A record 15 local and regional craft breweries have signed up to produce a brand new beer for the event, including a lager from Totara called ‘Gold Rush’, a ‘Mint Lager’ from Lighthouse, ‘Love Mussel’ a mussel porter from the Mussel Inn and ‘Crowd Pleaser” a lager from Golden Bear. Marchfest welcomes back Renaissance and 8Wired who did not take part in 2012, and extends a warm welcome to local brewer Dale Holland of Dale’s Brewing Co who appears at his first Marchfest as a brewer with his “Extra Special Bitter.’
MarchFest Beer Glasses and food/drink tokens
This year we have a multi-purpose beer glass* with pour lines for four different drinks:
beer taster $2 (1 token)
half glass of beer $4 (2 tokens)
full glass of beer $8 (4 tokens)
wine in a beer glass ($6) (3 tokens)
wine in a wine glass ($6) (3 tokens)
bottle wine ($34) (17 tokens)
1 drink/food token costs $2
Please Note: Unused tokens can be exchanged for cash until 10pm in the Windmill Entrance/Exit Hall.
* Dishwasher Info: MarchFest souvenir beer glass branding is kiln baked to 580c but because the galsses are "heat treated" the branding company cure them to 140c.
According to the ink specs, the branding should last a minimum of 100 washes, depending on the cycle of the dishwasher and how caustic the detergent is.
In summary they should be pretty good.