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Bendigo On The Hop 2017


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Australia’s best and most unique winter beer festival, a beer festival for people with an open mind.

Showcasing some of the best independent Australian owned breweries, live music, local produce while you meander through the historic landscape of Bendigo’s CBD.

10 Venues, 20 Breweries, 40 Beers



Tickets are $55 which includes booking fee, a souvenir glass from Craftd and 20 x 85ml taste token for all 20 breweries appearing at #BOTH17 (approx. $42 value).

Tickets have sold out.

Ticketing services provided by Capital Venues & Events.



Bendigo On The Hop will be held on the 26th of August, running from 11am to 6pm.



The festival is spread over 10 venues in the heart of the CBD of Bendigo. The venues are all within a short 1km area though the historic main streets of Bendigo.



The Venues that make up the 2017 edition of the festival are:

Mr Beebes, The Exchange, Gallery Café, GPO, Handle Bar, The Hub, The Rifle Brigade Hotel, Rocks on Rosalind,

The Castlemaine Beer Jeep at The Hub and The Farmers Arms at The Engine Room.



View and Download the festival map.



When purchasing tickets you will be required to select a starting venue, your 20 sample tokens, souvenir glass and wristband will be waiting for you at your selected starting venue.
It is important to head to your selected starting venue first to collect your items, once you collect them you are able to proceed to any venue at your leisure.
If you have purchased multiple tickets you will receive all the items for all the tickets, we cannot hold items to be collected by a group member later in the day.

Your token lanyard will have 20 tasting tokens included, one token per brewery.

Each venue will be hosting two breweries and each brewery will be bringing two beers.
One beer will be a brew from their core range, the other a rare or unique beer.
You will be able to choose between which of the two beers you would like to try with your sample token.

If you have enjoyed your sample or would like to taste the other beer on offer you can purchase a full pour in your souvenir glass.
This year we have fantastic new glasses designed by the folks at Craftd, you can check out their range here.



The 20 Breweries are:

40 Acres BreweryBrookes BeerMornington Peninsula BreweryValhalla Brewing, Pirate Life

Bridge Road BrewersOld Wives AlesTooborac Hotel & Brewery, Holgate BrewhouseFixation

Coopers BreweryWolf Of The Willows Brewing CoKAIJU! BeerTwo Birds Brewing7 Cent Brewery

Fury & Son BrewingBandicoot BrewingStockade Brewing CoShedshaker CastlemaineBlackmans Brewery



Being a beer festival we want to make sure everyone is responsible and that there is no drink driving.

We recommend getting a lift from a friend or family member who isn’t attending the festival or one of the following options:

Taxi – Bendigo Taxi’s can be contacted on 131 008.

Train – Coming from Melbourne? Then we recommend you take the train. VLine run trains to Bendigo from Southern Cross Station every hour on Saturdays.
Selecting Handle Bar as your starting venue is also recommended as it is only 350 meters from the Bendigo Station.

Bus – The Bendigo public bus services has several routes into the CBD, for timetable and route information view the timetables here.

Parking – If you are driving into the festival there is street and off street parking around the CBD. You can head to Parokpedia for all of Bendigo’s parking options.

Uber – Unfortunately Uber is not yet available in Bendigo.


Bendigo Tourism has a range of accommodation options available close to the festival location.

Head to to book your accommodation.



Please treat your tokens like cash.

Once you are given your festival items they are your responsibility.
If you lose your tokens or souvenir glass throughout the day you can purchase a replacement from the Bendigo Beer Hub, there will be no free replacements of lost items.



Located in Sidney Myer Place the Bendigo Beer hub is the place to go for any information or questions you may have on the day.

Merchandise from Bendigo On The Hop, the breweries and Bendigo Beer will also be available from the hub.



Bendigo On The Hop is a beer festival, the festival beers will be the only alcoholic beverages available for purchase from the venues throughout the day.

What we suggest is have an open mind, there will be something light, something dark, something for everyone.



Following the festival there will be an after party at Rocks on Rosalind. There will be live music, great food and more beer. Entry is free for those with a Bendigo On The Hop wristband.



Bendigo On The Hop is a winter beer festival, you will be walking outside between venues so please dress appropriately.  



Patrons are required to follow venue rules, venues have a right to refuse service to anyone in breach of these rules.

As a reminder there should be no drinking in the streets between venues. Bendigo has a restriction on drinking in the CBD streets and you may be fined.



For more info you can view the Survival Guide.

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