When it comes to sourcing and serving rare and excellent beer from world class breweries Carwyn Cellars have more runs on the board than most.
They're also no slouches when it comes to conceiving outrageously ambitious ideas for events. And now they may well have come up with an event that tops everything they've done before.
The Carwyn Collaborational sees them pairing a dozen of their favourite local brewers with twelve international legends for a unique festival – and they're taking over the street next to their Thornbury home for good measure too.
The epic event takes place across two sessions – 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm – on March 28 in the venue and along neighbouring Blythe Street with each international brewery sending someone along plus four limited release beers. They'll each be paired with a local brewery to create a unique collab too, some of which will be pouring on the day.
You can view the full lineup of brewers below.
Tickets cost $85pp, which includes a punch card that gets you $30 of tasters to get you started. We've lined up an additional $20 for Crafty Cabal members plus other bonuses (see below).
NB Tickets go on sale at 10am on February 12.
So, who can you look forward to on the big day....
- Brouwerij de Molen (Netherlands)
- Cloudwater Brew Co (UK)
- Garage Project (NZ)
- Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co (USA)
- Track Brewing Co. (UK)
- Beer Here (Denmark)
- Stillwater Artisanal (USA)
- Penyllan Brewery (Denmark)
- Outer Range Brewing Co (USA)
- Cellador Ales (USA)
- Firestone Walker Brewing Co (USA)
- And more TBC
- Mr Banks
- Deeds Brewing
- Sailors Grave
- Black Arts
- Edge Brewing Project
CRAFTY CABAL BONUSES
We've got a few goodies for members of The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme:
- Members could win a ticket by entering a ballot before 5pm on February 14. We'll pick winners at random and notify them via email. Sorry for rapid deadline but we expect tickets to move fast and don't want anyone missing out!
- There's a couple of tickets available as signup bonuses for new members – head here and select the appropriate option from the drop-down list.
- And if you're heading along you can get your hands on an extra $20 in tasting tokens if you're one of the first 50 members to register via your member's area. We will be checking that you've bought a festival ticket so don't register unless you're going!
For more on The Crafty Cabal and all the bonuses it offers beer lovers, head here.