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 on the Common Man lawn for the ultimate breakfast featuring matched beer and food. There will be XPA Michelada paired with chilli scrambled eggs and maple bacon, and house-made waffles with vegemite ice cream.
Beermash host Norwegian brewery Amundsen Bryggeri showcasing an exclusive range of their Dessert In A Can Series across our taps as a part of Good Beer Week 2021 // Pint of Origin: Scandinavia
Beer DeLuxe's grandest of beergustation dinners returns for 2021! We've teamed up with westside heavyweights Hop Nation for a gastronomic experience with attitude straight outta Footscray.
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.
How many tinnies can you open in one minute, one handed? Register to compete for this epic record. Plus the legends from Boatrocker will bring their epic beers. Get down to Fed Square and open a tinnie en masse with your fellow beer lovers.
If you are interested in BJCP or Certified Cicerone® this is a chance to hear from those who have been there. Some of the highest qualified beer drinkers in Australia will be on hand to tell you how to get on their level.
The Pink Boots Society is here with a panel discussion on how changes in your family, including pregnancy and becoming a new parent, can be juggled and managed with your work life.
Staffing a business is difficult at the best of times, let alone in the current climate. Justin Joiner (Stomping Ground) will present a panel of guests, and discuss how they managed staffing throughout the pandemic.
Keeping your staff happy goes beyond a knockoff beer at the end of the day. It means talking with them, and putting in protocol and pathways to manage the diversity that comes with a modern workforce.
Join Yakima Chief Hops’ James Monshing and Cryer Malt’s Jon Burridge as they present a Hop Sensory Session. They take you through Pacific Northwest Hop aroma profiles and how they translate in the finished beer.
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.
Consumers love the Independence Seal because they trust it supports local business. Find out how to use the seal and your own independence to the best of your advantage across packaging, social and engaging with outside media
IBA Chair, and Wayward Brewing founder, Peter Philip is joined by Callum Reeves (Kaiju) and trademark expert James Omond (Omond & Co) to discuss registering trademarks, dealing with issues, and how to manage it internationally.
Jessie Jungalwalla, founder of Craft Instinct, will illustrate how a brewery can evolve in a fad based environment while keeping it real. She will discuss successes and failures, examine trends, and practical applications
Taxi Kitchen is hosting a rustic post-hunt themed dinner with Brooklyn, New Belgium Brewery, Panhead, White Rabbit, Little Creatures and a collab featuring BentSpoke and Malt Shovel Breweries. Dine on four shared courses, including suckling pig.
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.
Please note: Dietaries cannot be catered for
Jon Seltin (Brick Lane Brewing), a panel of guests from the trade, and brewery quality managers to discuss packaging quality in a Q+A format. They'll cover modern trends, including hazies and seltzer, and how to ensure high quality standards.
Contracting hops is increasingly important for brewers of all sizes. Join James Monshing, ANZ Sales Manager at Yakima Chief Hops, and Jon Burridge, Hop Specialist at Cryer Malt, as they run through contracting and ensuring a healthy supply chain.
IBA General Manager, Kylie Lethbridge, has a wealth of experience working in and with governments of all sizes. She hosts a panel of Government and advocacy experts to share knowledge on how to get results from local, state and federal government.
Join IBA Chair, Pete Philip, and General Manager Kylie Lethbridge, for an update on all things Independent Brewers Association. There will be room for Q&A.
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.
Good Beer Week's longest standing event is back. In many ways it's the inspiration for the whole week. This year join Sailors Grave, Future Mountain, 3 Ravens and Dollar Bill for a champagne breakfast to celebrate 10 years with our real friends.
We're throwing an oyster roast on the rooftop! Head up for freshly barbecued oysters with beer butter and an insane choice of Modus beers. Open from 12pm with oysters served ‘til 5pm, make this your day stop before GABS, or next event!
In collaboration with NYC's finest brewer, iconic laneway venues Section 8 and Ferdydurke are taking over a special corner of Melbourne for the Brooklyn Block Party. Uniting live music, roving performances, light art, limited edition beers and more.
You've made it through the 10th Good Beer Week. Epic effort! Now all you fine industry folk need a beer, right?
Join Fixation, Stomping Ground, Hop Nation as they unveil three collab beers brewed just for Good Beer Week with the inimitable Heartbreaker crew.
Over three epic days, we’re letting the women take the lead and giving you three days of bar shouts from female-led breweries.
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.
Are you game? Come and take on Belles Hot Chicken’s face-melting spice, Sex Panther. For $15 you’ll get two fiery wings and a cold can of Garage Project 'White Mischief' to wash away the tears. All-day, everyday.
From the team who brought back the art of pairing spirits to beers, join us this Good Beer Week as we showcase a cocktail list inspired by, and crafted with, epic beer. Plus a curated list of brews that take inspiration from spirits.
Whisky and beer are what we're about, so we’ve brought them together. Whisky casks from famous Scottish distillers have been used to mature Hop Nation's glorious ales. Taps and fridges will be packed with limited releases and whiskies to match.
15 YEARS OF GETTING ON THE BEERS! In 2006 Mrs. Parma put her hand up to solely support Victorian micro-breweries and we are proud that she and your still to do so today. So GET ON THE BEERS this GBW with our favourites plus a few surprises on tap.
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.
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.
We have searched high and low for this amazing selection of beers from some UK faves: Burnt Hill, Fierce Beer, Tiny Rebel, Cloud Water, Overtone Brewing, and the Verdant and a whole lot more. Expect a week of great UK beer you have never tasted before.
Can you tell if a beer has gone bad? Join an expert panel from the Pink Boots Society to learn about common beer faults and how to detect them with smell and taste. Samples provided.
Sit in style amongst Danish "Hygge" for our Danish Craft Beer dinners. Featuring pre-dinner canapés and a three-course communal dinner matched with Danish craft beer from the likes of Mikkeller, Beer Here and Amager Bryghus.
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 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.
A unique presentation of Thai food and craft beer from two trailblazers in their respective fields. Be prepared for ‘off-menu’ palate sensations in our beautiful beer hall.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The boilermaker is a drinking tradition: matching a beer to a whisky and imbibing side-by-side to create a drinking experience greater than the sum of its parts. There is no finer companion to a nice whisky than a frosty beer.
We've done that Caledonian thing and transported casks (yep, that's plural) from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society to mature Hop Nation's finest brews. Expect unreleased marvels and flavour galore. Whiskies to match all beers on pour!
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.
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.
Bringing Bavaria to your doorstep, indulge in seven beers shipped from the oldest operating brewery in the world. An evening masterclass, as David Thadani, a Weihenstephaner representative, takes you on a journey from past to present day brewing.
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.
An insightful investigation into a selection of rare beers that are of formidable character. Sitting at Cookie’s cocktail bar, immerse yourself in an interesting beer journey that is both personal and enlightening.