Wilson & Market debuts Australia’s first purple corn craft beer at Good Beer Week 2018

Prahran’s premiere venue Wilson & Market has teamed up with local suppliers and breweries to get crafty for this year’s Good Beer Week. This will also coincide with the launch of Australia’s first purple corn craft beer from Bridge Road Brewery, a creation that award-winning chef Paul Wilson has been working on with brewer Ben Kraus since 2015.

BBQ & BREWS takes place on Friday 18 May, which will be a Meatopia and craft beer extravaganza in the stylish Terrace Bar section of Wilson & Market.

The event will showcase luxe barbecue, a myriad of bench mark craft brews, and a special keg of Australiia’s first purple corn craft beer from brewer Ben Kraus of Bridge Road Brewery, made from the superfood revered in South America. Paul discovered purple corn on his culinary travels; the beer is inspired by chicha morada, a drink brimming with health benefits due to high levels of antioxidants. Wilson adds: “Purple corn is now grown in Queensland so Australians can enjoy its natural health benefits, it’s very versatile so we’re looking forward to all the tasty things we can create with it.”

This fun event is a stand-up block party complete with DJ, pop up beer stations, delicious barbecue and charcuterie creations from Paul Wilson and Gamekeepers.

Menu highlights include warm wood-roasted oysters with wheat beer and spiced cheese gratin, crispy prawns with mayday sour amber and tamarind barbecue sauce, Peruvian style wood roasted purple corn beer chicken with Amarillo sauce and other delicious barbecued creations. Dessert will be the decadent warm chocolate brownies with Porter coffee sabayon.

Tickets are priced at $75pp: https://goodbeerweek.com.au/event/foodie/200-bbq-brews

Paul Wilson and the Wilson & Market team have rapidly become renowned for a truly quintessential Melbourne dining experience, underpinned with the best local talent, seasonal, biodynamic and organic produce and, sustainable seafood. The Luxe brasserie picked up a Chef’s Hat at the 2018 Good Food Guide Awards.


Good Beer Week at Wilson & Market
BBQ & BREWS: Friday 18 May
Commercial Road, Prahan