She has graced magazine covers, had wine named after her and poems written to her. She has experienced fame and adoration and has won high acclaim from critics. Her career began, like the many models after her, in Paris. She was created and moulded by a Master.
She is a Melbourne icon, mascot for the HMAS Melbourne, an extremely fine work of art; she is an ingénue, a nymph, a celebrity. She is Chloe, the famous nude portrait which has graced the walls of the Young and Jackson Hotel since 1909.
Throughout her life, Chloe has kept company with artists, poets, wharfies, Prime Ministers and drunks, soldiers, sailors, celebrities, bushies, labourers and art connoisseurs. Her history involves transformation, death, intrigue, love, war, depression and passion.
Chloe now hangs in Chloe's Bar, so you can enjoy a drink or a meal while you admire this true Australian icon.
Celebrate New Years Eve at Young and Jackson's Hotel. We have a great night planned with entertainment across 3 levels until 3am!
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Head upstairs to Chloe’s Bar to taste some history! Melbourne's early colonial beer brewing beginnings 1840s - 1899.
Melbourne was built on beer. The water was contaminated but beer was safe. You couldn’t die from beer and it tasted good (most of the time).
For first time in Melbourne Y&J’s and Thunder Road have pulled together a range of Colonial beers that are inspired by Melbourne’s brewing past. Some are adaptations from old recipes others are drawn from the exact recipes whilst other reflect of the styles of beers Melbourne enjoyed from the 1840’s to 1890’s.
Not only can you enjoy the beers of Melbourne’s past, but also learn a little about the stories and characters that were Melbourne’s rich and colourful brewing History.
Celebrate ‘Melbourne Day’ on August 30.
Terry's Running Ale is as close as you can get to a Colonial Running Ale (A pub’s house beer). Terry’s Ale is a recreation of a beer recipe noted in Alfred Terry’s brewing journal from 1870.
ALFRED TERRY’S STORY
Alfred Terry became the first ‘professional’ brewer at the Carlton Brewery in 1865 alongside Edward Latham. The chance discovery of Alfred Terry’s notebook in 2013 and its documented detailed recipe enabled this recreation of an early Colonial Running Ale. The fact the recipe was bound into his notebook indicates how important it was to Terry and therefore was most likely the one that he brewed for the original Carlton Brewery.
Terry’s Ale would have been made in the late 1870’s as early Melbourne brewers were adapting beers to the Australian climate. Many a pints of this Colonial Ale would have been enjoyed at Y&J’s from the 1870’s. Terry’s brewing knowledge and experience helped turn the brewery into a successful business. He stayed on as brewer until 1881. But Terry’s Ale lives forever.
A unique stout brewed with real ginger. In the 1890’s Ginger Stout was often sold as a low or no alcohol temperance drink, with health benefits. It wasn’t unusual to see Ginger Stouts promoted as “non intoxicating” and “improves stamina”. Little did the drinker (or brewer) realize these non intoxicating ales often re-fermented in the barrel to 5-8% alcohol content.EDWARD LATHAM STORY Boom to Bust – A true Melbourne beer baron 1870’s -1900
1864 Edward and his eldest brother immigrated to Melbourne, unfortunately the day after their arrival his brother died of consumption (TB). In Victoria Latham partnered with Milne and they bought a small brewery in Bouverie Street called the Carlton Brewery. The two turned around the fortunes of the brewery in twelve months, from producing 50 hogsheads of Ale, to 500 per week, and later onto 1200! Latham become the sole owner after Milne's retirement and acquired the land around the brewery and extended the brewery buildings which became a Melbourne landmark for more than 100 years.
Edward Latham became one of the wealthiest, but would soon lose it all. He struggled as manager of the Richmond brewery, now renamed Ye Old Tymes Brewerie, until October 1901 when it was absorbed by the Carlton and United Breweries. Aged 65 he died at his home in Camberwell, on 3 July 1905 with a fraction of his original wealth.
Continuing Henry Condell’s tradition of blending beer (a profitable exercise in the late 1800’s) ‘Condell's Entire’ is what he called his full-bodied ale which was blended from two beers; usually a strong beer and lighter ale; in this case, Terry’s and Mongomeries Ales.
HENRY CONDELL’S STORY – Brewer, Melbourne's first Lord Mayor (1842-1844), Berr Blender
Brewing came naturally to Henry Condell having spent his childhood with his grandfather who was a distiller and brewer in Scotland. After travelling the world he arrived in Van Dieman’s land in1822 and started up a small brewery in Hobart. His business prospered and when he crossed Bass straight in 1839 to join the new port Phillip colony he was a wealthy man and able to purchase a small brewery on Little Bourke Street.
In 1842 Melbourne went from a committee run township to a municipal council and Condell (along with 2 other brewers) was appointed as one of the first 12 councillors and after a fiercely fought election he was elected as the first lord mayor of Melbourne. Records indicate the Condell’s ‘Entire Ale’ flowed from the taps of the Caledonian Hotel that night where the meeting took place.
Inspired by the style of beers created in the 1880’s. A salute to Robert King Mongomerie – a master brewer in his time.
ROBERT KING MONTGOMERIE’S STORY
From the 1870s technological innovation saw the industry triumph over problems of production and bacterial spoilage, and develop and market new and popular styles of beer, in particular light, bright-coloured beers. R.K. Montgomerie was Head Brewery of the City Brewery in Collins Street reporting to its owner Peter Mc Cracken. Montgomerie's brewing skill and McCracken's business acumen led to a quadrupling of output at this brewery. Montgomerie was paid on result and was reputed to earn as much as £12,000 a year in the early 1880s. Enough to build his own brewery, “the NEW BREWERY” at the corner of Jeffcott Street and King Street Melbourne on the land now occupied near the home of the Remand Centre.
Robert King Montgomerie was destined for a great future in Australian brewing until he fell off his horse, struck his head and died before the age of 49. His business was sold and without his great skill, went into liquidation in 1899.