Ballarat Beer Festival.

This was the second year we have attended the Ballarat Beer Festival and it never fails to live up to expectations.

beerfest-03It’s a cracker of a day and the weather was just perfect, for a mix of great beer, cider, food and live bands.

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The organisers changed the layout of the festival, using up the whole of the City Oval and it was a great improvement on last year.

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The favourite beer for the day was Kooinda Brewery “Hop Transfusion IPA”.  The better half loved the Pineapple and Mango cider.

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The crowd was very well behaved and the event is family friendly.  Ample room for everyone.

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A kids zone with face painting, mini zoo, jumping castle, train rides etc. keeps the little ones happy.

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A big plus to this years festival was the biggest marquee I’ve ever seen, smack bang in the middle which offered a great place to sit and relax out of the sun.

I caught up with four good friends that I haven’t seen in years and we were able to enjoy some great conversation about what we’ve all been up to.  Might have to plan a 25 year high school reunion next year.

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So will we be back next year???  Absolutely.  Click the beer glass below to go straight to the Beer Festival Website.

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We stayed with some very good friends who offered us their backyard for a location to park our van.  Look at that for a view to wake up to.  I’m very jealous of those towering gums.  Thanks guys.  Again we had an amazing time catching up with you all.

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