MELBOURNE | Do you like drinks? Do you like festivals? If the answer is yes, which I’m sure it is, then the Australian Drinks Festival has you covered. Taking place at Carlton’s Royal Exhibition Building on 16 and 17 July, the festival is a celebration of all things boozy, combining pop-up bars, cocktails and free samples of premium beers, wines and spirits. That’s right, once you’re in you don’t have to buy tokens to get in on the action, although if you want more than samples you will have to purchase tokens.
Along with well established brands and popular drinks, the festival will see the launch of some new tipples to whet your whistle. 78 Degrees Gin, Gunnery Australian Spiced White Rum, The Reid Single Malt Vodka and Rose Rabbit Orange Liqueur will all be making their debuts.
There will also be food and entertainment, brewers, distillers and winemakers are on hand to answer your questions, and some of the best bartenders in the country showing you how to mix up drinks. To top it all off, there will be over 40 free demonstrations and seminars.
If all of this has got you excited, then head over to Ticketek to grab your tickets.
Australian Drinks Festival
When: Saturday 16 July, 12:00pm – 6:00pm; Sunday 17 July, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: The Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Cost: $35.00 early bird or $50.00 at the door.