The South West Craft Beer Festival

THE SOUTH WEST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

FIND YOUR HOPPY PLACE AT THE SOUTH WEST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

All lovers of craft beer, fine food and good beats… get ready! Craft beer paradise will open its gates on Saturday 3rd March 2018 as the seventh annual South West Craft Beer Festival returns to the picturesque grounds of 3 Oceans Winey, Margaret River.
The distinctive aromas, flavours and sounds of the South West will be in full force as the Festival showcases its largest number of breweries to date, plus a world-class line-up of the region’s coolest up and coming musicians.
Offering a craft beer experience like no other, the Festival prides itself on embodying an exclusive South West flavour.
In 2018 the Festival will bring together a record number of brewers from Mandurah to the south coast of Denmark, allowing beer enthusiasts to sip and savour the best of the region’s awesome craft beer, all in one place!
The craft beer industry in the South West is booming and now ranks as one of the fastest growing micro-brewery regions in Australia.
Event Manager Jack Rogers says breweries big and small are figuring prominently in craft beer awards and producing some of the most highly anticipated one-of-a-kind seasonal brews.
“The number of breweries operating in the region has more than tripled since our first festival six years ago and the quality they are producing is next level! The industry stalwarts have been producing award winning beers for the last decade but it’s been awesome to see the new kids on the block are raising the bar and really holding their own and creating unique styles of beer.”
“It’s been a very exciting time for the local industry. The Festival presents a great chance for them to be showcased in one place and celebrate that success.”
Beer beginners and beer geeks alike are bound to find their hoppy place with over 120 refreshing local brews to choose from on the day, ranging from rye ales, sours, IPA’s and everything in between.
Those who aren’t so beer-orientated, never fear, you’re not forgotten – there are plenty of local fine wines, tangy ginger beers and mouth-watering craft ciders to quench your thirst too.

The breweries that are locked in for the 2018 Festival are:

– Artisan Brewery, Denmark
– Black Brewing Co, Margaret River
– Black Kite Beverage Co, Margaret River
– Blue Mile Brewery, Busselton
– Bootleg Brewery, Margaret River
– Boston Brewing Co, Denmark
– Brewhouse, Margaret River
– Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery, Margaret River
– Colonial Brewery, Margaret River
– Cowaramup Brewing Co, Cowaramup
– Custard & Co, Donnybrook
– Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Eagle Bay
– Jarrah Jacks Brewery, Pemberton
– Margaret River Ale Co, Margaret River
– Rocky Ridge Brewing Co, Busselton
– Runamuk Cider Co, Stratham
– The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Co, Bridgetown
– The Grove Experience Brewery, Wilyabrup
– Thorny Devil Craft Beer & Cider, Mandurah
– Three Rivers Brewery, Mandurah
– 3 Oceans Wines, Margaret River (exclusive wine and champagne supplier)
Like the brews on offer, the music line-up has a distinct South West flavour. Kick off your session while chilling to an eclectic mix of awesome acoustics, blue grass goodness and party-town DJ’s.
All of the acts have cut their teeth performing at one of the local breweries or pubs in the region, so grab a brew and marvel at the musical talents hand-picked by Lee from Down South Entertainment.

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Image credit: Elements Margaret River

The schedule is set as follows:

11:00am – 11:45am Jay Le Kat
11:45am – 12:15pm DJ Private Pickle
12:15pm – 1:00pm Brayden Sibbald
1:00pm – 1:30pm DJ Private Pickle
1:30pm – 2:15pm The Other 42
2:15pm – 2:45pm DJ Chris Archee
2:45pm – 3:30pm Michael Triscari
3:30pm – 4:00pm DJ Chris Archee
4:00pm – 4:45pm Albert Gray
4:45pm – 5:15pm DJ Chris Archee
5:15pm – 6:00pm Doug & Cletus
Tickets for the 2018 South West Craft Beer Festival are now on sale via Eventopia for just $35 or at the gate on the day. Each ticket includes 4 tasting tokens and a glass, with additional tokens available to be purchased at the event.
Event entry numbers are strictly limited so pre-purchase is recommended to avoid disappointment.
For more event details please go to www.swbeerfest.com.au or follow us on Facebook for regular updates.
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