Oamaruvians feature in beer festival

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Oamaru brewers Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien attended their first beer festival last weekend.

The Craftwork Brewery owners had their own stall at the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.

Ms Scotti said the festival was successful with a well-behaved crowd of about 4000 people attending.

They sold 200 litres of beer, which was most of what they had taken down with them.

“What we brought home with us is now sold and winging its way all over the country,” she said.

“It was a very well-organised festival and we would happily do it again.”

Their stall was so busy they never got a chance to visit any of the others for a taste, however, they enjoyed meeting the people who were drinking and loving their beer, Ms Scotti said.

They also enjoyed meeting other small breweries from around the region.

Quite a few people from Oamaru were in the crowd to support the three Oamaru stalls – Craftwork Brewery, Scotts Brewing Co. and the New Zealand Whisky Company.

PHOTO: RUBY HARFIELD

SUCCESS: Craftwork Brewery owners Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien with some examples of their beer.