Good Beer Week Opening Night is a celebration of everyone’s favourite week and we have you sorted for beers and tunes. Major Bummer and Friends will bring Britpop bangers.
Join us and “Hangi with the Brews”. Kiwi craft beers from Panhead, Garage Project and kai served up from the Hangi Boys. Add in some choice tunes, a brewer Q&A and you’ve got yourself a sweet as afternoon!
Chef Nick Bennett recruited some mates to cook dishes to be served with their favourite beers. Beers from Stomping Ground, Pirate Life, Mountain Goat and Wolf of the Willows. Triple R radio host, Cam Smith, will host and chat to each chef to learn about the dishes.
The Terminus is putting on an interactive dinner showcasing our dry-aged meat and cheese, paired with some of Melbourne most exciting breweries.
Colonial Brewing Co. introduces ‘Draught Punk Beer Festival’. A party of bloody good beer and great music. We’ll have limited run and unreleased brews, and electronic duo, Discovery, traversing through Daft Punk’s discography in a 2-hour live show.
Do you love your Nitro beers? Extra foamy and full of flavour, you'll sample five Brunswick-brewed nitro beers (including a Ben & Jerry's flavour!), plus chat with the brewer and enjoy a guided brewery tour.
Join us at South East Beer to celebrate indie breweries found only in our neck of the woods. Featuring 12+ South East breweries, 80+ beers, food trucks, live music, kids entertainment, games & prizes. A great day out with two sessions to choose from.
Since a real Euro Beer Trip is off the cards for 2021, we’re hosting one. Join us and taste some of our favourite European beers, relive our Euro trips from back in the day and launch a Blackman’s German Pils single keg for the night.
Sailors Grave come aboard with eight taps for a fabulous afternoon of mini-games and shenanigans, culminating in the Sailor's Grave Regatta: a remote controlled boat race with plenty of beer to be won. Fun and free. Yarrrr!
What happens when Bakery Hill, Hop Nation, Otter's and a few barrels combine? Let's find out! Come in to Otter's for a day filled with beer, whisky, cheese and a whole lot of fun and surprises.
Melbourne's biggest homebrew party is back. A stack of homebrewing systems, a group of great craft brewers, Hendo, the Tinny Bar, the food truck. It’s all back! Plus: sideshow brew briefings. Ticket includes entry, a tin of craft beer and a glass.
Brewing Bad takes 12 mild-mannered civilians and dumps them headfirst into the world of brewing. Join our brew crew and get hands-on in everything from conception & brewing to design & packaging, then get to party at South East Beer afterwards!
Woods Of The North turns five! We'll have three brewers, three cocktail bars, three barrel-aged beers, three cocktail beers, three beer cocktails, three boilermakers PLUS oak drenched picklebacks, pickles, fried cheese, barbecue and live music.
The Corner Hotel and Mountain Goat Beer are teaming up to present: Vegan Good Times! Vegan beer and food pairings, games and music will fill the Corner Hotel rooftop on Sunday May 16th. Tickets include food, drinks and fun.
The Brunswick Beer Crawl is back! More prizes, more beer and more bingo action. Explore a rising new beer district in the back streets of Brunswick. Visit breweries and bars in a bingo bar crawl combining good beer, education and discovery.
After a huge event at GBW 2019, Panhead is back at Kustom Kommune to present another high octane Sunday Sesh! See the crew fully Kustomise a bike while trying rare and stock Panhead beers. A DJ will be rocking out the tunes and the BBQ will be firing.
Put your old clothes on; this is going to get messy. Yep, we're putting the craft into craft beer with KAIJU! Kraft. Make your own custom KAIJU! t-shirt, monster cookies, and create BEERrings (they're like earrings only better).
It's back! Leonards House of Love is hosting The Brooklyn Brewery House Party as part of Good Beer Week. The good people at Brooklyn will be taking over the taps and crackin' open some of their limited release brews. DJs and drink specials all day.
Beers and BBQ for a tasty Stray Sunday Session. Special release beers from KAIJU! Brewing and all of your KAIJU! favourites. Meat filled delights from the Stray Neighbour BBQ. Our house DJ spinning the tunes, games, prizes and much much more.
Uncover the secrets of traditional Czech Pilsner with the Foreigner brewers. We'll cover production, home-brewing equipment, decoction mashing, and fermentation control. Includes beer fault analysis and generous tastings of Pilsners and wort.
Budding brewer? Brewniversity is a great place to start. Head brewer from Stomping Ground, Ashur Hall, will talk you through how to brew one of his creations on your very own home brew kit, supplied by our friends at Grain & Grape.
An afternoon of truly incredible proportions, as the good folk at STARWARD Distillery in Port Melbourne play host to the Boatrocker crew. Think great Boatrocker beers and awesome STARWARD whisky.
