26 November 2009

John Boston Premium Lager Launch: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney (27 Oct 2009)

Rose Garden Pavilion, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney NSW 2000

A beer with a story

Located about 50 metres from the Rose Garden Pavilon is a plague marking the actual spot where John Boston's original windmill stood which brewed the first beer in Sydney back in 1796. He was a republican, surgeon, apothecary, opportunist, schemer, salt-maker, trader and brewer and today his recipe for beer is 100% natural with no preservatives or additives. Today Bruce Peachey is the brewing brain behind John Boston Premium Lager who also developed the Blue Tongue brand. Delightful canapés were supplied by Belinda Franks Catering which were designed to go with the medium bodied beer which I found refreshing and quite drinkable while still appreciating it's range of flavour. Thanks to Stewart White from Whiteworks Public Relations for inviting me along to this historic event.

John Boston Premium Lager

Selection of canapés to match the beer

Ricotta and smoked almond dumpling with peppered nuts

Salted pork belly, daikon relish and shallots

Maple glazed brioche filled with ham and quail egg

Crisp potato roesti, mussels and tabasco

Toulouse and andouillette with apple paste

Bruce Peachey

Plague where John Boston windmill stood

Rose Garden and Pavilon

Goody bags for guests


joey@forkingaroundsydney said...

Wowser! Salted pork belly and the maple glazed brioche look mighty fine! What a shame they're only canapes! A larger version of each would be soooo delish.

Simon Leong said...

hi joey, a larger salted pork belly would have been very nice indeed! I like your thinking :-)

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