Thank you to WBAC members who braved the rain on the 13th of March for what turned out to be a great gathering, generously hosted by The Lord Nelson Hotel and our wine partner Inner City Winemakers.

The Back Bar is an ideal, cosy setting for a private gathering with viewing window to the in-house micro brewery and the inviting, heritage ambience that this iconic local pub is renowned for.

We were treated to fabulous food including seafood dumplings (Jasmine can you fill in other details please of what the food was) and Beer Bread – if you’ve not already tried it, you must!  All washed down with Lucille Sparkling, Verdelho Chardonnay and smooth Shiraz from Inner City Winemakers.

Publican Blair Hayden welcomed us heartily and offered some insights to the unique history of the building, the future of the brewery and his passion for building local community.  He is keen to be an active participant and supporter of Walsh Bay initiatives.

Thank you also to Jasmine Xiang, brand manager for The Lord Nelson Hotel  who put this event together with us and is working with us on some future partnership possibilities. 

WBAC Chair Kim Mahaffy gave us a rundown of opportunities coming up for Walsh Bay - including Jazz on the Bay which we are most excited about but have reluctantly been forced to postpone to September, in order to meet previously unforeseen requirements put forward by some of the relevant authorities. As soon as these issues can be resolved, we will be back in touch with the new date and details!  This at least gives us time to develop the partnerships and funding needed to make this an even bigger, better and more sustainable event!

We look forward to seeing you all at the next one!