CENTRAL Deborah Gold Mine is dusting off its underground serve as area for a novel match supporting Dry July.
Dubbed Thirst of July, a non-alcoholic tasting match will happen 61 metres beneath floor within the area which hasn’t been used since 2019.
CEO of Bendigo Heritage Points of interest, James Reade, stated the development combines reopening the gap with selling the rising trade of non-alcoholic beverages.
“We will be able to’t have alcohol underground, so we concept it’d be a excellent alternative to spouse with Dry July,” he stated. “This yr I’m a Dry July ambassador and so we’re combining a couple of alternatives all into one.”
Mr Reade stated he reached out to native non-alcoholic drink champion Briana Cowan, who hosts the podcast Booze Unfastened Bants and has held a prior tasting.
“She’s introduced a complete vary of contacts; that is the second one or 3rd tasting match she’s accomplished thru her podcast and truly speaking about that adventure of peer-pressure and alcohol and the choices in the market,” Mr Reade stated.
Non-alcoholic drink creators Lots Standard Beer, Altina Beverages, Lyres and Boastful AF can have their vary of beers, wines and cocktails to be had for tasting, and finger meals may also be supplied.
Mr Reade stated prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the underground serve as area can be used steadily for birthday events, trade occasions and marriage ceremony reception.
“I’m beautiful assured we’re the one underground serve as room most of the people can e book any place in Australia, if now not the sector,” he stated.
With the gap open for bookings, and Mr Reade stated they’d like to host extra company purposes.
The non-alcoholic tasting match may also lift finances for Bendigo Well being’s Most cancers Wellness Program, which gives bodily and psychological fortify for most cancers sufferers, together with yoga, oncology therapeutic massage and meditation.
Thirst of July is going Friday, 1 July with tickets at $50 and to be had by way of central-deborah.com/excursions/thirst-of-july.