On the opening weekend of Good Beer Week 2013, the festival presented a truly unique beer degustation.
They paired five chefs from top Melbourne restaurants with five world class brewers from Australia, Italy and Japan and tasked each with creating one course of a five course feast. The aim was to show that not only does beer have a place on the best tables, but that beer and food can be paired creatively with all manner of cuisines; in this case Japanese, Italian, European, Modern Australian and "Other".
Why "Other"? The evening closed with a pairing of a blended barrel-aged sour beer called Mothur Funker with a dessert called Cake & Bacon featuring both cake and bacon, plus much more besides.
The fourth Good Beer Week runs from May 17 to 25, 2014, at venues across Melbourne and Victoria. Keep an eye on http://goodbeerweek.com.au for the latest.