The last 5 years has seen the city centre landscape of Perth change rapidly and drastically – for the better! One of those additions includes the Urban Orchard which is fast becoming the go to pop up venue for Perth events.
Just one of those events is the Bar Pop Craft Beer Fair. Run over the first weekend of November, it provided a great opportunity for craft brewers from Perth and further afield to showcase their wares to a thirsty yet appreciative crowd! Located in the Perth Cultural Centre getting in and out is very simple due to being adjacent to the Perth Train Station and a 5 minute walk from the brand new Busport.
The choice of beer these days is enormous. Most of the time it’s pretty hard to choose and can be daunting if you’re feeling indecisive! That’s the best part of the Beer Fair – you can try as many different beers as you want and find your next favourite brew! Many of the staff and brewers on hand were very knowledgable about their stock which made deciding on my next drink much easier!
Bar Pop claimed to have over 150 beers and ciders on hand from 30 different brewers as well as 8 pop up food stalls which after a solid afternoon of tasting beers, was very welcome! A few local favourites were in attendance including Feral Brewery, Mash, Little Creatures (though I’d call them a mainstream brewer now that they now have a Geelong base to go with Fremantle) as well as Pirate Life and Cervecia de la Muerte/Death Brewery to name just a few.
The Pirate Life and Cerveceria de la Muerte were my top picks of the day due to their varied beer choice, great tastes and alcoholic content. Worth noting was the CDM’s wheat beer which had lovely banana notes coming through and on appearance didn’t look like a wheat beer at all being a dark red colour out of the bottle!
All in all it was a great day out and all the more for sampling some new beers. The Urban Orchard is a great initiative so make sure you get along over the summer months as they have all kinds of events happening. For more info head here: