Check Out Free Events at Good Beer Week 2016
With only three weeks until festivities kick off, Good Beer Week is drawing near for all beer-loving citizens. Opening on Friday 13 May and continuing until , there are a range of non-ticketed activities to take part in. Each of the five streams, Foodie, Beer Lover, Beer 101, BeerGeek and Good Times have a variety of free entry events spread out around town.
Be crowned Queen or The King of the Hoptail at Monkey King Pan Asian Bar’s biggest competition on Monday 16 May. With some of the industries leading bartenders judging the competition, the only requirement is that the cocktail contain some form of beer or hops. The winner will be crowned King or Queen of Hoptail 2016 and have the chance to design a limited release commercial beer with Dan Dainton at the new Dainton Family Brewery.
Go back to Beer School at Young & Jackson for a week of classes, talks and activities from some of the best beer professionals around. Running from until , the classes will run for an hour and involve learning about malt, hops, yeast and water, and how they all come together to create that mouth-watering brew. Of course, the class will involve sampling some delicious beers while the sessions are run.
Little Smith Brewing, Custard & Co Cider and Burn City Smokers are teaming up to provide your favourite combination of tasty booze and smoky meats for Mr Wow’s beer and cider. Summer Soiree on from at Mr Wow’s Emporium. Who cares what the weather is like outside? There will be summer fun indoors! A faux beach, leis and summer tunes will be provided as well as all day specials on tap
For all those foodies out there, Uke Mochi eats a BBQ, drinks Baird Brewer is a night of beers and Japanese BBQ. Taking place at Dr Morse on , the night will feature limited edition beers from Baird Brewery and charcoal BBQ Japanese that has been specially cooked to match the brews.
Combine the best in Hops, Burn & Brine – Boilermakers & Picklebacks at Slowbeer Store & Caféon Wednesday 18 May. The team behind Slowbeer have teamed up with The Pickle Bear to present an unusual match made in heaven through a range of brews, spirits and custom made pickles.
270 events will run across more than 180 venues in Melbourne and Victoria. Good Beer Week 2016 is an independent and not-for-profit festival that overall celebrates and promotes the renaissance that craft beer is enjoying globally.
Visit goodbeerweek.com.au to check out the full range of free events.
Good Beer Week’s Free Events program
The King of the Hoptail
Monkey King Pan Asian Bar
68 Menzies Alley Melbourne Central, Melbourne 3000
Young & Jackson
Cnr Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Mr Wow’s Summer Soiree
Mr Wow’s Emporium
97b Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065
Uke eats a BBQ, drinks Baird Brewer
274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067
Hops, Burn & Brine – Boilermakers & Picklebacks
468 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121