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Ballarat Beer Festival 2015

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Ballarat Beer Festival

In a handful of sleeps, the fourth annual Ballarat Beer Festival will be providing the good folk of Ballafornia, and beyond, with not only scores of purveyors of the finest golden liquid, but also an incredible music line-up, delicious food and entertainment for the whole family.

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Get some hardcore Craic…

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Feel like a big splash of Craic? Well the good folk at The Church Retro Café (135 C Albert Street, City Centre) are having an Irish night once a month, starting on the 25th, Saturday 6pm to 9 pm . Bring along your instrument/voice and join in! Free admission. Meals are $15 – includes Irish stew, beef and Guiness pie and to top it all off, they have a full bar licence. Get craicing!

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Ballarat By The Glass

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Ballarat WineI write this while a cheeky glass of Mitchell Harris’ Rosé seductively beckons me with its potent plop of oak and strawberry. Conjured from plump local Pyrenees fruit, it’s a perfect drop to celebrate the end of another long BallaFornian winter, and is a stupendous  introduction to the glorious nectar that drips from the heavenly vines around here.

I’m happy to report that it won’t be the only locally-crafted glass of yum that I will be enjoying responsibly this month, because during November BallaForninan restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars will be putting on a spread of the finest Ballarat wines and food.

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The Music Bar

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The Main BarWe at BallFornia.com are big fans of the Main Bar on 28 Main Road. Delectable wood oven pizza and cold beer, in a hip little building – what’s not to like?

However, we often opined that all the Main Bar needed was an alfresco deck, two new bars, and live music to make it as close to perfect as possible. Well, bestill my pizza-lovin’, beer swillin’ heart, because those mad wishes will be conjured into reality and revealed when the revamped bar reopens on October 31st.

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Beer Degustation

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This is an evening of expertly crafted food, premium beers and some giggles. Peter Mitcham from ‘Beer Blokes’ will guide you through a bunch of beery gems, giving you hints and tips along the way to appreciate your golden drop.

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Sundowner- Wine, Food, Music

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The Sundowner- Wine, Food, Music event at Michael Unwin Wines, featuring The Mondlarks Hammond B3 Trio who will be performing Live Jazz, Soul, Latin & Blues! The entire range of Michael Unwin Wines will be available for purchase either by the glass or buy the bottle.
The Mallow

The Mallow

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Just over a year ago, my partner, toddler, dog, chooks and I decided to leave the spiralling house prices of Melbourne for the tree-lined financial Nirvana of regional Victoria.

Every weekend we drove through many quaint and ute-riddled towns. None of which quite ticked all the ‘happy home’ boxes. That was until one fateful day, when we brought our big city hunger and thirst to the gold rush city of Ballarat; the town in which we discovered our own nugget of tasty gold… The Mallow.

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