BEER, CIDER & FOOD - THE PERFECT MATCH

Learn how to pair beer, cider and spirits with all your favourite dishes at the Ariston Food & Drink Experience. Hosted by ‘Beer Diva’, Kirrily Waldhorn, enjoy free, fun-filled cooking and drink pairing demonstrations with leading Australian chefs. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, get into the kitchen, and even get blindfolded! Entry is on a strictly first come, first ‘served’ basis, so get in fast!

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

BEER & CHEESE
WITH MILAWA CHEESE

Beer & Cheese... yes please! Join farmhouse cheese producers, Milawa, and the Beer Diva to discover the ultimate beer & cheese pairings for your next cheese platter.

BEER & BBQ
WITH BLUEBONNET BARBECUE

Sausages, Links, Franks, Soujouk, as Aussie as they come and as varied as the cultures that have brought them here, a staple of Texas Barbecue and champion of the hungover crawl of folks trying to believe they're using their Sundays at Bunnings for "home improvement". Chris Terlikar of Bluebonnet will be showing GABS just how much love goes into making the perfect snag. Expect venison, cherry, and a Kriek Lambic gracing our all hog casings, a winner amongst the Bluebonnet diners lucky enough to have it cross their plates.

JONO’S JERKY MASTERCLASS
WITH JONO'S JERKY

Learn how to make the perfect jerky with jerky pro Jono, all while sampling three of Jono's favourites.

SPICE & BEER
WITH RED SPICE ROAD

We all enjoy a crisp beer with delicious South East Asian food – but why stop there? The new Head Chef at Red Spice Road will demonstrate using Australia’s (unofficial) national drink as an ingredient to enhance the way we savour our favourite cuisine!

BOILERMAKERS
WITH JAMESON CASKMATES

Taking beer and whiskey pairing to the next level, Jameson have aged their famous Irish Whiskey in beer barrels to create their unique Caskmates range. Enjoy this guided tasting session and learn what happens when brewer meets distiller!

PIZZA NAPOLETANA
WITH 400 GRADI

One of the world’s best pizza chefs, 400 Gradi’s Mariano Di Giacomi, joins Kirrily to reveal the art of making truly delicious and traditional pizza, Naples style.

BEER & BLINDFOLDS
WITH BEER DIVA KIRRILY WALDHORN

Beer Diva, Kirrily Waldhorn is back with her blindfolds and sensory beer tasting, putting your palates to the ultimate test! Come along and take the challenge as we discover the finest tasters at GABS!

HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGES
WITH WVRST

Learn the valuable life skill of making and cooking the perfect sausage from sausage king Greg Wise from WVRST... all paired the perfect beer of course!

 

SCHEDULE

 

SESSION 1

1:30pm BEER & BBQ WITH BLUEBONNET BARBECUE
2:30pm HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGES WITH WVRST

SESSION 2

7:30pm BOILERMAKERS WITH JAMESON CASKMATES
8:30pm JONO’S JERKY MASTERCLASS WITH JONO’S JERKY
9:30pm BEER & CHEESE WITH MILAWA CHEESE

SESSION 3

12:30pm BEER & BBQ WITH BLUEBONNET BARBECUE
1:30pm PIZZA NAPOLETANA WITH 400 GRADI
2:30pm SPICE & BEER WITH RED SPICE ROAD

SESSION 4

7:30pm BEER & CHEESE WITH MILAWA CHEESE
8:30pm PIZZA NAPOLETANA WITH 400 GRADI
9:30pm BEER & BLINDFOLDS WITH KIRRILY WALDHORN

SESSION 5

12:30pm SPICE & BEER WITH RED SPICE ROAD
1:30pm BEER & CHEESE WITH MILAWA CHEESE
2:30pm JONO’S JERKY MASTERCLASS WITH JONO’S JERKY

* Please note schedule is subject to change.