Don't Blame it on the Good Times
Beers, Bands and Burgers
Fury and Son Brewery
The team here at Fury and Son love a good time so we're teaming up with some awesome local talent and the team at Houston's Barbecue to host beers, bands and burgers in the brewery!
Bodriggy's Cosmic Microwave NEIPA Launch
Northcote's newest bar addition Low Key is set to host Bodriggy's 'Cosmic Microwave' NEIPA launch with a special live modular synth performance, nonetheless. Synth starts at 6pm!
From Johnston St to Oblivion II
The Rochey and Young Henrys rip Johnston St a new one. Last year's event was off the charts and this year we’re upping the ante with more games, more beer, more food, and more live music!
The Fox Hotel
Celebrate Prancing Pony's latest beer, Zeppelin's Nemesis, with some circus entertainment! A magician will take you into a world of improbabilities, while you may experience a rare appearance of our very own brewmaster Frank on a unicycle!
Family Day At Thunder Road
Thunder Road Brewing Company
Our ever popular open day is back on bigger and better than ever! Expect plenty of entertainment and activities, including a live brew, games, tours, kids entertainment and great eats!
Lawn Bowls In The Pub
The Royston Hotel
Join WA newcomers Nowhereman as they pour handles of quality beer and dig into their crusty leather bags to pull out their lawn bowls. Just turn up to enter the tourny, or come along for laughs & beers!
Trails And Ales
Bridge Road Brewers, the Ride Cycles and Concrete Boots invite you to celebrate the things we love most, mountain biking and craft beer! All mountain bike riders across Victoria are welcome to come along for a fun ride!
Cambrian Hotel Good Beer Festival 2.0
Join the gang at one of regional Australia's most renowned and enduring craft beer venues as we pay homage to the ever-increasing catalogue of breweries settling themselves in central Victoria.
Kaiju's Ultimate Mario Kart Challenge
LOOP Project Space & Bar
KAIJU! versus you! Join us for the ultimate Mario Kart challenge! Free KAIJU! beer on arrival, drinks specials throughout the event and a free BBQ on our rooftop.
The Fox Hotel
The Fox taps are taken over by the best female brewers in Australia and our stage, by the most talented female musos around. As well as the latest Pink Boots brew and meet the brewers.
Backyard Barbie Bonanza
We're bringing the fun back and throwing a good old fashioned BBQ! Think tinnie lucky dip bar, bocce, more snags than St Kilda pier, an exclusive Dingo's/Moon Dog single keg collab and a bunch of prizes!
Burnley Brewing Beer Decathlon
Following a day in the life of a Burnley Brewer, teams of 4-6 will compete in ten rounds of beer-related challenges for a $500 tab to become Burnley’s Ultimate Brewers!
Bowling With Brewers
Flemington & Kensington Bowling Club
Bowl and chat with some of the best brewers from Australia and NZ at this family-friendly event. Includes free bowls, a burger and your choice of two beers or ciders from the featured brewers. Vegetarian options available.
Good Heavens Tap Take Over
Two Birds and Wolf of the Willows battle it out at Good Heavens - who will win? As well as two styles of barrel aged hot sauce wings to vote on. Entry is free!
Rogue Wave Tap Takeover Sunday Sessions
The Corner and Rogue Wave Brewing Co. present two Sunday sessions in the front bar! Wind down your weekend with a Sunday sesh soundtracked by some of our favourite local musos while enjoying a Rogue Wave tipple.
Rumble On Russell: Break A Ball, Bust A Gut
Get ready to rumble! Heartbreaker hosts Stomping Ground and Garage Project for an all-out Sunday session. Taste freshly tapped brews, challenge the brewers in a game of pool or enter our first ever pizza-eating competition!
Mt View Beer Fest
Mt View Hotel
Back for its second year, the Mt View Beer Fest features some of Australia's best craft breweries joined by live music, good food, fun games and a great atmosphere.
