April 2, 2014

Beechworth Pale Ale

Jesus Juice: Beechworth Pale Ale - Recipes, reminiscences and reviews compiled by Australian award-winning writer, chef and globetrotter, Anna Johnston. www.shenannagans.com

It’s not often I get the opportunity to hang out with my brother, but Friday gone we decided to check in at Shorty’s in the city for a cheeky brewski. Shorty’s is a funky modern bar, it’s a little bit hipster and loaded with a good vibe in the Berra’s city, they serve a mix of traditional dishes with a twist, the best burgers, and a mix of boutique beers too. 

Jesus Juice: Shorty's Burger. Beechworth Pale Ale - Recipes, reminiscences and reviews compiled by Australian award-winning writer, chef and globetrotter, Anna Johnston. www.shenannagans.com

My little bro and sister-in-law ‘Ms M’ are mad keen sportspeople, more specifically cyclists, they love food, booze and caffeine. It has taken years to refine, but they have nailed the perfect diet to maximise their sporting quests. These kids fascinate me with their often random catering requirements, but its fun to see things through their eyes.

Jesus Juice: Kris, Megan & Anna. Beechworth Pale Ale - Recipes, reminiscences and reviews compiled by Australian award-winning writer, chef and globetrotter, Anna Johnston. www.shenannagans.com

We decided to venture outside our norm and order the Bridge Road Beechworth Pale Ale (glorious country that Beechworth area) from the speciality list.  It smelt citrusy crisp, refreshing and sweet, I want to say I smelt honey mixed with flowers and soil too….  A nose full of aromatic hops!

Jesus Juice: Beechworth Pale Ale - Recipes, reminiscences and reviews compiled by Australian award-winning writer, chef and globetrotter, Anna Johnston. www.shenannagans.com

The taste of the beer…. There was the initial hit of burnt and bitter hops, Kris described it as burning, followed by a sweetened caramel malt. Not his cuppa at all.

I didn’t mind it, I am a big fan of Pale Ale in general and supporting Australian micro breweries is a job I take seriously, I reckon it’d go down a treat on a hot summers day and would work well with a greasy feed, but I wouldn’t be able to drink more than one in a night.

Have you tried the Beechworth Pale Ale? If yes, what are your thoughts?

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shenANNAgans is Anna Johnston, a 30 - something Aussie gal with an unwavering passion for the Hospitality industry. I love the quirky and unusual, designing events, travelling far and wide and eating food from all around the world. I am coffee blooded, a craft beer enthusiast, wine drinking yogi who enjoys writing about her adventures.

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Krista - April 8, 2014 Reply

I’ve never tried it but I’m always up for taste-testing a new ale. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anna - April 8, 2014 Reply

    I’d absolutely recommend visiting the Beechworth Brewery for a cheeky taste testing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tandy | Lavender and Lime - April 7, 2014 Reply

What an interesting connotation for a beer! We have a great local brewery here and I love tasting what they have to offer ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anna - April 7, 2014 Reply

    Yep, I’m with you on loving the micro breweries. ๐Ÿ™‚ The Beechworth Brewery is amazing, they serve a couple of delightful drops. ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s your fav Tandy?

Hannah - April 4, 2014 Reply

Love the tittle! Beer isn’t my thing but enjoy learning vicariously through you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anna - April 6, 2014 Reply

    HA. I think the to title was sneaky, draws you in… But no sex. Lol! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that you are learning about the beer through me. If you have any you’d like me to try. I’m your gal! ๐Ÿ™‚ PS: I’m sure I’ve seen some pics of you drinking beer…. Where was that?!

jeremy - April 3, 2014 Reply

You said the cycling chef described it as burning and water in the same sentence… Now that’s a man who I would not be taking recommendations from!

    Anna - April 3, 2014 Reply

    Hey Jeremy, The Cycling Chef did describe it as burning (initially) followed by a sweetened caramel malt. I gotta agree with him, the aftertaste didn’t really have much going on, was a bit watery to finish. Have a crack yourself and let me know your thoughts? Each to their own. Thanks for the comment, I appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - April 3, 2014 Reply

Hehe hubby is a mad cyclist too! Me, I support him from the sidelines. And agreed, Beechworth is glorious! I didn’t try the beer while there though but good to know that I can buy it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anna - April 3, 2014 Reply

    I didn’t know Mr NQN was a cyclist?! I wonder if like us from the sidelines you cant pick him? They all look the same in the Lycra. HA! Yep, the Beechworth brewery has a couple of crackers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mandy - The Complete Book - April 2, 2014 Reply

No guessing I haven’t tried Beechworth Pale Ale Anna, being on the other side of the world.
Have an awesome day.
๐Ÿ™‚ Mandy xo

    Anna - April 2, 2014 Reply

    Well I prob wouldn’t instance on a visit to try the beer, but I would most def popping Beechworth (the town) onto the bucket list. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you a wonderful day and great week ahead too lovely. Xxx

Kris - April 2, 2014 Reply

Bloody awesome read – was such a fun night as well. Looking forward to our next adventure. Beeeeeer, yes please.

    Anna - April 2, 2014 Reply

    Haha… Yep, was a rippa night, thanks heaps for making it so fun. We really need to get onto the coffee beer stat bro. ๐Ÿ™‚

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