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The Ballarat Beer Hop @ Six venues in Ballarat CBD
Apr 11 all-day
Fresh Harvest Beer Festival at Frenchies @ The Cannery
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fermentis Sour Beer Workshop @ Online webinar
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fermentis Sour Beer Workshop @ Online webinar

Discover the history, methods, microbes and nuances behind the art and science of sour beer, including kettle souring trials and case studies. Webinar content is followed by live Q&A and interaction with brewers & the Fermentis team. Click here for more information.

AusCider 2020 now POSTPONED @ The Vault, Kalamunda
Jun 3 – Jun 6 all-day

This is now postponed. We will update when new information comes to hand.

Cheesy Beers – Bentspoke Brewing Co’s 6th birthday @ Online
Jun 5 all-day

As part of Bentspoke Brewing Co’s week-long 6th Birthday Celebrations, they’re saddling up to bring Cheesy Beers online! Cheesy Beers is drifting right to your doorstep, with a carefully paired kit of fine cheeses and award-winning beers.

Join them online on the 5th of June for a livestream hosted by BentSpoke’s very own Richard Watkins and Blue Mountains based Mike the Cheesesmith, for a guided beer and cheese pairing. This guided five course pairing will take you on a sensory journey to explore and unpack the flavour and texture combinations of the beer and cheese matches.

Order your cheese and beer online now, at before Monday the 25th of May to secure your Cheesy Beers pack delivered straight to your door.

Alfa Laval special webinar – centrifuges
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How to scale up production with a brewery centrifuge

Craft brewers in Australia and New Zealand need to look at the challenges that come with producing at larger scale. Consistency and quality, which means consistency in recipe, being able to deal with product losses and being able to produce multiple recipes at a time. That’s why typically the first piece of equipment that brewers are looking for as they are scaling production is a beer centrifuge, or separator.

Head here for more details and to register your interest.

Alfa Laval’s global craft brewery process and centrifuge technology expert, Joakim Gustafsson, would like to share with you some tips and know-how for centrifuges in beer production.

In this exclusive webinar for Australia and New Zealand, you will learn:

  • The working principles of beer centrifuges and its different functionalities (e.g. clarification and polishing)
  • How much beer can brewers recover with a centrifuge
  • How to produce beers with a longer shelf life
  • How to choose the best centrifuge for your brewery
  • Real world customer stories from your peers using Alfa Laval Brew centrifuges

Event details
Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Time: 3-4pm AEST (5PM NZT)

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival is back and this year will be firing up from home via a live Facebook feed on Saturday 11 July. All the much-loved traditions will be back over a packed two hours including the wassail, Tasmanian folk-funk music acts, the often hilarious costume competition, Tassie’s best storytellers as well as the burning of the effigy ‘Big Willie’. Revellers won’t have to miss out on their iconic festival tipple either, with Willie Smith’s Famous Hot Spiced Cider make at home kits available here.


BentSpoke’s Start of Spring Carnival @ The Cannery @ The Cannery
Sep 4 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm

BentSpoke’s Start of Spring Carnival @ The Cannery
After their WinterFeast event in July, BentSpoke couldn’t wait to open up the Cannery doors again for the annual Start of Spring Carnival! They’re opening up the Cannery doors on the first weekend in September to say goodbye to winter and hello to warmer Spring days. And, what better way to do it than with a cold beer fresh from the brewery, amazing low and slow BBQ from Black Bear BBQ and live local music. Enjoy fresh beers pouring from their 12-tap container bar, coffee roasting classes in the mornings, brewery tours, live local music and art experiences, all amongst the backdrop of their brewery tanks and fermenters. On Sunday, treat dad to a special beer experience, with BentSpoke’s Father’s Day tickets featuring a sample bar of 4 BentSpoke beers, along with a guided tasting with their head brewer and co-founder, Richard Watkins. And, if you purchase one of their Father’s Day exclusive gift packs, they’ll have it ready and waiting for you on the day! On Friday, BentSpoke will be kicking off with ‘The Pub @ The Cannery’ 3pm-8pm. Entry is free on Friday, but with strictly limited capacity, so be sure to get in early!
Tickets essential and available online at for the following sessions:
Saturday the 5th 9am-2pm
Saturday the 5th 2:15pm-7pm
Sunday the 6th 10am-2pm
Sunday the 6th 2:15-7pm
The Start of Spring Carnival will be held at 79 Lysaght Street, Mitchell ACT.

BentSpoke Celebrates Oktoberfest @ BentSpoke Braddon BrewPub & the Cannery in Mitchell
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 10:00 pm

Exclusive German style beers and authentic German food at BentSpoke’s Braddon BrewPub & Mitchell Cannery for Oktoberfest

Because you can’t travel this year, BentSpoke is celebrating Oktoberfest in Canberra! At the Braddon BrewPub from the 29th of September to the 5th of October, and at the Cannery in Mitchell on the 3rd and 4th of October.

At the brew pub enjoy four specially brewed German style beers paired with German food by head chef Bernd Brademann. Food specials include a pork knuckle katsu sandwich, Hanchen and Knodel. For the brave, there will also be a Bentwurst (currywurst) heat challenge – take on the hottest and earn a free beer.

On the 3rd and 4th of October, BentSpoke will celebrate Oktoberfest at the Cannery in Mitchell. The 12-tap container bar will be pouring 12 BentSpoke beers, including four specialty German style beers. They will also have BentSpoke 1 litre steins available for the festival so you can get your first stein filled with Morts Gold. To accompany the beer, The Masters of Oompah and German Music Show Band will be providing authentic German music and classic Oktoberfest experiences. German food specials including pork, sauerkraut and sausage will be served all weekend. The specialty beers for both events include Farrah’s Wheat (Hefeweizen), Goat (Doppelbock), Mort’s Gold (German Pilsner) and Oscar the Rauch (Rauch bier.) BentSpoke’s line up of IPAs and limited release beers will also be on tap at both events.

THE MANE EVENT: Beerfarm x Mane Liquor Big Hazy Launch @ Mane Liquor
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Beerfarm and Mane Liquor’s collaboration beer the Big Hazy is being launched this Saturday 31 October.
‘The Mane Event’ sees the hazy IPA launch at the Perth specialty bottle shop Mane Liquor with cans available for sale alongside growler refills from a keg. Other beers from the Beerfarm stable will also be available. T-shirts featuring the Big Hazy can designs will also be for sale.

The Mane Liquor event is followed by an after party at Besk from 4pm where Big Hazy and other Beerfarm beers are on tap.