This summer sees the return of the Ballarat Beer Festival as we showcase over two hundred of the world’s finest craft beers. Come along, kick back under Ballarat’s summery skies as you sample, sip and savour your way to craft beertopia.
This year there will be fun aplenty as we raise the stakes on entertainment. We promise a few surprising activities for kids and adults alike. Stay tuned for future announcements.
Educate yourself as you learn the fine art of matching your favourite beer with food and learn the brewing process.
Not big on the beer? Not to worry. Local wineries are presenting visitors with carefully selected wines for tasting. Naturally, a range of tasty non-alcohol drinks will be available.
A cavalcade of food trucks with global cuisines will offer the opportunity to fuel up and discover new exciting flavours and dishes.
No festival is complete without music. That’s why we’ve invited a line-up of independent artists to play throughout the day, providing the perfect soundtrack to your day.
On the Day
Use our mobile website to rate and locate your favourite beers!
Our official list of brewers is up and we want you to WIN! Tell us in the comments which brewer you’ll be making a beeline to on January 21 and one randomly chosen festival-goer will win a nights accomodation at Mercure Hotel Ballarat plus breakfast...
"I played the Ballarat Beer Festival last year with my fellow You Am I brothers - it was the first time we'd played anything of its kind and was a true testament to all that a thriving, culturally rich town like Ballarat has to offer....
Drop into Foresters Hall this Tuesday December 6th from 6pm for their Foresters Hall Tuesday Tastings. You'll get to sample the brews from our 3 Ballarat Brewers featuring at this festival's Ballarat Brewers Beer Garden Athletic Club Brewery O'Brien Beer and Red Duck Brewery. We'll...
A great guide for beer pairing/matching https://www.craftbeer.com/tasting-tools/beer-food-chart
Can't wait to sample the event-only brew currently being perfected by Athletic Club Brewery, one of Ballarat's finest and newest craft breweries. On the day, you can find them in The Ballarat Brewer's Beer Garden alongside their Ballarat brethren.