At The Bar with Alchemy Brewing Co’s Pim Muter

Alchemy Brewing Co’s Owner and Brewer Pim Muter runs an East Brunswick microbrewery, restaurant and bar that’s busily focused on expanding its brewing production side of the business.

This is where craft beer enthusiasts congregate without pretension, where the wine list is small yet playful – offering King Valley sparkling by the glass, to Pet Nat and Orange Skin contact wine from Mt Baker, WA.

Pim Muter talks to The Write Drop for our At The Bar series.

MY CITY

Melbourne. I lived in Brunswick for years and recently moved to Thornbury. I enjoy the open-mindedness and forward-thinking nature of the community. I also love the community of small businesses and the way we all support each other. 

FAVOURITE FOOD MEMORY

A dish at Source Dining, Kyneton blew my mind. They were a farm-to-table restaurant, and the unassuming dish of sweet corn risotto was so good. The corn was so fresh the dish tasted like sunshine. Another memorable meal was enjoyed at Carlton Wine Rooms – they serve up charred padron peppers with whipped fish roe which is probably the best snack I’ve ever eaten.

FAVOURITE BAR 

I’m a beer nerd so Carwyn Cellars probably tops this list, they stock a range of beers you won’t find anywhere else, I generally like to try new stuff from breweries I’ve never even heard of.

DRINK THAT DESCRIBES YOU

West Coast IPA – Bold and refreshingly energetic with a complex and layered character. Possesses a sharp bite that many find appealing.

BEST HANGOVER CURE

Drink water before bed, failing that, get yourself a weaponised breakfast in the form a Potato Head 2.0 Breakfast of Champions from Egglab in Fitzroy.

BEST INTERSTATE BAR

Wildflower Brewery in Sydney. Their table beer is simple and spectacular. I wish I had the capacity to experiment with wild fermentation in my brewery.

FAVOURITE WINE

Occhipinti Il Frappato – by Arianna Occhipinti in Sicily. I had not even heard of the grape variety until I visited my sister in Sicily a while back. Frappato is a light elegant red which is right up my alley.

FAVOURITE WINERY

Jayden Ong in Healesville, amazing place and the wines are brilliant.

NEXT DESTINATION

Hobart, Tasmania. I’ve been meaning to make it to Tassie for years, but haven’t done so yet. I hear the local produce is amazing and there are plenty of breweries, wineries and restaurants doing great things.

www.alchemybrewing.co

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