STRATHBOGIE BREWING COMPANY David and Sandy Joyce from Strathbogie Brewing Company are our closest neighbours being based at Strathbogie and we are excited to have them with us again in 2019. Their Story: "We would be classed as a Nano-brewery to most microbreweries, but this gives us the flexibility to produce and experiment with beer that other larger breweries are unable to replicate. Our beers are brewed traditionally. We use as many local, organic and raw products as possible, we grow some of the ingredients ourselves using organic principals. We use no chemicals at all in the brewery or the brewing process. We care about our environment and the food we eat and drink and we hope most people feel the same way. We love beer and love sharing our love for beer………"
BILLSON'S BREWERY The crew from Beechworth's Billson's Brewery will be at the festival with a selection from their huge range, that includes craft beer, cordials, spirits/mixed spirits, spring water, tonic water and sodas. Check them out online and at the festival. They also have newly renovated retail space in Beechworth, which is a truly unique space.
CHEEKY GROG CO The story of the Cheeky CIDER: "Proudly owned and operated by Mark and Jenny Morey, the family manage and control 100 hectares of orchard in the prime river flats of the Murray and Goulburn Valley regions. The fruit for our cider is sourced from within our businesses with the whole process taking place at our Bunbartha Cidery, on the outskirts of Shepparton. We are committed to making quality craft ciders and push the boundaries with smaller batch runs of our boutique range. The planting and grafting of several cider specific apple varieties over the last couple of years aids in expanding our ciders. With a family history of fruitgrowers and winemakers, cidermaking is a natural progression."
MALT SHED Malt Shed Brewery, an independent Craft Brewery in Wangaratta, was conceived over a Single Malt in 2014, when Grant Jones, Andrew Bett and Mathew Saunders pushed forward with an idea to combine their knowledge and passion for ‘all things malt’ and create a Brewery that would produce great beers. We a excited to have Malt Shed back again for their third festival.
MITCHELTON Situated on the banks of the mighty Goulburn River, approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne, Mitchelton is a picturesque and inspiring setting, whether it’s a family day out, day trip from the city, conference, or your wedding day. Drop in for a personalised wine tasting; enjoy a beautiful wine-matched meal in The Muse Restaurant or outside on the riverside terrace with views overlooking the pristine Goulburn River and the surrounding, gorgeous bushland.
FOWLES WINE Fowles Wine is an award winning family owned winery located in the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia. The Strathbogie Ranges has been established as a wine region for nearly half a century and we craft a range of cool climate wines within our six core brands: The Rule, The Exception, Ladies who Shoot their Lunch, Are you Game?, Stone Dwellers and 490metres. Located just off the Hume Freeway and only 1.5 hours from Melbourne, the Fowles Wine Cellar Door Cafe is a favorite, where you can sample wines, enjoy events or simply relax in the newly renovated courtyard or cafe with something delicious to eat and drink, even has a natural playground for the little ones.
KING RIVER BREWING King River Brewing are a family owned brewery from the King Valley. In their words "We brew for flavour first, superior drinkability and the love of beer. We only use premium ingredients for premium beer". Sounds like the perfect fit for the Festival. Their beer is the perfect match for the food from their Valley "neighbours" in King Valley BBQ. Give it a try on Feb 29.
MOG BREW We would like to welcome local new comers MOG BREW to our festival in 2020 Born out of Euroa Mog brew has been getting a bit of a spin lately in some local venues and we look forward to hosting them at For The Love Of Ales 2020.
WILD LIFE BREWING Another new brewery for 2020 Festival is Wild Life Brewing Co from Shepparton. They are all about making beer in the country for country people, to enjoy while living "your best life, your Wild Life... Whether that be out on the boat or just sitting back and doing what you love the most. We want to help you celebrate the incredible freedom we all have living in the country." Can't wait to taste their beer at out Festival on Feb 29.
HOP BACK BREWERY Hop Back Brewery is the passion of Dave Cox, who also runs the Avenel Pub, where the brewery is based. Dave describes the philosophy behind his brewing as "nothing weird, just good beer". Come along to the Festival on Feb 29 and try it for yourself.
TOOBORAC BREWERY The brewers at Tooborac draw their ideas from traditional beer recipes, rather than brewing lagers and ales to match the larger commercial breweries. Tooborac Hotel Brewery has embarked on a journey to make classic tasting beers available to the ever growing legion of craft beer drinkers.
BONFIRE STATION BREWING CO From just over the ranges at Taggerty, Bonfire Station Brewing co are another new addition to our Festival in 2020. Their story: Your local small batch- hand crafted brewery.While staying true to our country town roots and humble beginnings our beers are inspired from our travels around the world. To us, brewing means crafting a beer that people love, this is only achieved with the best seasonal local ingredients, passion and imagination.
WRONG SIDE BREWING We are excited to welcome back the Brew Commander and Brew Dog from Wrong Side Brewing back to the Festival for their third year. They have had a year of the gypsy life. Head to their stand for a cold ale and a chat about what they have been up to.