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Share a good beer with a good mate at Australia’s first ever international, invitational beer festival
Some of the world's top international brewers are coming together for Moon Dog Craft Brewery Co’s inaugural Mate Fest this November.
Moon Dog is inviting its best brewer mates from around the world to town for this festival – the first of its kind. Breweries are attending on an invite-only basis, with many of the international brews showing in Australia for the first time. So naturally, you should invite your beer-loving mates along too and get tasting.
There will be 120 beers from 22 international brewers on offer over the festival weekend (November 15 to 16). Try the Jam Doughnut Beer by Tiny Rebel, Boysenberry Ice Cream Ripple by Duncans’s Brewing Co, Pavola Beer by Carbon Brews and an 18 per cent ice-distilled sour IPA by Yardley Brother’s and Moon Dog Brewery.
Moon Dog is bringing the goods with their very own beer cocktail slushie and Splice of Heaven ice cream floats. Plus you can have a first-look at Moon Dog World’s new ten million-litre brewhouse.
With all the drinking, don’t forget to carb load with food on offer from Burn City Smokers and Moon Dog World's kitchen. You can also go home with a whole bunch of cool merch including limited edition stubby holders and T-shirts.
Basic tasting packages start at $40 and VIP tickets go for $99 (which includes plenty of goodies like a T-shirt, 20 100ml tasters and a lei on arrival).