BeerFest will see over 20 craft brewers, cider makers, winemakers and distillers Australia-wide will set up in Commonwealth Place to share craft brews and other one-off creations on 15 February. To compliment the fine craftmanship, the finest local produce accompanies the sensory day.

Festival-goers can also expect a huge line-up of entertainment from comedy acts, roving acts, kid entertainment and live music. This year’s headlining music act are ARIA-award winning band Art vs Science and comedy acts will include Luke Heggie, Hamish Hudson, and Emo Parsonson, hosted by Fresh Comedy’s Steward Bell.

Don’t miss out favourite local brewers; Capital Brewing Co and BentSpoke will be making an appearance, with BentSpoke’s very own Richard Watkins co-hosting a cheese smith masterclass with Mike Smith from The Cheesesmith, based in the Blue Mountains.

Taste the limited edition ‘Art vs Science vs Beer,’ a collaboration between Art vs Science & Burnley Brewing and Cryer Malt just for the BeerFest with their album cover featuring on the can.

For all the amateur brewers the opportunity to upskill is on offer. Learn about beer and the art of brewing at a range of masterclasses and tastings lead by industry leaders. The program includes sessions on ‘Discover the Art of Brewing with BrewArt Australia’, ‘Get your hops off!’, ‘Discover Sustainable Brewing with Beerfarm’ ‘The Future of Beer with Cryer Malt’ and a masterclass by Bright Brewing Co.

For a full list of brewers, distillers and food options at Canberra BeerFest click here