Indie Beer Day, Saturday, July 25, Bright Brewery, from 4pm
Only the second of its kind, Indie Beer Day and the nationwide synchronised toast at 7pm will celebrate resilience, survival and easing (in some states) of public health restrictions. It's a toast to the great indie brewers and venues who have been doing it tough, many of whom were dealing with fires and floods even before this pandemic. Breweries, pubs and venues will host celebrations (both physical and virtual), launch beers and offer special deals to help us raise a glass to our favourite indie beer. Bright Brewery will run Indie Beer Ice Challenge from 4pm and Indie Beer Trivia from 8pm. Bookings essential.
Albury Wodonga Farmers' Market, Gateway Village, Wodonga, Saturday, July 25, 8am to noon
Running low on homegrown produce? There will be fruit and vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, honey, free-range pork, lamb, kimchi, artisan cheese, bread and pastries, locally-roasted coffee beans, homemade pasta and sauces, pasture-raised free-range eggs, small goods, smoked meats and trout, preserves and sweets.
Winter Igloo Village, Beer Deluxe, Albury, Saturday, July 25, 12pm to 9pm, Sunday, July 26, 12pm to 9pm
Gather the crew and chill out in your own private igloo beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights in the beer garden. Standard package includes drink on arrival - wine, beer or espresso martini - plus a three-course "feed me" meal. The premium package includes two drinks on arrival - wine, beer or espresso martini - plus a three-course "feed me" meal. Upgrade to include a take-home fleece blanket. Available for eight guests per igloo. Lunch and dinner bookings available.
AFL Football, Foxtel and Channel 7, Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26,
North Melbourne and Carlton go head to head at the GABBA to kick off AFL action. Sydney takes on the Hawks and Port Adelaide meets St Kilda to round out the day. On Sunday, Crows versus Essendon, Eagles versus Collingwood and Melbourne meets the Lions.
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The Rolling Stones' Scarlet out now, listen here: the-rolling-stones.lnk.to/ScarlettSo
The Rolling Stones have released previously unheard Scarlet, a track recorded in October 1974 featuring Jimmy Page and Rick Grech. It follows the success of Living In A Ghost Town and will feature on the September 4 release of Goats Head Soup 2020.
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