Friday, 20 September 2019

Rising Can Festival

Hot Water Beach
17 November 2018,
Type: Event
Business Details
The Informer
14 Monk Street, Whitianga

Brewery manager, Jen Walker, says they were delighted with the turnout in 2016. “More than 400 people attended the last Rising Can Festival,” she says. “It seems as if the festival certainly hit the spot to provide craft beer lovers with an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of canned craft beers they wouldn’t be able to taste without making a considerable effort to get to the breweries further afield.”

Now in its fourth incarnation, Jen says this year’s festival will be more about exposing festivalgoers to new beer varieties than raising the profile of craft beers in a can. “Most breweries have started doing both bottled and canned beers these days,” she says. “When we first began the festival, we were among only a few breweries to can our beer, so we wanted to spread the word and lift the profile of canned craft beers. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we want to let beer lovers experience an amazing variety of beers.”

Hot Water Brewing Co prides itself on real food and real beer, real fresh.

Brewer Tom van Deelen, formerly of Galbraith’s Alehouse in Auckland, seeks to bring flavoursome, interesting and approachable beers to all types of beer drinkers and the Rising Can Festival is the perfect playground to unite those goals.

This year’s festival will see the attendance of the team from Auckland’s Beer Jerk, who will have a selection of international beers to taste on offer. “Beer Jerk will provide people with the chance to try a range of beers that they wouldn’t normally get to sample,” says Jen.

“There’s also this year going to be a fantastic line-up of bands and entertainment and a variety of food trucks that will be serving up the freshest, tastiest food available on the Coromandel and people can expect some awesome entertainment for the kids, including the return of the 5D cinema and a bunch of games to keep them laughing and busy.”

The festival will also see the launch of Hot Water Brewing Co’s newest brew, CoroBlanc. “It’s great for summertime drinking, kind of like a beer lover’s white wine,” says Jen. CoroBlanc will be part of the brewery’s permanent ber selection that includes, Golden Steamer Ale, Walker’s Porter, About Time IPA and Kauri Falls Pale Ale.

The main bar at the brewery itself will donate some of their proceeds to local kindergarten, Whenuakite Country Kids.

Taking over the back of the Seabreeze Holiday Park in Whenuakite, with a family-friendly onsite playground and the sunshine beckoning, the Rising Can Festival is one event worth whiling away a perfect Coromandel afternoon and getting in the spirit of summer. The festival will run from 2:00pm to 7:00pm, with the opportunity to stay and camp sure to appeal to locals and visitors alike.

“Bring the family along and enjoy a great range of beers and ciders, delicious food and music throughout the afternoon,” says Jen.

There will be buses, provided by Go Kiwi Shuttles to and from Ferry Landing on the day.

Information about tickets to the festival will be made available on the Hot Water Brewing Co Facebook page.

The Mercury Bay Informer is a highly popular community newspaper, based in Whitianga. The paper is distributed throughout the Coromandel Peninsula, coast to coast from Thames to north of Colville.