Celebrating the arrival of cider season, The Last Jar in partnership with Magners Irish Cider, Mountain Goat, Harcourt and St Ronan’s Ciders are hosting their inaugural Sausage & Cider Taste Festival.

From 1-6pm, The Last Jar Pub and Rooftop Garden will be transformed into an Irish street fair showcasing ciders from each of the cider houses matched with a selection of homemade sausages by The Last Jar’s Head Chef, Tim Sweeney.

The perfect condiment to spring sunshine, Sweeney’s selection of homemade sausages (served on house-baked potato bread) will be matched with the zesty ales, and smoldering tunes from Anne of The Wolves for an afternoon of entertainment.

View sausage making demonstrations from Sausages Made Simple’s Sara Grazia, watch the action of the Caulfield Cup unfold in the private function space or simply enjoy the sausage fest with a sausage and cider in the beer garden.

Entry is free, guests of all ages welcome. Sausages and cider will be available for purchase from 1-6pm at the Last Jar’s CBD location of 616 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

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The Last Jar:

Located at 616 Elizabeth St, Melbourne; The Last Jar is an authentic Irish Pub and restaurant in Melbourne CBD.

Owned and operated by Siobhan Dooley and head Chef Tim Sweeney, The Last Jar is everything you won’t see in a run of the mill Irish-Pub franchise full of Gaelic clichés.

Tim Sweeney’s draws inspiration and techniques from his time under Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay and Rick Stein’s to create a feast of traditional Irish fare. All the produce used in-house is fresh, locally sourced and the majority of the items on the menu – from the hand-churned butter to the dark soda bread, are handmade in-house daily.

Harcourt Perry & Cider Makers:

The team at Harcourt is made up of a group of apple and pear lovers local to the area, in regional Victoria. Hailing from The Little Red Apple, Henry of Harcourt and Bress apple farms, the trio has banded together to shout their love of cider from the rooftops (or orchards!).

Magners Irish Cider:

Magners Original Irish Cider is crafted in Ireland using the fresh juice from 17 varieties of apple. Honouring William Magner’s Original recipe perfected since 1935, Magners is patiently vat matured to create the unique, refreshing taste of the world’s top selling Irish Cider. Magners is The No.1 Irish Cider Brand globally, exported to over 40 markets.

St Ronan’s Ciders:

Located in Badger Creek, Victoria, St Ronan’s craft unique Australian Ciders from apples and pears grown in the Yarra Valley. St Ronan’s Signature cider styles include Methode Traditionelle Apple, Methode Traditionelle Pear & St Ronan’s ‘on tap’ Draught keg.

Two Step by Mountain Goat:

Two Step cider, is produced by local Melbourne brewery, Mountain Goat. A blend of Gala, Granny, Jazz, Jonathan and Golden Delicious apples are pressed and fermented to produce the snappy mid-dry apple cider.