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Get a taste of Perth's best beer and beef at Elizabeth Quay
Beef. Beer. Long weekend. I don't know how much better it gets than that, but all this is on offer at the WA Beef and Beer Festival at Elizabeth Quay from Friday, 23rd September to Sunday, 25th September.
If you haven't been to Elizabeth Quay, this may be the perfect introduction. As a beer lover, I'm not sure I'll really know what to do with myself with more than 75 different brews from 20 local, interstate and overseas breweries up for tasting. Seriously, where do you start?
September brings the best of Perth's beer and beef.
You start with food, which is probably a good idea. 15 pop-up restaurants and food trucks from Perth's favourite beef eateries will be parked up and ready to showcase their meaty morsels.
There will be plenty of local and international beverages around the festival.
Some of the big names offering their staple dishes include Nedland's Varsity Bar, The Print Hall, West Perth icon The Stables and The Trustee Bar and Bistro. However you like your beef cooked, you can bet you'll find your favourite dish here or even learn some new ways to smoke, slow cook or simmer.
Elizabeth Quay. Is there any better location for beer and beef in Perth?
After food, the beer sampling can begin. You can purchase beer tasting cards for $20, which will get you 10 tasting sized cups to whet your whistle. With well-known and less famous names in brewing like Little Creatures, Mountain Goat and Eagle Bay Brewing Co showcasing their stuff, you might need more than one card. And that's just the local breweries.
If you'd like to learn more about the beer-crafting process, you can take part in a masterclass and expand your knowledge of the celebrated amber ale (learning and beer? Yesss!) There will also be live music and a host of activities to do and things to see.
If like myself, you have children to consider – and therefore trying all 75 beers is NOT a good idea – kids are welcome to the event and under-18s are free to enter.
Tickets are available from $20 for the Friday session, which runs from 4pm to 10pm, and from $30 for the weekend sessions, which will run from 11am to 10pm.
What a great way to enjoy a spring afternoon at Elizabeth Quay with your family or friends - sipping on gorgeous craft beer and gorging on beautifully cooked local beef.
For more information and to book tickets, see the website.