My name is Dan Turley, President of the W.A. Brewers Association (WABA). This year, together with BEST Events Co, we will be running Fremantle Beerfest again in 2017, and are hoping to again seek some support from within the West Coast Brewers.
The W.A. Brewers Association is a not for profit industry group - we have been around since 2000, and are here to support and promote all local Breweries within this great state of ours. Two of or flagship events for promotion are W.A. Beer Week, and Beerfest - you can check out what we are up to below...
This year, Beerfest runs across two days only - Sat 11th November and Sunday 12th November. This is a fantastic Beer Festival in Freo, featuring over 40 local W.A. Craft Breweries – plus cideries, distilleries and heaps of great food. Now in its fifth year, Beerfest has grown to be a fantastic event, heaps of awesome beer and good fun!
As part of the event, WABA will be running a stall serving some different beer's from some of the local W.A. Breweries that have sent some beer our way. We will have a 4 tap bar, selling samples and middies.
Last year, the West Coast Brewers helped us out with volunteering to work on the stall throughout the festival. This was very much appreciated, as we are a not for profit organisation – any funds we make goes directly back into promoting / helping local Craft beer and breweries.
We are looking to run the bar again, and are hoping that we can work with WCB volunteers to help us out on the stall, as well as general set up and other duties across the weekend. Plus, it really helps to have brewers / beer lovers serving and talking to punters, they appreciate the knowledge.
In return for your help – you will be able to stay around and enjoy the festival before or after working, and / or come in for free on the other day you are not working - to enjoy the festival as a punter for free.
PLEASE NOTE: W.A. State Liquor Laws states that anyone serving alcohol requires a W.A. R.S.A certificate. Hopefully, most of you guys have already got one, but if not, there are a huge amount of courses to choose from on line, usually super affordable too.
Generally, we will need people for 4-6 hour shifts – but are flexible with timings. The more support we get, the better – it will really help us out.
Also, as per last year – WABA will make a cash donation to the West Coast Brewers Club as a thank you for their support.
If you’d like to share this with like-minded friends or family who may be interested, please feel free - more hands will make it easier and more enjoyable!
Event details and volunteer info below, with approximate roster schedule:
So for the actual event, work will involve a variety of duties. These are:
WABA Stall - Mostly, we will need people to man the WABA stall at Beerfest. This will involve pouring beers (samples and middies) for the punters. Also, depending on shift timing - some set up and pack up before and after each day.
General Beerfest help - General Beerfest help will just be helping out with set up - mostly on Thursday afternoon from 2 pm and Friday all day. This may be stuff like helping erect stalls / tents, signage, infrastructure, etc. James and Stacy are the guys that we partner with to organise Beerfest - they are really nice and easy to work with. They certainly appreciate the help!
Ideally, we want at least 2 people on WABA stall at any time - prob 3 in really busy times (2 serving - 1 changing kegs, etc).
APPROXIMATE ROSTERED VOLUNTEER HOURS:
Thursday 9th Nov 2 pm – 6 pm
Friday 10th Nov 1) 9 am - 1pm
2) 1 pm - 6pm
Sat 11th Nov 1) 11 am – 4 pm
2) 4 pm – 9 pm
Sun 12th Nov 1) 10 am – 3 pm
2) 4 pm – 9 pm
NOTE: We understand that everyone has family / work commitments, so if you can’t make a whole shift, or conversely – can help out across more than one, we’ll fit in what we can – we appreciate the support!
If you want to help out this year, please contact me direct: