In just nine years, Good Beer Week has grown from an innocent pot to boisterous pint-sized, transforming into a global festival that celebrates the beauty of beer through more than 300 diverse and innovative events across Melbourne and Victoria.
Running from May 10-19, the awe-inspiring, dedicated week aims to encourage more people into the good beer world, and we couldn’t think of a more worthy way to spend a week dedicated to our favourite type of brew, than by celebrating with our own local legends.
Here are a few thirst-quenching events any beer fanatic should get around.
WESTSIDE BEER MARKETS
For the second year, Little Creatures is bringing together the local beer lovers and creators from the West, from Greater Geelong, The Bellarine, The Surf Coast, Great Ocean Road and beyond with pop-up beer stalls full of delicious ales and lagers, quirky beer gear, takeaway tastes, great food, and live entertainment. The markets will be pumping until 5pm, then stick around for some beers and dinner in White Rabbit’s Barrel Hall or Little Creatures Canteen.
Saturday May 11, 12pm – 10pm
BLACKMAN’S MEETS THE BELLARINE DISTILLERY
When brewing meets distilling… Blackman’s Brewery is teaming up with local legends at the Bellarine Distillery, the team responsible for the amazing Teddy and the Fox Gin. Hosted at the Good Beer Bar in Geelong, the team will bring you a night of gin and beer matching, in the form of three rounds of Gin Boiler Makers. Come and chat with the makers, and learn about these crafts at The Good Beer Bar.
Tuesday May 14, 7pm – late
BEER AND BBQ AT THE BEACH
Come and visit the awesome new brewery on the Surf Coast, Bells Beach Brewing, for a cracking afternoon of their freshest brews, the best slow cooked American BBQ around, live music and some surf related fun. Surf films on the big screen and other surf related fun.
Saturday May 18, 12pm – 11pm
Fresh is best! Come and drink beer straight from the tanks at Blackman’s Brewery and hang out with the brewing team. There’ll be local musical legends playing live tunes, paella and games. It’s an epic private beer garden party with the brewers for all of you beer loving legends. Let the good times roll.
Saturday May 11, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Visit goodbeerweek.com.au/events/region/Regional for more events!