Fancy a cold beer the Australian way? Make plans to attend the renowned Good Beer Week, an event that aims to promote and encourage the appreciation of Good Beer to a wider audience.
The nine-day long event was designed with the aim of highlighting various craft breweries as well as educating both locals and visitors on craft beer. This event is one of the reasons that Melbourne is considered to be the beer capital of Australia.
Good Beer Week 2017 Gala & Festival Melbourne, VIC
Numerous events are planned across Melbourne and Victoria which showcase various types of craft beers created both locally and overseas. To encourage more people to discover a love for beer, the program is divided into five streams to make it easier for attendees to discover what stage of their good beer experience they are at: Foodie, Good Times, Beer School, Beer Geek and Beer Lover. Check out the program here which lists the many events that are scheduled throughout the festival.
A number of different food stalls, cafes and restaurants also get involved in Good Beer Week, so there are plenty of opportunities to try some good beer with some great food. Good Beer Week also encourages local bands to get involved, with many local venues hosting live entertainment during the festival period.
The official launch of the festival occurs at the Good Beer Week Gala Showcase which takes places across a number of sessions It takes place across three sessions where brewers from across Australia showcase their newest brews and old favourites. Tickets are limited and should be purchase early.