High Country Hops Festival celebrates 2017 harvest

Bringing together brewers and the hop growers crucial to the beer

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Vines in a row, High Country Hops Festival

Vines in a row, High Country Hops Festival [©High Country Hops Festival]

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High Country Hops Festival 2017
High Country Hops Festival


Celebrate the 2017 hops harvest with the High Country brewers at the third annual High Country Hops Festival on 25 March, bringing together like minded-craft brewers and the local growers of that vital brewing ingredient, hops!

This family-friendly festival is a celebration of Hops, and includes local food producers, musicians, performers, children’s activities and even some archery for the earlybirds!

The festival brings together all seven High Country Brewery Trail brewers, including three recent arrivals, Rutherglen Brewery, Social Bandit (Mansfield) and Blizzard Brewery (Dinner Plain) who will be offering their beers away from their home base. The High Country Brewers all share strong links with each other and with our local hop growers.

Peter Hull from Sweetwater Brewing Co in Mount Beauty said the festival was  a “fun day which showcases the breweries and beers of the High Country Brewery Trail, celebrates the great hops grown in our region and truly captures the spirit of the Trail.”

James Booth of Black Dog Brewery in Taminick says the festival is: “A great day out for the High Country breweries and for punters alike. It’s a fantastic atmosphere with good vibes celebrating our trail and the awesome hops grown in our neck of the woods.”

Milawa Cheese and Gundowring Ice Cream will again be featured local producers providing some great local products to compliment the beer and the festivities. A new addition this year will be Burgess family butches who will be bringing local meat and their smoker up the hill from Rutherglen to join us.

Entertainment for all will be provided by up and coming local Beechworth musicians, and for children, Trixie the Clown will entertain and there will be unlimited time a jumping castle.

Bridge Road Brewers will also be hosting many of its customers and supporters including some of their international customers for this event.


See links below for more festival and brewer details.


  • Legends, Wine and High Country (NE Victoria) (VIC)

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