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A Very Merry Tasting Extravaganza

Get into the festive spirit — and tick off a few Christmas prezzies — at this bar's huge tasting party and market.
By Libby Curran
December 01, 2022
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By Libby Curran
December 01, 2022
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We've got Christmas markets galore, an abundance of Santa photo ops and even a couple of festive-themed hotel rooms. But Footscray's craft bottle shop and bar Mr West is getting into the Christmas spirit in a much more fitting way — it's rounding up some of its all-time favourite drops to showcase at a huge four-hour festive tasting party.

On Sunday, December 4, A Very Merry Tasting Extravaganza will take over the upstairs bar, inviting punters — and Christmas shoppers — to sip their way through a hefty lineup of boutique brews, craft spirits, cider and low-intervention vino.

There'll be over 100 products to sample on the day, including pours from the likes of The Gospel Whiskey, Four Pillars, Marionette, Ester and Mezcal Union, and wines from labels including Good Juice, Gentlefolk, Lucy M, Babass, Commune of Buttons and Bobinet. Flying the flag for the beer scene, you'll find favourites like Hop Nation, Burnley Brewing, Two Metre Tall, Dollar Bill, Mountain Culture and more.

A $25 ticket will get you entry and all your tastings, with a selection of Pie Thief's famed pastry creations also on offer for when you're feeling snacky. And if anything takes your fancy, booze-wise, you'll find every drink product available to buy from the downstairs bottle shop.

Images: Mr West

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