Independent South Australian brewers Mismatch Brewing Company are joining forces with sustainability and Collingwood community legends Paradise Alley to bring you a beer tasting with impact. Zero waste water. Pure solar energy. Award winning brews.
Come and join us for a Sunday sesh down at Temple brewing for a beergarden barbecue with a South American twist and new release beers on tap
Join us in our quest to find Blackman’s first Australian/International Ping Pong Champion. Come on down to our Geelong Brewery for a day of fierce ping pong and beers.
Tennis whites and headbands essential
This showcase will explore the progressive diversity of Oregon’s beer industry with a reputation for being one of the beer Mecca's of the USA. There will be a set dinner and a range of Oregon whiskey pairings on offer for a full immersive experience.
Don your colours. It's North vs West when Hop Nation take on Bodriggy for an epic showdown at the Abbotsford brewpub. Hop Nation and Bodriggy collaborative brew released on the day. Vote for your preferred froffs. Plus live music and games all night.
Moon Dog, 3 Ravens, Tallboy and Moose and Future Mountain (dream) team up for the ultimate north neighbourhood collab: Prest Club. Join us at Tallboy and Moose for a bottle poppin’ party and our magnum (1.5L bottle) limited bottling launch.
Stone & Wood founder, and beer legend, Brad Rogers, joins forces with Pope Joan to bring you a summer barbecue themed feast. Join us for a communal feast, drink some beers, and lap up the delicious spread.
Back for 2021: brewers and winemakers crossing fermentation boundaries. Six drinks served on the night which could be beer by winemakers or wine by brewers, or something in the middle. Beverages paired with delicious dinner and great conversation.
This special good beer week edition of our weekly Booze School events, will dive in depth to the weird and wonderful world of wild beer.
Featuring beer from Wildflower Brewing and Blending, Garage Project's Wild Workshop and Brasserie Cantillon.
Step Into The ’Wood with us and explore the barrel-aged and refined beer crafted at our Collingwood brewery. Drink the 2020-21 series with our Head Brewer; learn about the techniques which enhance the complexity and intricacies of this premium range
Professor Pilsner shares his expertise on the history of pilsners at our must-attend tasting talk for pils lovers. Soak up his knowledge whilst tasting his fave pilsners alongside our exclusive Prof Pils x Bad Shepherd beer, launching on the night.
A seasonal feast cooked by Matt Binney of Heartswood dining, hosted with The Crafty Pint. Wildflower, Molly Rose, and Boatrocker will be providing limited-release beers paired with each course, and a selection of wines from Blackhearts & Sparrows.
Bridge Road to Mumbai dinner at Horn Please will take you through our best entrees, curries and desserts along with a variety of Bridge Road beers.
Join us for a one-off night of unique collaboration beers between Temple Brewing Co and Oriental Teahouse. Using our unique teas we'll be creating some amazing beers, to be enjoyed with a five-course dinner from our kitchen.
Join Bonehead Brewing for a sweet-as degustation in collaboration with some of our favourite Melbourne dessert businesses. We'll be pairing specially brewed beers with curated after-dinner treats.
Following on the success of a series of sell out events, Chin Chin and Moon Dog are joining forces to bring you a feast like no other.
Ahoy mateys! We're throwing a dessert beer pirate party at Moon Dog World. Come down, collect your treasure map and find delicious and experimental dessert beers hidden in our nooks and crannies. Expect sour beer slushies, beer spiders and more.
Love Beer and Pool? So do we! Come along and show us your pub skills. Knock off the BentSpoke team at pool and win some great beer and gear.
Fancy your skills as a homebrewer? Submit a hop-driven beer for judging by Bar Josephine and Akasha, and we'll fly the winner to Sydney to brew their beer at our brewery. To the victor goes eternal glory, plus their beer on a guest tap at Bar Jo!
This Westside Aleworks Brewery/El Jolgorio Mezcal showcase will explore the progressive diversity of Westside’s beers from Melbourne and how they pair with one of Oaxaca Mexico's most highly regarded and awarded producers of Mezcal.
Join us for the GBW edition of Australia's most popular beer appreciation night, Ale Stars.
This year we will be hosting the man that created Australia's most successful craft beer of the past decade, the legendary Brad Rogers from Stone & Wood Brewing Co.
Join a bunch of Kiwis, and honorary Kiws, for a live podcast hosted by the crew at Ale of a Time. Free entry and good Kiwi beers with good Kiwi brewers. If you miss it, you're an egg.
East Coast vs West Coast. Hazy vs bright. One of beer’s hottest debates will unfold at the Incubator featuring six of Australia’s top IPA brewers and their beers, with Bluebonnet BBQ food to match!
An amazing five course dinner paired with five of our favourite beers! Showcasing why food and beer are a match made in heaven.
