You could call Melbourne's northern suburbs the heart of good beer in Victoria. From Fitzroy all the way out to Preston, quality beer basically comes out of the household taps! Events in this area include a large number of our Pint of Origin venues, events at breweries such as Stomping Ground and Tallboy & Moose, and plenty of delectable dinners from some of Melbourne's best restaurants.
What's Your Beef?
The Que Club
Join us for the ultimate celebration of beef and beer at Australia’s home of BBQ. Witness your cuts of beef (skirt, prime rib, brisket cheek & more) being prepared before your very eyes, matched to beer & cider from New Belgium, Granite Belt, Forest for the Trees & Fixation.
CAR PARK HANDBALL COMP
BrewiColo Brewing Co
Do you remember how much fun you had playing handball at school with your mates?! Well you no longer need to reminisce - Come join the fun as BrewiColo Brewing Co holds its 1st car park handball comp! It’s bound to be a day full of good times and great beers!
Join the brewers of Against the Grain and Hawkers Beer for a night at the brewery with live music from The Long Johns (QLD) and Danny Walsh Banned trio. Food and more!
Moon Dog Brewery and Melbourne City Wrestling present: BREWERY BRAWL!
Moon Dog Chifley Drive
Australia’s best professional wrestlers go head-to-head in a night of epic chair-smashing back-breaking beer-drinking action! Hosted at Moon Dog’s huge new brewery site in Preston.
(Boiler)Maker's Market at Stomping Ground Beer Hall
Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall
A mini maker's market, coupled with Stomping Ground-matched boilermakers by Four Pillars and coffee by Allpress. Shop ceramics, plants, jewellery and other handmade goods from local artists.
Blackman's Brewery, Torquay
Fresh is best! Drink beer straight from the tanks at Blackman's and hang out with the brewing team. There'll be local musical legends playing tunes, paella and games. It's an epic private beer garden party with the brewers. Let the good times roll.
Cambrian Good Beer Festival V4.0
Cambrian Hotel Bendigo
We're back for our fourth Good Beer Week and this one's set to be an absolute cracker! Featuring the best in Victorian breweries, special guests, food too awesome to believe and our favourite live musicians and DJs this side of Mount Macedon.
Steampunks, Hoppy Beers and Airships
The Fox Hotel
A Prancing Pony – Fox collaboration results in a double NEIPA. Join the Pony crew at the Fox for an evening of Steampunk, magic and double the fun. Dress up in your favourite airship jacket, tall hats and goggles, and let the magician mess with your mind.
Woods of the North IV
3 Ravens Brewery Bar
Woods of the North is back! Three brewers, three cocktail bars, three barrel aged beers, three cocktail beers, three beer cocktails, three boilermakers PLUS picklebacks, fried pickles, wood-fired barbeque, hot sauce and live music. You do the math.
One Night Keg Stand II
We’re kicking off Good Beer Week in style at the Terminus Hotel by hosting our 2nd annual One Night Stand! We’ll be launching and pouring 16 brand new, never before seen, beers from 16 of Melbourne's finest breweries.
There and Back Again, A Healesville Brewing Tale
Watts River Brewing
This year we are ‘Getting the Band Back Together’. All the original White Rabbit and Watts River Brewers are getting together to brew a one-off collab for our joint GBW event in Healesville.
Westside Beer Markets
Little Creatures Brewery
For the second year, Little Creatures is bringing together the local beer lovers and creators from the West, from Greater Geelong, The Bellarine, The Surf Coast, Great Ocean Road and beyond with pop-up beer stalls full of delicious ales and lagers.
A DAY ON THE CANS
Moon Dog Chifley Drive
A Day on the Cans is a one stage music, beer and arts festival presented in conjunction with Moon Dog at their brand new site in Preston. Starring live on stage British India, Ali Barter, Tumbleweed and many more to be announced.
Clambake at the Shack!!!
Miss Katie's Crab Shack
Be as happy as a clam at the shack with our first annual Clambake!
Featuring the best of Australian produce with matched beers from 4 Pines, Two Birds and Colonial Brewing Co.
100 for 100
Secret Venue Revealed To Winners
Want to taste some of the world's most highly rated beers? RateBeer is bringing a world first event to Melbourne, sourcing the world's most sought after brews - Review 100 beers on RateBeer for your chance to attend.
