Thursday 16th November

Heading up North to Brunswick on a Thursday evening to a Beer x Donuts at All Day Donuts event. Where food trucks live. My plus one cancelled on the day right before it started as usual. Any pork loving drinking, not selfie-taking loving people want to apply to be my plus one? I lost my last plus one to the church (true story).

Chicago's Goose Island craft beer has arrived in Melbourne earlier this year and in collaboration with All Day Donuts have created a beer and donut pairing that Homer Simpsons would approve of. 

First one to arrive!

Juanita Peaches sets up shop beside All Day Donuts and provided the savories, I had expected Mexican food though it was more American like the beer and theme of the night. We had corn chips and salsa, perfect french fries and mini cheese burgers (needs more tomato sauce) but other than that they were pretty good.

Tonight's menu, alas as I don't drink jas was suppose to do the beer segment but is consistently unreliable (as he's against my blogging) and a no show. All those donuts sound pretty good!

Gillian is a beer with strawberry honey white pepper, slightly tart with an effervescent body (google says that means fizzy). The donut had a lemon, white pepper honey glaze. Oh wow I really like this one. Raspberry dust I love!

Lolita, a pink rose colored Belgian style pale ale fermented with wild yeast and aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Aromas of fresh raspberries, bright jammy fruit flavors and crisp, refreshing body. Paired with a custard filled donut, with raspberry marshmallow meringue peppery frosting.

Halia, a farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Hello white chocolate ganche with a light peach cream (not artificial).This one's less amazing than others, paler in comparison, less taste bud tingling.

A collaboration brew between Boatrocker & Goose Island. October beer dates back to 17th century England, brewed as a special beer on country estates and prized for it’s incredible depth of flavour. This style of beer pre-dates barley wine and was originally brewed in October and kept in barrel over the winter months. Our version was aged in Starward whisky barrels over winter, and released in October.

October Beer, how lovely that sound? I'm thinking apples and cinnamon and pumpkins, the fall, my favourite season. If warm apple cider was a donut with caramel this is it. Served in a sauce, hope you bought a fork! Add some spiced and diced green apples, a dollop of cream and this could be a dish on its own!

So which donut was my favourite? Gosh I'd have to say the first two, lemon raspberry pepper is nothing like I've had before. Though that last donut I'd love to see as a dessert dish.

We live about 1.5-2hrs away from the area, but shall be sure to drop in when in the area. Though we also love Josephine (closing Sept '18) and the Green Refectory (for cake) up there.

All Day Donuts Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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