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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:

Hop Nation
Site Fermentation Project
Ocho Beer
Bridge Road Brewers
The Barrel Farm by Blackman’s
Molly Rose
Fathom by Green Beacon
Future Mountain
Sailors Grave
3 Ravens
Dollar Bill Brewing
Beer Farm
Van Dieman
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.

By: Jess Ho



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