Ballarat Beer Festival 2023

Sat 18 Feb 12:00pm

Ballarat Beer Festival 2023

The Ballarat Beer Festival is making a most welcome return to the city and its North Gardens on February 18, 2023.

The much-loved regional festival will celebrate its twelfth edition with a typically impressive range of local producers and entertainment. And, once again, the day will feature nothing but independent Aussie brewers. (See below for full lineup of producers)

If you're one of the thousands in attendance, you'll be able to take your pick of more than 150 different beers from across the land (not to mention the odd award-winning wine, G&T slushie, pitcher of sangria, or non-alc option). 

There will also be beer education classes, blind tastings, trivia games, the ever-popular brewers' sack race and plenty more to keep you entertained.

A top-notch lineup of local bands will be providing the soundtrack, headlined by alt-rock legends Dallas Crane, filling the north side of the grounds with good vibes and supported by Spoonful and Kelly Auty.

Meanwhile, you can pair your beers with the offerings from a diverse array of street food stalls and food trucks scattered around the grounds. 

It's a family- and doggo-friendly event with plenty of shade, water and kids activities under the trees and around the lake.

You've got a few options when it comes to tickets, from half or full day sessions and VIP tables, to a whopping all-access pass that includes a spot at the degustation the night before the festival. You'll find details of all the options via the link below...

Organiser Ric Dexter said. “Celebrating and exclusively supporting local and independent breweries and producers is part of our festival’s ethos – particularly after a tough few years for local businesses.”

Day Session: midday to 4pm
Evening Session: 5pm to 9pm

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The Brewers

Sam and Alex of Noodledoof, winners of the past two People's Choice trophies at the festival.


Want to know who'll be pouring beers (and other drinks) for you on the day? *deep breath* Here you go...

  • Blackman's Brewery
  • Brewmanity
  • Brick Lane
  • Bright Brewery
  • Coopers
  • Daylesford Cider
  • Dollar Bill Brewing
  • Eddies Cider
  • Fox Friday Brewing
  • Fury & Son
  • Good Land Brewing
  • Green Gully Brewing
  • Harcourt Valley
  • Hawkers
  • Hepburn Springs Brewing Co
  • Howler
  • KAIJU!
  • Kilderkin Distillery
  • Local Brewing Co
  • Molly Rose
  • Mountain Culture
  • Noodledoof
  • Prancing Pony
  • Red Duck
  • Shedshaker Brewing
  • Stomping Ground
  • Subtle Tea
  • Taltarni Vineyards
  • The Boys Brewing
  • The Cheeky Pint
  • The Gospel Whiskey
  • Tin Shed Cider
  • Tiny Fish Brew Co
  • Wild Life Brewing Co

Check out a video from the 2022 festival here.

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