|First beers of the day!|
The event was set up in different sections, with small booths for every brewing company set up throughout. There were three music stages set up within the festival grounds and food vendors were planted in the middle.
|Lots of people attended, but the crowds weren't too bad|
One of the entertainment spots was a circus-type tent set up where they did various "acts". The acts weren't all that great, but it was a shaded area in the grass to relax. The morning started off comfortable, but by noon the sun was out in full force, so a break in the shade was a treat. Some of the acts that we watched included a lady playing the accordion and telling terrible corny jokes, a hula-hoop act, and a really sad version of Evel Knievel.
Beers/ciders that I got to taste included Napoleone's Pear Cider, 3 Ravens' White Ale, Murrays' Whale Ale, Hawthorne's Golden Ale, Mountain Goat's Steam Ale, Cavalier's Summer Ale, Mildura Brewery's Honey Wheat, Feral Brewing Company's Sly Fox, Killer Sproket's Amber Ale, Kooinda Brewery's English Red Ale, Little Creatures' Bright Ale, and my favorite of the day: Prockley Moses' Blueberry Hefewizen. I'm sure I missed a few, but those were the ones that I wrote down on my program :P
The day was a great success, and we both managed to avoid sunburn. I was glad to be able to enjoy Australia's beers as well as Australia(s)Wine!