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Gin renaissance to sweep across Ballarat Begonia Festival

From Red Duck and Kilderkin distillery Scott Wilson, Jack Perry assistant brewer at Athletic Club Brewery, in the background are Anne Lucas and Malcolm Sachs from Cubby Haus Brewery with Cr Daniel Moloney Deputy Mayor of Ballarat.

SAVOUR a drop of the best in local gin at this year’s Ballarat Begonia Festival.

For the first time in the festival’s 66-year history, the gin renaissance will arrive at the Botanical Gardens for those looking to take a break from the festivities and enjoy a drop among the beautiful surrounds.

The 2018 festival will take another new twist on its offerings this year, with local brews on offer for everyone’s inner beer sommelier.

Ballarat’s brewers and distillers, Kilderkin Distillery, Red Duck Brewery, The Athletic Club and Cubby Haus Brewery, have joined forces to bring this new addition to the 2018 festival.

Craft beer and gin lovers will have the opportunity all long-weekend to retreat to the Azalea garden to enjoy the best in local creations while taking a break from all the festivities.

Wine lovers can also rejoice in knowing the popular Mitchell Harris Wine Garden will return to the festival in 2018, with live music and the best in local produce on show for all to enjoy.

These new offerings expand on the festival’s growing demographic, who return year after year to one of Australia’s oldest and most popular community events.

The 2018 Ballarat Begonia Festival is proudly supported by Community Partner, Central Highlands Water. Central Highlands Water will also be on hand during the long-weekend to teach festival-goers how to grow water-efficient gardens.