By James Atkinson

Some of Australia's leading craft breweries have signed up for the inaugural Trainworks Winter Beer Festival, to be held in Thirlmere, NSW on August 25.

Holgate Brewhouse, Illawarra Brewing Company, James Squire, Little Creatures Brewery, Matilda Bay Brewing Company, McLaren Vale Beer Company, Mountain Goat Brewery, Murrays Craft Brewing Company, Redoak, Stone & Wood Brewing Company, 4 Pines Brewery, The Little Brewing Company, The Rocks Brewing Company and Two Birds Brewing are among the confirmed breweries that will host tastings for an anticipated crowd of 2500.

Festival ambassador, Beer Diva Kirrily Waldhorn (pictured) said the event will also feature hearty winter food options designed to complement the beers.

"Today's beer drinkers, and particularly those who favour craft brews, are interested in partnering their beer with appropriate and interesting food matches," she said.

Trainworks CEO Rob Austin said the venue is ideal for the event, offering the capacity to move under cover in the case of bad weather.

"While our aim is to execute the event outside on the Trainworks lawns, if it rains we'll move inside to the Great Train Hall and Main Exhibition Building, which bears striking resemblance to a German beer hall," he said.

Coaches to the Trainworks Winter Beer Festival will operate from The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst and Campbelltown Railway Station, with pick-up times and booking details soon to be confirmed. Click here for more information.

The Shout Team

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  1. bretts bottlemart will be presenting Feral at the festival on behalf of the brewery. cant wait. massive seller in the shop but trying to get a keg of the Hop Hog for the day. exciting stuff for thirlmere. we have most of the participants crafty beers on sale now and we start ‘growling’ this weekend for the 1st time.

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