Last Thursday, a group of bloggers was specially invited by OverTime and Sirens Media to attend the soft launch of their Pavilion, KL branch. Gracing the launch was Timothy O’Rourke who is the Master brewer of Starker beer. A sweet tasting and fresh beer that is customarily served at all OverTime outlets ala barrel style. The best part about OverTime and their Starker beers are their happy hours. Who could pass on their offers? A barrel for a barrel before 6pm and you get to hack on the copper pipe onto the barrel with a big wooden hammer then watch the beer sizzle / foam out slowly from the pipe *yums *
The bloggers were allowed to try out all the dishes on the ala carte menu, and of cos not wasting time, everyone dived in their orders. The jam made everyone hungry and frustrated, good beer plus good food is definitely a feel good factor after a hard day like that.
While the bloggers were busy miggling around, Timothy O’Rourke gave a speech to thank the bloggers for attending the soft launch and started explaining a bit about Starker beer. For those who don’t know, Starker is derived from the word Stronger in German, which is a bit contradicting to its smooth and silky taste. Because of its smooth taste, for someone like me, its kinda dangerous as I will chug down the beer – A LOT of it and get “unwell” really fast. So remember when you drink, drink wisely and slowly to enjoy your beer. :D
Some of the top recommended dishes in OverTime would be their Fresh Water Prawn Noodle (Sang Har Mee), Beancurd Pork (A Hakka famous dish) and the mouth watering Roasted Layered Pork (Siew Yoke). The last two dishes goes sooooooooooooo well as beer snacks, it is a definite must to order them.
** picture source from Isaactan.net
The Fresh Water Prawn Noodles are crunchy and the gravy is really yummy, not too salty or blend – kinda hard to find good noodles like this and even much harder to expect a beer outlet to actually serve them well. *thumbs up*
All in all, the bloggers had an awesome time getting to know new friends, as well as mingling with the old usual friends that they see around. Thanks to OverTime for such opportunity and hope there would be more to come in the near future *winks*
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