New brews on offer at beer festival

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PEOPLE looking to try a new brew will be in luck when BeerFest returns to Fremantle in November.

Among the brewers exhibiting is Fremantle’s own Otherside Brewing Company, which is developing new tastes for the day.

“We are launching our new summer seasonal Feedback, which is an India Helles Lager along with a Ginger and Lemongrass beer, which we’ve teamed up with Daniel Sterpini for,” head brewer Rhys Lopez said.

“We’ve also teamed up with the Cellarbrations Superstore in Hamilton Hill for a black and tan beer, which includes a vanilla milkshake IPA.

“We’ll also have a bunch of our beers that we have at Freo.Social, including our normal and experimental beers.”

Taking place at Esplanade Park from November 8 to 10, the event will feature 59 WA brewers, cider makers and distillers, who will share craft brews and one-off creations.

Mr Lopez said the festival was a good way to reach out to a bigger audience about beer.

“You have your dedicated craft beer nerds and people who just want to put their toe in the water,” he said.

Musical entertainment across the weekend will include Art vs Science on Saturday and Drapht performing the night before.

Festival goers can also expect a huge line-up of entertainment from comedy acts, roving entertainment and live music.

d496424a Daniel Sterpini from Crafted Events and Rhys Lopez from Otherside Brewing Co. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

The event is introducing the Paddle Bar for the first time, which is a project beer bar hosting a collection of 40 out-of-the-box craft beers and ciders.

Brewers are invited to get experimental with a 50-litre brew of their choice to showcase their creativity and skill-set in producing a truly one-off brew.

The festival will continue with dates around the country before returning to Perth at Langley Park on March 27 and 28, 2020.

Tickets are available at fremantle.beerfestivals.com.au.