Curry & Tap Takeover At The Plough Hotel
The Plough Hotel
Four of the west’s best Indian restaurants create a curry and compete to be named Best in the West. With Mountain Goat Brewery providing the beers it will be a day full of food, music and spices.
Handle Bar Bendigo
Local Legends at Handle Bar, with four different local beers matched with four different styles of local cheese topped off with local musicians showcasing their style into the evening.
Four course dinner showcasing regional produce with craft beers created exclusively for the pairing and brewed on site at Queenscliff Brewhouse. Dinner includes two rare whiskies from our cellar selection.
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.
Barrel Mixology At Watts River Brewing
Watts River Brewery
Tour Watts River Brewery, taste our beers, then create an original blend with brewers Aaron and Ben using fruit and spices, along with a Watts River barrel-aged funky brew.
Introduction To The Intriguing World Of Beer Cocktails
Left Bank Melbourne
Learn about the flavour profiles of different beers from Left Bank's expert cocktail bartenders and how they can be perfectly paired with spirits in this unique experience, paired with a chef's selection of canapes.
North Street Meet
Mountain Goat Beer
Have you discovered Richmond's best kept secret? Join Mountain Goat Beer, Maker Fine Coffee and Phillippa's Bakery for a delicious Craft Crawl, visiting each venue to learn about beer, coffee, bread and pastries.
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!
Malt 'N' Meat
Join us on the lawn for perfect pairings of craft malt beers and meats. We’ll be firing up our smoker, BBQ and the rotisserie for a tasting journey of five beers alongside five locally sourced meats.
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!
Kirk's Public Bar: An Evening With KAIJU! & Paradise IV
Callum from KAIJU! & Doug from Paradise IV Wines present an unforgettable four course menu to complement KAIJU's hop monster beers and award winning wines from Paradise IV in the cellar of Kirk's Public Bar.
The Local Taphouse
Celebrating the best from NZ with up to 20 beers from 15 of the finest Kiwi breweries including Garage Project, Panhead, 8 Wired, Epic, Liberty, Deep Creek and ParrotDog, plus a proper Kiwi food menu!
An afternoon of incredible proportions, with STARWARD distillery's incredible whiskies, and Boatrocker's incredible beers. Whisky, whisky barrel aged beers, cocktails, and the incredible RamRamjet, plus some cracking food to keep you going.
Bring the Heat: BBQ + Beer Class
Join a butcher, a brewer and a chef for an afternoon of BBQ with you on the tools, enjoying the fruits of your labour matched to Hawthorn Brewing Co beers.
Brunch & Beer Cocktails
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.
Join us for the most important meal you will have during Good Beer Week. A delicious family style American breakfast complemented with beer cocktails. Breakfast with beer - a match made in heaven right?
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.
Beans & Brews Masterclass With Goose Island & St Ali
St Ali Coffee Roasters
Paired with a selection of St Ali’s seasonal & unique roasted coffee. Join us as we combine our beer with some of the best coffee in Melbourne.
Homebrew 101 Symposium
Cryer Malt Trade Hub
The Homebrew 101 Symposium returns to the Cryer Malt Trade Hub with all the answers you could ever ask for. This multi-part seminar and question session with leading homebrewing experts will take you from home brewer to pro brewer faster than anything.
Cryer Malt & HPA SMASH Challenge
Cryer Malt Trade Hub
Who will be the smash hit of this year's single malt and single hop competition? Melbourne's homebrew clubs go head to head in a fierce battle to find who makes the best SMASH beer!
The Breakfast Club
Exclusive Breakfast Beer Can Launch & Meet The Brewer Session with Collective Arts, Still Water Brewing & Mr West.
You Put What In There?!
Beer DeLuxe: The Festival Hub
There's more fun to be had than with malt, hops, water and yeast! Explore how additional ingredients such as coffee and fruit can elevate a beer and totally change its character.
The Sophisticate's Guide To Beer & Food
Amber Craft Beer
Award winning brewer Richard Whitebrook and acclaimed Guest Chef Rishi Gajadhur present a showcase to tantalise your senses. Four elegant and creative pairings in an intimate setting.
