Thank you, Germany, for giving us yet another reason to splurge on our favourite fermented beverage. Oktoberfest is getting an Aussie do-over again this year, as Oktoberwest takes over Sydney's inner west, the craft beer capital of Australia.
You'll find Young Henrys, Willie The Boatman, Wayward Brewing Co., The Grifter Brewing Co., Batch Brewing Co, Sauce Brewing Co, Philter Brewing and Malt Shovel Brewery providing the beer. Aside from the opportunity to sample limited edition brews, there'll also be food trucks — including slow-cooked meats from Newtown's Bovine & Swine — a pop-up arcade bar, beer bingo and an absolutely killer party.
Oh, and of course there'll be tunes. Adelaide rock trio Bad//Dreems, indie punk band Philadelphia Grand Jury and Sydney's 'dumpster diving' Operation Ibis will blast the beats while you sit back with your pint, while Dave Eastgate and Boner Contention (of Frankie's fame) will be leading rock 'n' roll karaoke. Keep an ear out also for The Chats, local band Bloods, with more to be announced.