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The band Bloods eating ice cream on a bench
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The Inner West's annual beer fest returns for two days of gigs and brews at the Factory Theatre

Last year OktoberWest was a gas, so it's good news that the craft beer festival is back for 2018, and this year they needed two days in order to pack in the massive live music line-up they've got instore. On the Saturday you can see sets from Bad//Dreems, Philadelphia Grand Jury, the Chats, Laura Imbruglia, Bloods, Neighbourhood Void, Imperial Broads, Sunscreen, Married Man, Baby Beef, Ranger Spacey and Operation Ibis. Plus there will be a pop-up ‘beercade’ where you can play free arcade games from 1989 Bar and Kitchen.

On the Sunday prepare to play Mayor Darcy Byrne's Brewery Bingo, participate in Boner Contention's Rock'n'Roll Karaoke and Live Rawk Show, eat barbecue from Bovine & Swine, and see tunes from Andy Golledge, JD & the Hunger Men, Ess-em, Creo, and Jesse Redwing. Plus there will be more arcade games, a Mario Kart tourmnament and a comedy hour.

Keeping parched throats at bay expect brews from local legends like Young Henrys, Willie the Boatman, Wayward Brewing Co, Grifter Brewing Co, Batch Brewing Co, Sauce Brewing Co, Philter Brewing and Malt Shovel. Tickets for Saturday are $45; Sunday entry costs $35; and if you can't have too much of a good thing, both days entry will cost you $70. 

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