In 2001, Townsville’s old Post Office building was redeveloped and turned into a restaurant, function centre and brewery. The décor of the place croons smooth and classy with plush velour couches, baroque wallpaper, barrel lid tables and yellow felt pool tables. Their A-frame sign advertising lunch specials lured us in and the stylish atmosphere, beer tasting paddles and delicious food made us stay.
We couldn’t pass on the lunch bargain – $12 for a chicken BLT burger with a side of chips and a schooner. The food arrived relatively fast considering it was lunchtime, and it was served on a wooden board. The BLT was delicious and filled with a juicy thigh fillet, red relish sauce, bacon and salad, while the chips were seasoned with rosemary and came with a small dish of aioli. It was the perfect amount of food for the price – even if we hadn’t have gotten a schooner in the deal!
We ordered tasting paddle with our meal and held off on getting our free schooner until we’d tasted all the beers and chosen our favourites. Dave ended up going with the Townsville Bitter Premium while Juz loved the sweet yeasty flavour of the Townsville Bitter Light.