Family Fun Day
The Dan O'Connell Hotel
A day for all the family! Egg and spoon races, sack races, tunnel ball and more. Featuring local breweries, local produce and you, the locals! Come down with the whole family, to celebrate with an iconic community pub.
The Hop & Barley - Buxton and Tiny Rebel "Beat the Brewer"
Slowbeer Fitzroy is as far from a traditional pub as you could imagine. But we're going British! Showcasing amazing ales from Buxton and Tiny Rebel breweries, pork pies and a good old fashioned pub pool competition!
Sum.O. Rising: Modus Beers & Sumo Suits
Limber up at The Rainbow with some fresh Modus beers, including our limited GBW brew, in preparation for a night of sumo wrestling like you haven't quite seen before!
Party For The Pourers
Garden State Hotel
To celebrate our industry pourers, Balter and Garden State throw a party to say thank you. Explore three levels of fun where you’ll get to have a crack at the whole Balter range plus a few special brews.
Petanque On The Rooftop
Join the Boatrocker crew for a round of petanque and all things French on LOOP's rooftop. Cheese, baguettes and a beer on arrival with Boatrocker specials continuing throughout the afternoon.
Exit Film Night
Exit host a not to be missed special film night at the Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn. Includes one beer, popcorn and a documentary film on craft beer (and maybe a couple of short films for good measure)!
Bodriggy Table Tennis Club
Dr Morse Bar & Eatery
Ping pong the night away with Bodriggy's experimental beers. Who will be crowned the Good Beer Week 2018 Pong Champ? You could be walking away with a slab of Bodriggy tinnies.
Stomp The Garden
Fitzroy Beer Garden
Beers, movies, friends, pop up bars, canapes, bean bags, and more goodies than ever from one of your locals, Stomping Ground Brewery! Gipps Street comes to the Garden, time to get your relax on.
Tins Of Glory
The Third Day
The World Tinnie Hurling Championships hit Good Beer Week, where mates pit themselves against mates for the chance to be showered in prizes, beer and glory. Four tinnies per team, 20 seconds a round, who will win?
It's In The Bag!
Foresters Pub & Dining
Money or the bag Melbourne!? We recreate the classic Kiwi game show for a nostalgic night of laughs, prizes and amazing Kiwi beer. Risk it all or play it safe! Everyone can play, anyone can win!
Bodriggy Art Exhibition: Mick Porter & Paul Bailer
Bodriggy Brewing Company
Local Melbourne artists Michael Porter and Paul Bailer have been working in the back room of Bodriggy Brewery for over a year. See the work they created in this space before we kick them out!
Swine & Steins!
Bluebonnet Barbecue and Barrow Boys Brewery join forces to bring beasts, limited release brews, and live music together for one hell of a hoedown throwdown!
Abbey Collaby VIII : An Abbotsford County Fair
Moon Dog Brewery Bar
A Hootenanny with a whole lot of hoot and just a touch of nanny. Complete with the Brewers Dunk Tank, homebrewed hooch from the Abbey Collaby brewers and Texan BBQ..... and yes we did say Dunk Tank!!
Magic Carpets & Other Bold Beers
Like song lyrics, naming a beer involves the creation of stories. Join us for a night of beer tasting where we will take you on a journey to reveal the imaginary world of our beer characters.
The Brewin Transfer
Cherry Tree Hotel
Big brewers have long marketed beer, to blokes. Come see craft brewers band together to produce ads for one audience, women. Featuring a panel of local advertising luminaries. Fun and free!
The Big Beer & Bands Bash ft. CHILD
Northcote Social Club
Young Henrys is taking over the Northcote Social Club to throw a big beer and live music bash that’ll see hard hitting blues band CHILD shred a massive free show!
Bad Love's Brewery Bake Off!
Bad Love Club
KAIJU! and Nomad go head to head in a bake off the likes of Good Beer Week have never seen before! Two breweries, two beers, two desserts. Who will win?
