Save the date: The Ballarat Beer Festival announce return for 2022

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Save the date: The Ballarat Beer Festival announce return for 2022

Lock it in beer lovers.

It’s almost impossible to pass up a beer festival at the best of times, but when there’s one only an hour’s drive away from you – offering up to 200 craft beers and ciders – attendance is essential.

That’s right beer lovers, the Ballarat Beer Festival has just subtly announced their ‘save the date’ for next year’s festival.

Returning for its 11th year (which is worthy of a beer itself), The Ballarat Beer Festival will return to the beautiful Northern Gardens on Saturday, February 19, turning the space into a craft beer lover’s paradise.

Each year, the family-friendly festival is filled with almost 40 of Australia’s leading craft beer brewers, giving the crowds – and the craft beer enthusiasts – the chance to sample a tonne of delicious (and some quite adventurous) craft beers and ciders. Past years have seen brews from locals like The Mallow Hotel, as well as well-known favourites from Forte territory Blackman’s Brewery, Bells Beach Brewing, Flying Brick Cider Co. and Daylesford Brewing Co. Other brewers come from right across Victoria, with past years seeing appearances from Bright Brewery, Bridge Road Brewers from Beechworth, and Jetty Road Brewery from Mornington Peninsula.

Usually the event also sees brewers coming from interstate so we’re hoping 2022 will deliver on that front too.

Mixed in with many of Australia’s finest large, small and emerging independent breweries, you’ll also find a dozen food stalls all serving up global culinary delights you can match with your favourite brews, as well as a pretty strong lineup of live music and free seminars for budding beer enthusiasts.

We imagine that will all be the same, however, much like their event in February this year, it’s likely we will see the event spilt into two sessions across the day. As a way of forging ahead, but still adhering to capacity limits and COVID-guidelines, this year’s sessions ran from 12pm to 4pm, while the second session ran from 5pm to 9pm.  there will be a limited number of tickets available, including a small number of all-day passes, making this an exclusive event!

While we don’t have the finer details of the upcoming event, rest assured that with craft beer, ciders, fine wines, live music and food trucks – The Ballarat Beer Festival is the best way to spend a Saturday this summer.


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Pencil in Saturday, February 19 2022 for the festivities and keep up to date with the latest via the website.