Spiegelau Craft Beer Tasting
Hophaus Bier Bar Grill
Spiegelau beer glasses showcase clarity and colour, intensify aroma, and improve the flavour of your beer. After sitting through a Spiegelau Beer Glass Tasting, you’ll never want to drink from the bottle again!
Humboldt County Showcase III
Dr Morse features special and limited releases from Anderson Valley brewery, Knee Deep brewery, Almanac Brewing and a barbie in Dr Morse’s beer garden. A Californian tap takeover not to miss.
Mismatch Tap Takeover
Come meet the brewers and enjoy some damn good South Australian beer as Mismatch Brewing take over our taps on Thursday night, as well as a free barbecue!
It's Time... For Canberra Beers
Vote above or the below the line for your favourite Canberra brewery beers. Candidates include BentSpoke Brewing Co, Pact Beer Co. and Capital Brewing Co. Meet the brewers, taste some politically topical snacks with tunes and good times.
Edge Vs Naparbier Tap Takeover
It's an international battle of brews at Tap831! This tap takeover will be putting it to the punters to see who is the best - Edge Brewing or Naparbier!
A Collaboration Celebration
Concrete Boots Bar
Celebrate the release of a 7-way collaboration karma tank brewed over a chat, to be enjoyed over a chat.
Meet all 7 brewers for a POWWOW on the day.
Moo Party At The Great Northern
Great Northern Hotel
The ultimate Moo Brew Party is coming to the Great Northern, complete with a few touches from Mona. Think Wall of Fire, cracking DJ and few surprises on the night.
Two Tall Boys Brewing
Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall
Ashur Hall (Stomping Ground) and Shaun Blissett (Wayward) learnt to brew together but this is their first collaboration since going their separate ways. Join two of Australia’s tallest brewers for a fun and intimate brewday experience.
Best Of British SpecTAPular
The Local Taphouse
Celebrate Old Blighty with a full English breakfast, 30 British beers from the likes of Fullers, Beavertown, Magic Rock, Wild Beer, Siren, Camden and Thornbridge, cask ales on hand pumps and a proper British pub menu.
Family Day at Thunder Road Brewery
Thunder Road Brewing Company
Up to 26 Thunder Road and guest beers including numerous medal winners and specialty beers will be available to enjoy, plus free tours, tastings and good times!
Viking Beer Vs Pig
Twelve Scandinavian beers, twelve cured meats. It's epic and it's back. We explore the creative brewing hub that is Scandinavia, pitting their skills against the best of Australian smallgood makers.
Sours, Soul & Seafood
Your Sunday session is sorted. Nine sour ales, nine seafood treats with sweet soul music. Running the gamut of sours from berliner weisse and gose to flanders red, gueuze and lambic.
Victoria Vs The World Showdown
A Victoria versus the rest of the world knockout, smackdown showdown. Including the heavy weights Brooklyn Brewery (US), Wild (UK), Liberty (NZ) and Oskar Blues (USA) going head to head with local beer heroes. You pick the winner!
12 Tap Combat With Feral, Gage Roads & Innate Brewers
Three of Western Australia's finest breweries are headlining this year's Tap Combat. Rockstar brewers will be bringing four beers each to go head to head. Brewer versus brewer. Style versus style. You decide who wins.
Smoky Sunday At The Clifton Hill Brewpub With Friends
Clifton Hill Brew Pub
Smoked meat and new beers. Two of lives simple pleasures. The Clifton Hill Brewpub loves this combination, so to celebrate we are launching three new beers. Be the first to try the good, the bad and the ugly.
Slowbeer & Friends - Exit Takeover
Exit and friends are taking over. A night of one-off kegs, hot wings, beer cupcakes, a world-first mystery beer release and an appearance from Dante, the vessel of hop goodness.
Good Heavens X Stone Brewing Tap Takeover
Good Heavens and Stone Brewing present a six tap takeover matched with canapés on the rooftop, including a meet and greet with Stone Brewing's Director of Brewing Operations, Joel Grosser.
