With over 4000 people through the gates, Bitter and Twisted Boutique Beer Festival has bottled up another successful year.
Maitland City Council events coordinator Adam Franks said the organisation was thrilled with the success of the event.
“Obviously it was quite a warm day [on Saturday] but people still embraced it, and were quite sensible. We were sold out on Saturday, and it was just a really great atmosphere,” he said.
“The Sunday is always a more relaxed program with families coming in, but it’s certainly been great.
“We had lots of people through the gates. We expect we will have over 4000 people through, and we are really pleased by that.”
The annual craft beer festival included entertainment from indie favourites Cloud Control and Last Dinosaurs headlining the weekend, along with multiple regional and local support acts.
“We are really stoked with the music. We had people roaming throughout the festival and on our second stage, with street performers who were really well received,” Mr Franks said.
The two-day craft beer festival welcomed 18 brewers showing off over 80 beers from across Australia and New Zealand into Maitland Gaol on Saturday and Sunday.
Mr Frank said there were a few ingredients to the popularity of the festival.
“It’s a combination of not just the beer, but the great music and roving performers. It’s a mix of things that keeps it interesting for people,” he said.
“You can talk to a brewer about the beer but also about home brewing process.”
With another year done and dusted, Mr Frank said the festival was cemented in the region’s calendar.
“We will definitely back next year. Bitter and Twisted proved it again with Saturday’s program selling out many weeks in advance,” he said.
“We will look to mix up our program, and offer something new every year. We want to keep it fresh by bringing new brews and entertainment.”