By Andy Young
The inaugural Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival will take place next month and organisers have confirmed the music acts which will join the large number of brewers in taking part.
Taking place from Friday 10 July through to Sunday 12 July, the three-day festival aims to celebrate Australia's best craft beer and cider brands. It will also feature some of South Australia's best chefs "cooking a twisted BBQ".
Local brewers taking part include: Barossa Valley Brewing, Big Shed Brewing Concern, Birbeck's Brewing, Campus Brewing, Clare Valley Brewing, Coopers Brewery, Gulf Brewery, Little Bang, Lobethol Bierhaus, Mismatch Brewing Co, Pikes Beer, Pirate Life, Prancing Pony Brewery, Rehn Beer, Smiling Samoyed Brewery, Smoothbeard Mead, Steam Exchange, Vale Brewing Co, Beard and Brau, Wheaty Brewing Corp.
Other brewers from across Australia include: Stone & Wood, Two Birds, Young & Henry’s and Little Creatures. There will also be cider producers represented, including Lobo Juice and Cider, Kangaroo Island Cider, Sidewood Estate, The Hills Cider Company, Lobo Cider, Sidewood Estate, The Hills Cider Company. Internationally, Fuller’s Ales (UK), Hofbrau (Germany), Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (USA), Weihenstephan (Germany), North Coast Brewing USA, will also be making an appearance at the festival.
The organisers have also confirmed which music acts will be playing on the main stage, these range from Max Savage & His False Idols to Timberwolf and Hummingbird.
Taking place at the Adelaide Showground the festival will host around 6,000 beer and cider enthusiasts and organisers have said they expect the festival "to grow to be the biggest and best of its kind in the country".