Master Classes

Expand your beer Knowledge with our master classes, presented by Cryer Malt



Presented by Cryer Malt

Included with your ticket, these master classes are presented by brewers & industry leaders. Each session runs for approx 30 mins and often include free tastings. Look for the Master Class tent at the festival and plan your visit with our schedule below.

Saturday 13th January 2018

2:30 PM

Beer, the Beautiful Truth

Hosts: Nathan Groves, Head Brewer – Boags Brewery

Learn about the brewing process, ingredients, their impact on flavour and the history of brewing in the Tamar Valley.

3:15 PM


Hosts: Hawkers’ Head Brewer, Justin “I’m just glad to be here” Corbitt & National Manager, Mik “I’m glad he’s here” Halse

The story of a scrap metal collector who found beer and now heads up one of the largest independent breweries in Australia; and his colleague who worked out how to get paid to drink beer.

Please note: Mik can be slightly amusing, but has been known to use occasional fruity language. **Includes limited edition Hawkers Beer Tastings

4:00 PM

CIDER FORUM – New Worldview of Craft Cider

Hosts: Leading Tasmanian Cidermakers – Karina Dambergs (Red Brick Rd); Damien Viney (Spreyton Cider) & Mark Robertson (Lost Pippin)

From traditional to new world Ciders and Perries; from pimped out Ciders to jazzed up Perries. Explore the Apple growing process and Cidermaking skills from traditional to cutting edge.If you think you know Cider or would like to know Cider. Join us for a whole new worldview. **Tastings included

4:45 PM

Beer Loves Whiskey

Hosts: Sam Johnstone, Yenda

Experience the joy of Beer and Whiskey. Includes Boilermakers and other awesome cocktails with beer. **Tastings included

5:30 PM

Goose Island Sour Sisters Sensory Sensation

Hosts: Tiffany Waldron, Beer Ambassador & Certified Cicerone

Experience the unique delights from the Sour Sisters range by Goose Island with a beer and cheese matching session, whilst learning a little more about the award winning Goose Island range. **Tastings included

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.