The Esk BeerFest returns to Launceston in January with the promise of more beer, more entertainment, more music – and at a bigger site, too.
Taking place on the Esplanade – with its sunnier disposition, wider streets, grassy knoll and waterfront location – you’ll be able to sample the wares from more than 40 local brewers, cider producers and distillers.
On the Friday the musical headliners will be Josh Pyke and Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchello, (under his stage name, Bob Evans), while on Saturday the stage will be set for the electro-house of The Potbelleez’ and duo Bombs Away.
To get you in a jovial mood, there’s a Fresh Comedy stage, the lineup of whic which be headlined by Greg Fleet of Full Frontal and Spicks & Specks fame and Chris Franklin from the likes of Fat Pizza and Good News Week.
Add in some beer masterclasses, beer and food matching, brewer’s forums and plenty of family-friendly entertainment and it ought to be a rather delightful way to ease into the new year.
The festival itself is the launchpad for a big Tassie beer love-in, kicking off Beer Lovers Week and culminating in the Hobart Beerfest on January 27.
Its happening on January 13 and 14, with single day tickets costing $20 and weekend passes $35 (those are early bird prices and you can get them here).
You can get more info on the festival website.
WIN! If you fancy going to the festival for free, keep an eye out for upcoming Crafty Cabal giveaways.