The Ulster Hotel, which was inundated in the 2011Queensland floods, has teamed up with local craft brewers 4 Hearts Brewing, to promote local producers at the Ipswich Festival.
Aiming to signal that Ipswich is back up and running and a beacon for good food, beer and wine lovers, the Ulster uses as many local ingredients as they can and according to owner Peter Johnston, the hotel was eager to collaborate with 4 Hearts once it was discovered that the Ipswich festival was to be held again this year.
“We try and use local ingredients where ever possible and we know how
everyone loves a good burger so the match was pretty simple,” he says. ” When we
realised the festival was on again we put our heads together with our
chef to develop two unique burgers for Ipswich.”
According to Wade Curtis, 4 Hearts Brewing, which is well-known for supporting the promotion of local Queensland craft beer, is pleased to get on board with the Ulster’s local-focus.
“It’s great to be working with The Ulster to support and promote local
products,” he says. “I hope we see more of it and it makes sense for local
producers, restaurants and bars to all work together to support each
On offer during the festival will be the Ulster Premium Burger (think caramelized onion, Swiss cheese, JBS Angus eye fillet pattie, smoked bacon, vine tomato, baby cos, and sweet chilli jam) and the Ragu Burger (with balsamic onions, slow braised beef cheek ragu pattie, blue cheese, wild mushroom and roast tomato sauce), paired with 4 Hearts Wein Lager.
Perfect for burger matching, the brew is 100% Vienna Malt, moderately hopped with Hallertau. As the brew team says “it’s pretty simple, but then good beer doesn’t always have to be complicated”.