Paradise Alley Pool Comp With Grifter and Bodriggy
Put your pride on the rack and meet Bodriggy and Grifter in the Paradise Alley pool room for a night of party-pie trays, lamingtons, a meat raffle and DJs spinning tunes all night.
Good Beer Scavenger Hunt
The Fox Hotel
GBW Scavenger Hunt gets bigger, crazier and more ridiculous every year, so get your teams together for a night of drinking great beer, solving clues, finding random objects and doing the most ridiculous things possible!
Little Creatures LIVE
Beer DeLuxe: The Festival Hub
Little Creatures LIVE is a traveling roadshow that celebrates self expression and individuality through live performance art, great food and of course beer. Come celebrate what makes you, you, because it’s good to be a little different!
Uitgang Mini Air Hockey Tournament
Uitgang Bar & Beer Garden
Exit Brewing sponsors the first annual Uitgang GBW mini air hockey tournament! Includes entry, two free pots and drink specials. Who will be the first ever champ of this prestigious event?
The Life Aquatic: Brew + Zissou
Moon Dog Brewery
Moon Dog Craft Brewery and Tastemakers are hosting a one-off screening of Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic” complete with red beanies and the debut of a specially crafted Zissou brew.
Old Bar - Bodriggy Collaboration Release
The Old Bar
Johnston St stalwart Old Bar are teaming up with Bodriggy for a special collaborative release. Along with local Melbourne acts supplying the music, this night is one not to be missed.
Garage Project Comes Alive!
Foresters Pub & Dining
Day of the Dead skeletons, frisky White Mischief rabbits or colossal Umami Monsters. Bring them to life at this Garage Project costume party of epic proportions. First 48 in costume will receive a can of BEER on Garage Project!
Modus Holes 'N' Hops!
Albert Park Golf Course
Join us for a round of nine holes with a Modus beer at each hole. Enjoy a pint and grub post game where the winner will be awarded 4 cases!
Taste The Noise
Save your fancy beer and food pairing experience for somewhere else, we’re matching beer with live music! Join us for a night of surprises, delicious brews and some lethal live music!
The Fox Hotel
Brewers Brains is the ultimate pub quiz with each round matched to a Cavalier beer! Get your team together for a night of laughs and banter. Great prizes to be won and great beer to be drunk.
The Mill Brewery X Red Sparrow Vegan Pizza Party!
Red Sparrow Pizza
Red Sparrow Pizza and The Mill throw Melbourne's finest vegan pizza party! As well as a number of specialty beer releases being paired with the food, expect a special collab beer being brewed just for the event.
Cans & Bands At The Farm
Collingwood Children's Farm
Mountain Goat presents a night of live, local music in the barn at Collingwood Children's Farm, served with cold cans of Goat beer from the canoe bar. Stay tuned for the full line-up announcement.
Stillwater Brews & DJ Tunes
BrewGOD from Stillwater Artisinal will be taking over Whitehart for one very special evening! Devour the food truck, smash his unique, limited brews and watch him hit the decks as DJ!
Karaoke: The Return
Moon Dog Brewery Bar
Two rooms of mix tape fluoro mayhem at Moon Dog! There’s karaoke in one, disco and dumplings in another and a plethora of Moon Dog and Great Leap beers. Send your Good Beer Week off with a bang.
The Great Australian Back Yard Barbie!
The Woodlands Hotel
Who doesn't love a bogan tinnie party?! Get your best stubbies on and join us for an arvo of can-filled eskys, live music, flamin' sausage sizzle, meet the brewers and prizes!
Rogue Wave Surf & Brew Day
Rogue Wave Brewery
Come and experience the Rogue Wave lifestyle. Surf in the morning, brew in the afternoon, eat and drink into the night. Includes a surf lesson, brewing session, lunch and dinner, plus beers.
