Small brewers beer festival in the Botanic Gardens

johnboy 15 February 2013 27
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Well this looks like fun:

The Small Brewers Beer Festival is about showcasing some of the unique and exquisite beers made by the smaller breweries and beer companies from around Australia.

Participation to this festival is strictly limited to small breweries as on-going battle to level the playing field against the big breweries.

Over 55 different beers and ciders will be available for tasting on the day.

Set in the tranquil beauty of the Australia National Botanical Gardens this festival will have beers never before seen in Canberra. Also included will be some Australian ciders and a few local cold-climate wineries.

Entertainment and food will be available all day long.


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bearlikesbeer bearlikesbeer 12:38 pm 19 Feb 13

I overheard a rumour at the homebrew shop that Wig & Pen may be pulling out. No idea why. Anyone know about this?

Duffbowl Duffbowl 12:02 pm 19 Feb 13
Duffbowl Duffbowl 11:58 am 19 Feb 13

Stricklands Beer (Canberra… well, really, Sydney)
Zierholz (Canberra)
Wig and Pen (Canberra)
Black Duck (Port Macquarie, NSW)
Hawthorn Brewing (Hawthorn, VIC)
Two Birds Brewing (Geelong, VIC)
St Arnou (Smithfield, NSW)
Swell Brewing (McLaren Vale, SA)
Balmain Brewing (Sydney, NSW)
Bowral Brewing (Bowral, NSW)
Tuckerbox Beer (Gundagai, NSW)
Badlands Brewing (Orange, NSW)
Pinchgut Brewery (Sydney, NSW)
Fusion Beer (Sydney, NSW)
St Peters Brewery (St Peters, NSW)
Riverside Brewery (North Parramatta, NSW)
Dalgety Brewing (Dalgety, NSW)
Sun Shack Cider (Southern Highlands, NSW)
Canberra Beer Co (New operators of the Hume (former) U-Brew-It)
Mudgee Brewing (NSW)

fromthecapital fromthecapital 10:45 am 19 Feb 13

Any detail on which brewers are attending? This will influence my decision.

shirty_bear shirty_bear 4:38 pm 18 Feb 13

Jethro said :

How big is a sample… like a taster size (say a 30ml shot) or more of a half pint size?

If you’re getting 10 half pints included in the entry that seems reasonable. If it’s 10 shots of beer, less reasonable.

My first thought was that quibbling over the included beers was petty … but this is a really good point. If I fatted up my $$ and got 10 shotties, I’d be, well, shirty. And it’s not beyond the realm of possibilities.

Anyone got any actual knowledge?

LSWCHP LSWCHP 11:55 pm 15 Feb 13

LSWCHP will be there! Ooops…LSWCHP realises he’s started to refer to himself in the third person…

Jethro Jethro 10:01 pm 15 Feb 13

Blamemonkey said :

Hank said :

$38 is a bit expensive….

For entry into the event and 10 sample tokens..

I can’t see how that is expensive…

How big is a sample… like a taster size (say a 30ml shot) or more of a half pint size?

If you’re getting 10 half pints included in the entry that seems reasonable. If it’s 10 shots of beer, less reasonable.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 9:17 pm 15 Feb 13

poetix said :

Duffbowl said :

Jungle Jim said :

Sounds very familiar to the Brindabella Beer Festival that was planned to happen at Scope late last year. Regardless, I’ll be making my way there for some tasty treats.

My understanding is that it’s the same festival, moved and renamed.

Tickets booked and paid for 🙂 Now to tell the wife I’m going…

What, doesn’t she like beer? What a strange lady…

Sadly, after nearly 20 years together, I am still yet to convince her of the liquid gorgeousness that is the amber (pale straw to opaque black) nectar.

Still, more beer for me 🙂

poetix poetix 7:20 pm 15 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

I was going to exhibit some of my beers there, but I’m six foot two tall.

Well bend over then, silly…

poetix poetix 4:08 pm 15 Feb 13

Duffbowl said :

Jungle Jim said :

Sounds very familiar to the Brindabella Beer Festival that was planned to happen at Scope late last year. Regardless, I’ll be making my way there for some tasty treats.

My understanding is that it’s the same festival, moved and renamed.

Tickets booked and paid for 🙂 Now to tell the wife I’m going…

What, doesn’t she like beer? What a strange lady…

Duffbowl Duffbowl 3:54 pm 15 Feb 13

Jungle Jim said :

Sounds very familiar to the Brindabella Beer Festival that was planned to happen at Scope late last year. Regardless, I’ll be making my way there for some tasty treats.

My understanding is that it’s the same festival, moved and renamed.

Tickets booked and paid for 🙂 Now to tell the wife I’m going…

Hank Hank 3:41 pm 15 Feb 13

Blamemonkey said :

Hank said :

Blamemonkey said :

Hank said :

$38 is a bit expensive….

For entry into the event and 10 sample tokens..

I can’t see how that is expensive…

You can pay for me then money bags.

Maybe if you were like “I love beer, I wish I could afford to go”
not “I hate fun and don’t have money”

I love beer, I wish I could afford to go

*Hank puts hand out*

Hank Hank 3:34 pm 15 Feb 13

johnboy said :

Beer costs money Hank.

You organise the free beer festival and we’ll all be sure to attend.

That truly would be magical, could you imagine… I would lose my shoes and dignity in the first 20 minutes

Blamemonkey Blamemonkey 3:33 pm 15 Feb 13

Hank said :

Blamemonkey said :

Hank said :

$38 is a bit expensive….

For entry into the event and 10 sample tokens..

I can’t see how that is expensive…

You can pay for me then money bags.

Maybe if you were like “I love beer, I wish I could afford to go”
not “I hate fun and don’t have money”

Hank Hank 3:26 pm 15 Feb 13

Blamemonkey said :

Hank said :

$38 is a bit expensive….

For entry into the event and 10 sample tokens..

I can’t see how that is expensive…

You can pay for me then money bags.

    johnboy johnboy 3:27 pm 15 Feb 13

    Beer costs money Hank.

    You organise the free beer festival and we’ll all be sure to attend.

Blamemonkey Blamemonkey 3:17 pm 15 Feb 13

Hank said :

$38 is a bit expensive….

For entry into the event and 10 sample tokens..

I can’t see how that is expensive…

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 3:14 pm 15 Feb 13

I was going to exhibit some of my beers there, but I’m six foot two tall.

Hank Hank 3:04 pm 15 Feb 13

$38 is a bit expensive….

poetix poetix 2:12 pm 15 Feb 13

Excellent! It’s just a leisurely bike ride on the bike-paths away for certain people. Much better than Stromlo.

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 1:50 pm 15 Feb 13

Sounds very familiar to the Brindabella Beer Festival that was planned to happen at Scope late last year. Regardless, I’ll be making my way there for some tasty treats.

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