Beer festival this weekend at Olim’s

Olims Hotel, Ainslie, is hosting its second National Capital Craft Beer Festival this coming Saturday and Sunday, from 11am each day.
There’ll be food and music, but most importantly beer. It looks to be underpinned by the craft brewing arms of the big operators ¬– with Matilda Bay representing Fosters and Little Creatures and Macs (New Zealand) representing Lion Nathan. Throw in family owned, sizeable Cooper’s and there’ll be enough beer variety to keep us from early boredom. But there’ll be no surprises in that line up, either.
There’ll be a splash of colour, though, from smaller operators Schwartz Brewery (Sydney based owner of Olims), Zierholz, Barons, Fusion, Red Oak and Sydney’s Lord Nelson Hotel Brewery.
There’ll be food, music and education sessions, including presentations by Canberra Home Brewers on how to brew at home.
Organiser Daniel Gaul says entry fee is $25. This includes a tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets (extra tickets $1 each). You can book at

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