For the adventurous there’s the Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Danish brew-master Mikkeller – an Oatmeal Stout aged in Highland whiskey barrels and made with Cyvet coffee, considered one of the finest blends in the world and made from beans harvested from the droppings of cyvet cats (giving new meaning to the term single origin).
And if you’re having trouble choosing from the eight hundred or so beers the knowledgeable staff have put together a six-pack of three local and three international beers for summer, and they also hold free tastings every Friday night. I’ll drink to that.
In part two of our short film series, we visit Der Raum and get a lesson in cocktails from head bartender Luke Whearty.
The Aussies and Kiwis battle it out over who makes the best craft beer.
Game of Rhones. Wine is coming.
If you’re interested in diversifying your knowledge and palette for wine, then 21st Century Vino at Federation Square is for you.