Hopping good news for beer festival

FUN: Albury's Garrie Filer at the  Inaugural Great Australian Beer Festival Albury.
FUN: Albury's Garrie Filer at the Inaugural Great Australian Beer Festival Albury.

The Great Australian Beer Festival Albury has secured $20,000 to help grow attendance and boost the region’s economy in its second year.

Albury member Greg Aplin said the funding was given through the NSW Incubator Event Fund which assists rural and regional events in their first or second year.

The Great Australian Beer Festival Albury is one of 33 successful regional or rural events.

In its second year, the festival is being held on December 1.

“Whether it’s food and wine events or music and sporting festivals, events play an important role in driving additional overnight visitation to our area,” he said.

“The Great Australian Beer Festival Albury is a fantastic way to fuel our local economy by putting more heads on hotel beds, diners in our restaurants and shoppers in our boutiques.”