More than 35 craft brewers from across Australia will descend on City Oval in Ballarat for one day of tasting, matching and live brewing sessions led by Brews News’ Pete Mitcham. The festival will also feature local winemakers, as well as food trucks.
“Possibly the most exciting news this year is that we got approval from the City Council to rename Ballarat to Beerllarat for the weekend of the festival,” said new festival director Ric Dexter.
“Ballarat is home to two craft breweries, 3,500 home brewers and the largest university course for brewing in the Southern Hemisphere. It has been the epicentre of Australian beer brewing for decades and we are proud to be a part of this vibrant and exciting town.”
The 2016 edition of the festival will also present a bigger and better live music line-up than ever before. Headlining act is Australian rock band You Am I, supported by Dallas Crane, Kylie Auldist, The ReChords, Bakersfield Glee Club and The New Savages.
The traditional Friday Degustation Dinner will be held on the eve of the festival, this time with celebrity chef Daniel Wilson from Melbourne’s Huxtable and Huxtaburger, who will plate up a four course dinner with matching beers.
General admission tickets start from $51.