Bitter and Twisted embraces local partnership
A distinctly Hunter flavour will be on the menu at this weekend’s Bitter and Twisted Boutique Beer Festival, as more local brewers enter the craft beer world.
Growth in the craft beer market has enabled a partnership between Tighes Hill Cellars and Maltnhops Brewhaus, giving the month-old Beresfield brewery their first taste of a beer festival.
Tighes Hill Cellars will be operating in the VIP area, and with an outside stall also available to them saw the opportunity to bring Maltnhops on board.
“The explosion of craft beer is crazy,” Tighes Hill Cellars owner Rob Richards said.
“Five years ago it wasn’t even something you’d consider doing.”
Maltnhops brewer Lucas Cattell said the festival would be a great experience as they continue to establish themselves, and for staff to see another facet of the industry.
“The guys have been coming for years as consumers,” he said.
“It’s very exciting and a really good opportunity.”
Both recommended the IPAs they will have an offer, with Tighes Hill Cellars getting hold of a Hawkers double IPA. Due to the seasonal availability of ingredients and its high alcohol content it is only brewed for cans twice a year, making a keg hard to obtain.
They will be joining almost 20 other stallholders at the event, including Aberglasslyn’s Dusty Miner, Port Stephen’s Murray’s Craft Brewing and Newcastle’s Foghorn Brewhouse.
Saturday is sold out, however tickets are still available for Sunday, November 4, which will feature kid-friendly activities and music from Bob Evans and Cloud Control.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit bitterandtwisted.com.au.