Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands leg of their International Best Brews Around the World tour, kicking off early August at Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West in New York City as part of International Beer Day festivities this was the Asia-Pacific stop for the worldwide competition, with two local craft breweries going “head-to-head” for the winning title as the hotel’s “Best Brew.”
The event saw Mountain Goat Brewery and Two Birds Brewing present a selection of three craft beers, which were sampled and judged by the crowd of beer lovers, as well as the hotel’s Cicerone-certified associate Mitchell Goff and beer influencer David Hagger, of The World Loves Melbourne.
“For me, the craft beer scene in Melbourne is world-class, and it’s exciting to see beers from two of the city’s best breweries on show. Both Two Birds Brewing and Mountain Goat Brewery are doing playful and exciting things with their brews, gaining them recognition not only in Melbourne but also around Australia,” said Mr Hagger.
The Mountain Goat Pale Ale was the clear winner on the night and named Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Dockland’s “Best Brew.” It will be available on tap at the hotel’s Best Brews bar from 1 October, 2017 for three months.
“Melbourne was a natural choice for the third stop of our global tour. Over the past few years, a variety of high-quality urban breweries, cider bars and distilleries have opened-up in the city centre, which has created an impressive craft beer scene that’s enjoyed by locals and visitors alike,” said Shu Ping Liang, Director of Brand & Marketing for Select Service Brands in Asia Pacific for Marriott International. “At Four Points by Sheraton, we know the power a good pint can have when it comes to bringing people together and letting them kick back and relax, no matter where they are in the world. We’re delighted to announce Mountain Goat Pale Ale as Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands’ “Best Brew”!”
The Four Points by Sheraton Best Brews Around the World tour celebrates the brand’s signature Best Brews initiative, a dedicated program in which each of the brand’s 225+ hotels around the world showcases a Best Brew – a local craft beer that has been chosen based on taste, popularity, quality and proximity to the property. A “Best Brew” is available on tap at each Four Points by Sheraton, offering travellers an authentic taste of local beer culture, wherever their travels may take them.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary Four Tastings beer sampler and daily breakfast with the Four Points by Sheraton Bed & Beer package.
Valid from now till September 30, 2017 at all participating Four Points by Sheraton hotels across Asia Pacific: http://ap.starwoodoffers.com/bestbrew/fourpoints.
For more information on Best Brews
by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme