Ballarat Beer Festival welcomes new director

23 October, 2015 by
Aoife Boothroyd

Now in its fifth year, the Ballarat Beer Festival will be returning to the City Oval, Ballarat.

With a new festival director, Ric Dexter from local gastro pub The Mallow Hotel, the 2016 event will feature over 35 craft brewers from across Australia for a full day of tasting, matching and lice brewing sessions.

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The festival will also feature local winemakers, as well as food trucks and the Brewcage, a new marquee area especially tailored to fit larger groups and corporate guests.

“Possibly the most exciting news this year is that we got approval from the City Council to rename Ballarat to Beerllarat for the weekend of the Festival,” says festival director Ric Dexter.

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“Ballarat is home to two craft breweries, 3500 home brewers and the largest university course for brewing in the Southern Hemisphere. It has been the epicentre of Australian beer brewing for decades and we are proud to be a part of this vibrant and exciting town.”

The fifth annual Ballarat Beer Festival will take place at the City Oval, Ballarat on Saturday 16th January, 2016. Click here for more information. 

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