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Countdown on to Canberra Beer Week!

HerCanberra Team

The countdown to Canberra Beer Week has begun, with the media launch of the week-long celebration of beer taking place at BentSpoke Brewing Co. today.

 In what must be today’s toughest ministerial gig, Mick Gentleman has officially launched Canberra Beer Week which will take place from 5 – 11 November.

“Canberra is well renowned for our outstanding wines, and there are a number of events on the calendar each year celebrating this very fact,” Minister Gentleman said.

“But only recently have we added top quality beer to the mix, and it is wonderful to see our local brewing industry taking off, and receiving the same recognition for producing exceptional local drops.

“It’s also great to see Canberra Beer Week on our local events calendar, joining similar events that celebrate our local industry such as the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, Canberra and Region Wine Show and the Canberra Food and Wine Expo to name but a few.”

Canberra Beer Week has something for all beer lovers, with lunch and dinner events, trivia and movies, opportunities to meet brewers and of course Beer Day Out, which will showcase over 30 Australian and international craft breweries on 6 – 7 November.

“It was wonderful to visit Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon for the media launch today, as this venue is doing very exciting things in the local brewing scene,” Minister Gentleman said.

 “The ACT Government wants to foster the emergence of venues like Bentspoke, and we are committed to reducing red tape for the hospitality sector as a whole.

“Canberra is evolving, and in July we announced new laws to allow venues to establish outdoor bars to provide the sorts of service Canberrans are seeking. Perhaps next beer week we will see local venues making the most of these changes.” 

Canberra Beer Week brings the best of Australian and the world’s craft beer brewers and breweries to Canberra. More information is available at www.canberrabeerweek.com.

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