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Beers & Burgers
Project Forty Nine
The guys from Bridge Road Brewers will be pouring some of their finest beer at P49, while we fill you with some of Collingwood's finest burgers. A beer and burger must do.
Cans and Bikes
Detour Beer Co. Taphouse
Detour Beer Co. is about the Great Yarra Valley outdoors and what better way than to have the unique opportunity to ride your bike around vineyards and orchards and finishing with ice cold cans of Detour Beer and BBQ lunch.
The Beer Table: GBW Edition
Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall
The Beer Table: Good Beer Week Edition. A super-sized version of our bi-monthly standout dinner. Five courses with beer pairings and a Cicerone assigned to each table. Hosted by Australia's first Advanced Cicerone, Matt Marinich.
Ultimate Beer and Golf Day
Eastern Golf Course/Hargreaves Hill
Fancy yourself a golfer? Don't mind a beer either? Then come out to the Yarra Valley as Hargreaves Hill and Bentspoke co-host Australia's best craft breweries for an 18 hole Ambrose tournament.
Great Northern Hotel
The Annual Great Northern Takeover will showcase our new Limited Tinnie Launch, some one-off Balter beers and a couple of your old favourites. Loads of prizes and hang time with Head Brewer Scotty Hargrave and the Balter Founders. Gonna be a cracka!
Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat.
Discover the unique ways that beer styles interact with the tastes, from salt, to fat, to sweet, to sour. Two Birds Brewing's Jayne Lewis takes you on a sensory exploration of beer and food, alongside bites from the Agostino's kitchen.
Coal Lotta Laughs
The Third Day
Join us for Coal Lotta Laughs where Balter bring together their award-winning beers with some of Australia’s best comedians and world-class Chef’s Matt Stone and Jo Barrett (Oakridge Kitchen) for a night of epic food, beer and laughs!
Brews, Ballers and Burgers
A collaboration between Coldstream Brewery and Easey’s, built around our favourite May activities: beer and basketball! Don your favourite jersey, watch the playoffs, play big head NBA Jam, eat a burger and drink limited edition Boom-Shaka-Lagers on us!
Belgian Disco Pizza Party
Wolf and Swill
A Belgian inspired wood-fired disco party. Three courses from the wood-fired oven matched with Boatrocker sour and barrel aged beers. Plus huge disco tunes on the wheels of steel.
Melbourne's Best Bathtub Brewer
The Empress Hotel
Are you Melbourne's best home brewer? We've put together a panel of judges to find out. We'll have industry experts talking all things home-brew, and how to get the best out of it. Entrants must submit six stubbies to us two days prior to the event.
Buck Mulligan's Whiskey Bar
Back for another year of great boilermakers; Stomping Ground Brewery team up with Teeling Whiskey to bring you a night of beer and whiskey tasting. Enjoy a beer on arrival and a guided tour of five matched boilermakers.
Blackman's meets the Bellarine Distillery
The Good Beer Bar, by Blackman's
When brewing meets distilling... we're teaming up with local legends at the Bellarine Distillery to bring you a night of gin and beer matching, in the form of three rounds of Gin Boiler Makers. Come and chat to the makers and learn about these crafts.
Bridge Road to Mumbai #4
The evening includes a five course Indian Feast prepared by the talented chefs at the famed Fitzroy eatery Horn Please; expertly matched to a selection of Bridge Road Brewer’s beers; including a special release.
Liberty Kai Cook Up
Infamous Kiwi Cafe, Ray’s is doing the good ol’ cook up with the loved Liberty Brewing NZ. Bring a little slice of home (New Zealand) to Brunswick. Get ready for full tummies, flowing beers and good vibes.
Hop Hog House Party @ Howler
Feral Brewing Co and Howler bring you the ultimate Hop Hog house party. Showcasing eight taps of Hop Hog Variants, this is the ONLY venue where you will be able to get your mouths on such a lineup. Plus a pig on the spit and DJs all night long!
The Big Beer & Bands Bash
Northcote Social Club
Young Henrys is taking over the NSC and bringing it's Rock & Roll Circus to Melb for the first time! Ft members of The Delta Riggs and The Preatures, the live music party will also feature a tap takeover including a bunch of limited edition brews.
