Australia’s best independent frothie makers unite for the inaugural Juicy Beer Festival
Australia’s craft-beer scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, with new breweries opening at a rapid clip. It can be hard to keep track of all of the new entrants to the industry across the country, but thankfully the geniuses behind brand-new froth fiesta Juicy Beer Festival is bringing a score of hot-shot hops alchemists together for a day of beery celebration on Saturday July 9. Read on to see who is coming to town with kegs in tow!
There’s never been a better time to be a beer drinker in Australia. No matter which state or city you live in, there’s bound to be more than a few craft brewers concocting awesome ales somewhere relatively close. Gerard Martin and Matt McIver, the brains behind Range Brewing – one of Brisbane’s most forward-thinking beer producers – have put the call out to their pals across Australia and New Zealand to unite for a new all-inclusive celebration of hops, yeast and malt. The Juicy Beer Festival will take place at The Fortitude Music Hall on Saturday July 9 and will showcase 40 specialty beverages from a roster of award-winning independent brewers. The premise of Juicy Beer Festival is simple. A ticket gives you access to your choice of two four-hour sessions (one during the day and one at night), each filled with beer tasting, live entertainment and food. Once inside there will be no extra transactions – just you, your Juicy tasting glass and 20 brewers to meet.
So, which brewers will be hauling kegs for the event? In addition to appearances from local legends Range Brewing, Working Title Brew Co. and Sea Legs Brewing Co., Juicy Beer Festival will also play host to a who’s who of top-notch tipple makers. Victorian standouts Banks Brewing, Deeds Brewing and Hop Nation, New South Wales all-stars Mountain Culture Beer Co., Wildflower Brewing & Blending and White Bay Beer Co., Fremantle frothmonger Otherside Brewing Co., South Australia’s Shapeshifter Brewing Company, Fox Friday from Tasmania and New Zealand’s own Garage Project will also be hawking their respective potables. The festival will be recruiting local eateries such as Kid Curry and Shucks Bar for its food offering, with exclusive pop-up stalls and an oyster and stout bar keeping punters fed. Keeping vibes on point will be a roster of local DJs as well as performances from the likes of Sampology and Winston Surfshirt.
Tickets to Juicy Beer Festival will go on sale at 9:00 am on Thursday April 14. Beer lovers are encouraged to bookmark the ticketing page and get ready to secure their spot.