Expand your craft beer know how with our craft sessions or just enjoy from over 250 craft beers and ciders at Esk BeerFest. Grab your tickets now.


Expand your brew knowledge.


Presented by Cryer Malt

Each session runs for approx 30 minutes. Look for the Master Classes tent on site. Included with your ticket.

Saturday 14th January 2017

2:30 PM

Sense Makes Beer – A Sensory Exploration

Hosts: The Beer Diva, Beer-Food Matching and Tasting

A dive into the diverse flavours in beer utilising all your senses. Is it hops, malt or yeast driving those characters. We put your senses to the test and discover what happens to you sense of taste and smell when blindfolded.

3:15 PM

From the Bee to the Bottle – The art of making Craft Beer with Honey

Hosts: Tim Penton, Taverners Brewery

Taverner’s Brewery uses honey we have collected from around Tasmania to complement different beer styles.
A tasting and discussion of the role of each honey variety in the use of brewing.

4:00 PM

We love Beer and Cheese!

Hosts: Bruny Island Beer Co/ Bruny Island Cheese Co

Bruny Island Beer Co. enjoys the rare distinction of producing beer alongside a world class cheesery. This allows for unique collaboration and experimentation in beer and cheese production. Bruny Island Beer Co. brewer Evan Hunter will be your guide from beer-washed cheese to beer made with whey, as well as a number of beer/cheese pairings.

4:45 PM

Don’t mess with The Hef!

Hosts: Moo Brew

Wheat beers: and why Moo doesn’t put its famous “twist” on the Hef

5:15 PM

Beer and Chocolate

Hosts: The Beer Diva, Beer-Food Matching and Tasting

A decadent pairing of the unexpected. Can beer and chocolate come together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts? Come with and open mind and your sweet tooth and decide for yourself.

6:00 PM

It’s a Perfect Match Real Beer and real Food

Hosts: Australian Beer Co.

Australian Beer Co hales from the Riverina in the heart of the Australian food bowl. Brewing with local Barley gives the guys a healthy appetite, and with boundless local produce on their doorstep, it has helped shape some tasty recipes and food matching tips. Join the Australian Beer Co guys to discover the history of beer and food matching, along with some easy tips for creating the perfect match