Wonderful winter craft beer

Winter will be a little warmer this year, but only at the Ballarat Winterlude Beer Festival, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2016, held at the historic Ballarat Mining Exchange with its cosy heated floor.

Coinciding with the final weekend of Ballarat Winterlude (running through June / July) the Ballarat Winterlude Beer Fest is the perfect way to wrap up the month of wintery festivities.

Sample the finest winter beers from brewers around Australia. Kick back to the soulful tunes of legendary DJ Vince Peach. Feast at the Saturday night Winterlude dining experience with a menu prepared by renowned chef Peter Ford. And strap yourself in for a fantastic weekend of the best-damned winter beers you’ll ever experience.

Plenty of choices for non-beer drinkers, of course.

We’re planning a fantastic two days packed with entertainment, unbeatable food, and more beer than you could stab an icicle at.

The Winterlude Beer Fest will be held in three sessions over the weekend:

  • Saturday (midday - 6pm) - Kids under 15 free
  • Saturday Night (7pm - 1am) - Over 18’s only
  • Sunday (midday – 6pm) - Kids under 15 free
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