Celebrate the 2019 Australian hop harvest in Beechworth with the brewers of the High Country.
Bridge Road has announced the return of High Country Hops Festival 2019. Now in its fifth year, this is the only festival of its kind on mainland Australia.
Over 2 days (March 30/31), our brewery carpark in Beechworth comes to life, as the 8 Craft Brewers of the region’s High Country Brewery Trail pour their wares along with a selection of our favourite local winemakers and distillers. Rounded out by carefully curated local food offerings and an eclectic, suitably festive musical soundtrack, This truly is a weekend with something for everyone.
This year for the first time, we’ll be hosting some special guests from further afield. Joining the festival line up is Wildflower Brewing and Blending from Sydney, whose barrel aged blends are amongst the most artfully crafted and exciting beers coming out of the country at the minute. And rounding out the showcasing breweries are Footscray legends, Hop Nation who’ll be slinging their range of ultra-refined esoteric ales.
We’ll also be offering a unique opportunity to experience Beechworth up close, with a glamping village being built in the centre of Beechworth’s historic precinct – Some ‘Hopped Up’ glamping packages will be announced shortly, giving punters a chance to get up close access to the brewery and its beers.
Food offerings will include everything from Bao to BBQ, punctuated by some one-off beer inspired ice-creams by local producers, Gundowring.
The Music Line-up will be rambunctious and rollicking – Brass Big Bands, Bluegrass + Boogie will set the scene for Hop loving masses.
Entry to the festival grounds is free all weekend. However, festival-goers need to purchase a tasting pass in order to access the beer – These are limited and come in the form of a festival glass and a lanyard/pass which grants a tasting at each of the 10 participating breweries.
As always, this is a family friendly event, with free entry for kids and plenty of free activities across the weekend
Contact Bridge Road Brewers for more information.