Founded by Australian craft beer legends Bridge Road Brewers in 2015, the festival has evolved into a mainstay of the Victorian High Country, brimming with entertainment and the mashing together of like-minded producers, beer-lovers and music fans as they celebrate that most delicious of ingredients: hops.
With Australia’s largest hop farm just 20km up the road from Beechworth, Rostrevor Hop Gardens affords high-country brewers the best of the new season’s hops, and rightly bestows High Country Hop with the crown as Australia’s freshest beer celebration. It’s the perfect opportunity to see and smell the freshest beers, straight from the source, paired with a finely curated musical line-up.
Festival-goers will enjoy matching bands and beers from their hosts Bridge Road Brewers along with special guests Garage Project (NZ) and Mountain Culture (Katoomba). They’ll be joined by regional Victorian brewing royalty; Sailors Grave Brewing, Dollar Bill Brewing and Love Shack Brewing. The High Country will be represented by Bright Brewery, Mitta Mitta Brewing Co, King River Brewing and Billson’s Brewery.
Taste a series of unique ales made using locally-sourced hops, and attend talk and taste events at the Symposium, an opportunity to chat with and learn from brewers, growers and industry types.
Beers not your thing? Discover the best of winemakers and distillers of the region.
Food trucks including Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck will sort out hungry festival-goers, where they will be hand-picking a selection of tasty treats for all ages and tastes.
The High Country Hop
Saturday 2nd April
11.30am – 9pm
Beechworth Historic Precinct Reserve, 94 Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747
Tickets: Adults $69 – includes a festival glass and 4 tasting tokens / Under 18’s –$15 / Under 5 – FREE