WHAT’S A GOOD BEER ADVENTURE WITHOUT A FEW OF YOUR MATES? FOR THE FIRST TIME, GOOD BEER WEEK HAS INVITED A GROUP OF INTERNATIONAL BREWERS TO JOIN US HERE IN MELBOURNE FOR THE FESTIVAL AS OUR FIRST OFFICIAL GOOD BEER MATES.
WITH PORTLAND, OREGON REGULARLY RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING BEER DESTINATIONS, IT SEEMED ONLY NATURAL THAT OUR FIRST GOOD BEER MATES SHOULD HAIL FROM THERE. HUGE THANKS TO THE OREGON BREWERS GUILD FOR WORKING ON THIS FIRST FOR GOOD BEER WEEK 17.
Merri Mashers & Oregon Special Guests Live Brew
Join the Merri Mashers as they brew with our special guests from Oregon's own Deschutes, Commons & Breakside Breweries. Brew, chat & just hang out with international professionals & local amateurs.
Meet Our Mates - Commons Brewery
Oregon brewing legends Commons Brewery hit The Catfish for an exclusive event, sharing insights on brewing in Portland, alongside local Melbourne brewer Brendan O'Sullivan from 3 Ravens who they have collaborated with.
US Beer Cocktail Battle
We have thrown down the ultimate challenge to Portland based Beer-Cocktail expert Jacob Grier. 3 of our staff will take him on in a freestyle booze battle where you get to drink and decide the winner.
Black Pearl x Jacob Grier
A one off never to be repeated menu collaboration between Portland's Jacob Grier and the Award Winning Black Pearl bartenders. Beer will be used in cocktails in a variety of intriguing and innovative ways. Be. Thirsty.
Meet Our Mates - Breakside Brewery
Oregon brewing legends Breakside hit The Catfish for an exclusive event, sharing insights on brewing in Portland, alongside local Melbourne brewers Kaiju! Beer, that they have collaborated with.
Le Bon Ton
Le Bon Ton gets weird, as Good Beer Week's Portland crew takes over for a special evening featuring beer cocktail guru Jacob Grier, as well as brewers and beers from Deschutes, Breakside and Commons.
Cocktails On Tap - The Art of Mixing Spirits & Beer
Leading Portland bartender Jacob Grier is known for bringing beer and cocktails together in unexpected ways, and will demonstrate six of his favourites at this fun and intimate Boilermaker House masterclass where you'll get to try each creation