GABS BEER, CIDER & FOOD FEST PRESENTED BY DAN MURPHY'S
Royal Exhibition Building
Under the Dome of the Royal Exhibition Building, GABS brings together the very best breweries and cider makers in Australia and New Zealand for one specTAPular festival.
Pint of Origin - Sydney
The Rainbow hosts our northern cousins, with taps dedicated to some of the finest brews from Sydney. Regular tap changes, food matching specials, live music and more. It'll be a cracker!
Pint of Origin - England, Wales & Scotland
Sample some of the UK's best beers as Freddies designates one craft brewery to each tap for the duration of GBW, spreading the breadth of England, Scotland and Wales!
Pint of Origin - Ireland
The Fifth Province
After bringing Irish craft beer to the masses over the last few festivals, the Province takes it to the next level, featuring beers from two of Ireland's leading craft breweries; O'Hara's & 8 Degrees.
Pint of Origin - Regional Victoria
Cherry Tree Hotel
Celebrating the finest beers that regional Victoria has to offer, the Cherry Tree is showcasing the regions across all 23 taps with more varieties than you can poke a paddle at!
Pint of Origin - Canada
After a beer tasting expedition through Canada, Mr West have curated a list of rare and wonderful craft brews to bring over specifically for Pint of Origin, including a collaboration with Collective Arts.
Pint of Origin - USA
Can we tap 120 American beers that have never been tapped in Australia before? Probably not, but we're going to try! Come in and pair it with pop-up Texas style barbecue from Bluebonnet served all week!
Pint of Origin - Tasmania
The Lincoln Hotel
The Lincoln is bringing Tasmania's best craft brewers to Carlton for Pint of Origin. Try some uniquely Tassie (and tasty) beers brewed using some of the finest ingredients on earth.
Pint of Origin - New Zealand
Foresters Pub & Dining
New Zealand is a place with a pretty good rugby team, a few sheep and a weird obsession with hobbits. It also has one of the most exciting and innovative brewing scenes in the world!
Pint of Origin - Western Australia
The Royston Hotel
If a state and a pub could be lovers, The Royston's would be Western Australia. We're both home to top food, good times and amazing beer. Pouring the finest from WA's best breweries, all week long!
Pint of Origin - Scandinavia
Beermash is the home of Scandinavia all week, featuring beers from Mikkeller, Omnipollo, Nøgne Ø, To Øl, Brewski, Lervig and much more across all 20 taps!
Pint of Origin - Melbourne
Terminus Hotel Fitzroy North
The home of Melbourne beer for GBW18! Expect 'meet the brewer' events, collaboration beers, a pro brewing workshop, a Melbourne vs The World showdown and one of the greatest Melbourne tap takeover parties ever!
Pint of Origin - Regional New South Wales & ACT
The Windsor Alehouse
The Windsor Alehouse presents beers from Regional NSW and ACT all week, with 14 guest taps featuring Fixation, Bentspoke, FogHorn Brewhouse and more, plus live music and beer matched food!
Pint of Origin - Continental Europe
Beer Deluxe Hawthorn
You know what they say… craft beers are good, but European craft beers are better!
This GBW we’re rapt to showcase some of the best craft beer continental Europe has to offer!
Expect guest tap appearances from some of Europe’s most sought after beers and specialty drops - plus a few tasty food matches!
Pint of Origin - South Australia
The Palace Hotel
Come try the best of South Australia, as the Palace's 18 taps rotate through the finest SA has to offer, including Pirate Life, the Wheatsheaf, Little Bang, Mismatch and more!
Pint of Origin - Queensland
The Fitzroy Pinnacle
From Green Beacon to Balter, Queensland craft breweries have come into their own. We celebrate Queensland beer all week with a bevy of beautiful beers from the Sunshine State.
Pint of Origin - Asia
From one of the fastest growing craft beer scenes in the world, Captain Melville bring you the world of Asian craft beer.
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.
