There’s an installation in Haymarket right now (just adjacent to the Paddy’s Markets tram stop). Only just installed, perhaps not quite complete … It’s a planted / wooden sort of thing, made for walking on. It’s called the BEERLINE, with the subhead, From Barley to the Bottle. It is designed by Glenn McIntosh, Delia Ngay and Luke Wolstencroft.
Mind the dead pigeon.
We’re fairly sure that was an unintentional part of the installation.
This installation is described as being “in memory of the Castlemaine Brewery of 1869” which was in Haymarket, and it will apparently “burst into production this summer”. Well, that sounds bloody good.
But what is it, really? As the description would suggest, the installation “starts with a crop of barley” and ends with beer production and, importantly, beer drinking. You will soon be able to adopt a beer online, we’re not kidding.
The Beerline is part of the Street Works Competition to create “temporary installations to transform under utilised areas”.
By the way, we don’t think the Beerline is complete yet. It’s meant to be this long: