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By Heather• 15 Jul 2015 • 2 Comments
"Come and join us for the Beast Feast presented by Panhead Custom Ales - spit roast pig & sides, a pint of Panhead APA and live music for $30. Music starts at 3.30pm - food served at 4pm. See you there!"
How could one resist that invitation? Not easily, so we rugged up and headed off to enjoy the Bresolin Beast recently (the last Sunday of every month), and what a lovely time we had.
If you want to see the roasting or de-spitting, you need to pop along earlier in the day between 8am and 2pmish when the animal is taken away for a rest (well earned) and then shredding. Pork is the meat of choice most months, but lamb may well appear again, and the sides change to match the season. This month we were up for vadouvan spiced pumpkin, brussel sprouts roasted with tossed herbs and lemon, a house-made brioche bun, and house-made apple mustard sauce and gravy.
While the kitchen got stuck into the meat shredding we enjoyed music by the Jellyman Trio - a nice mix of easy listening and toe tapping - and decided to get started on the Panhead Supercharger APA.
Although reputed to have plenty of aromatic hop aromas with a bitter style and lengthy finish, most of us found it light and easy drinking and I even thought there were slight floral and honey notes. Huh. Maybe it was mellower because it came via tap, or maybe I just need more practice! Either way, it was enjoyable alone and complimented the pork well.
Once the call to arms was made we headed for the kitchen servery pretending not to stampede over others. The pork was tender, the crackling light and crispy (maybe even the best yet), the house-made apple mustard sauce outstanding (I’d come back for that alone), the sprouts were firm but flavourful (well, they're sprouts), the pumpkin gently warming (masala-like), and the bun soft and ideal for mopping.
And because some people hadn’t turned up, we were invited for seconds. Seconds!!!!
If you were one of those who didn’t turn up, I sincerely thank you.
So, I can totally recommend this event on the last Sunday of every month.
Contact the Bresolin mid-month to book your tickets and keep an eye on their Facebook page in the days prior to hear what you’ll be enjoying.
And I leave you with this single word summary borrowed from a friend - "happiness".