Mismatch Brewing Tap Takeover + Brewers Talk
Passionately brewing since 2013, Mismatch travel west to unleash their wares in Melbourne. Talk to brewer Ewan Brewerton at 12:30pm on Thursday, and sample the entire range of beers, including some exclusive brews made especially for us.
Tooborac Brewery In Melbourne
Saint & Rogue
Meet the notorious Tooborac brewery owner James Carlin and his brew crew. Listen to James tell tall tales as you sample his favourite beers with matching bar snacks in our inner city gem.
Great Northern Hotel
Come share some of your favourite and some never before seen Balter beers with the gang in the beer garden for their GNH tap takeover. You could also win beer for a year!
The Stone & Wood Experience
Great Northern Hotel
Come down to the Great Northern Hotel for beers with the Stone & Wood crew, who will be launching their pilot batches for the first time in Victoria.
Abbey Collaby VII: The Hoedown
Moon Dog Brewery
The Abbey Collaby brewers are back for a rootin' tootin' hoedown filled with fun, frivolity, a spit roast and the launch of Abbey Collaby VII (oh, and a petting zoo) at the Moon Dog Brewery Bar and Ballroom Oasis!
Swell Brewing Co Tap Takeover
Harry & Frankie
McLaren Vale's Swell Brewing Co will make the trip from South Australia to take over the taps at Harry & Frankie Port Melbourne for one night only.
Heartattack And Hops
Heart Attack And Vine
Heartattack And Vine team up with Barrow Boys Brewery to bring the masses a night of great beers, cicchetti and good ol' fashioned beer banter with Barrow Boy, Dean Romeo.
He Said Beer, She Said Wine!
With craft beer being the (not so) new kid on the block many people believe beer is better suited to match with food! We'll let you be the judge, with four dishes paired with four wines and four beers.
Cobra Kai - Japanese Cuisine & Craft
The Dispensary Bar & Diner
Japan hits Dispensary Bendigo for a Japanese beer matching lunch, traditional Japanese cuisine matched to the best Japanese craft beer and whiskey.
*Please note the date of this event has changed from the print program.
Hop Nation Vs Brooklyn Brewery: The Roof Off!
Footscray's Hop Nation goes four rounds against Brooklyn Brewery. Come see an epic show down as one of the giants of craft brewing takes on an Aussie battler in a head to head blind tasting judged by you.
American Masterclass Series
Our intimate masterclass sessions are a rare opportunity to listen to brewery founders, brewers & industry leaders give an insight into these hugely successful breweries. Expect approximately eight beers to be served alongside cheese.
Monsters Of US Craft Parties
As the official Pint of Origin USA venue, we have secured the biggest names in US craft. Stone, Deschutes, Sierra Nevada & Oskar Blues will be filling our 20 taps, check our full listing for dates!
Little Creatures At Large
The Little Creatures team will be out in Melbourne spreading our love for hoppy beer. On Wednesday, we'll be at our fave local bars shouting a few rounds of Little Creatures Pale Ale and chatting about beer.
Stone Brewing Showcase
The Silverlake Social
A not-to-be-missed opportunity to meet a brewer from Stone Brewing, California! Three dedicated Stone taps to try, plus a collection on the bottle list. Full food menu available all night.
The Hong Kong Craft Revolution
The Vic Bar
8 of Hong Kong’s best breweries are shipping their kegs all the way to Melbourne. Located in a vibrant Asian community with the some of the trendiest and diverse set of places for food and drinks, Vic Bar will feature 16 styles to be rotated throughout the week! Your only chance to try Hong Kong’s best fresh on tap!! *Please note that the beers for this event have been delayed in customs. We will update the listing as soon as the beers are tapped.
USA Tap Takeover & Hot Dog Parma!
Victorian brewers get their stars & stripes on in a USA Tap Takeover - West Coast, New World, APA's & more... all matched with the Hot Dog Parma topped with Sloppy Joe sauce, mustard & fried onion!
