Weekend of Tartness

The funkiest, sourest, most-refreshing beers being produced in Australia and around the world will take over The Scratch's taps for three tart days.
Sarah Ward
January 17, 2024


First, there was the Weekend of Darkness. Then came the Weekend of Tartness — aka the sister festival The Scratch just had to have. Where the former has celebrated ales, porters, stouts and other tipples at the dark end of the spectrum since 2013, the latter cartwheels to the opposite end of the extreme spectrum of beer styles. If it is tart and tangy, it is likely to be on the menu.

Between Friday, February 2–Sunday, February 4 in 2024, beers from more than two dozen breweries will take over the taps of the Milton hangout — tipples of the funkiest, sourest, most refreshing beers being produced in Australia and around the world. It might sound like a gimmick, but these biting brews have been around longer than you might think. In fact, historically, all beers used to be sour.

Drinking is only part of the fun, and tickets aren't necessary — just show up whenever the need for a sour brew hits over the three days.

As for what you'll be knocking back, breweries that usually take part include Queensland's own Black Hops, Felons, Newstead, Range and Sea Legs, plus Garage Project, Puhaste, Tiny Rebel, Wildflower, Fairweather, Cascade, Batch and Blood Brothers from elsewhere.


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