With another Oktoberfest celebration done and dusted at Ballarat's Hop Temple, the focus is now on revving up for the annual Hopathon fun "run".
Enjoying a pleasant Sunday afternoon surrounded by Bavarian flags and an 'oompah' band, the pub had a couple of exclusive beers - a Munich lager, a weizen, and a kellerbier - to sample in giant steins.
"There was a (beer) from Cubby Haus Brewing, in Mount Clear, and the one we made ourselves with Federation University," manager Joe Hirons said.
"We were going to do one anyway with Fed Uni, and we thought, well, Oktoberfest is coming up so why not make a German-style beer - Pete Aldred, the brewmaster at Fed Uni, it's one of his favourite styles of beer."
The beers will continue to flow for the annual Hopathon on November 9.
Raising money for the Special Care Nursery at Ballarat Health Services, the Hopathon is a 600 metre run or walk (or hop) around the block.
All the usual fun run accoutrements, like event shirts and finishers medals, are available, but it's all taken much less seriously.
"It's making something that's a bit silly but for an important cause," Mr Hirons said.
"Every month we have a different charity we raise money for, and we saw the equipment they really needed, which is life-saving - it's just really good community spirit."
Last year, the event raised nearly $7500.
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