Time Out says
Australia's first beer festival celebrating all things sour, funky and wild
Blobfish might be a weird name for a beer festival, but festival organisers Sam Hambour and Duncan Gibson from Hop Nation liken the current state of the Australian beer scene to the fish- 'intriguing, slightly obscure, somewhat unknown but always exciting.'
We just think it is a good excuse to drink beer.
Hambour and Gibson have herded together 16 boundary-pushing breweries who are doing exciting and interesting things with their sour and barrel-fermented program to present their beers at this festival.
As you beer-drinking enthusiasts may have noticed, sour beers are a growing part of the craft beer industry, and Hambour believes there is a beer for everyone, even non-beer drinkers, 'People who think they don’t like beer will try a cherry sour, or a barrel-aged saison, or something fruity with a bit of funk in it, and it’s unlike anything they’ve ever tried, and they love it'
Here's the list of breweries showing their wares for the inaugural Blobfish Festival:
Site Fermentation Project
Bridge Road Brewers
The Barrel Farm by Blackman’s
Fathom by Green Beacon
Dollar Bill Brewing
Garage Project (NZ)
8 Wired Brewing (NZ)
The entry price will get you $20 worth of tasting tokens (it is $2 a taste), a Blobfish branded glass for you to take home on the day, and a voucher for one item from the festival pop-up restaurant, Blobfish Kitchen.
The festival will be selling tickets in two sessions over one day.