IT’S ON AGAIN
The biggest and best regional arts festival in the country is on again in 2021 – in an expanded, COVID-safe format – from March 19-April 3.
This year, Shedshaker is the beer sponsor and our brews will be available at the bars in the Western Reserve in the CBD and in the Botanical Gardens, just across the road from the brewery.
Drop in for a drink and a pizza or share plate before heading out on the town to see the many amazing performances and exhibitions.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Alongside the State Festival, the Fringe Festival (one of Australia’s oldest Fringes) will offer even more art, music, frivolity and entertainment.
We are hosting quite a few events here at the Taproom, and will provide beer to a lot of others. There is LITERALLY something for everyone.
Visit facebook.com/CastlemaineFringe to see the whole program. See you at the Festivals!
BALLARAT BEER FESTIVAL 2021
Ballarat’s popular beer festival returns to North Gardens by the lake for one day only, Feb 20. Buy tickets here.
We’ll be there with a few brews, notably our summer one-off – Crazy Daze Hazy Pale – as well as perennial favourites, Knucklehead Rye IPA and Espresso Black Lager.
Drop by and say hi.
Australia’s best little community radio station is once again alive with calls of “You’re hot!” and “Mine” as they gear up for another day of fun, music and FOOTY. The Rockatoos will be out to avenge their ignominious drubbing at the hands of the Radio Galahs last year, and platinum sponsor Shedshaker Brewing will be there supplying tasty beverages for the crowd, and probably the players, to enjoy.
It all happens on Saturday June 1 at the Camp Oval in Castlemaine, from 12 noon. Tickets are just $5 at the gate for a whole day of entertainment. And FOOTY!
STOP PRESS: In honour of the Main Kick-off, we have canned two beers (almost exclusively) for the day. Your chance to try Frailty Pale Ale and Hempathy Hemp Ale fresh from the sexy can.
PINT OF ORIGIN AT THE CHERRY TREE
A much-loved fixture on the Castlemaine calendar, this year Idyll is a State Festival event and is an all-Australian songfest. We’re running the bar – the Brewer of Duty will be serving several delicious SS beers as well as a cider or mead (not sure which yet). The fun is on Saturday March 30 from 1-8pm. Tickets are $25 and available through the CSF box office or website.
Come to The Dark Side in Ballarat
Ballarat is again hosting a mid-winter beer event, this year focusing on dark and winter-style beers. We’ll be there with our Porter, Red and a mystery brew. Come down and say hi – Saturday/Sunday 27-28 July.
LOT 19 SPRING SCULPTURE SHOW
It’s Spring, and that means it’s time for the best little annual art show around. Shedshaker runs the bar, and sponsors a prize every year. Last year we awarded it to Jimmy Rix for his Twin Towers (left) which, while eliciting quite an emotional reaction for us, also looked the most like our shed.
Come on down on Saturday October 13 from 2-5pm for the launch (say hi to Doug and Jacqueline), or from 12-5 every Saturday and Sunday from 13/10-28/10.
BENDIGO ON THE HOP
The Good News? The biggest and best mid-winter beer festival is on August 25 this year. The festival is spread over 10 venues in the heart of the CBD of Bendigo, all within a handy 1km area in the historic main streets. It’s run by our friends at Bendigo Beer, as dedicated beer enthusiasts as you’d ever hope to meet.
The Bad News? It’s sold out!
If you were one of the 2000 lucky enough to score tix, you can find us at GPO in Pall Mall where you can sample our Fantale Ale and Holy Grail Cloudy ale. Say Hi to Jacqueline and Doug and the SS team on your merry way to sample 44 beers from 22 brewers.