Adding to the dining and drinking options in the rapidly growing Maylands precinct is the Seasonal Brewing Company in Guildford Road. A micro-brewery and pub it has an al fresco area at the front looking onto the street, a main bar with a mix of booths and benches, and a function hall off to one side. At the moment open from 5PM on Monday and Wednesday to Friday, with midday opening on the weekend, until 10PM, they hope to convince the powers that be that midday opening on weekdays will not wreak havoc on the suburb!
With the aim of brewing 12 in house beers they had 8 (I think) on tap when we dropped by – along with guest beers on tap and of course bottled beer as well. The wine list dips its lid to a range of new wave and minimal intervention wines – La Violette, Jamshed, Aplha, Box and Dice, Blind Corner and Si Vinters all make an appearance.
The menu is basically pub food – nothing wrong with that! – with a few twists. Fried calamari with chilli and lemon hit the spot – the calamari tender and crisped, the chilli only a mild hint.
The Reuben croquettes – deep fried croquettes filled with corned beef, and served with pickles, sauerkraut and dijonnaise – were the hit of the day – very good indeed.
Other dishes on the menu included barramundi, half a chicken, ribeye, tiger prawns, pork sausage roll, chef’s pie, steak sandwich and Brussel sprouts Caesar.
Already very popular on weekends especially, this popularity will only grow over the summer months – and if they gain lunch time openings during the week Seasonal Brewing will be a major attraction in Maylands. Love places close to the rail line!