After a huge 2019, the city’s premier celebration of the amber fluid, Newcastle Beer Fest is back for another round in 2020.
The festival is an unabashed celebration of Aussie-owned, independent craft beer and is expected to draw some of the best brewers in Newcastle in beyond.
This year, around 35 brewers will be setting up shop at Camp Shortland including Hunterfaves Hope Estate, Murrays, and Foghorn Brewery.
There will also be a plethora of interstate brewers making the trip to Newcastle this year including Capital Brewing Co, Bentspoke Brewing Co, Philter Brewing, Sydney Brewery, Young Henrys, Moon Dog Craft Brewery, Moon Dog Craft Brewery, and heaps more!
Of course, you’re going to need something to nosh on between beer tastings and, as always, you can expect to find an eclectic range of tasty treats on offer.
Also, it wouldn’t be a festival without some awesome tunes, and after a high-energy set last year, Byron Bay-based soul diva Lisa Hunt will be back on deck, banging out a selection of Motown, funk, soul, and disco hits.
We went along and checked out the 2019 iteration, and here’s a little bit of what we discovered on the day.
“Judging by the massive crowd, it’s obvious that the craft beer phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down, and this year, it seemed that refreshing saisons and fruit beers are the big trends for 2019,” we wrote.
“It was also quite refreshing to see the purveyors of these fine brews only too happy to educate the general public on the differences in their draughts – and equally refreshing to see the punters genuinely interested.”
Newcastle Beer Fest is on Saturday 21 March at Camp Shortland from 11am. Get your tickets here.
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