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Beer Oh Beer!

Merivale is celebrating all things beer with a craft brew festival, a Dan Hong and Michael Fox long lunch and heaps more.
By Ben Hansen
August 24, 2022
By Ben Hansen
August 24, 2022

Beer lovers, this one's for you. Sydney hospitality giant Merivale is dedicating all of September to frosty cans and perfect pours of everyone's favourite golden ale, beer. The month of beer-centric celebrations will span a heap of Merivale venues, popping up with different events and activations.

The flagship event is the Hop & Dreams craft beer festival at Vic on the Park. This two-day spotlight on independent brewers will take over The Vic's beer garden on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4. Brewers including Stone & Wood, Malt Shovel, Panhead, Balter, Coopers, Young Henrys, Grifter, Philter, Heaps Normal, and Yulli's will all be in attendance, pouring beers alongside live entertainment, top-notch eats and rounds of basketball.

Over at sushi e, Dan Hong and Michael Fox will be hosting the Biru & Yakitori Party on Saturday, September 17. This ticketed event will feature a four-hour deep dive into Japanese beer, accompanied by sake, yakitori and Japanese hip hop.

Every Tuesday in September, The Beresford is getting involved in the festivities by turning its first-floor room into the Barrel O Laughs comedy club. For $20, comedy fans will be treated to comedy sets from the likes of Dave Hughes, Matt Okine and Al Del Bene as well as a Hahn Super Dry schooner.

Elsewhere, a beer-based game of shuffleboard will be touring Merivale venues, the founders of Balter will be hosting a dinner at The Collaroy and ivy's Pool Club will become the Bella Birra Pool Party with beer, pizza and Italo-disco tunes.

Plus, Merivale has created its own beer with Camperdown's Malt Shovel. The Good Tap will be served across Vic on the Park, The Newport, The Royal, The DOG, Excelsior and Queens Hotel with money from the beer going to charity.

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