Celebration of high country brewers
BRIDGE Road Brewers are excited to announce the 2nd annual High Country Hops Festival, a celebration of Victoria’s high country brewers and the 2016 hop harvest.
Now in its second year this young high country event brings together like minded craft brewers and the local growers of that all important brewing ingredient, hops.
This family friendly festival is a celebration of hops, but also features local food producers, musicians, performers, children’s activities and even a chance to try your hand at some archery.
The festival will be bringing together the four brewers of the high country brewery trail – Black Dog Brewery, Bridge Road Brewers, Bright Brewery and Sweetwater Brewing Company - as well as Rutherglen Brewery who will be offering beer away from their home.
The high country brewers all share strong links with each other and with our local hop growers.
Peter Hull from Sweetwater Brewing in Mount Beauty said last year’s event was “one of the highlights of 2015 for our brewery… a fun day in the grounds of Bridge Road Brewers which showcased the breweries and beers of the high country brewery trail, celebrated the great hops grown in our region and truly captured the spirit of the trail”.
James Booth of Black Dog Brewery in Taminick says the event is “a great day out for the high country breweries involved and punters alike, fantastic atmosphere and good vibes to celebrate our high country brewery trail and the awesome hops that are grown in our neck of the woods.”
Hop Products Australia will again support the event, offering a hop knowledge stand at the event explaining what hops are, and how they are grown and processed.
Milawa Cheese and Gundowring Ice Cream will again be featured local producers providing some great local products to compliment the beer and the festivities.
Entertainment for all will be provided by up and coming local Beechworth artist Liv Cartledge, (livcartledge.com.au) and the little ones will be entertained by Trixie the clown and unlimited time on the brewery’s own jumping castle.
The Gertrude Hotel will again be organising a bus from “the Big Smoke” to join in the action and enquiries can be made on (03) 94192823.
Bridge Road Brewers will also be hosting many of its customers and supporters, including some of their international customers, for this event.
For all enquiries email ben@ bridgeroadbrewers.com.au.
GET TOGETHER: The High Country Hops Festival.