By Ian Neubauer

The inaugural National Capital Craft Beer Festival will take place tomorrow (September 20) in Canberra, marking the ACT’s first-ever craft beer festival.

The festival is the brainchild of the Schwartz brewery, a craft brewer that operates out of Sydney’s Macquarie Hotel and owns the Olims Hotel in Canberra, which will host tomorrow’s event.

“I supply my craft beer to this hotel and we thought there was no better stage to open up to the Canberra market, with their fantastic beer-loving demographic,” said Schwartz Brewery head brewer, Samara Fuss.

The festival will feature the beers of 12 boutique brewers, gourmet food tasting, food and beer matching supported by Peter Russell-Clarke, giveaways and live music by rock n’ roll legends, The Choir Boys.

Tickets are $20 and include a commemorative tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased on-site for $1 each.

“It is pretty much the only festival of its kind in the ACT. We’re expecting about 1000 people. It’s going to be a great day,” Fuss said. 

The festival kicks off at 10:00am at the Olims Hotel. For more information call 02 6243 000. For tickets, click here.


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