With a few years under their collective belt, a few traditions have grown up around Bendigo On The Hop.
One is that it sells out early every year, another is that there's a degustation on the festival's eve at the Cambrian Hotel.
From 5pm to 6pm, there will be twin Karma Kegs on the bar – one from each brewer – where you can choose to pay whatever you want for your beer with all proceeds going to the Bendigo Health Foundation.
Then, from 7pm to 8pm, eight members of The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme, will get to sit down with Crafty Pint founder James Smith and someone from both breweries as we crack and share some beers from our cellars.
If you'd like to be at the table, you need to enter the ballot in your Cabal member's area before August 17, when we'll pick winners at random and notify them via email.
For more on The Crafty Cabal, including how to sign up and gain access to sweet deals all over the country and more, head here. We've currently got some signup bonuses in place too, for VineHop Festival, the Beer InCider Experience and Sydney Beer Week.
Afterwards, we'll be hanging around the bar with the brewers for the rest of the evening so, if you're in Bendigo for the festival, come and say hi! And there may still be tickets for the degustation too – contact the venue to find out.