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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Wednesday 1 October 2014

Beers By The Bay

Sat 17-11-12, 12:00pm


Australia’s steadily expanding craft beer festival calendar is set for a new addition.

Beers By The Bay comes to the Mornington Peninsula on November 17, promising up to 100 local beers and ciders on tap, plus a selection of the region’s wineries, gourmet produce, live entertainment, beer education sessions – even a slice of The Footy Show.

Inspired by the success of January’s Ballarat Beer Fest, the festival organisers hope to attract up to 8,000 people to Mornington Racecourse.

Alongside beer, they will be offering music from Ash Grunwald and local Mornington Peninsula acts The Toot Toot Toots, Marty Nelson Williams, Ali E and Pocket Perspective on a stage MC’d by James Brayshaw (above with festival organiser Lachie Stoller). A second stage will host beer appreciation sessions, Q&As and presentations from brewers, chefs and “beer ambassadors” while there will be a dedicated kids zone too.

Confirmed participants include:

Buckley’s Beer
Cavalier Brewing
Coldwater Creek
Grand Ridge Brewery
Good Brew Company
Hawthorn Brewing Company
Hix Beer
Kooinda Brewery
Matilda Bay
Mildura Brewing Company
Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Prickly Moses
Red Hill Brewery
Tooborac Hotel & Brewery
True South
Cheeky Rascal

Tickets cost $35 (entry only) while inside the grounds they will be operating a token system, with $1.50 tokens exchanged for 100ml of standard strength beer. Two tokens can be exchanged for 200ml of standard strength beer or 100ml of stronger beer or wine.

You can buy tickets via the festival website or stay up to date via the Beers By The Bay Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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