Kiwi Tap Takeover - A Taste of New Zealand
The Park Hotel
The Park brings a collection of New Zealand's best craft beers to Melbourne's West for Good Beer Week across its range of 29 taps, including Epic, 8 Wired, Hop Federation and many more.
Winner, Winner… Parma Dinner!
Raise a pot or pint to the medal winning, trophy holding, award magnets as we tap the local champions and triumphs of Victorian brews voted by esteemed judges or by you after a few!
Brooklyn Brewery Take Over Whisky + Alement
Whisky and Alement
Brooklyn Brewery take over the fridges at Whisky + Alement for Good Beer Week. Showcasing 20+ Brooklyn beers and boilermaker match ups, including some of the most experimental projects the brewery has undertaken!
Watts River Brewery Tap Takeover
Enjoy at least 5 different Watts River Beers including a new, exclusive release! Kicking off with a brewer's shout on Friday 11 May from 5pm - 6pm, come down and have a beer with brewers Ben & Aaron!
Great Northern Hotel
The Great Northern Hotel is taking it back to basics, and just celebrating Good Beer - no gimmicks, no themes, no Carlton Draught, all week long!
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!
Clifton Hill Brew Pub
Swap that unwanted beer given by a cousin 5 years ago for a tap beer at the Clifton Hill Brewpub. One beer will get you a pot, two beers a schooner, and three beers a pint!
Love A Beer With My Pizza!
Elgin Inn Hotel
Stone baked pizza with a glass of each from Young Henry's, Mountain Goat, Gage Roads and Two Birds for $30. Vote for your favourite and we'll keep it on tap!
Beers of Curiosity & Decadence
Join us in Cookie's Back Bar for an intense flourish of beer curiosities. Each afternoon, for 45 minutes sharp, we will lead you by the hand on a journey through exclusive rarities from the Brooklyn Brewery cellar.
The Versatility Of Grain
The renowned 1806 team explores the versatility of grains through award-winning beers and whiskies showcased through cocktails and boilermakers, with selections chosen from Australia, Ireland, America & India, plus a matched food menu.
BrewDog & Burger Boys Takeover
Freshly established venue Saving Grace has partnered with the legendary Scots at BrewDog to bring a very special, week long event to the beer and food lovers of Melbourne. Six taps of BrewDog's eclectic brews and matching burgers!
Mornington Peninsula Specialty Tap Takeover
East of Everything
Eight specialty Mornington Peninsula beers on tap all week, with prizes and activities throughout the week, with food specials to match, plus the amazing city views at East of Everything!
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!
Good Burger Week II: Nine Days A Week
Rockwell and Sons
2017’s most popular event  is back. Nine days of burger and beer pairings featuring the best Garage Project and Rockwell and Sons have to offer.
Good Beer Gelateria
Arbory Bar and Eatery
Good Beer Gelateria will arrive on deck with a collaborative beer flavoured gelato as designed by Chef Nick Bennett. One scoop or two of this limited edition collaboration will be available every day of the festival.
A Whole Week Goosing Around @ Welcome To Thornbury
Welcome To Thornbury
Lucy, our beloved Goose Truck is rollin' into Welcome to Thornbury to bring some of the most interesting beers from the Goose Island brewery in Chicago to Melbourne. This is going to be a week full of Chicago beats, brews and activities. Stay tuned.
Hops, Scotch and Game
Meet the Hop Nation brewers and join in the chat as we dish up five hopulent courses paired with beers by Hop Nation and whiskies from Boilermaker’s 900+ strong list.
Garage Project & USA Friends
Our marquee event of the week - join Garage Project's Jos Ruffell as he presents five rarities from Garage Project alongside five beers from five US breweries you thought you'd never get the chance to try.
Every IPA Colour Under The Sun
Beer DeLuxe: The Festival Hub
Black IPA, red IPA, New England IPA... what's in a name? Explore the variety to be found in this beer style with our resident IPA expert!
Beer & Spirit Matching In The Parlour
The Americans named it a boilermaker. This is our more elegant take on the concept. Three craft beers matched to three boutique spirits by our butlers in a guided tasting event.