Hops to it: Perth Craft Beer Festival back in August

Otherside Brewing Co director Dave Chitty and brewer Rhys Lopez. The Myaree brewers will feature at the 2018 Perth Craft Beer Festival.
Otherside Brewing Co director Dave Chitty and brewer Rhys Lopez. The Myaree brewers will feature at the 2018 Perth Craft Beer Festival.

LOCAL outfits Gage Roads and Otherside Brewing Co will feature at August’s Perth Craft Beer Festival in Northbridge.

More than 50 craft breweries and cideries will appear at the event, offering more than 350 beverage varieties and a selection of food.

Palmyra’s Gage Roads and Otherside Brewing, which announced earlier this year it was establishing a Myaree base, will sit alongside New Zealand’s Garage Project, the east coast’s Balter Brewing, Stone and Wood and Kaiju and limited edition festival beers from Cheeky Monkey and Rocky Ridge.

Special attractions this year include karaoke with Australian classics, a silent disco and twin bucking bulls, together with the launch of the Perth Craft Beer Festival Awards.

Data from the Independent Brewers Association’s National Economic Evaluation in 2017 showed the independent brewing sector in Australia is worth $740 million to the economy, with the number of breweries expanding from 30 in 2006 to about 380 in 2016.

The Perth Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Ice Cream Factory over four sessions starting August 17.

Tickets go on sale 6pm, May 28.

For information visit www.perthbeerfest.com.

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