More than 2000 beer enthusiasts said "cheers" to the third annual Albury Great Australian Beer Festival on Saturday.
And it was a nod to history for a Beechworth brewery's first major event since re-opening in 2017.
Billson's Brewery's Tony Paull said they have a "nice connection to Albury" so it was fitting they made the Albury festival their first since their relaunch.
"There was a brewery owned by Billson's near Gateway Island on your way into Wodonga in the 1800s and when the brewery started falling apart they actually used part of the building to build the monument," he said.
"George Billson was the mayor of Albury in 1885 I believe so it is pretty nice showing off the Billson name here in Albury again."
Mr Paull said their pop-up bar showcased beer, cider and traditional soft drinks.
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"We included our history beers, the original recipes dating back to the 1880s, we have the Aussie Ale and the Stout," he said.
"These started out as original hand written recipes that we have been restored and revived.
"The beer fest gives us a lot of exposure and people tend to try a lot more styles at festivals like this which gets all our different beers and ciders out there."
Festival director Michael Ward said the move to spring for their third event was due to a clash with the Wodonga Gold Cup.
"Although the weather is much better then the first two years, from biblical proportions in rain one year to close to 40 degrees the next, it was about the clash with the Wodonga public holiday," he said.
"We just couldn't compete with that in these towns and if we wanted the festival to be viable going forward we had to make that decision.
"This was the only other weekend available in the square so we jumped at that opportunity to have it during spring.
"And I think it has paid off, online ticket sales were above our first year which is great and we have seen well over the 2000 mark."
Mr Ward said although the festival is a "true celebration of the artistry and passion behind beers and ciders" the headline music was also a draw card for varying demographics.
"Ruby Fields and The Potbelleez are just awesome and we have seen a younger demographic come out to see Ruby Fields," he said.
"Although it was a bit windy the weather was perfect to come out and just enjoy everything on offer.
"We always have new breweries, we don't want to go stale, we want to welcome people to world class beer.
"People just enjoy it, it is always a really good vibe and it is wonderful to deliver to the Albury-Wodonga community."