This was my second year attending the festival and 3rd time at Beau's itself.
As I wrote last time, I'm super impressed with how much they've grown since I first visited them during their second year in operation. Not only am I impressed with their general exposure and innovation but how supportive they are of grassroots, independently owned restaurants and musicians.
This year I went on the Saturday of their two-day event. I was super stoked to try the myriad of ciders that would be at their Craft Tent, however they were all sold out by then.. next year I'm going both days. Or.. earlier this time..
Yes, it is a little strange as a gluten intolerant person to attend a beer festival but I was pleasantly surprised (and relieved) that not all the restaurants doused their food in beer! Plus not all was lost in the cider department as Brickworks Cider were the official cider sponsor. Fortunately that wasn't sold out upon arrival - phew!
I can't stress enough how fun this event is. Somehow I always feel this giddy peaceful vibe when I'm there (despite the collage kids doing drinking games in the beer tent - but even they were there just havin' a good time). I can't wait to go again next year!