Well MasterChef Allstars is finally over. I hope everyone had as much fun watching it as I did making it (ie a heck of a lot of fun). It was awesome to hang out with everyone again, and there really is something addictive about being in that kitchen.
Quite a few people have asked me about a certain beer that I used on the show – black bottle, gold skull logo… sound familiar? Well, I have a big announcement to make – I’m launching my own beer. More accurately, me, Julia and some of the team from Josie Bones are launching a beer. Called Boneyard Brewing, our first beer is a hopped golden ale.
The idea was formed by Brendan, our resident beer nerd who is now our head brewer, and myself during many a mid-service conversation and it’s finally just about ready to go. The beer is a great all-rounder – approachable, great in any season, at any time of day. Most importantly to me, it works really well with a great variety of foods. It has a bright malt background, and Australian and American hops which create gorgeous peach and grape flavours, and grapefruit undertones. We like it best with Singapore Black Pepper Crab, but there is a whole host of dishes it will also work with.
Check out the Boneyard website at www.boneyardbrewing.com.au for more information including loads of recipes, and more information on where to find it! It will be available at Josie Bones soon, and at other good retail outlets soon after.
When you find a bottle, let me know what you think!