Hobart BeerFest 2018

BeerFest returned to Hobart and we were invited along to see what all the fuss was about!

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Goose Island
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4 Pines Brewing Company

This beer lovers festival travels across the nation and hits Hobart’s waterfront in the midst of summer each year. Featured is over 200 craft beers to sample from around Australia including a great selection of our local brewers plus a few guests from overseas. There’s even plenty if you don’t like beer with cider, wine, and cocktails available as well.

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Some great custom taps from Kick Snare Brewing

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Shambles Brewery
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Shambles tap line up, fortunately tastings were on offer so you could try them all
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Lost Pippin snake infused cider
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Yenda  

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Of course it’s not just brews. Some of our finest food vendors were in attendance including Munchies Street FoodBig Smoke BBQ Food Van and Van Demons.

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Van Demons
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Heat Woodfired Pizza
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Auchentoshan
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Kombi Keg
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Fox Friday from Moonah with some really exciting drops
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Gage Roads Brewing

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There were master classes with some of the most knowledgeable in the industry, a comedy tent, and live entertainment featuring crowd favourites Kid Kenobi, The Potbelleez and Phil Jamieson from Grinspoon. Kids weren’t forgotten with a jumping castle and face painting on site.

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One of my favourite local breweries with a great tap selection, T-Bone Brewing
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Young Henrys
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Not just beer! 23rd Street Distillery
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Mountain Goat
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Clare Valley Brewing
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Red Brick Road
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Stone and Wood

As a festival I found it incredibly relaxed. There weren’t any long queues and all the stallholders were more than happy to take the time to have a chat about their brews. Things became a bit rowdier later in the evening, I’m told, but that is to be expected!

BeerFest will return to Hobart next summer after touring around the country. Check their website to keep up to date

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My pick for best beer taps
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And my pick for best new food van, the exceptional Shred Burgers

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