• Top froth

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    TOP FROTH: Bridge Road Brewers’ ‘Posse’ ambassador Ella Metcalf (left) and brewer Scott Turnbull (right) joined with Elizabeth Kraus and chief executive Donald Mace this week to raise a glass or two to the success of this Saturday’s High Country Hops Festival in Beechworth. PHOTO: Jamie Kronborg

    BEECHWORTH’S Bridge Road Brewers and High Country Brewery Trail fellow craft beer makers will celebrate the 2017 hop harvest on March 25.

    The Beechworth event brings together like minded-craft brewers and the local growers of hops – a vital brewing ingredient.

    This family-friendly festival is a celebration of hops, and includes local food producers, musicians, performers, children’s activities and even some archery for the earlybirds.

    The festival brings together all seven High Country Brewery Trail brewers, including three recent arrivals: Rutherglen Brewery, Social Bandit (Mansfield) and Blizzard Brewery (Dinner Plain) which will be offering beers away from home. The High Country Brewers all share strong links with each other and with our local hop growers.

    Peter Hull from Sweetwater Brewing Co in Mount Beauty said the festival was a “fun day”

    “(It) showcases the breweries and beers of the High Country Brewery Trail, celebrates the great hops grown in our region and truly captures the spirit of the trail,” he said.

    James Booth of Black Dog Brewery in Taminick saidthe festival was “a great day out for the High Country breweries and for punters alike”.

    “It’s a fantastic atmosphere with good vibes celebrating our trail and the awesome hops grown in our neck of the woods,” he said.

    Milawa Cheese and Gundowring Ice Cream will again be featured local producers offering some local products to complement the beer and the festivities.

    A new addition this year will be Burgess family butchers who will join the festival by bringing local meat and a smoker up the hill from Rutherglen.

    Entertainment for all will be provided by up and coming local Beechworth musicians, and for children, Trixie the Clown will entertain and there will be unlimited time a jumping castle.

    Bridge Road Brewers will also be hosting many of its customers and supporters including some international customers for this event.

     

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