The Ballarat Beer Festival has been a fixture on the calendar for Victorian beer lovers – and those from further afield – for years now.
For the 2019 event, they're on the move, heading to the city's Northern Gardens on January 19, 2019, where you'll find two boulevards of brewers amid more than 20,000 square metres of lakeside beer action.
Guests will be able to take their pick from 150-plus different brews from across Australia as well as many award-winning regional wines and non-alcoholic options.
Check out the brewer lineup here
The Garden Edition will also feature beer education classes, blind tastings, trivia games, a brewers' sack race, street food and a lineup of bands and other entertainment you can check out here.
There's a range of ticketing options, including those for large groups or corporates seeking an enhanced experience who can book a VIP area with tables and chairs and your own bar, plus the Little Creatures Brewcage and a Friday night degustation dinner. General admission costs $48pp plus booking fee.
Crafty Cabal Bonuses
Once again, we've lined up tickets to give away to Crafty Pint supporters who've signed up as members of The Crafty Cabal so they can enjoy free beer, exclusive events, ticket giveaways and more at breweries and venues all over the country.
- Existing Cabalistas can head to their member's area and enter a ballot – we'll pick and notify winners via email on January 3, 2019.
- Or, if you're planning to head along, you can sign up to The Crafty Cabal here and get a free ticket worth $48 plus booking fee as a signup bonus. Once you do, you can start taking advantage of more than 125 offers at venues and breweries across the country plus regular competitions, giveaways and invites to exclusive events.
For more on The Crafty Cabal, head here.