Melbourne Good Beer Week

Melbourne Good Beer Week
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Held annually every May, the Melbourne Good Beer Week attracts over 50,000 guests and is Australia’s preeminent Beer festival. Featuring big name chefs, masterclasses, prizes to be won, live music and even a fashion show, the Melbourne Good Beer Week has something for everyone.

13 - 22 May 2016

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This uniquely Melbourne 10 day festival brings out some of the best food and drink experiences the city has to offer. The organisers pride themselves on creating a community focussed festival showcasing good times and good vibes; not how beer culture is often perceived today.

There are over 270 events at this year’s festival. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites:

1. The Brewery Cinema

The Hawkers Beer

167 Henty Street Reservoir
(03) 9462 0650
Saturday 14 May, 5.30pm - 11pm

There’s nothing quite like kicking back with a cold froffie, hot pizza and Quentin Tarantino. Ticket price includes two Tarantino classics, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, four beers and a wood fired pizza. The bar opens at 2pm and pizzas are from 4pm so you can get down early and while away the afternoon.

2. Six Point Block Party @ 5 Points Deli

Five Points Deli

118 Elgin Street Carlton
(03) 9348 4794
Sunday 15 May, 11.30am - late

5 Points Deli have got your Sunday sesh covered with their New York style catering, delicious beers from from Six Point Brewery and DJ’s playing hip-hop all day long.

3. Beers & Bands at the Coopers Malthouse

The Coopers Malthouse

113 Sturt Street Southbank
+61 412 345 814
Sunday 15 May, 6.30pm - late

Another alternative for your Sunday mesh is good beer and live music at The Coopers Malthouse. Rock out with ocal Melbourne bands and a selection of Coopers’ finest drops.

4. Beers & Brains = Trivia @ the Dan

The Dan O’Connell Hotel

225 Canning Street Carlton
(03) 9347 1502
Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm - 10pm

Six rounds, six breweries and six cases to be won. A must for any craft beer and trivia nut. Get in contact with the Dan to book your table.

5. Little Creatures Barcade

Bartronica Arcade Bar Melbourne

335 Flinders Lane Melbourne
(03) 9629 9921
Wednesday 18 May, 6.30pm - 10pm

Mario Kart video game tournament, two pints of Little Creatures and a plate of nachos – what a way to spend a Wednesday night. Plenty of prizes to be won, including the grand prize of a trip to the Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong

6. Uke Mochi + Baird Brewery BBQ

Dr Morse

274 Johnston Street Abbotsford
(03) 9416 1005
Thursday 19 May, 3pm - late

Limited edition beers by Baird Brewery and a specifically crafted selection of Japanese charcoal BBQ morsels to accompany each one.

7. Bib Fest 2016

Rochester Hotel

202 Johnston Street Fitzroy
(03) 9419 0166
Saturday 21 May, 4pm - late

Stop by the Rochester Hotel for a great day out at a even better price. Five drinks, including a beer based cocktail, four mouth-watering dishes from Katie’s Crab Shack and your bib are included in the entry ticket!

8. Trunk Garden Party II with Bridge Road Brewers


275 Exhibition Street Melbourne
(03) 9663 7994
Sunday 22 May, 1pm - 4pm

Where better to have a beer than in a beer garden? Your ticket includes four pots of Bridge Road beers, Trunk’s Classic Wagyu Burger and cracking trivia.

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