Brewers will be heading to Maitland in November this year from all around the country to take part in the 2012 Bitter & Twisted Festival in the grounds of the Old Maitland Gaol.

Once home to the likes of Ivan Milat, the goal will be peddling moonshine from the likes of Queensland’s Blue Sky Brewery, Victoria’s Grand Ridge Brewing, and Western Australia’s iconic Ginger Beer brewers Matso’s.

And for those always in search of the newest beer on the block, Dave Allen – brewer at the area’s newest brewery, Morpeth Brewery and Beer Co. operating out of the Commercial Hotel in Morpeth – has whipped up a specialty brew for the event called the Gaoler’s Ale. It should be the perfect drop to relax with while you wander around, at Her Majesty’s pleasure, in what could be the quirkiest location for a beer festival in the country.

There will also be beer and food matching lunches for the foodies out there on both days of the festival.

Premium Beverages will also be returning this year with an international beer selection, alongside domestic acts Murray’s Craft Beer Co., Hunter Beer Co. (bringing with them the Hunter Sour Cherry, Hunter Chocolate and Hunter Ginger flavoured beers), Little Creatures, Bluetongue Brewery, 4 Pines Brewing Company, Illawarra Brewing Co., Hunter United Brewers, Sydney Rocks Brewing Co. and Matilda Bay Brewing Company.

But it isn’t just about the beer with random entertainments acts roving the grounds and a music line up headlined by Ash Grunwald and Mat McHugh from the Beautiful Girls.

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