The sixth edition of Perth Beer Festival will be held on March 7. The organisers of the event have promised a great experience for the attendees with a barrel of fun where music, rugby and great beer would kick up the spirits.

Perthshire Rugby, organizers of the event, has a core message for the visitors–eat, drink, and be merry and support the cause of rugby. It said the money raised from the event will be used for promoting rugby in the community.

The beer pumps at the event’s venue in North Inch of Perth will come live from noon and pour out fastidious beers from all parts of Australia. Besides beer, an array of fine wines and a slew of bars will also delight the attendees, reports The Courier. The live music at the event will be led by popular band Big Vern & The Shootahs.

Food will be available at the refreshment stall. A special kid’s zone has also been set up to allow children to roam free and learn a few rugby moves.

Tan International is the main sponsor of the event. The organizers are courting more businesses for sponsorship to ensure the success of the event.  “We’re delighted by how much the Perth Beer Festival has grown and developed since it began in 2011,” said Chief executive of Perthshire Rugby Football Club, Allan Brown.

“It’s a real community event and a chance for people of all ages to come together, eat, drink and have fun.”

He said the event needs sponsors, keg donations and local business support to ensure its success like all the previous editions.

“They can be assured that the money raised goes to a great cause which is to increase the profile of rugby in our community. In particular, we raise funds for programmes like Try Rugby, which promotes rugby in Perthshire schools.”

Meanwhile, another big event for the beer industry is coming up in May. The Australian International Beer Awards judging will take place on May 12-14 in Melbourne, said a press release from the Brewers Association.

The Australian International Beer Awards is highly coveted and global players vie to showcase their premium beer to win the brewing excellence award from the Asia Pacific region. There will be an internationally famed panel of brewing experts for the event. They will be drawn from Australia, the United States, Europe, Asia and New Zealand.

In 2015, there were 1700 entries from 35 countries underscoring the strong international reputation of the event. The Chief Judge will be Brad Rogers, who is credited with extensive judging experience in many international events such as the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, Brew NZ and Beer Asia.