8-Wired's haul of medals, including golds for Hippy Berliner and Hopwired IPA.
It's been hard to ignore the accolades coming out of this area this week, with both food and brewing awards happening - and Matakana locals grabbing up some of the action.
8-Wired Brewing in Warkworth scooped the pool with 12 awards out of 13 entered! Great news for them since the terrible accident at the brewery in the first week of September, when one of their giant kettles exploded, putting two of their team in hospital with serious burns. Latest news is that they are recovering well, but it'll be a slow and careful process...
The iconic Melbourne lanes with it's funky bars and cafes.
This edition is about new food trends and upcoming events - beginning with a roundup of what's going down in Melbourne right now. The Gourmet Within had a friend over this week who's recently moved to Melbourne and she confirms what we all kind of knew: Melbourne is the food capital of the South Pacific. However - what goes down there, goes down here - sooner rather than later these days, since we're pretty onto it too!
Dads. How great are they? They bring home the bacon (mostly), sort out that lawnmower (sometimes), go nuts on the football sidelines (usually) and they crack really bad jokes. What's not to love? Sadly, Father's Day has many dutiful offspring - and wives - scratching their heads for a gift. Why are they so hard to buy for?
Well, in fact it's easy really - it's got to be food related, since we all know that the way a dad's heart is through his wee tummy.