Join multi award-winning craft beer venue Boilermaker House as the team joins forces with the innovative team behind Future Mountain Brewing and Blending for a beer and cheese matched tasting like no other.
Stomping Ground Brewing is teaming up with Hardimans Hotel for night of awesome beers matched with delicious food.
Now in its seventh year, this ultimate beer and food pairing event once again teams Rob Kabboord and all his culinary skills, with the finest Boatrocker beers and spirits. Showcasing a menu designed specifically for the event.
For our fourth annual Fixation dinner we wanted to spice up the menu this year with pan-asian inspiration to get your mouth watering! IPA focused spread with your last course served on Good Heavens Rooftop.
Chef, Julian Hills of Navi—and now, West Footscray's Zymurgy—joins forces with the crew from Hop Nation to create a four-course menu paired with delicious beers, including a special release sour.
Thinking of starting a brewery? This event is for you! Learn from a brewer who built a brewery business from scratch, and from Grain and Grape, who have supplied brewing systems for 40+ commercial breweries. Includes a pint and finger food.
The second official Counter Culture launch party is taking over the Great Northern Hotel. Counter Culture is the experimental project from the team behind Stone & Wood, that creates adventurous, playful and unique styles.
Join BentSpoke and Yakima Chief Hops TM as they launch the first ever EXP collab series in Australia. BentSpoke and YCH have selected experimental hop varieties to create a not to be missed beer that will launch exclusively at Good Beer Week.
Ten years on and still going strong, it’s the dinner described by Broadsheet as "one of GBW's most consistently popular events".
Join us, the team at Wolf of the Willows and Akasha for a head to head beergustation. Four courses, eight beers, each matched with a speciality beer chosen by each brewer. You decide who reigns supreme.
Come join the team at Westside Ale Works with a special appearance from the guys behind Melbourne Moonshine and The Gospel Whiskey, for a night of beer, booze, and barrels!
Join 3 Ravens Brewmaster Brendan O'Sullivan for the ultimate plant-based beergustation. We'll be celebrating beer and food built around plant-based values, sustainability and responsible industry practices.
Beer and cheese - a match made in heaven. Let two experts guide you through five amazing pairings.
It's all about the carboHYDRATION at this sharing-style degustation dinner with cheeky Italian diner Marameo and Colonial Brewing Co. Pasta and beer, what's not to love? Go on, join us for a cheeky one.
This Brooklyn Brewery showcase will explore the experimental program at Brooklyn Brewery from New York, with a chance to explore different ingredients, styles, and processes challenging the conventions of beer
Our incredible new Head Brewer, Gab Porto, will take you on a journey through a tasting and education of our core range, and a special seasonal in this exclusive look into our beer evolution.
Untamed, unruly and down right wild. Join us at Boilermaker House as we partner with the epic crew from Feral Brewing for this 'heavy' tasting of all things brew and brawn.
The party that started it all. It predates Good Beer Week, and is where we all head after the AIBA Awards to let our hair down, loosen our ties and say cheers to the winners of one of the largest beer awards in the world.
For the past six years, Cryer Malt and The Crafty Pint have joined forces to deliver a series of Brewery Startup Panels at major events across Australia. As we have ridden the rollercoaster of the last 12 months, it appears that reliable advice on how to overcome the challenges which face brewery startups today is now more important than ever.
Where The Wild Things Char will showcase ethically harvested, free range, 100% antibiotic and hormone free wild boar, goat, venison and wallaby from Discovered Wildfood. Plus limited release beers from Fixation Brewing Co.
The Brewers Lunch is a quarterly informal professional networking event and includes a brewery showcasing eight of their beers (Your Mates Brewing Co), a three course meal, comedy by a comedian, all while raising money for a charity!
Tallboy & Moose team up with the Merri Mashers, Yakima Chief Hops™, and Cryer Malt to put on an IPA hop race. Six brewers have taken the same base IPA and hopped the crap out of it with unique hop varieties and hop products. Tasting is FREE!
Two of our favourite Aussie brewers, Uraidla and Bridge Road, are coming down from the mountains. Join the brewers for an exclusive tasting masterclass, followed by a tap showcase, including the launch of our cracking limited release collab beer.
The Pint of Origin Blind Tasting Championship is back after its sell-out debut in 2019. Join us for education, enlightenment and entertainment in equal measure as we crown a new IPA champion of the world.
What’s the secret to out-of-this-world beer and barbecue? Answer: it’s art and science. Red Gum BBQ’s Martin Goffin, and Wolf of the Willows founder Scotty McKinnon, talk barbecue and beer. This event will be hands (and taste buds) on.
Gluten intolerance but love beer? We've got you covered. Eight beers matched to eight dishes, all gluten free and expertly matched by Nic our brilliant and innovative chef.
