Great Craft Beer Taste Off: Australia vs New Zealand at Forester’s Hall

Sat 29 Aug 12:00pm

Great Craft Beer Taste Off: Australia vs New Zealand at Forester’s Hall

A lot of people say the New Zealand craft beer scene is ahead of its Australian counterpart, but how could you ever say definitively? Well, a 34 beer trans-Tasman blind taste-off would seem like a pretty good way to start.

On Saturday 29 August at Forester’s Hall, that’s exactly what’s happening as they present some of the best of both sides and leave you to do the judging.

There’ll be no labels and, using a pretty simple 1-5 scale system you pick the beers solely by how much you enjoy them. It kicks off a t12pm and the tasting can be done at your pace any time throughout the afternoon, but it needs to be completed by 5pm before the winning five beers are announced.

Here’s who you’ll have to pick from…

The Aussies:

  • Barrow Boys Brewing
  • Boatrocker Brewery
  • Cavalier Brewing
  • Exit Brewing
  • Feral Brewing Co
  • Four Pines Brewing Co
  • Hawkers Brewery
  • Hix Beer
  • Kaiju Beer
  • Moon Dog Brewery
  • Mornington Peninsula Brewery
  • Mountain Goat Beer Peak Brewery
  • Nomad Brewing Co
  • Pirate Life Brewing
  • Stone & Wood Brewing Co
  • Two Birds Brewing
  • Wolf of the Willows Brewing Co

The Kiwis:

  • Altitude Brewing
  • Bach Brewing
  • Baylands Brewery
  • Dale’s Brewing Company
  • 8 Wired Brewing Co
  • Funk Estate
  • Hot Water Brewing Company
  • Kereru Brewing Company
  • Mike’s Organic Brewery
  • Mussel Inn Brewery
  • Panhead Custom Ales
  • Renaissance Brewing
  • Sprig & Fern Brewery
  • Tuatara Brewing
  • Weezledog Brewing
  • Yeastie Boys

Tickets are $30 online (or $35 at the door) which includes the tasting, entry into the prize draw ($1,500+ worth of prizes to be won on the day, apparently) and discounted beers during and after the tasting.

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