Ale of a Time: West Island Vibes
Join the crew from Ale of a Time, and three rad guests from Chur, Deep Creek, and North End Brewing.
Each brewery offers a unique lineup and have been exciting drinkers on both sides of the Tasman in recent times.
It'll be an easy going, choice discussion. You'll be a bloody egg if you miss it.
Stone & Wood - Counter Culture
Great Northern Hotel
The official Counter Culture launch party is taking over the GNH. At the event, new beers will be unveiled, you'll meet the Counter Culture team, learn what CC is all about and get key insights from the head brewer.
Colonial x Green Beacon Party at Penny Young
Colonial Brewing Co have teamed up with Queensland's Green Beacon Brewing to create a one-off limited edition collaboration to be launched at Penny Young. Come down, grab a slice, meet the brewers, and taste first hand what happens when two of Australia's most exciting breweries create a beer.
Si Parla Italiano
If you don’t speak Italian, you will soon. Join us for six courses inspired by the best produce from the iconic King and Godfree Deli matched with the innovative and delicious creations of Garage Project.
Dinner Down the Rabbit Hole
White Rabbit Brewery
Journey down the Rabbit hole for our annual GBW Dinner at the Geelong Barrel Hall. Join us for a scrumptious dinner paired with a selection of White Rabbit barrel aged delights and our 2019 collaboration beer with Watts River brewing of Healesville.
Bodriggy Boot Scoot
The Shady Lady
Take a break from serious beer study to let your hair down for a hoedown! The Shady Lady and Bodriggy Brewing Co will be throwin' a hootenany on Johnston St with live country music, cheap tins, pickle backs, and backyard games. Yeehaw!
Meat the Pitmaster, Brewer and Farmer
Red Gum BBQ
Join Martin Goffin of Red Gum BBQ, Head Brewer from Dainton Brewery and low and slow meat expert Adam North for insights and tastes into the perfect pairing of ethical, quality meat and craft beer.
Beers for Queers
The Fox Hotel
Dance into GBW with rad beers and fellow queers. Put on your favourite sequins and party boots, kick up your heels and wake up your taste buds with specially brewed beers.
Paddles for beers and dogs! Match the beer to the gourmet mini dogs cooked up by the boys from Smokestack Lightning Texas Barbecue! Our four taps will be flowing with delicious beer from Moon Dog for a brew tap takeover and DJ's spinning tunes till late.
Westgarth Beer Launch
Low Key Bar
For the first time, Low Key will be releasing its very own beer dedicated to their humble home of Westgarth. In collaboration with Bodriggy Brewing Co, Westgarth Brew will be making itself at home on the 17th of May.
Insane in the Yeast Strain
Tallboy and Moose
Discover the definitive role different yeast strains play in beer flavour profiles and discover your favourite yeast strain. This unique FREE event is a collaboration between Bluestone Yeast, Tallboy and Moose and the Merri Mashers.
Moon Dog Rooftop Tap Takeover
Johnny's Green Room
Rooftop beers anyone? Join us for an all inclusive experience on the King & Godfree Rooftop to explore the best of Moon Dog. Six taps including your favourite specialities, a tinnie bar and bbq bar menu. Delish!
Mornington's Stout Stash
Mornington Peninsula Brewery
We've scoured the cellar, found the secret brewer's stash and want to share it with you. Enjoy an intimate night of Imperial Stout appreciation with tastings of four vintages of Mornington Imperial Stout AND Old Pumping Station, plus plenty more.
GBW Annual Scavenger Hunt
The Fox Hotel
GBW Scavenger Hunt is getting so big we have to start at 2pm on a Saturday. Get your team together for an afternoon of figuring out clues, finding random things, drinking great beer and thinking outside of the box. It'll be the funnest one yet.
WOODIES BOGAN TINNY PARTY
The Woodlands Hotel
It's bogan tinny party time! Do you like kicking back and enjoying live music, a snag sizzle, eskys full of craft beer tins and backyard beer games? Then Team Woodies has you sorted for the arvo with tins, tunes & prizes galore!
