Marion Holiday Park is finalising dates for its brewing masterclasses in 2021 following two successful trials earlier this year.
“We held our first Brewing Masterclass Experience on 7th of August … it was a bit of a trial run,” says Karen Bickle, spokesperson for Marion Holiday Park.
“The guests that came along … loved it and so we decided to run another on 7th of November with much better weather,” Karen reveals.
TAPPING INTO HIDDEN TALENT
The resort-style holiday park commenced the two-part trial, when they discovered a celebrated craft brewmaster in their midst.
“Our Brewing Masterclasses are hosted by Simon [our Maintenance Manager], who was a Coopers National Finalist for the Master of the Brewniverse competition in 2019,” says Karen.
According to Simon, it was a friend who first encouraged him to take part in the nation-wide competition.
“I’ve had a long appreciation of beer and the different flavours available out there,” Simon explains.
“A few years ago I decided to try my hand at making my own and invested in some equipment.
“A mate told me about the competition and it sounded like fun, didn’t expect to become a national finalist, that was a bit of a surprise.”
During the half-day event, Simon shares his craftbrewing tips in a demonstration.
“We take the group through the different grains that go into the beer making process and how it affects the taste,” Simon explains.
“As the process takes a couple of hours, we provide some tasting samples while people watch the beer continue to be made.”
Participants enjoy a meal with Simon fielding questions as the brewing process completes.
“Finally, our guests depart with a six-pack and smile on their face,” Simon explains.
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MARION HOLIDAY PARK
The events are hosted at the Marion Holiday Park in their newly-installed beer garden and outdoor cinema.
Marion Holiday Park is a tropical resort-style holiday park set on 8-acres just 12 kilometres south from Adelaide.
200-year-old gums line Sturt Creek that runs through the park, which also features a waterpark, 45m lagoon pool and an indoor heated pool.
There’s a large adventure playground, games room and jumping pillow for the kids plus an indoor tennis court available to guests camping up on a powered campsite or holidaying in a villa and bungalow-style accommodation.