BeerFest, Australia’s longest-running and original craft beer festival is expanding its national program and coming to Canberra for the first time on 15 February 2020.
Kicking-off Canberra’s 2020 state-wide event program, over 20 craft brewers, cider makers, winemakers and distillers Australia-wide will set up in Commonwealth Place to share craft brews and other one-off creations. There will be a huge range of all things crafted and complimented by the finest in local produce and craft beer.
More then just a celebration of locally crafted beer, festival-goers can also expect a huge line-up of entertainment from comedy acts, roving entertainment and live music (all included in the ticket price). This year’s headlining music act are ARIA-award winning band Art vs Science and comedy acts will include Luke Heggie, Hamish Hudson, and Emo Parsonson, hosted by Fresh Comedy’s Steward Bell.
As part of their international 10th Anniversary Tour, Art vs Science have created a one-off beer in collaboration with BeerFest, Burnley Brewing and Cryer Malt. This limited-edition summer session ale ‘Art vs Science vs Beer’ will only be available at BeerFest events. The band have also teamed up with Burnley Brewing to design the can artwork, with inspiration taken from their first album cover.
Local breweries Capital Brewing Co and BentSpoke will be making an appearance, with BentSpoke’s very own Richard Watkins co-hosting a cheese smith masterclass with Mike Smith from The Cheesesmith, based in the Blue Mountains.
Festival-goers will learn about beer and the art of brewing at a range of masterclasses and tastings lead by industry leaders. The program includes sessions on ‘Discover the Art of Brewing with BrewArt Australia’, ‘Get your hops off!’, ‘Discover Sustainable Brewing with Beerfarm’ ‘The Future of Beer with Cryer Malt’ and a masterclass by Bright Brewing Co.
BeerFest is the ultimate outdoor, summer festival event experience. The family-friendly events have a relaxed festival atmosphere and offers something great for everyone to enjoy from live music and kids’ entertainment to a variety of gourmet eats and local brews.
For a full list of brewers, distillers and food options at Canberra BeerFest click here
Canberra BeerFest 2020
Online ticket sales: Available now at canberra.beerfestivals.com.au
Cost: General admission tickets start from $37. Includes access to the event and all entertainment. Beer, food and other drinks available for purchase.
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Sat Feb 15
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm