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The Q Train presents Beer vs Wine

All Aboard for a “Cellar-bration”! 

The Q Train Presents: Beer vs Wine Event with Oakdene Wines and Bells Beach Brewing

Do you fancy yourself a bit of a sommelier? Or is craft beer your passion? Get ready to put your skills to the test with The Q Train’s “Beer vs Wine” event, happening Monday, July 1st. This “cellar-bration” of some of Geelong & The Bellarine’s finest icons features a head-to-head pairing showdown between Oakdene Wines and Bells Beach Brewing, accompanied by our brand new winter menu.

Event Highlight:

Join us in our Q Class Bar & Dining Carriage, an intimate space that accommodates up to 26 guests, for a once-off journey that your taste buds will never forget. The adventure begins at 11 a.m., with a leisurely return journey between Drysdale and Queenscliff, concluding at 2:30 p.m.

What’s on Offer:

Onboard our historic train carriages, guests will receive our 5-course winter degustation menu, crafted by The Q Train’s kitchen team. As always, our menu showcases the very best produce from Geelong, Bellarine at the Otways – including Barongarook Pork, Lard Ass Butter, Chooks on the Rook chicken and Bellarine Fungi mushrooms. Each course will be paired with both a carefully selected Oakdene wine and a distinctive brew from Bells Beach Brewing. Our special guests, Adam Smith from Bells Beach Brewing and Steven Paul from Oakdene Winery will be on hand to present the beer and wine pairings, sharing their insights and expertise. The Q Train’s Daniel Trotter will be there to guide the event.

Your Role:

Our knowledgeable experts will take you through each course and explain why they’ve made their pairing choices. Then, it’s your turn to judge—will it be the wine or the beer that triumphs with each dish? It’s a delightful conundrum with no wrong answers, providing an educational and indulgent experience.

Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, July 1st
  • Time: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Location: Q Class Bar & Dining Carriage
  • Price: $199 per person, including all food, five beers, and five wines

Book Now!

Spaces are limited, and this “cellar-bration” promises to be a popular event. Prebooking is essential to ensure you don’t miss out! Secure your seats for an unforgettable day of food, drink, and delightful company. Cheers to a day filled with friendly competition, exceptional flavours, and cheeky Monday fun!