Tonight a pseudo long-weekend beings in Melbourne, with next Tuesday's public holiday for the Melbourne Cup horse race leading many people to take a four day weekend.
Personally, that is not the case for me this year. However, it will certainly be another big weekend be beer-a-plenty flowing, a return to some favourite local bars, a band and a bonus trip to one of my favourite Australian microbreweries.
Today the weather in Melbourne is beautiful and must be taken advantage of, so the wife and I will be heading down to the Mountain Goat Brewery for goat beer and pizza to kick off the weekend.
Saturday night...I am eagerly anticipating an amazingly flavoursome experience with the "Fright Night" Halloween event happening at Biero Bar!
On tap will be the incredible and unique line up of:
- Murrays Pumpkin Ale
- Moondog Imperial Pumpkin Stout**
- Brewdog Dogma
- Be Molen Imperial Stout
- Voodoo Witchdoctor Nitro Stout
- 2 Brothers Taxi Blood Pilsner
- Brewdog 5am Saint
- Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale
- Timmermans Kriek
- Weltenburger Asam Bock
All I can say is...wow! More about this event can be found on The Crafty Pint's events page, as well as on the Biero Bar Facebook page.
Hopefully we will somehow be sensible enough to not go overboard with all these incredible beers, as we plan to kick on to Pony for a 2am gig with Sin City. Pony's late night shows are a live music institution in Melbourne...and have provided many historic nights of dirty pub rock. Going to one of their 2am gigs in on my wife's unwritten Fuckit List (not a Bucket List...but a list of "to do" stuff for the settled and domestic "young ones"...that is a bit extreme because it's kinda fucked and likely to leave you a bit rough). Being a Queenslander, she has never experienced the glory of Pony at 2am.
For Cup Day Tuesday, we will be joining follow bloggers from Eat Drink Stagger for a trip down to the lovely Red Hill Brewery and an afternoon of festivities, including a 3 course gourmet bbq lunch, sweeps and...of course...brilliant beer.
Looking forward to reporting back on this weekend...!