Beer festival feedback 'fantastic'

It was a relaxed atmosphere at the Heartland Craft Beer Festival on Saturday. Photo by Christina McDonald.
It was a relaxed atmosphere at the Heartland Craft Beer Festival on Saturday. Photo by Christina McDonald.

Craft beer was the order of the day many times over in Frankton on Saturday.

The Heartland Craft Beer Festival at Remarkables Park was a full-day affair, from 11am-7pm.

Co-organiser Simon Green said for the event's first year it was ''not too bad''.

''We were happy with the numbers [of people attending] but we could have done with more,'' Mr Green said.

''The feedback has been fantastic.''

The particular week was a ''hard slot'' as it is the week after Wanaka's Rippon music festival and the week before the Summer Concert Tour in Gibbston with Lynyrd Skynyrd as a headline act. He hoped the event would return next year but would look at dates.