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Carwyn Collaborational At Home

This inaugural beer festival has gone virtual. So get the showcase brews delivered to your door and play along from home.
By Libby Curran
February 17, 2020
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Carwyn Collaborational At Home

This inaugural beer festival has gone virtual. So get the showcase brews delivered to your door and play along from home.
By Libby Curran
February 17, 2020
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Back in March, Carwyn Cellars' inaugural Carwyn Collaborational beer festival was just a couple of weeks out from its debut when COVID-19 did its thing. Now, after a hefty seven-month postponement, the event's finally kicking off, in the form of a virtual beer celebration this October.

The festival's original concept saw 12 local breweries each pairing up with an international heavyweight to create a series of exclusive collaboration beers, which would then be showcased onsite at the Thornbury bar. In its virtual iteration, the festival's serving up an only slightly smaller lineup of 11 special beers from 22 breweries, which are yours to enjoy from the comfort of home.

Some of the breweries on the lineup include Boatrocker, Edge and Mr Banks from Victoria, NSW's One Drop and Felons from Queensland, plus, on the international front, Garage Project from NZ, the USA's Arizona Wilderness, Denmark's Beer Here and De Molen from the Netherlands.

The event was originally scheduled to be held at Carwyn Cellars' Thornbury venue.

The Collaborational At Home Beer Box ($95) is stocked with all of the surprise brews, along with a branded tasting glass and festival booklet, available for home delivery across Australia. While you can sample the exclusive drops at your own leisure, stay tuned for the virtual festival itself on Saturday, October 24. It's free for anyone to enjoy, featuring guided tasting sessions, brewer interviews, tours of some top international breweries and plenty more virtual fun. There are even prizes for the best at-home festival set-up.

Boxes are available for to buy online from midday on Wednesday, September 2, with shipping rates starting from $10.

Updated September 1, 2020.

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