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.
Over the two days of Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 — and at a special preview evening on Friday, December 7, too — more than 20 of the funkiest, sourest, most refreshing beers being produced in Australia and around the world will take over the taps of the Milton hangout. 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, with tasty food and a pumping soundtrack adding to the atmosphere. And as for what you'll be drinking, keep an eye on the event's Facebook page.