Beer and BBQ at the beach
Bells Beach Brewing
Come and visit our awesome new brewery on the Surf Coast for a cracking afternoon of our freshest brews, the best slow cooked American BBQ around, live music and some surf related fun.
Wayward Brewing Co. Sour & Barrel Aged Six tap showcase
Your favourite local, The Fitzroy Pinny and Wayward Brewing Co team up to bring a day of sour, tart, funk and barrel aged goodness, a matched sea food menu and live bands to Fitzroy North.
Green Man's Army v Burnley Brigade Results Party
Green Man's Arms
Burnley Brewing and Green Man's Arms have put their blossoming love to the test with a brew off. The opening party at Burnley Brewing on May 11, will be your first chance to taste and then we will celebrate with a party at the Green Man's Arms on 18th of May.
Pink Boots Breakfast Social
Join Pink Boots Society and other women in the beer industry for an easy going morning beer. If you're heading to GABS, it's a great chance to squad up with a ready made crew, while you reBoot with food from Sparrow's Philly Cheesesteaks.
Bodriggy Sound System 002 – GBW edition
Bodriggy busts their new brewpub with a bang. Special guest DJs, five new froffs tapped for GBW and a Cantina menu all under the iron arches of an old mechanic's shop.
Miss Katie's Crab Shack
Bib up and get cracking at the Shack for a day of cold beers and crab!
Enjoy four courses of crab matched with beers from Two Birds, Boatrocker, 4 Pines and Kona.
Wear a white shirt at your own peril. Miss Katie encourages mess making.
Brewer's Breakfast and Brew Day
The Mallow Hotel
The Mallow and House of Malt present a brew day with Peter Aldred from the Federation University Brewing Program. We'll start with a breakfast then take part in a brew day. Ideal for homebrewers and those wanting to learn.
Cask Off 2019
Six breweries, 12 casks, Holgate’s 20th birthday – what more reason to round out your Good Beer Week than a trip to the country?
GABS Beer Cider & Food Fest
Royal Exhibition Building
With up to 180 unique Festival Beers & Ciders, as well as Australia and New Zealand’s best brewers, street food, circus and sideshow acts, roving bands, and even an indoor Ferris wheel, it’s Disneyland for beer lovers.
Party times at The Mill Brewery!
The Mill Brewery
Good Beer Week is always a hugely celebrated event at The Mill, and this year will be no different! We will focus on games, music and all round amazing times! Ping pong tournaments, trivia nights, live DJs, all accompanied by great beer.
Brouhaha - Brewpub Exchange
Tallboy and Moose
Award winning Brouhaha Brewery (Sunshine Coast, QLD) is setting up shop at Tallboy & Moose for Good Beer Week. Drop in as we tap up a selection of their finest beers and some collaborative project beers we've been working on.
PINT OF ORIGIN - MELBOURNE
Melbourne has the best and most diverse brewing scene in Australia and here at the Terminus we're damn proud of it. Join us as we celebrate, drink & showcase all the best Beers & breweries Melbourne has to offer.
PINT OF ORIGIN - USA
Once again, we are the hub for USA and in true Carwyn (and American!) style, we're going completely over the top! Expect 100+ (more likely 150+!) beers never before poured in Aus, with daily events. Five Points Deli are back from the dead for a week-long NY style food pop-up in the beer garden!
PINT OF ORIGIN - SCANDINAVIA
We are hosting Pint of Origin Scandinavia across all 20 taps for one week. We will be airfreighting and pouring fresh and limited edition kegs from the likes of Lervig, Cervisiam, O/O, Warpigs, Mikkeller, To øl, Omnipollo, Amager and much more.
PINT OF ORIGIN - NEW ZEALAND
The Catfish has always welcomed our friends from across the ditch. This year, it is our pleasure to be New Zealand’s West Island as Pint of Origin. Old NZ classics and new friends to make.
PINT OF ORIGIN - TASMANIA
For the second year running, award winning pub, The Lincoln, will be home to Tasmania for Pint of Origin 2019. Join us to learn why it's a state with one of the most exciting craft beer scenes in Australia.
PINT OF ORIGIN - SYDNEY
For eight consecutive years we have been the honoured venue for PoO Sydney. We'll turn over all our taps, host our famous brewers beergustation dinner & hold other unique events to highlight as many of the craft brewers of Greater Sydney as possible.
