From tank to tap, there are dozens of factors that can impact the quality of a beer, whether they be packaging faults, light strike, or issues with storage.
Boatrocker Brewing Co. founder Matthew Houghton takes you through how to identify some of the more common faults you may find at your local beer bar, and what can be done to prevent them.
For beer servers or those just enthusiastic about finding the perfect pint, this is a key introduction to beer sensory training.
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Beer DeLuxe’s staple is back and this time it’s had a Kiwi makeover! Six courses with six beers should set you right and on your way to a very Good Beer Week-end indeed. Featuring beers from Liberty and Epic Brewing (NZ).
Our beer and food experts have put together some mouth-watering pairings for your tastebud pleasure. Each day we will have a different meal matched with a different beer for your lunchtime needs!
Beer DeLuxe’s degustation dinner is an ever-evolving event and this year is no different with the addition of boilermakers! The best, biggest and heartiest beers on offer, paired with both local and international spirits. Boatrocker, Modus Operandi, Pirate Life, Brooklyn, Epic and Mornington Peninsula beers will be on show.
Kick off your Good Beer Week with a bit of class, like only Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace could! The Good Beer Week Opening Night Party will be at the Festival Hub at Beer DeLuxe Federation Square once again, with the good times starting from 6pm.
After a huge week of good beer adventures, join us at the Festival Hub for a Closing Party full of tasty beer and good tunes, and help thank Melbourne’s hospo community for making Good Beer Week such a success!
After the awards have been handed out, it’s time to party! Join us at the Festival Hub for the AIBA After Party and rub shoulders with the winners of the biggest awards in Australian beer.
Come hear from the founder of one of the USA's biggest craft breweries, as Sierra Nevada's Ken Grossman sits down for a Q&A.
Join Froth editor Emily Day and her mum Silvia for a Mother's Day brunch. Think cucumber sandwiches with sour beer. Champagne beer with strawberries. Let your mum enter your beer world in a fun and lighthearted tasting.
Learn the art of food and beer matching with Boatrocker Brewing Co. founder Matthew Houghton and Rob Kabboord of Merricote.
Learn about cheese and beer matching with Boatrocker's Matt Houghton and Olivia Sutton from Harper and Blohm.
Luke Robertson, Ale of a Time and his brewer mates show how styles have evolved through the centuries. A perfect introduction to different beer styles.
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California's Firestone Walker has a barrel ageing program that is the envy of many brewers across the world. Come hear from one of the Firestone team about how far they've come. Very limited seats. Registration required.
Boatrocker's Matt Houghton will take you though a tasting of barrel aged sours and blending, alongside special guests from Brooklyn Brewery.
A fun masterclass of beer and food matching. Sensory experience with Matt from Boatrocker and Rob Kabboord.
Good Beer Week merchandise is available for sale at the Festival Hub all throughout #GBW17!
Goose Island’s Head of Education and Lead Barrel Brewer want to get up close and personal… And rub some hops! The brand new Midway Session IPA is the perfect showcase for pure hop goodness. So join us for a Hop Rub and beer tasting at Beer School.