Romance is not always about champagne and flowers. In fact, this Valentine’s Day, and indeed throughout the entire month of February, love is best toasted with an ice cold beer at Darling Brew, accompanied by locally sourced artisanal foods.

Award winning craft brewery, Darling Brew, is celebrating Valentine’s Day 2017 with a Valentine’s Picnic and live music, on Saturday 11th February, followed by a decadent Valentine’s lunch on Sunday the 12th at Darling Brew’s custom-built Tasteroom and Brewery, situated at 48 Caledon Street in Darling.

Limited edition Valentine’s beer – more than just a message in a bottle

In addition to this, and to coincide with Valentine’s Day, Darling Brew has also released a limited edition Valentine’s Day beer which is infused with pomegranate. The Limited Edition Pomegranate Lager is particularly special in that it allows you to write your own message in the heart shaped space provided on the bottle label. Also sold in packs of four to take away, this is a unique gift for someone you love – or to treat yourself.

The limited edition Valentine’s beer with form a central part of the picnic and the lunch events over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of February and guests will get to sample and experience this one-of-a-kind beer.

Details at a glance:

Saturday 11 Feb 2016 Darling Brew Valentine’s Picnic

Time: 10am – 3pm

Picnic basket for 2 with 1 x cheese and meat platter, 2 x Valentines Beer, 2 x pavlova with berry and nut ice cream @R280 per couple

Sunday 12 Feb 2016 Darling Brew Valentine’s Lunch with live music

Time: 10am – 3pm

Starter – Tempura Prawns with a crunchy summer salad and a lemon-pomegranate dressing @R65 pp

Main – Pair a seasonal Pomegranate Valentines Lager with lamb chops, or a bacon wrapped, cheese stuffed chicken fillet, both served with a pomegranate glaze, mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables @R125 pp

Dessert – Dark Chocolate and berry mousse @R58 pp

Live music by Glyn Lewis Acoustic

Tuesday 14 Feb 2016 Valentine’s Day food & beer pairing

From Tuesday 14 Feb and every Tuesday thereafter in February

330 ml Valentines Beer taster paired with Salmon Cucumber Wrap & Vegetarian Humus with Veggies & Tempura Prawn @R70 pp

Live music by Glyn Lewis Acoustic

Location: Darling Brew, 48 Caledon St, Darling