Brew and the Moo delights

Alicia PereraPilbara News
The Mad Hatters' Emerson Alexander, Luke Moore Martin and Sam Sturgess at Brew and the Moo.
Camera IconThe Mad Hatters' Emerson Alexander, Luke Moore Martin and Sam Sturgess at Brew and the Moo. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

Pilbarians flocked to celebrate two of their favourite things — beer and beef — at the second annual Brew and the Moo festival held at the weekend.

On Saturday, the Wrapped Creations-organised event drew a crowd of about 1500 people, an increase of several hundred on last year, to eat, drink and mingle by the ocean at Dampier’s Hampton Oval.

Dayne Corps, Shaun Jones, Ben Stafford, Nadia Smyth and Alex Craig.
Camera IconDayne Corps, Shaun Jones, Ben Stafford, Nadia Smyth and Alex Craig. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

A long list of craft beers and range of food van offerings paid homage to the festival’s two star ingredients.

On stage, the music added to the laidback vibe, with local musician Mikey Smith performing acoustic tunes, Chile Con Curly adding a Latin flavour and Melbourne’s the Mad Hatters getting people on their feet with some cool jazz-style covers.

Chile Con Curly perform at Brew and the Moo.
Camera IconChile Con Curly perform at Brew and the Moo. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

The evening also featured a mechanical bucking bull and, in a new addition, a cheeseburger eating competition to keep the crowd entertained.

This year’s Brew and the Moo was extended into a two day event and on Sunday afternoon crowds laughed through the Brewed Comedy show which included Heath Franklin, Janelle Koenig and Ben Darsow.

Cheeseburger eating competition contestants get ready.
Camera IconCheeseburger eating competition contestants get ready. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

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