Freddies Goes Stateside
Freddies lets Stone Brewing & Brooklyn Brewery take over the taps! We’ve been promised limited release and speciality kegs from both breweries that have never been seen in Australia! It’s the classic East vs West battle, who will triumph?
Founders American Tap Takeover!
The Park Hotel
Over the course of Good Beer Week, The Park will be bringing the best of American craft beers from Founders Brewery. It will be a complete American tap take over, tapping 11 exclusive beers never seen before in Australia.
Irish Craft Tap Takeover
The Fifth Province
We'll be pouring a selection of The Emerald Isle's finest boutique beers. This time we'll be bringing over kegs from 8 Degrees Brewing in County Cork, matching them with some creative and beer-infused Irish meals all week!
Stockade Blockade At Cookie
Cookie has invited the boys behind Stockade beer to live & party like honorary Melbournians for Good Beer Week, throwing down a rotation of 10 epic beers including a limited Thai inspired collab "Puppet Master IPA".
Good Beer - No Borders, No Boundaries
Great Northern Hotel
We're taking it back to basics at the GNH this year. No gimmicks, no restrictions - just the best of the best from our favourite local and international breweries.
Bavarian Pure Biers & Pork Knuckle
Direct from Bavaria and straight to our taps, try some of Bavaria's finest biers! Enjoy five tasters, then sit back with a 1L stein of your favourite pick, matched with our famous crispy pork knuckle.
Blackman's Taps And Tinnies Takeover
A week long Blackman's Tap Takeover at Heartbreaker, plus the launch of an exclusive Heartbreaker / Blackman's collaborative brew! There'll be tinny specials, Meet the Brewer sessions and more beer-fuelled fun with Blackman's & Heartbreaker all week long.
STKBB & Boatrocker Risk It For The Brisket
St Kilda Burger Bar (STKBB)
STKBB and Boatrocker have teamed up, creating The Wilson, a melt-in-your-mouth chilli and chocolate braised brisket burger taste sensation paired with the freshly launched Boatrocker Stout.
The Big Bad Wolf At Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel has teamed up with Melbourne’s Wolf of the Willows and Melbourne Hot Sauce to create the Big Bad Wolf steak sandwich. Paired with Wolf of the Willows Saison, it will have you craving seconds.
Pilgrim is zooming in on Victoria. Sample four different styles from the four corners of our state. Why not do a 180 and get a meat or cheese platter for the full experience!
California Cruisin' With Firestone Walker & Saint Archer
Young & Jackson
Two of the best craft breweries in California, Firestone Walker and Saint Archer, on tap for the first time in Australia. Famous flagship beers and rare specialties all week.
THE BEER HAS ARRIVED AND IS TASTING DELICIOUS!
Eat. Talk. Beer.
Come join the team at Abacus for paired beers with food such as chocolate stout with beer coated smoked ribs all week. Live music, beer paddles and talks from one of the first craft brewers in Australia.
Brooklyn Brewery Hits Beer and Burger Bar
The Beer and Burger Bar
Brooklyn takes over four taps to accompany American style burgers and dogs only available during Good Beer Week. Pair your burger or dog with Brooklyn Lager, East IPA, American Pale or Summer Ale, all for only $25.
GBW Presents: Oregon Hub
Throughout Good Beer Week, The Catfish will serve up events offering you the chance to meet our Portland mates, and a tap takeover Melbourne's never seen before, including beers from Breakside Brewery, Commons Brewery, Upright Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, Gigantic Brewing and Baerlic Brewing Co.
Slice Of Beer Heaven
Lazerpig Pizza Parlour
Gage Roads is pairing up with Collingwood’s legendary Lazerpig Pizza Parlour to create four unique Good Beer Week pizzas. Each pizza will be inspired by one of four Gage Roads beers pouring.
An Evening With Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman
Le Bon Ton
An exclusive night with Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada, on his first ever trip to our shores. Le Bon Ton cooks up a feast of American BBQ favourites while Sierra Nevada introduce four very special brews.
