Last week, husband and I attended Lievita’s MEET THE MAKER Pizza & Beer Degustation night. Pizza and beer… clearly didn’t take much to get us there!
Fury and Son Brewing Company are relatively new on the scene, and have been working with Luca from Lievita over the past 12 months or so on their beer range. They decided to celebrate the launch of their new American Red Ale in style, with an exceptional menu of insane pizzas matched with the range of beers they stock and sell. I’m not a beer drinker, so I’m letting husband step in here, to tell you a bit more about the liquid gold…
* Baccala marinated with lemon & garlic, and chickpea cream
*Smoked salmon, stracchino, shitake mushrooms and dill (one of my favourites!)
Was really nice. A lot of pilsners just taste like mass produced lagers that don’t have a lot of flavour, however this one did. Plenty of flavour but still easy to drink. Keen to get my hands on a slab ASAP.
* Fontina, onion, white anchovies and hot chilli
* Coppa, roasted eggplants, roasted peppers and stracciatelle
Beer: Pale Ale
Was said to be full of flavour but I found it to be a bit lacking in that department. Stock standard pale ale, nothing too exciting, no different to other pale ales on the market, a sentiment echoed by Chicago Steve (also present – friend of Jess’s dad, fellow beer lover).
* Slow roasted eye fillet and potato (my other favourite!)
* Slow roasted pork belly, box choy, pickled red cabbage and fig jam
Beer: American Red Ale
I’ve only ever tried two red ales; this and the one from Beechworth. I thought this one was heaps better than Beechworth’s. Strong flavour, suited to the winter months, would stay away from it on a summer day. Yet another one I’d be happy to part with a bit of cash for.
* ‘Pizza fritta’ fried mini dough balls with salted caramel sauce and macadamia nuts
Beer: Scotch Ale
The pick of the bunch and my personal favourite (Jess liked this one too!) but be warned – at 7.5% alcohol, it packs a punch. One or two of these watching the footy at home on a cold night would be perfect! Really strong, malty flavour.
It was great to see so many people there to support both Lievita and Fury & Son, which in turn means supporting local producers, and that’s something we all need to be doing a bit more! And more great news – when you drop in to pick up your pizza, you can also take home some beers with you; their range is all available to take home as well as enjoy in store!