Good Beer Week 2018 - We Are Coming for You

A celebration of good beer in Melbourne.

Raise a schooner Melbourne! Good Beer Week is finally here...

Each year we bring a taste of the Northern Rivers to Melbourne for the 10 day beer extravaganza and to celebrate good beer with our thirsty Melburnian drinkers.
Our brewers have been brewing around the clock to bring you a gigantic selection of good beers for all palates and occasions, including; the Hempseed Scotch Ale, Smoke On The Porter, Cryer Me a Saison and our Pilot Batch of the month - The Prequel, the father of Pacific Ale.

Pucker your lips and get ready for the ultimate sniff, sipp and savour experience as Good Beer Week delivers a next level beergustation with incredible food from internationally recognised chefs, brewing classes from Australia's best brewers and live entertainment to get your feet tapping. It's a hoppy wonderland for beer geeks and beer lovers to enjoy their favourite brews with mates and take in the thriving Melbourne craft beer culture.

The hoppy experience doesn't stop there. The eighth annual Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular, a.k.a GABS kicks off on Friday 18th. Thousands of beer loving legends flock to the Royal Exhibition Centre in Melbourne’s CDB for one of the best beer festivals of the year. Ready for a weekend filled with good food, 'hoppy' friends and to wrap their taste buds around some of the world’s most unique brews from talented brewers all over Australia and New Zealand.

Come and find us throughout Good Beer Week


Byodynamics and Beer @ Wilson & Market - Book tickets: $100

Saturday 12th May | 12:00pm - 4:00pm 

Chef Paul Wilson and Transition Farm team up with Stone and Wood to create a sustainable feast with matched beers not seen outside Byron Bay. Join us for a shared table feast and meet the Brewer at Melbourne's Good Beer Week.


Pilot Batch Party @ The Great Northern - Book tickets: Free

Wednesday 16th May | 6:00pm - late 

We have been brewing away on the pilot brewery and have 6 one-off beers on the way to our mates at the Great Northern Hotel. Get a sneak peek and taste of our limited release beers including a Gose, Imperial Stout, Hempseed Scotch and that's all we can say for now!

Be sure to make it down to try the beers before they run out also, don't forget to say hi to our crew, share in the banter and good beer chats and enjoy the good times, we might even shout you the first beer.


Battle of the Brews @ Bridge Hotel - Book tickets: $35

Wednesday 16th May | 6:00pm - late 

Join us at the Bridge Hotel for live music, nibbles and a showcase of brewers from across Australia. We'll have a special Brew on tap to try alongside the best of the best. Gain insight into the industry and ask each brewer your weirdest and hoppiest questions during 2 hours of beer battle.

Sample six beers from some of Australia's best craft breweries, one from every state, with matched nibbles and entertainment.

Breweries include:
VIC - Hop Nation
NSW - Stone & Wood
QLD - Green Beacon
WA - Gage Road
SA - Barossa Brewing
TAS - Last Rites


Brew For Tomorrow @ Vue De Monde - Book tickets: $195

Friday 18th May | 7:00pm - late

Byron Bay comes to Melbourne as Stone & Wood, Three Blue Ducks and Vue de Monde collaborate to present the very best in locally sourced, sustainable produce across a six course beer-matched degustation.

Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay, will join Stone & Wood head brewer Caolan Vaughan for an evening exploring the interrelation of sustainability, brewing and locality of ingredients.

Try three Pilot Batch beers alongside more familiar Stone & Wood brews, paired with six courses of matched dishes showing off the skills of the Vue de Monde and Three Blue Ducks teams.


Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular @ Royal Exhibition - Book tickets: From $30

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th May | 11:30am - 11:30pm

A unique element to GABS is the eclectic mix of festival beers brewed especially for the event. It gives brewers an opportunity to get creative in their craft, experimenting with their wildest beery dreams and new recipes. For our brewers, it means jumping on the Pilot Brewery decks to produce tasty Pilot Batches.

We want to bring this experience to you! This year, we’re creating a space at GABS for you to touch, taste, smell and explore what goes into our beers. Brewstorm a beer using the ingredients displayed and you could win a trip to Byron to brew your beer with the crew, we’ll even tap it at GABS 2019! More details to come.