Fury and Son Brewery Tour And A Feast
Up In Smoke
Start your afternoon at Fury and Son with beers and a guided tour of their amazing brewery in Keilor Park. Then hop on a bus and head over to Up In Smoke for a feast of epic proportions! Check listing for bus arrangements.
Melbourne Loves La Sirène
Sun Moth Canteen & Bar
Kick off the festival with a La Sirène party and six special La Sirène beers on tap. Free La Sirène pot on arrival. Delectable nibbles. We’ll probably make the La Sirène team pour the beers too!
Ale Stars - Special Oskar Blues Edition
The Local Taphouse
The Local Taphouse's special Good Beer Week 'Ale Star' session hosts Tim Matthews, Director of Brewing Operations at the pioneering American brewery Oskar Blues. Be prepared to be entertained as we sample this brewery's world renowned creations.
Brewers & Chewers
The Local Taphouse
A Good Beer Week institution, this famously fun dinner party features leading brewers from Yeastie Boys (NZ), Wild Beer (UK), Naparbier (Spain), Fullers (UK), Deschutes (US), Blackman’s Brewery (VIC) and Akasha (NSW).
The Public Brewery And The Fantastic Four
The Public Brewery
The Public Brewery faces off against four Victorian brewers in a five-way brewing shootout. Come sample and compare each of the five beers in a blind tasting before casting your vote to decide the 2017 winner.
All You Can Meat At Riverland
All you can eat barbecued meats & veg washed down with Big Shed and West City craft beers on the banks of the Yarra. Chat with the people behind the beer in one of Melbourne's most picturesque locations.
Mikkeller - Break The Rules Tasting
Challenge your beer-trained taste buds at our Mikkeller tasting designed to break the rules. Includes four Mikkeller beers, authentic Danish street food, such as hotdogs, smørrebrød, fish n’ chips and our beer lover's goodie bag.
The Ultimate Melbourne Brew Tour Party
Visit Kaiju! & Exit, Dainton Family Brewing, Bad Shepherd and the Boatrocker Barrel Room. You’ll then be dropped at the Terminus Hotel along with the brewers to party on into the night. PLEASE NOTE FED SQUARE BUS HAS SOLD OUT. TICKETS ARE FOR CHELTENHAM (BAD SHEPHERD) BUS ONLY.
NZ Brewer Speed Dating
Foresters Pub & Dining
Chat with some of New Zealand’s best brewers, hear their story and drink their beer, then every 15 minutes you get up and move to the next brewer. Enjoy every moment of this unique and intimate experience.
Beer Styles Of The World Tasting Masterclass
Join the hunt for the best beer styles from across the globe. Explore beers through the ages, and discover the history of classics and the modern cult favourites they inspired. Paired with canapés from The Vines Cafe.
Game Sausages And Grain Beer
Belgian triple chocolate stout and venison, chestnut and stout sausage making: an intensive four hour course. We'll delve into low temperature brewing with liquid yeasts and make some very fine venison and chocolate stout snags!
Beers Of The World Food Pairing Night
Four course food and beer pairing night featuring 4 different styles of beer from four different countries with matched food. This will also be the launch night of a new Blackman's single batch!
Moon Dog At Prince Alfred - A Little Bit Of Northside On The Bayside
Duke Street Abbotsford and Bay Street Port Melbourne seem worlds apart in beer terms. The good folk from Abbotsford's Moon Dog are happy to share their intel with Prince Alfred locals with a four course menu and six Moon Dog brews.
A Taste Of Stone
Le Bon Ton
Stone Brewing's Director of Brewing Operations Joel Grosser is coming to Melbourne and bringing some special releases to taste alongside a light supper provided by the Le Bon Ton chefs.
Burley Griffin's Revenge - BentSpoke Takeover In Ivanhoe
Barr'd Wine and Tapas Bar
Canberra, designed by former Ivanhoe resident Walter Burley Griffin and from time to time unflatteringly labelled, is unleashing its finest bent beers on sleepy Ivanhoe. Experience the weird and wonderful brews from BentSpoke brewer Richard Watkins’ brewpub laboratory.