The Crafty Planner: October 2 to 7

The Crafty Planner: October 2 to 7
Tue Oct 2 2012 by Crafty Pint

Wherever you turn in the beer world at the minute, there’s a good chance you could be confronted by a man in lederhosen, a woman in a dirndl, a pretzel the size of your head, a glass of Marzen bigger than your head or a band launching into round after round of “Ein Prosit”. But it’s not just Antipodean Oktoberfest shenanigans packing the Crafty Events Diary. Oh no, there’s a little bit of the other going on: BBQs, hop showcases, new brews and the like.

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All week
* It’s the final days of the Oktoberfest at Melbourne’s newest microbrewery, the 115 Grill & Brewhouse in Kew
* While Oktoberfest rolls on at The Monk in Freo, with new beers, prizes, special steins and the like
* It’s week two of Craft Beer Fortnight at Five Bar in Mount Lawley, WA
* And the Ok-to-beer-fest continues at Freo’s Sail & Anchor

* Sample the hops of the world at Melbourne’s Bar Fred

* Head to the award-winning Burleigh Brewing on the Gold Coast for their monthly Brewhouse Bash

* The first of what’s planned to be a series of touring national events comes to Adelaide with BBQ and beer lovers invited to attend the Redheads Gourmet BBQ Festival
* The 2nd Annual Brew Mountains Beer Festival comes to the Blue Mountains
* Otway Estate’s annual October beer festival becomes a weekend long affair – German-themed as ever with all that you’d expect that to entail and some newly brewed Prickly Moses beers to boot
* It’s time to join Moon Dog “Behind the Iron Curtain” as they star at the latest BeerFun event at Melbourne’s Belgian Beer Cafe

* Join the Women of Beer for their second brew day as they create a Biere de Garde at Matilda Bay and offer up some beer and food masterclasses
* The Redheads Gourmet BBQ Festival continues into a second day

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