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The Craft Beer Line Up

At the Belmont Beers, Blues & BBQ | 25 May

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Here's what brews you can expect to be tasting.
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On Saturday 25th May Lake Macquarie's foreshore is going to be loaded with craft beer, live music and the delicious aromas of smoking barbecues, with brewers and local foodie vendors heading lake side for the Belmont Beers, Blues & BBQ.

The food is of course a mix of all things meat with a nice fusion of Asian, Mexican and southern cooking styles. Heading up the foodie list is; Ranga's Barbecue, Smokin Hot 'n Saucy, Piggy Smalls Barbecue, The Crafty Pit and the traditionally modern Miss Mabel's.

Belmont Beers, Blues & BBQ
When: Saturday 25th May
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Cost: $50 per person + bkg fee
Includes two beer and two food tastings, plus a reusable souvenir cup. 
To book: Click Here

The craft beer line up is as equally exciting, with some of the state's best craft breweries making their way to Lake Macquarie. Here’s what you can expect -

Murray’s Craft Brewing Co - Bobs Farm
Who hasn’t heard of Murray’s?! The team have been brewing unique and off-beat naturally crafted beers since 2006, and in the process have won a bunch of awards and accolades – including Australia’s Brewer of the Year.


The Coastal Brewing Company - Forster, NSW
A family-owned microbrewery based in the coastal town of Forster, The Coastal Brewing Company is all about natural ingredients, producing fresh, craft beer with an emphasis on enjoying L.I.F.E – that’s local, independent, fresh, every time.

Dad and Dave’s Brewing - Sydney, NSW
Starting back in 2011 on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Dad & Dave’s Brewing focusses on using the traditional ingredients of malt, hops, water and yeast, and then gets a little innovative with their ingredients and brewing techniques to live up to their motto: “We make beer, delicious beer!”

Akasha Brewing - Sydney, NSW
Made up of like-minded, passionate beer enthusiasts the Akasha Brewing culture is pretty simple: brew the beer they love to drink and, most importantly, have some fun while they’re doing it.


BentSpoke Brewing - Canberra, ACT
BentSpoke Brewing Co is the brainchild of Champion Australian brewer Richard Watkins and Tracy Margrain. The pair travelled the world drawing inspiration for their ideal brewpub, which opened in June 2014, with the success seeing the pub expand into a thriving production scale brewery.
Belmont Beers, Blues & BBQ

Belmont Beers Blues & BBQ will be held at Belmont South Foreshore on May 25

Grainfed Brewing - Newcastle
Home grown, Grainfed Brewing is a family owned brewing company, making draught beers with flavour, balance and drinkability. They source the best ingredients to craft the best beer, using years of knowledge, skill and passion.

Grand Ridge Brewery - Mirboo North, VIC
A 100% family owned company, the brewery is housed in an old butter factory in Mirboo North, a country town in the Victorian Strzelecki Ranges. All their beers are produced to exceptionally high standards of flavour and purity – with no added chemicals or preservatives.



Six String Brewing - Erina, NSW
The NSW Central Coast's first home grown craft brewery, Six String Brewing is all about great beer and great music. All their beers are preservative free, unpasteurised and unfiltered, giving the fullest possible flavour to their range.

West City Brewing - Melbourne, VIC
Founded by two Melbourne home brewers in the Inner West, these brewers jumped around Victoria, gypsy brewing wherever they could find tank space before settling into a forever home with the team from Grand Ridge. These beers are brewed with the best ingredients and the patience to get it right.

Apple Truck Cider - Barrington Tops, NSW
If you’re searching for an apple cider company, look no further than Tilse’s Apple Truck Cider. Apple Truck Cider has been in the family since 1917. They’ve used those years of knowledge and experience to perfect their craft, making delicious apple cider that has a crisp, clean taste with a refreshing tart finish.



Twisted Sister Craft Ciders - Mirboo North, VIC
Developed over two years by Grand Ridge Brewery Founder Eric Walters and his four daughters, Twisted Sister Cider is keeping with the high quality and purity of their beers. Both Twisted Sister ciders are made with top quality Gippsland fruit and no added sugar, artificial flavour or concentrates.

The Farmers Wife Distillery - Allworth, NSW
The concept of the Farmers Wife Distillery was formed when owner, Kylie Sepos, was sharing a fine gin with friends. Crafted on her farm in the small village of Allworth, NSW their boutique batch of hand-crafted gin is an homage to the tradition of gin making and the native flavours of Australia.


For more information and the music line up head to - Belmont Beers, Blues & BBQ

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