Driving the ‘moderation’ wave, Melbourne’s Brunswick Aces distillery will quickly be launching the nation’s first everlasting non-alcoholic bar.
Set to launch in late April 2021, the 150-person venue in Brunswick East will provide an in depth record of curated drinks and cocktails for teetotalers — this consists of beer and wine, and the distillery’s signature 0% alcohol gin options, Spades Sapiir and Hearts Sapiir.
Brunswick Acess Distillery CEO and co-founder Stephen Lawrence stated the brand new venue will flip the normal bar on its head.
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“The demand for high quality non-alcoholic drinks has been growing yr on yr throughout the nation, so the time is correct for an providing that places these selecting to not drink first,” he stated.
“Our clients inform us that some premium bars and eating places have began to place actual thought behind their alcohol options, however the wider business is taking longer to catch up.”
Whereas the idea would be the first of its variety in Australia, they are not the primary on this planet to debut a venue solely devoted to non-drinkers.
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London opened its first alcohol-free cocktail bar in 2018, Redemption, that includes kombucha on faucet and a choice of booze-free beers, wines and spirits, amongst different health-leaning meals choices. Within the USA, Brooklyn’s stylish Getaway has been pouring and mixing booze-free libations since April 2019.
The soon-to-open Weston Road bar will place Melbourne on the forefront of the pattern.
“We need to lead the cost by opening The Brunswick Aces Bar, and ship scrumptious non-alcoholic selections that do not compromise on style,” Mr Lawrence stated.
“Every part we serve can be 0% alcohol, with our up to date cocktail record designed to thrill any palate — and never a fruit juice mocktail in sight.”
The Brunswick Aces Bar will provide sober takes on classics just like the negroni, espresso martini, Tom Collins and G&T.
Nonetheless, the menu will not be strictly booze-free — within the spirit of inclusiveness, the bar will characteristic a single choice of gin and tonic for drinkers, in a tongue-in-cheek nod the hospitality business’s lengthy and murky historical past of not adequately catering for non-drinkers.
And no want for FOMO in case you reside in different states. Lawrence stated the staff plans to take the bar idea to different capital cities over the following two years — together with Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide — earlier than increasing into worldwide markets they at present export to, similar to New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore.
Brunswick Aces’ gin-alternative sapiirs are already stocked in such premium eating places as Wickens at Royal Mail Lodge in Dunkeld, Victoria and Firedoor in Sydney.
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