October long weekend means a lot of things to a lot of people... mostly 3 days off. We knew when we signed on for this brewery deal that there would be sacrifices but the October long weekend was not what we had in mind.
What we didn't realize was that our commitment to the Wollundry Cycle Challenge wasn't an obligation but a massive opportunity!
Amongst the 5 Beer/Cider vendors were 4 breweries, including our plucky little outfit from Tumut. We were wedged between the likes of Bright Brewery, Bridge Road Brewers and The Thirsty Crow! These vendors have taken plenty of our money over the years and represent some of the best craft beer in the country. To say we were concerned about serving our beer with these guys would be an understatement. To assume that we thought we could be left wanting at the end of a day amongst beer royalty would be remise.
What we found was, as we unloaded our home made bar off the back of our rusty trailer was that they were great guys and they were as interested in us as we were them.
We met some amazing people and got to spend the day serving our beer with the absolute best of them. And they not once made us feel small or insignificant.
I haven't even gotten to the best part yet.... The people!
We had a crowd of amazing people at the event all day. Everyone was courteous and well behaved and we didn't have one single incident! Wagga was awesome! We have already committed to next year and we cannot wait to see who returns for the next one.