Bitter and twisted; a toast to beer

Celebration: Snapshot from a previous Bitter & Twisted Festival.
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THIStime next weekend beer lovers will descend upon Maitland Gaol to honour, once again, the beverage world’s most renowned awesome foursome – grain, hops, yeast and water.

On November 5 and 6the Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival will celebrate 10years of showcasing some of Australia’s best sherbets and suds, including local legends Dusty Miner, Foghorn, and Murray’s, who have been involved with the festival from the beginning. Other brewers attendinginclude The Pourhouse, Lovedale, Morpeth Beer, Hunter Beer, Hunter United home brew club, Hope, Nomad, Modus Operandi, Australian Brewery, Six String, Rocks, Young Henrys, Stockade Brew and The Grain Store (VIP area).

“Murray’s have always been big supporter of the festival and we’re very pleased to still be showcasing our range of beers, as well as a few new ones, at Bitter and Twisted 10years on,” Murray’s brewerAlex Tucker says.

There is more to behold than just the taste of beer, withplenty of food stalls, including Voodoo Burgers and the Bao Brothers, creating many delicious dishes to accompany a few cold ones, as well local wines from Tamburlaine, Drayton’sand Tulloch.

“It’s incredible to think the event is in its 10th year and it’s a credit to the many people including our volunteers that have helped make Bitter and Twisted what it is today,” event coordinatorAdam Franks says.

Kids are welcome, especially on Sunday, when family friendly activities will take place in a dedicated area of the gaol.

Tickets for Saturday have sold out. Pre-purchasetickets for Sunday are available online. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the day of the event.

Go forth and froth!

Bitter & Twisted Festival, Maitland Gaol, John Street, Maitland, November 5 and 6.Bitter &Twisted coordinator Adam Franks