Brooklyn Block Party
Section 8 / Ferdydurke
Iconic laneway venues Section 8 and Ferdydurke team up for the Brooklyn Block Party. From the day to night, both venues come alive with live music, street art, food, a full selection of Brooklyn beer and more!
Stray Neighbourhood Fair
Try beers from Wolf of the Willows and Barrow Boys, solid grub and festival style games! Want fairy floss? We have you covered. Want to throw a ball and dump a brewer in a big vat of water? Done!
Fixation Fest At The Old Bar
The Old Bar
One of the best nights of live music is back! Join Grim Rhythm, Body Parts and more for a packed house at the Old Bar. Enjoy super fresh Fixation IPAs in the finest bands dive bar in Melbourne!
Craft and Cult
The Spotted Mallard
Returning for a fourth year, some of Australia’s most extreme metal bands come to the epic hall that is the Mallard with beers brewed by Moon Dog, Mountain Goat and Two Birds. Let the grim times roll.
Bodriggy At The Labour In Vain
Labour in Vain
Bid adieu to the week that was with Bodriggy at The Labour in Vain. Try Bodriggy brews on tap and witness a legendary Melbourne band (or two) doing a secret show in the front bar.
African Beer and Jazz
polepole bar + kitchen
African beers, African jazz band, and African snacks. A casual Sunday arvo sesh awaits you! The entry fee also includes served canapés such as cured meat delicacies Biltong, Droëwors and more.
Brews & Blues
White Oaks Saloon Bar & Dining
Join us for a relaxing afternoon/evening of American brews and live blues. We'll have a range of beers from Sierra Nevada never seen before in Australia. Sit back and soak in the live blues set!
Blues, Brews and BBQs
Meet the Stone brewers while enjoying brews from their eight tap takeover, American BBQ delights from the Boilermaker House kitchen and soulful tunes from Melbourne’s best blues artists.
Brooklyn House Party
Leonard's House of Love
A good ol' fashioned house party featuring brews from Brooklyn Brewery. Think hip hop, plus a tinnie bar, red cup specials, something rare on tap and food from the Leonards kitchen to keep you going.
Bikes and Beers
Rockwell and Sons
Celebrate bikes and beers with Bridge Road Brewers, Rockwell and Sons, Cycling Tips, and Curve. Join us for one of a few ride options around Melbourne and beyond before a beer and a bite.
Ride With The Brewers
Red Hill Brewery
Join the brewers and the Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club on a guided MTB ride to discover the trails of the region, followed by a social session of beer, barbecue and tales of extreme achievement.
Grace Darling Hotel
Two Birds Brewing bring you a free gig at the Grace Darling showcasing some of Melbourne's best femme and non-binary acts. Come celebrate the ever increasing diversity in both the Melbourne craft beer and music scenes.
Paws & Pints
We're taking Sunday walks with your pooch to the next level with live entertainment, prizes and activities for the whole family, plus a Moon Dog tap takeover!
Kaiju Beer X Izakaya Chuji - Beer & Board Games
Izakaya Chuji Japanese Restaurant
There is no better way to reflect on the week that was than with a relaxing Sunday evening featuring KAIJU brews, tasty Japanese food and the best contemporary board games available.
Can Art Action Feat. To Øl, Mikkeller, Bodriggy & More
Dr Morse Bar & Eatery
Bid on your favourite artwork by To Øl, Mikkeller, Hop Nation, Capital Brewing, Bodriggy plus more to take home a framed edition. Pieces displayed at Dr Morse throughout GBW18, with all proceeds going to charity.
Golf Swings, Wings & Beery Things
Colonial Brewing Co
X-Golf and Colonial bring you a weeklong golf tournament at their iconic Port Melbourne brewery. Prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt, with the winners taking home some amazing prizes!
Brooklyn Pro Am
Howler is teaming up with Brooklyn Brewery to launch the Brooklyn Pro Am with custom-made night time mini golf course! The Howler Mini-Golf-O-Rama features nine holes each complete with a classic theme, plus Brooklyn beer!