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High Country Hops

Things to do Bridge Road Brewers , Beechworth Saturday March 30 2019 - Sunday March 31 2019 Free
Hops at Bridge Road Brewers
Photograph: Leslie Haworth

Eight craft breweries from the High Country Brewery Trail will be coming together in one place for a celebration of beer, music and good times

What gives beer its distinct taste? The answer is hops, the hebacious perennial that has been used in the brewing of beer since the ninth century. And the brewers of the High Country think that's worth celebrating. 

The eight craft breweries that make up the High Country Brewery Trail in northern Victoria get together once a year to celebrate local produce, music, and of course, beer. The festival features food stalls, performances, children's entertainment, musical acts and lots and lots of beer, including limited releases and specialty brews made just for the occasion. Entry to the festival is free, and $25 gets you ten 100ml tastes from the ten brewers involved.

The festival celebrates the completion of the hops harvest, and the beers on offer will use local produce as much as possible. Many beers use hops to imbue beer's signature bitterness, but the High Country breweries want to make the most of its flavour and aroma.

This year's festival will be held at Bridge Road Brewers in Beechworth, whose pale ale was named number nine in Australia ’s Hottest Craft Beers of 2017 poll. 

Keen to stay over? There are a limited number of spots available to go glamping in Beechworth's historic centre.

Venue name: Bridge Road Brewers
Address: Old Coach House Brewers Lane
Ford St
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 11am-4pm; Wed-Thu 11am-5pm; Fri-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 11am-8pm
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