I'm a freelance writer living in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. I have a blog on Tumblr where I write articles and review books
Published January 3rd 2018
Something's a brewin'
My partner and I were invited to the Queenscliff Brewhouse by Steve, one of the joint-owners. Steve previously knew my partner as they are former work colleagues. So, at roughly the start of December, we decided to travel down to Queenscliff for Lunch as a group (with a few other former work-colleagues), and these were the delicious meals that we were served.
Image Description: a picture of a white china bowl filled with diagonally sliced toasted French bread.
Image Description: An entrée serving tray, from the twelve o'clock position (in a clockwise rotation): pickled zucchini slices, two chunks of sliced brie, small slivers of salami, a triangle-shaped chunk of blue-vein cheese, a small pile of prosciutto, a small dollop of wholegrain mustard, and a small dollop of jam in the centre of the tray
Image Description: a large black plate and bowl, a few slices of toasted bread on the side of the bowl, the inside of the bowl is filled with mussel shells, parsley leaves and a creamy-sauce/creamy-soup.
The food was delicious and once we had finished eating, we were offered a tour of the impressive establishment. The Queenscliff Brewhouse has undergone extensive renovations; it has multiple levels, and a wide range of rooms.
At the Main Bar, my partner and I were offered tasting samples. My partner particularly enjoyed the Prickly Moses Spotted Ale. However, I was more inclined towards the Forbidden Fruit Apple Mango Cider instead.
The Cafe is unique in that, while it serves the usual wide selection cafe-style baked treats and snacks, it also has a special mezzanine level where people can purchase bottles of Prickly Moses crafted-beer.
While Steve was generous with his time and knowledge of local craft beers. his staff were also attentive and considerate towards customers and patrons. Just as it was obvious that the staff were knowledgeable about their particular area of expertise, it was also obvious that they enjoyed working in their respective positions.
All in all, an excellent day-trip down to Queenscliff, that included an excellent meal and fine company.