Bendigo On The Hop, Australia’s best and most unique winter beer festival, will once again pair some of the city’s finest beer venues with Australia’s best independent breweries.
**Only 2,000 tickets available. Once we sell out, that’s it!**
Meet and talk to the brewers, experience unique beers brewed just for this event, and be entertained by live music all while you take a leisurely stroll from venue to venue in beautiful, historic Bendigo.
10 venues – 20 breweries – 40 beers
DATE & TIME
Bendigo On The Hop will be held on the 31st of August 2019, running from 11am to 6pm.
Tickets are $68 which includes booking fee, a souvenir glass and 20 x 80ml tasting tokens, one for each of the 20 breweries appearing at #BOTH19.
The Venues that make up the 2019 edition of the festival are:
The festival venues are all within walking distance spread over a 1km area in the heart of the Bendigo CBD.
Holgate Brewhouse (co-Major Sponsor) – Bridge Road Brewers (co-Major Sponsor) – Fixation Brewing Co – BentSpoke Brewing Co – Philter Brewing – Modus Operandi Brewing Co. – Two Birds Brewing – Balter Brewing Company – Hop Nation – Exit Brewing – Mr.Banks Brewing Co – Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers – Blackman’s Brewery – KAIJU Beer – Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company – Venom Beer – Old Wives Ales – Tooborac Hotel and Brewery – Shedshaker Brewing – Bandicoot Brewing
HOW THE FESTIVAL WORKS
When purchasing tickets you will be required to select a starting venue. Your 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 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.
Want a free ticket to the festival? If you volunteer from 10:30 – 2:30 we’ll reward you with a free ticket for the remaining half of the day, including all the tasting tokens, souvenir glass and festival t-shirt. For more information head on over to our volunteers page.
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 or 13 CABS
Train – Coming from Melbourne? Then we recommend you take the train. VLine run trains to Bendigo from Southern Cross Station every hour on Saturdays.
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 – Good news! Uber is available in Bendigo.
Bendigo Tourism has a range of accommodation options available close to the festival location.
Head to www.bendigotourism.com 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.
THE BENDIGO BEER HUB
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.
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.
This is an 18+ event, ID will be required when checking in.
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