Launch of Goat Month at the Bishop of Ostia
Wed 01-08-12, 5:00pm
The Bishop of Ostia in East Brunswick is one of the more idiosyncratic delights in the Melbourne bar scene.
Tucked inside a rather ramshackle brick unit next door to its sister-in-arms, the lovely Pope Joan cafe, is a chic bar offering great booze across the board and tasty nibbles in surrounds that you really don’t expect in this otherwise barren stretch of Nicholson Street. It’s even got a fancy wee beer garden that you’d expect to find filled with ladies supping Earl Grey and eating scones in some English National Trust home.
It hosted a great beer vs wine smackdown during Good Beer Week with Pope Joan at which it put craft beer in front of many of the guests for the first time. And now it’s nailing its flag even more firmly to the craft beer mast with a Goat Month.
What this means is a month during which its taps will be pouring a range of Mountain Goat beers while there will be many more available in bottle form.
They’ll also be preparing some special goaty dishes too, as they explain: “Slow cooked shoulder with soft polenta & shaved fennel salad, Holy goat’s cheese, beer from Mountain Goat, even facial hair… Any day in August, Bishop will cook a goat dish for two.”
Namely, at the launch it will be Sweet & Sour Seven Hills Tallarook goat shoulder, soft polenta & a shaved fennel salad. This’ll cost you $35 for two people, with a pint of the Goat’s GABS beer Red Saison just $10 to wash it down.
Look out for a Meet the Goat Brewers evening on August 18 too.
The Bishop of Ostia is at 79 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick.