By Annette Shailer, editor Beer & Brewer
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation is aiming to raise $60,000 for kids at the annual Amber Affair event in Sydney on 20 October.
Guests at the 2015 Amber Affair
Held at The Argyle in the Rocks, Amber Affair is a beer tasting event created to raise much needed funds for the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.
Along with supporting an important cause, attendees get to enjoy the ambience of a festival, with an incredible selection of craft beer, cider and wine on offer.
Exhibitors include Batlow Cider, Endeavour Vintage Beer Co., Premium Beverages, Rocks Brewing Co., Stone & Wood Brewing Co., The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, Hemera Estate and Young Henrys.
“Supporting the Children’s Hospital is always a good cause no matter what. I believe this will be our seventh year supporting Amber Affair and it has always been a fun night,” said Mark Fethers from Rocks Brewing Company.
“When I was a child I spent a couple of months in the Royal Brisbane Children’s Hospital with a suspected blood disease. Now, many years later, myself and several other owners at Rocks Brewing Co. also have children of our own (one added three months ago and one more this week) and knowing that we can do something to help raise money so that kids can have the best facilities available to them makes us come back year after year.”
In 2015, Amber Affair was a great success, raising $52,640 to help the Sydney Children’s Hospital purchase advanced new equipment; fund clinical trials and research; provide vital training for doctors and nurses; and ensure the Hospital remains at the forefront of its field to provide the best possible care to patients.
Tickets cost just $80 and include a wide range of food, generous samples from every exhibiting brewery and winery on the night, and three ‘take-home’ mugs from your favourite exhibitors.
Attendees can enjoy The Games Room, take happy snaps in the photo booth and have the chance to win prizes on the night by entering a range of competitions, with a raffle for one lucky attendee to win ‘Beer for a Year’.
Where: The Argyle, Sydney
When: Thursday, 20 October 2016
Tickets: $80 per person
More details: www.amberaffair.org.au