It is exciting times for the craft beer industry as more and more beer drinkers are opting to drink freshly brewed local affordable beers and not the expensive imported ones. Thanks to a handful of craft beer producers and some forward thinking resto-bars and pubs in Mumbai, it has now become easy to grab a glass of good beer in a large number of city hangouts. Keeping that spirit in mind, Aqaba, the restaurant in Lower Parel, Mumbai recently organised a craft beer festival in association with WOW Tables (previously known as Gourmet It Up). There was live acoustic performances from artists of The True School of Music in the lawn of the high-rise Peninsula Business Park while guests gathered around the craft beer stalls to drink-up their favourite tipple in a sultry summer evening. The participating craft beer companies were, TJ’s Brew Works, Doolally and Independence Brewing Company from Pune and Gateway Brewing Company and the White Owl from Mumbai.