The newly refurbished King & Godfree will be playing host to three of the hottest events on the Good Beer Week calendar for 2019. Whether you’re a beer novice or brewing connoisseur the Italian food precinct has something for you, including a rooftop party, tasting session and a sit down six-course matched dinner.
Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat. – Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm, Agostino Cellar
Join Two Bird Brewing’s Jayne Lewis on a sensory exploration of beer and food, held in the beautiful cellar at Agostino. Lewis will help you discover the unique ways that beer styles interact with tastes; from salty, sweet, fatty and acidic.
For example, salt will be showcased with a salt cod fritter with aioli and heat with spicy nduja, white bean and octopus crostini. There will also be a grazing table complete with a variety of cheeses, salumi and pickles.
Si Parla Italiano – Thursday 16 May, 7pm, Agostino
The most refined out of the three events will be Si Parla Italiano, a six-course dinner at Agostino King & Godfree’s soon to be open wine bar, matched with the delicious and innovative beers from Garage Project.
To start, chicken liver parfait with vincotto and crostini will be paired with Pas de Deux (a Belgian beer fermented together with champagne yeasts). For mains, you can expect venison with white polenta, cimi di rapa and chestnuts matched with a Mutiny on the Bounty stout. Garage Project’s take on the stout is brewed with breadfruit, roasted, plantain, coconut and Tahitian vanilla. To finish, neighbours Pidapipo will be providing a sour peach gelato to go with a White Mischief – a kettle soured wheat, lightly salted and infused with white peaches.
This will be one adventurous and tasty dinner. Tickets are limited – so hop to it.
Moon Dog Rooftop Tap Takeover – Friday 17 May, 5pm, Johnny’s Green Room
The rooftop bar at King & Godfree – Johnny’s Green Room – will be taken over by the folks at Moon Dog for one night only. All taps on the rooftop will transform to Moon Dog’s range, including pale ales, tropical lagers, dark ales and IPAs.
There will also be a Tinnie Bar, where you can explore the more adventurous Moon Dog beverages, including the 2019 Jumping the Shark and Black Lung IX. Wash it all down with BBQ beer snacks, including pork and fennel sausage in milk buns, Piedmontese style roasted peppers and BBQ octopus with salmoriglio. The best bit? In true Moon Dog style, it will be a full moon on the night of the party.
Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat
Agostino Cellar – 297 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
Tuesday 14 May – 7.30pm – 10.00pm – $65 – purchase tickets here
Si Parla Italiano
Agostino – 297 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
Thursday 16 May – 7.00pm – late – $150 – purchase tickets here
Moon Dog Rooftop Tap Takeover
Johnny’s Green Room – King & Godfree Ln, Carlton VIC 3053
Friday 17 May – 5.00pm-7.00pm – $55 – purchase tickets here