PINT OF ORIGIN - TERRITORIES
Miss Moses is stoked to present the very first 'Australian Territories Pint of Origin'. We'll be pouring the very best from the ACT and NT including rare favourites and breweries making their Victorian debut.
PINT OF ORIGIN- REGIONAL NSW
The Dan O'Connell Hotel
The Dan O’Connell is proud to present its first Pint of Origin. Regional NSW has been producing some fantastic beers recently and it's our pleasure to showcase them here. Meet the brewers, drink their beer, find out what NSW craft beer is all about!
Bodriggy Cantina Limited Series
Bodriggy's brand new Cantina is flexing its first GBW muscle with a five dish menu paired with fresh froffs all week long.
Cheese & Beer Pairing
Milk the Cow Carlton
We're back for another year of this sell out series! Our cheesemongers invite brewers and beer experts from some of our favourite brands to join us for an artisan cheese and beer pairing, presented in a guided flight and packed with knowledge.
Bia & Birds
Discover new flavours and explore Vietnamese cuisine with Melbourne's own Two Birds Brewing. Enjoy a delectable Vietnamese feast all paired with Two Birds beers at a Footscray favourite - Sapa Hills!
Stone & Wood Vegetarian Degustation
Henry Sugar teams up with Stone & Wood to present a beer-centric vegetarian degustation hosted by head brewer Caolan Vaughan. Taste through limited releases with delicious plant-based pairings reflecting brew processes and flavour profiles.
Hop, Skip and Quack in the Brewery
Tooborac Hotel & Brewery
Join us in the brewery for a four course game-inspired menu matched with some of our very own handcrafted beers, including one specially brewed for the event.
Six of the Best
Clifton Hill Brewpub
Join the brewer and head chef of Clifton Hill Brewpub for a six course degustation dinner from our award winning kitchen, paired with six hand crafted beers from our brewery.
Northern Git's Best of British
Northern Git's BREXIT Dinner Beer Revolution Ends Xenophobic Ignominious Tyranny. Join chef Michael Slade and his team as they prepare a six course british feast with matched beers from prominent British breweries.
WELCOME TO THE WOODS: The Best of Oregon Craft Beergustation
The Woodlands Hotel
Get immersed in a six course feast featuring the best of craft beer from Oregon, USA. Head Chef Paul Kasten will be matching six courses with six handpicked brews from breweries such as Breakside, Upright, Block15 & many more!
KONA Brewing Hawaiian BBQ Luau
Le Bon Ton
Celebrate a tropical Hawaiian Luau BBQ with Kona Brewery at Le Bon Ton. It's a four course feast matched with six special Kona brews. Expect a fire scorched menu of tropical flavours paired with music, beer and good times.
Where the Wild Things Char IV: Worship at the Altar of Smoke
Beer by Fixation Brewing, whiskey by Michter's and barbecue by Bluebonnet, paired to be greater than the sum of its parts. It's shaping up to be one hell of a party.
Wild at Rupert on Rupert
Rupert on Rupert
Rupert on Rupert and La Sirène Brewing celebrate the third 'Wild on Wild’. Exploring all things wild in brewing and cooking, expect a memorable night of smoke, fire, spontaneous fermentation and sensory exploration.
Nose To Tail Dinner
Three course beer and food matching with beers from Wolf of the Willows - including Imperial JSP aged in Lark Distillery whisky barrels. Dishes will be produced using meat from a single pig fed on spent brewers grain from Wolf of the Willows.
BINDASS! (cool, excellent). The Rochey & Bodriggy Brewing Co. present BINDAAS! A five course degustation dinner with matching beers, including our first ever collaboration beer, a South Indian inspired sour. Get your first taste here, it’ll be BINDAAS!
Hop Nation X Builders Arms: Collab, Rotisserie and Trivia
Builders Arms Hotel
Beer trivia plus a generous four course menu featuring beef short rib slow cooked in beer and smoked over the courtyard rotisserie along with accompanying Hop Nation brews including the exclusive launch of a collab beer!
