On Friday September 23rd a celebration of all things beer and beef kicks off here in Perth. That’s right folks, presented by Harvey Beef and back for a second year in its new location is the Beer & Beef Festival!
Set on the backdrop of Perth city skyline and the Swan River, the new home at Elizabeth Quay will make this event more easily accessible for beer lovers to enjoy their favourite cold one, sit back, relax and enjoy the goodness of beer with event organisers expecting over 15,000 people over the three days.
- Queens Birthday Long Weekend – 23rd, 24th & 25th September 2016
- The Festival runs from 4pm to 10pm Friday night, and 11am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
- This event is family friendly with free entry for children under 18 years. (Terms & conditions apply)
- Tickets are available now online at www.beerandbeeffestival.com.au
On both fronts the lineup is solid. Showcasing over 70 of the best brews from 20 local, interstate and international breweries beer, including Eagle Bay Brewing Co and Colonial from WA, plus Stone & Wood, James Squire and Little Creatures, plus Sierra Nevada from California. Beer fans will have the chance to enjoy a refreshing ale or lager or kolsch or stout (I could go on!) before tucking into some crowd pleasing beef dishes from some of Perth’s best beef loving restaurants and food trucks.
If you’ve kept an eye on the Beef & Beer Festival Facebook page then there’s been a few sneak peeks of the menus and there is a whole lot of deliciousness available, including:
Print Hall Festival Menu:
-BBQ Beef & Pork Buns
-Penang Beef Curry & Rice
The Pizza Lounge Festival Pizza Menu:
-Beef sausage, caramelised onion, roasted capsicum & red wine jus
-Beef sausage, capsicum, olives & blue cheese sauce
-Beef, mushrooms, Spanish onion, fresh chilli & basil
-Mozzarella & fresh basil
-New York style pepperoni
Porkies Barbque Festival Menu:
-Porkie’s Giant Chilli Beef Dog
-Beef Brisket Sandwich
The Trustee Bar & Bistro Festival Menu:
-Trustee Beef Bourguignon
– Mountain Goat Beer ‘Surefoot’ Stout Braised Beef Brisket
-The Trustee ‘Snickers Bar’
Lucky Chan’s Laundry + Noodlebar Festival Menu:
-Popcorn Chicken Bao
-BBQ Brisket Bao
-Sticky Beef Shin & Licorice Bao
-Braised Beef Cheek Massaman Curry
Meast – Middle Eastern Street Food Festival Menu:
-The Arabic Rice Plate
-The Beef Kofta Wrap
-The Arabic Stew
-Sweet Potato Fries
The Stables Bar Festival Menu:
-Smoked BBQ Brisket Roll
-Beef chuck & Hop Hog Pie
-The Stables Loaded Fries
-Chocolate Stout Brownie
Soul Provider Catering Festival Menu:
– Smoked Brisket Mac n Cheese
– Spicy Beef Tacos
– Beef Short Ribs
– Beignets : New Orleans Style Donuts
Varsity Bar Nedlands Festival Menu:
– Cheeseburger Deluxe
Smokie’s Southern BBQ Festival Menu:
– Atomic Fried Pickles
– Sliced smoked beef brisket sandwich
– Chuckie with Cheese – Smoked pulled beef burger with jack cheese
– Smokie’s slow smoked pulled pork roll with slaw
The Rib Joint Festival Menu:
-Hot & Spicy BBQ Beef Short Rib
-Honey BBQ Beef Short Rib
So it’s actually pretty hard to know where to start with a list like that! I’d suggest arriving very hungry, because I think my plan would likely involve trying to eat pretty much one of everything. Ambitious I know and I’ll be honest, quite unlikely, but at least with the menu available ahead of time we can all plan our eating strategies.
And don’t forget to save room for dessert too because Pash Frozen Yogurt will be in attendance too! Yum! This years event is especially exciting for Pash as in addition to the Pash Van, they will also have a stall debuting their new product – Pash Pops, which are a selection of hand made frozen yogurt and gelato pops. There’s the naughty range, which offers indulgent gelato pops (like the cheesecake gelato pop – yes please!), and the nice range, which provides more health conscious options like frozen yogurt and sorbet pops. Something for everyone!
Along with all the amazing beef and beer on offer you can also watch the Top 8 BBQ Teams in WA battle it out in the King of the BBQ competition!
And if you feel like getting a little fancy, there are a couple of events across the weekend that definitely fit the bill. Of particular note….
The good people over at Harvey Beef & Mondo Butchers – Mondo Di Carne (World of Meat) have joined forces for a good cause. They will be hosting an all inclusive Long Table Lunch on Saturday 24th September at the WA Beer & Beef Festival 2016 at Elizabeth Quay!
All proceeds will go to the Mondo Community Warriors – a non for profit organisation that services disadvantaged charities and individuals in Australia.
“Indulge in the finest premium products from Harvey Beef along with a boutique selection of beers from Gage Roads Brewing Co in an all inclusive 5-course fully catered gourmet showcase lunch, prepared by renowned “Butcher to the Stars”, Vince Garreffa.�“
Lunch is $300 and will run from 12pm – 3pm. Tickets are available from www.beerandbeeffestival.oztix.com.au
Do you like a little bit of luxury in your life? Treat yourself to a VIP ticket! Not only do you get access to the VIP Tent & VIP Toilets, but you score 2 x Large Free Drinks, and entry to one of Mane Liquor’s awesome Masterclasses!
- Friday GA (from 4pm – 10pm) – $20pp – inc entertainment & large beer/cider
- Saturday/Sunday GA (from 11am – 10pm) – $30pp – inc entertainment & a large beer/cider
- VIP Ticket – Friday $85pp | Saturday or Sunday $100pp – inc entry, VIP tent lounge access, VIP toilets 2 large drink tokens & 1 masterclass
- 10 drink tasting card – 10 x 125ml tasting cups to use on 75+ beers & ciders – $20
- Masterclass Tickets $30pp (addition to GA tickets), beer lovers can choose from a European, USA, Western Australian or an East Coast masterclass.
For further event information and tickets head to www.beerandbeeffestival.com.au or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/beerandbeeffestival
So why not head along!
Please note all photos are credited to the WA Beer & Beef Festival