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By Libby Curran
December 11, 2019
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By Libby Curran
December 11, 2019
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Pucker up, Melburnians — we're about to get a brand-new festival dedicated to acid-driven sour beers and dance-friendly tunes. The aptly named Electric Kool-Aid makes its tart, fizzy debut over three days this January at Bodriggy Brewing's Abbotsford HQ.

It's pulling together a lineup of 20 sour beers from over ten different craft breweries, including Footscray's Site Fermentation Project, Tasmania's Two Metre Tall, Garage Project out of New Zealand, Molly Rose Brewing in Collingwood, Thornbury's 3 Ravens and even Bodriggy itself. All the brews are being created especially for the event, with a huge variety of fruity concoctions, kettle- and barrel-aged sours battling it out for your vote in the day's prized People's Choice Award.

Kate Shanasy

To balance out the sour sips, expect a super smooth program of live tunes and DJ sets across the weekend, with sounds from the likes of Sui Zhen, Chiara Kickdrum, Rings Around Saturn, Alex Albrecht-Melquiades, AcidSlop and more.

There'll also be funky wines by Lucy Margaux and snacks from Bodriggy's South American-inflected menu. More workshops and breweries are expected to be announced closer to the date, too.

Entry will cost you just $10 each day of the festival.

Electric Kool-Aid runs from 4–10pm Friday, 11.30am–10pm Saturday and 11.30am–10pm Sunday.

Images: Kate Shanasy.

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