4 Cheeses, 4 Pizzas, 4 Pines @ 400 Gradi
400 Gradi Brunswick
Pizza and Beer? Cheese and Beer... why not both? Come and feast on four specially designed Neapolitan Pizzas, each with its own bespoke cheese from Milk The Cow, matched with beers from the 4 Pines range.
Fixation presents Weird Place Fest 2
Rock'n'roll, sticky carpet and good beer all day! We proudly bring you a line up worthy of your hard-earned plus four fresh Fixie taps. Doors 2pm. P.S. Entry includes your first pot!
Bikes + Beers
Bridge Road Brewers are joining forces with the who’s who of Australia’s bike obsessed brewing crews in a mini festival of good beer, great times and most importantly, bikes. Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating that awesome invention, the bicycle.
Brunswick Beer Crawl
Inner North Brewing Co
Explore a rising new beer district in the back streets of Brunswick. Visit two breweries (Inner North Brewing, Foreigner Brewing) and three bars (Biff Tannin's, Miss Moses and The Vic) in a bingo bar crawl combining good beer, education, and discovery.
Crochet Crafternoon with Crumbz at Watts River, Healesville
Watts River Brewing
Enjoy independent craft beer and learn crochet in Healesville! Take a guided class suitable for beginners in crochet. Included in the ticket price is a pint of Watts River, all yarn and equipment and a class by one of the skilled Crumbz team.
Farmhouse and Wild Fermentations
Future Mountain Brewing and Blending Tap room
Join owner/brewers Ian and Shane for an inside look at their new farmhouse inspired brewery. The intimate event will include a cheese pairing with a selection of their farmhouse and sour beer along with barrel sampling direct from the cellar.
Brewday at the 'Gate
Be a part of Australian beer history as we brew a one off beer for our 20th birthday. Join us on April 6th for a day on the tools at the Holgate Brewhouse, then it’s back to the ‘Gate in the evening of May 14th to tap up the first keg!
Garage Project & USA Friends #2
Our marquee event for the week returns!! Garage Project Founder Jos Ruffell presents GP rarities alongside beers from some of Garage Project's very best American friends. Get on this quickly, last year's event sold out early!
Beer by a Winemaker, Wine by a Brewer
Molly Rose Brewbar
Molly Rose, Bridge Road and Wildflower have each paired up with a winemaker to make a beer and a wine. Come and enjoy four delicious beers and wines matched with tasty food and a bit of light banter from some of the talented producers who will join us for the night.
Sensory training at The Foreigner Brewing Company
The Foreigner Brewing Company
The ability to identify individual faults and flavours is central to appreciating and brewing good beer. Using industry training kits, we'll be doing blind triangle tests of 12 different faults and flavours. Includes kits, snacks and un-dosed beer.
A collaboration brew day with Against the Grain, Louisville, Kentucky and Hawkers, Reservoir
Join us for the brewing of "Bo & Luke Down under"
Tallboy and Moose
Tallboy and Moose host Boatrocker, 3 Ravens and Brouhaha in a fruity explosion that will blow your mind! A diverse line-up of eight beers have been made using extreme amounts of fruit and all are included in the ticket price.
Melbourne v The World!
Four world class brew crews go head to head in a showdown with Melbourne's finest to decide just who makes the greatest beer! Who wins? You decide!
Jetty Road Brewery - Open Brew Day
Jetty Road Brewery
Get your hands dirty helping our head brewer, Blake, brew a beer. The venue is open for food and drinks along with special guests from around the Peninsula.
Beer V Pig
12 styles of beer 12 styles of cured meats. We go back to our roots and explore many and varied brews, from Brut IPA to Vanilla Stouts. Matched with a mountain of pig (jamon, truffle salami, capocollo amongst others) and housemade pickles. Stylin'.
Getting Blind With Crafty
The Dan O'Connell Hotel
The Crafty Pint is combining two of its favourite things – Pint of Origin and blind tastings – for an epic IPA face-off. Sample IPAs from all 16 #PoO19 venues & crown the inaugural Good Beer Week PoO Champ!
Craft & Co Presents: Tank Takeover
The Craft & Co
Screw a tap takeover; we're doing a Tank Takeover! Join us for a night of beer, food, music and fun. Try our house brews straight out of the fermenter, brite tank & keg, all while our kitchen dishes out burgers and beer food.