Host the ultimate Fremantle Dockers themed barbecue for the AFL Final with Scarfo’s Purple Sausages, Purple Reign Wine and Wharfie Draft Beer
If you’re hosting a Fremantle Dockers playoff final barbecue this weekend, there are a few essentials you might want to pick up, starting with a few special snags.
Dockers-themed sausages will be available from famed butcher Scarfo’s Meating Place for a limited time on Playoff Finals weekend on Friday and Saturday, September 2-3.
The popular purple snags made a comeback from 2013 when WA had purple fever before the Dockers’ first Grand Final clash against Hawthorn.
The match, which kicks off at Optus Stadium at 6.10pm, is already sold out as the Dockers prepare to embark on their first Finals campaign since 2015 in front of record crowds at home to the Western Bulldogs on Saturday.
Tony Scarfo said the snags, which are Scarfo’s low-fat BBQ beef sausages dipped in natural food coloring, were a crowd favorite last time around, so he had to bring them back.
“Nine years ago we literally sold 1.3 tonnes of sausages on the Grand Final weekend, including 600kg of the purple variety,” he told PerthNow.
“A lot of Dockers fans were grabbing them to get their Eagles friends excited and create a bit of a joke, and it worked, and it definitely put me on the map.
“They’ll be in the office on Friday and Saturday – it’s just a bit of fun.”
Scarfo, who is a huge Freo fan himself, said he often gets the chance to say hello to some of the retired Freo favorites who come in every once in a while to get their meat fix.
“We know them. They all shop here – McManus, Sandilands, Cook! he said, adding that he wished good luck with their weekend challenge.
Other ideas for the ultimate Freo Dockers themed barbecue:
Those looking for a treat to give away to guests can order Fremantle Dockers themed cupcakes from DNK Cupcakes in the Freo Markets.
“We will have purple and Fremantle Docker themed cupcakes,” said Ruchi Saxena, which will be available for sale at the market stand and to order.
“The cupcakes are generally popular and sell out pretty quickly.”
LET THE FINAL BEGIN!
When it comes to celebrations or maybe…fans drowning their sorrows, Australian Distilling Co has just what you need, well, if you’re in the mood for a gin, of course.
The distillery has just launched a new Fremantle-themed gin.
“Although the new gin was not specifically designed to support Dockers – the purple branding (with an anchor), gift box and logo are certainly a nod to the strength that is our Freo Dockers”, said a company spokeswoman.
“Fremantle has been identified as an important city within the state with lots of character and a rich history which has worked well with ADCo’s ethos.”
When it comes to taste, the master distiller has found the perfect balance between the strong flavors of menthol, black pepper and peppermint gum to transform the classic dry gin into a lively yet smooth drinking experience.
If gin isn’t your thing and you prefer a beer, you’ll be happy to hear that Dockers have teamed up with the WA Pirate Life founded brewery to unveil a limited edition Wharfie Draft on the eve of Fremantle’s return finally.
Far from being an awkward crossover, the Pirate Life and Dockers connection runs deep within the club: Nat Fyfe was an early investor, thanks to his friendship with high school pal Jack Cameron.
Packaged in a resplendent purple can, the draft can be purchased via the Pirate Life website, Liquor Barons and select liquor stores, while it will also be up for grabs in Fremantle’s final elimination clash with the Western Bulldogs.
Meanwhile, a little closer to Fremantle, Myaree’s Otherside Brewing Co. has released Purple Rain, a 4.5% sour pastry that gets its purple hue from “shots of mulberry, blueberry and butterfly pea flower”. .
Vanilla is also used to create fruity acidity with a hint of tea, according to the tasting notes.
While Otherside’s beer is an unofficial release, the brewery claims Purple Rain is “inspired by and supports a local football team who remains unnamed”.
So there’s nothing to ‘wine’…we’ve got the perfect drop for wine drinkers too.
Purple Reign, the world’s first purple wine, created with grapes from Washington’s Margaret River and Great Southern wine regions, is perfect for a final Freo barbecue. Plus, it’s supposed to be better for you, according to the creator.
“Mastengo [the creator of Purple Reign] is a disruptor in the wine industry, pushing the boundaries and traditions of winemaking in an effort to eliminate synthetic additives such as sulfites, which can cause damage and exacerbate health issues such as asthma, and replacing them with safe and beneficial plant-derived alternatives,” Tim Macnamara, the founder of start-up WA Masstengo, explained.
As for snacks, you might want to include the new Purple Pringles with Sweet Potato Sea Salt or the Old El Paso Blue Tortilla Chips with Guacamole.
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