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PRE FESTIVAL EVENT

PRE FESTIVAL EVENT

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Gallagher's Friday Night Degustation Dinner

Held the night before the festival, Gallagher’s Friday Night Degustation Dinner provides the best opportunity to mix and mingle with the brewers as you enjoy a delicious 5 course menu served with perfectly matched beers. Hosted by The Beer Diva and Professor Pilsner, the degustation dinner is a huge night on the Australian beer calendar and not to be missed. Tickets are sold separately to the main festival. When tickets go on sale click through to the ticketing page to reserve your spot. The dinner tends to sell out early, so start organising your friends early.

Education Classes and Games

Beer Education Classes

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The Sessions

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Get your Master’s Degree in Beerology with the esteemed Professor Pilsner and Beer Diva. Prizes and samples will be on offer throughout the day so make sure you pop by and learn a thing or three. All sessions offer free samples.

Day Session (12-4)

1pm – Meet the Brewer
2pm – Beer & Cheese
3pm – A celebration of Australian Beer Styles

VIP Masterclass with Colonial Brewing Co

Night Session (5-9)

6pm – “Over Beer?” or, “Who made beer the Boss of Summer?” An in-depth look at the challenges faced by Beer

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About Professor Pilsner

Professor Pilsner (aka Pete Mitcham) is the Editor In Chief of The Critics’ Choice – Australia’s Best Beers, a contributor to The Beer Lover’s Guide to Australia, and host of beer dinners and tastings through his company, Beer Blokes. A conversation with Prof Pilsner is a rich, bubbly journey through beer’s ongoing evolution.

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ABOUT BEER DIVA, KIRRILY WALDHORN

Beer Diva, Kirrily Waldhorn has been involved in the industry for 20 years. She is one of Australia’s go to beer educators and is Dan Murphy’s Beer Ambassador. With experience in presenting on radio, TV and a heady list of consultancy, writing and judging in the beer industry, she brings 15 years’ worth of brewing knowledge to the classroom.

Activities


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Beer Trivia

Gloat over your extensive beer knowledge by taking part in our beer trivia hosted by the infamous quiz master ‘Spud’. There will be 2 sessions held over the day, each with different beery topics and questions. From great beer cinema moments through to our proud Aussie brewing history, your bound to get your thinking muscles working. Prizes will be awarded.

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Musical Bingo

Ok, so it’s not beer related, but it is crazy fun! Think of it as a cross between group flash-dancing karaoke and lip sync battle. Come along and join the off-key singing, two left feet dancing or just be an amused bystander. Prizes will be awarded.

Competitions & Awards

Competitions & Awards

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BEST DRESSED STAND AWARD

The brewery with the best looking stand will win this award, judged by festival sponsor Bintani, who have also proudly supplied the trophy.

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BEST DRESSED PUNTER

The best dressed punter will win a case of Hawkers or Rover beer. The winner will be announced around midday.

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Joe White's Brewers Sack Race

Kids Zone

Kids Zone


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Animal Farm

Fun Farm 4 U is a unique mobile animal petting farm experience, it offers children and adults of all ages the chance to have a hands on experience with a wide range of friendly, healthy & cute farm animals and poultry of all breeds, colours and sizes.

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Face painting

No family festival is complete without face painting!

Craft Work

Have your tiny budding geniuses kept active with plaster and bead work and painting.