We’re a couple of weeks away from the second annual Bendigo Craft Beer Festival, so we figured we should grab a drink and pick up a little slow-cooked BBQ as we take a good look at what to expect. The basics are these: a selection of the best hand-crafted beers and ciders produced in Australia will be on display. The perfect beer is complemented by great food, and you have that also. The perfect beer and great food goes down so much better when good tunes are involved, and sure enough you will have that as well. Brewers include True Brew Bendigo, Brookes Bendigo, Prickly Moses, Hawthorn Brewing, Mildura Brewery, Mountain Goat, 3 Ravens and Arctic Fox. Food includes Smokin’ Barry’s Slow Cooked BBQ, Just Pizza, Dhaba Truck (Indian) and Baby Burgers. Tunes, meanwhile, will be supplied by Jackson Firebird, Jackson McLaren, Matt Katsis, Woodlock and The Kite Machine. There is even a designated Kids Zone, with face painting and magic from Mister Mike. All this takes place at the Tom Flood Sports Centre on November 15. For further information please visit bendigocraftbeerfestival.com.au. * Please note that the BCBF uses a token system as its choice of currency.