Craft Beer Fight Club

Can you keep a secret? The first rule of Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club. Well if I tell you the secret, but you keep the secret, then there’s really no harm done, right?

I’ve found the perfect fusion of quirky and secrecy: Craft Beer Fight Club held every few months at the Dove & Olive.

If I unexpectedly go missing in the middle night, it’s probably because I’ve spilled the beans.

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When I find a good venue I find it hard to keep my mouth shut, and the Dove & Oliver definitely fits the bill.

A friendly, but stylish venue that knows exactly what it is and exactly where it’s going. I find a lot of spots don’t know if they’re trying to be funky and fresh, or tiny and hipster. And we all know that trying to be hipster just isn’t hipster.

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Unashamedly quirky, the Dove and Olive was supporting the Craft Beer Craze even before it became a craze. Every few months, D&O invites two local breweries down to showcase their best brews and fight it out to be crowned champion.

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It’s a great excuse to get together with a few beverage-keen friends for a relaxed night of great pub food and (hopefully) excellent brews.

Starting with a lighter beer and getting progressively heavier, each participant will get 2 middies of beer from each brewery. The Brewers are on hand to tell you about the individual processes and really get your mouth in the right spot.

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And while you’re there, you better get some excellent pub grub to compliment your beers. Self-described as “delicious, quirky and innovative pub grub” chances are you’re going to find something here fore everyone.

I plonked for the Wild Mushroom pizza: wild mushrooms, caramelised onions, goat’s curd, basil, lemon zest and mozzarella. Delicious!

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Something I might have to try to recreate at home!

Mikaela tackled the Monster Chicken Parmigania. Don’t be fooled by her appearance. She may look delightful and tiny, but girl had a feast! I’d love to know what her secret is….

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The rest of our crew couldn’t resist the lean cut Rump Steak, served with fries and salad. Incidentally, you can pick this little baby up from $9.90 on Wednesdays!

Served on a wooden board with an impressive (and vicious) looking knife, everyone was suitably impressed with their choice.

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And if there is a person alive who can resist Sweet Potato Wedges I haven’t met them!

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Fear not though, if (like me), you’re not such a fan of IPA/lager/beer in general. For those of you with a creative side, there is also a competition for the best Beer Label design.

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There are some fun prizes up for grabs, including jugs of beer, t-shirts and sometimes even free tickets to the next event!

For all the info, check out the Dove & Olive’s What’s On page here. Tickets are so available for the first Craft Beer Fight Club 1 of 2015 tomorrow night! Available here.

Once you’ve booked your tickets and been along, tell me, how would you suggest this cider-lover bridges the gap and makes the jump to the malty-stuff? Or would you say leave it and stick to what you know?

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2 thoughts on “Craft Beer Fight Club

  1. Looks like a great night! Bit disappointed by the lack of fighting 😉 When I clicked on the title I was trying to figure out whether you fought the beer or fought with the beer… either option has possibilities!

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