Back again for the fourth year in a row, the annual Beer Footy Food Festival is locked in to hit Marrickville‘s Henson Park later this month, to show off Australia‘s finest independent (and not-so-independent) breweries with more tinnies than you can poke a damned stick at.
Sitting atop the glorious Henson hill, a string of stalls from 30 breweries like Young Henrys, Philter, Batch Brewing, Balter, Grifter, Shark Island, Yulli’s Brews, and heaps more will be slinging tins for extremely good prices.
I remember last year I sat on the grass in close proximity to Sam and the Philter team so I didn’t have to move far between watching the Newtown Jets game and changing over the $5 XPA in my stubby holder. What a dream.
As well as some of the country’s finest Froth Whitlams, there will be a bunch of foodie spots dishing up their best foods, including tum-fillers from Mary’s, Arepa, The Oxford Tavern, Yulli’s Alexandria, Condimental, and a bunch more.
As for down on the park, the Newtown Jets will be taking on the Canterbury Bulldogs, with kickoff at 3pm – plenty of time to get in and help the Jets try and reach the infamous attendance of 8972, a number that was pulled out of the ass of a commentator back in the 90’s.
There will also be a bunch of activities on for the young’uns, including a heap of inflatable bouncy things and a full-ball petting zoo, so the tin lids don’t feel left out.
The 2019 Beer Footy Food Festival kicks off from 12pm on Saturday July 27, and you can cop yourself a ticket through Oztix, to minimise ticket-queue time and maximise beer time.