Twelve of our finest beers on tap. A beach for the kids (and bigger kids), surfing on the big screen, beats from the Coastal Sounds DJs and the best burgers available in Victoria (if not Australia). It will be a cracking beach party!
Five local, independent, craft breweries will come together for a celebration of local craft beer. Hosted at Cockies Brewery, with guests Blackman's Brewery, 38th Parallel Brewing, Valhalla Brewing, and Bells Beach Brewing.
Icons of the West, Sun Theatre and Two Birds Brewing have joined up for a relaxed GBW event with beers, strong women, and Thelma and Louise.
It's back again for the eighth consecutive year, and the ultimate way to unwind at the end of a long week. Let Australia's barrel pioneers help you chill with incredible food, beers, spirits and some pretty awesome company.
Want to win your very own Fixation fixed gear bike? A fully decked out Fixy Fixie! Challenge your mates for prizes and sweat off your GBW 2021. Tour de Fix all right within the incubator brewery walls. Tacos by La Tortilleria for the day 1pm-6pm
Recognised as one of the world’s best beer festivals, GABS celebrates 10 years in Melbourne with more than 100 unique Festival Beers and Ciders (including some old faves), street food and entertainment. Disneyland for beer lovers.
Hop Nation take over the taps at Saving Grace, including a one-off beer brewed for us. Burger Boys will be in the kitchen slinging burgers, fried chicken and vegan friendly options.
This year we are keeping it local with a venue takeover by our buddies at Bad Shepherd Brewing (Cheltenham). Join us in bringing you some truly mouth watering and unique brews, some of which have never left the brewery.
Good Heavens and Modus Operandi Brewing Co. partner up for the whole week to create Modus'’ 'home away from home/ for GBW2021. Tastings, exclusive brews, meet the brewers, and more at our rooftop beer hub.
A weeklong showcase of the finest beers coming out of the Sunshine State. This proud state’s craft beer scene is booming and we’ll have the best of the best on tap all week. Look out for two epic tap takeovers, mini-showcases and much more.
Footscray’s Mr West joins the Pint of Origin lineup for the third consecutive year to show off the best brews from Canada. We’ll have heaps of different kegs of Canada’s finest, all cold shipped and cold stored, direct from the Great White North.
Aotearoa is back at its home over the ditch. The Catfish welcomes back old friends and makes new ones as we present NZ2021. Featuring visiting brewers, collab beers, live events, and Pint of Origin exclusives.
The home of Melbourne beer for GBW 2021! We’ll be doing meet the brewer events, beat the brewers, collaboration beers, a Melbourne vs The World showdown and one of the greatest Melbourne tap takeovers ever.
We'll turn over all of our of taps, with great food available everyday from 12pm, plenty of live music, and we'll be throwing a week-long party to celebrate all of the best breweries from Sydney.
Back again to celebrate the best of South Australia’s beer scene. 18 taps showcasing all styles to cater for all tastes. Events held throughout the week, including meet the brewers and daily food and drink specials.
The Woodlands gets back to its roots and brings Pint of Origin to Coburg. We’ll turn over our taps to the best beers from regional NSW, along with unique events to shine a light on the state’s awesome breweries and brews.
Carwyn is back as the official destination for arguably the greatest beer country on earth: ’MERICA! Killer events nearly every day of GBW and we will pour an ungodly amount of kegs over the week, most of which have never been poured in Australia.
The Cherry Tree Hotel cordially invites you to its fifth Pint of Origin adventure where regional Victoria has claimed our taps once more. From mountain-tops to coastal-towns, we bring you 50 kegs of regional gold brews.
Miss Moses is stoked to present the Australian Territories Pint of Origin this Good Beer Week. We’ll pour nothing but the very best from the Northern Territory and the ACT, including rare favourites alongside breweries making their Victorian debut.
Weeklong showcase of the finest breweries from one of Australia’s proudest beer states: Western Australia. There will be tap takeovers, mid-week brewery mini-showcases, food specials and more.
One night only intimate food and beer matching dinner. Featuring nose-to-tail cooking using Hollyburton Farm pork fed with spent brewers grain. On the night we will be tapping aged kegs of the 2019 and 2020 Lark Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial JSP.
This Good Beer Week, Melbourne institution Flower Drum and Wellington brewery Garage Project are working together to bring you an unforgettable banquet with a selection of GP beers and favourite dishes from over 40 years of service.
Join us for an evening of Southern cuisine, matched with Sierra Nevada beers. There will be beer-based cocktails on offer as you experience the ultimate American flavour.
Join us for a Viking feast like no other as Mjølner teams up with the epic Moo Brew. We take over the city streets Viking Style with whole beast cooking and a pop up Moo brew bar. Gather your clan! Skål!
In the industry? Join our industry list