Entries Open for The Annual Australian Beer Festival’s Home Brew Championship
Sydney’s ultimate celebration of beer and cider, The Annual Australian Beer Festival, will return to celebrate its 10th year at the original home of Australian craft beer, The Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks from 17-19 October 2014.
As part of the Festival, Australia’s best home brewers are invited to take part in this year’s Home Brew Championship to put their beer-making skills to the test. A select panel of beer experts and enthusiasts will judge the entrants and the winners will be announced on Monday 15 September.
The prizes are priceless for any major beer enthusiast. First prize includes flights, transfers and a VIP tour of the Cascade Brewery in Tasmania, plus a VIP package for the winner and a friend at this year’s Beer Festival with a night’s accommodation at the Shangri-La in The Rocks. Second prize is the chance to be a brewer for the day at Murray’s Brewery, Port Stephens and a VIP package for the winner and a friend at this year’s Beer Festival.
More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the festival and with over 130 Australian beers and ciders on offer, the 10th Australian Beer Festival is sure to keep the palate of any beer drinker content for the whole weekend. Coupled with a beer garden, blind tastings, Meet The Brewer sessions, live entertainment and lots of fun activities, this year’s festival is set to be the biggest and best yet.
28 stalls hosting Sydney, regional NSW and interstate brewers will line Gloucester Street, showcasing the best beers and ciders from established to up-and-coming boutique brewers. There will also be a handful of food stalls offering of tantalising selection of nibbles including the pub’s famous mouthwatering range of pizzas, an Aussie gourmet BBQ, oyster shucking station and a whole pig on a spit.
In celebration of a decade of festivities and in a nod to The Australian’s 100th birthday this year, the pub will brew and launch a special limited edition Rocks Lager at the festival. Brewers attending the festival will also be encouraged to brew a one-off heritage beer in honour of the 100 year milestone of one of Sydney’s most iconic venues.
Entry is free and tasting cups are $5. Tasting tickets are $25 for 10, available on the door or pre-purchase at www.australianheritagehotel.com.
For more information or to enter the Home Brew Championship, contact Matt Denholm on 02 9247 2229 or email [email protected]. Entries close Thursday 11 September and winners will be announced on Monday 15 September.