Driving change from the bottom up!
Bendigo Beer began in 2011 when Bendigo’s number of craft beer venues was at one (The Dispensary Bar & Diner). Applying a powerful combination of total passion, stubborness and excellent beers from Bridge Road and Holgate, Bendigo Beer managed to convert many of the city’s foodie restaurants, pubs and live music venues to better beer. In two short years, the number of craft beer venues grew to around 20 and in 2013, Bendigo Beer was established as a not-for-profit with a committee of nine people.
Today, as it’s always been, our purpose is to champion Australian independent beer in the region in order to develop and grow our thriving beer scene.
“Bendigo has arguably the most developed craft beer scene of any city in Australia outside the state capitals.” The Crafty Pint, Australia’s leading craft beer website
We love Bendigo and we’re passionate about using our events as a way to promote our city as a vibrant, fun place to live, work and invest. Our premier event for the year is Bendigo On The Hop, Australia’s best and most unique winter beer festival. Held every year in August, the festival transforms Bendigo's historic town centre into the site of one epic beer event not to be missed, featuring some of Australia’s best indie brewers, local musicians, great food and historic Bendigo architecture.
If you’d like to know more about us, get in contact at www.bendigobeer.com