Beer lovers are in for a treat at this year’s Top Shelf boutique drinks festival, with many of Australia’s finest brewers exhibiting their wares.
Western Australia’s award-winning Feral Brewing will be pouring their exceptional Hop Hog IPA, which regularly tops the charts as Australia’s favourite craft beer; the Australian Beer Co.’s charming caravan will be on site offering the full range of Yenda beers; while Asahi’s Cricketers Arms craft beer selection is sure to bowl over a few punters as the Ashes gets into full swing.
Among the other brewers and beers exhibiting at Top Shelf are: Beaumonde Boutique Beer; Hawthorn Brewing; Northdown and Edge Brewing Projects; Kaiju Beer; Kronenbourg; Prancing Pony; Cavalier Brewery; Colonial Brewing; Young Henrys; Good Brew Co; and Temple Brewing.
The cider category will also be well represented with Batlow, Frank’s and Snakes & Ladders Cider all available for tasting.
If you’ve ever considered joining the ranks of Australia’s craft brewing industry by opening your own brewery, there will be a free seminar offering advice from brewers who have been there and done it already. Or, if you’re new to beer, a special session on how to taste beer will provide the perfect introduction.
Free sampling and seminars
Don’t forget – sampling of many of the products at the show is absolutely free, as is attending many of the great educational seminars and tutored tasting sessions. Longer serves are available for purchase, along with full bottles for take home.
At the show, there will be a range of delicious food to accompany your favourite food, with vendors such as Huxtaburger and Meatmother offering burgers, lobster rolls and slow cooked brisket.
Top Shelf takes place at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August.