Another brewery has opened in town! In East Perth, on Brown Street, it is a relatively small, narrow space – tables and chairs centrally located and with a high bench and stools adjacent to these looking onto the steel brewing tanks – all in all it has a working brewery, industrial feel to it.
A number of beers are on tap – they have only started brewing on premises this week so those available at the moment have been prepared off site; the small wine list has been prepared with some thought and from it we chose a bottle of Shobbrook Wines Nouveau by Tommy Ruff 2017.
Predominantly Mourvedre and Shiraz this has an earthy nose with dusty cherry aromas; quite tart flavours of sour cherry, liquorice and plums. Light bodied would handle a chill well.
The menu has both small and larger dishes – from the starters we picked some crumbed pickles – tart dill pickles crumbed and deep fried served with sour cream – pleasant sharp flavours just the thing to whet the palate for a beer or two.
A couple of mains followed – mussels cooked in a buttery Saison beer and lemon myrtle broth, and served with slices of their house made malt sourdough. A lot of plump and juicy mussels and the bread was a particular highlight, sour and nutty and moreish.
Our other dish, char grilled octopus, nicely chewy and charry, came with salty pickled samphire, saltbush and crisply fried sliced potatoes. Very enjoyable dish.
Finishing off with a couple of beers – the No Filter, a cloudy IPA style was particularly good, with a floral nose and crisp palate – completed our lunch time visit – Bright Tank, judging by the quality of the fitout, beer and food, looks to have a very bright future! Get along and try this one out, soon.