Mark your calendars with a big red X, because the Ballarat Beer Festival is back. Taking over Lake Wendouree on Saturday, January 20, this annual event is one of the highlights of the drinking year, with some 34 independent brewers serving more than 150 brews. Combine that with live music, food stalls and a range of drinking-friendly activities like beer trivia and musical bingo, and it's an event that beer lovers won't want to miss.
Stomping Ground, Temple Brewing, Pirate Life, Hop Nation and Kaiju! are just a few of the brewers who'll be pouring their wares, some of which will be running beer-ed classes on the day. There'll also be cocktails on offer if beer isn't your thing — although if that's the case, you might want to ask yourself what you're doing at the festival in the first place.