Trivia - All Things Beer
The ultimate Trivia Night for the beer lovers/nerds out there. 1st Prize is a huge hamper of craft beers people can only dream about, and other prizes like limited editions, specialities and GABS speciality beers.
25th Australian International Beer Awards Presentation Dinner
The 25th Australian International Beer Awards Presentation Dinner celebrates the year's best beers from Australia and overseas.
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.
GBW Presents: Opening Night Party
Beer DeLuxe: The Festival Hub
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.
American Masterclass Series
Our intimate masterclass sessions are a rare opportunity to listen to brewery founders, brewers & industry leaders give an insight into these hugely successful breweries. Expect approximately eight beers to be served alongside cheese.
Monsters Of US Craft Parties
As the official Pint of Origin USA venue, we have secured the biggest names in US craft. Stone, Deschutes, Sierra Nevada & Oskar Blues will be filling our 20 taps, check our full listing for dates!
Brews News Q & A
Cryer Malt Trade Hub
Beer is a conversation and Australian Brews News is at the forefront of that discussion. Join us for a series of thought-provoking discussion panels looking at the important issues in the beer world.
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.
Goose Island - Meet the Flock
Meet the brewer from Chicago-based brewery Goose Island for a tastebud tour of their most popular beers (including their acclaimed IPA) alongside a four course all American fare. Includes take home Goose growlers.
Stone Brewing Showcase
The Silverlake Social
A not-to-be-missed opportunity to meet a brewer from Stone Brewing, California! Three dedicated Stone taps to try, plus a collection on the bottle list. Full food menu available all night.
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.
Taste of Japan - Coedo Craft Beer Flight
Take a ‘flight’ with us to Coedo Brewery, Tokyo to celebrate the best in Japanese craft beer. Enjoy three tasters of Coedo’s finest brews, all specially matched with some of our signature Sake grazers.
Soko Dreams of Sushi Too
"That" documentary is 5 years old, and you've probably watched it countless times. At least if you're a sushi fanatic. This dinner is modelled after high end sushi restaurants in Tokyo, in collaboration with Coedo Brewery of Japan.
The Ghosts Of Brooklyn
Le Bon Ton
Le Bon Ton's head chef creates a tasting menu artfully matched to some top-secret, extremely limited edition Brooklyn Brewery releases, including a range of "ghost bottles" that have never been seen outside the brewery presented by Brooklyn's Beer Educator and Community Advisor, Gabe Barry.
An Evening With Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman
Le Bon Ton
An exclusive night with Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada, on his first ever trip to our shores. Le Bon Ton cooks up a feast of American BBQ favourites while Sierra Nevada introduce four very special brews.
An Evening with Oskar Blues
Le Bon Ton
Le Bon Ton teams up with Colorado's Oskar Blues, as Head Brewer Tim Matthews presents rare beers from the pioneers of craft beer in a can, while Le Bon Ton chefs offer dishes to match. *Please note this event has been moved from Longhorn Saloon to our sister venue Le Bon Ton
Evening With Michelin Star Chef Daniel Burns (NYC)
Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall
Daniel Burns is Head Chef and co-owner of acclaimed New York beer bar Tørst and its Michelin star restaurant, Luksus. Don't miss this opportunity as he prepares a unique dinner matched with Stomping Ground and Evil Twin beers.
Once in a Blue Moon
Le Bon Ton
Le Bon Ton and Blue Moon present a feast to be remembered. Head brewer Keith Villa presents beers flown in especially for Good Beer Week, while Le Bon Ton’s chefs present a feast to match. *Please note that this event has been moved from Longhorn Saloon to our sister venue Le Bon Ton.
Ale Stars - Special Oskar Blues Edition
The Local Taphouse
The Local Taphouse's special Good Beer Week 'Ale Star' session hosts Tim Matthews, Director of Brewing Operations at the pioneering American brewery Oskar Blues. Be prepared to be entertained as we sample this brewery's world renowned creations.
A Taste Of Stone
Le Bon Ton
Stone Brewing's Director of Brewing Operations Joel Grosser is coming to Melbourne and bringing some special releases to taste alongside a light supper provided by the Le Bon Ton chefs.
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
Mega Dega V presented by Private Dining Room
Brunswick Town Hall
For the first time, the much-loved Mega Dega dinner will be presented by Private Dining Room - a social supper club that creates experimental and unique experiences at covert locations across Melbourne.