Meet some of Good Beer Week's best brewers at this sneak preview of the festival
Ahead of Good Beer Week in May, the Gala Showcase will launch this year's program by introducing some of the festival's best participating breweries at the Federation Square Atrium.
During two sessions on Thursday March 16 and Friday March 17, more than 35 of Australia's best craft beer brewers will be pulling samples of their latest ales as well as fan favourites. Pair your favourite sour or IPA with the great food that will be on offer. Fancy Hank's will be serving their signature barbecue meats cooked low and slow in their massive wood-fired smoker, while St Kilda Burger Bar will be flipping juicy Angus beef patties all day.
Feelin' a little fancy? The family-owned Pambula Oyster Co are bringing oysters all the way from their little farm in New South Wales for Good Beer Week Gala Showcase's hungry hop heads.
Don't miss free masterclasses as well the Bintani Meet the Brewer series, where you'll get to chat with key brewers from Melbourne and beyond. The crew from Mountain Goat will be talking IPAs, Boatrockers will be unlocking the secrets behind beer and food matching, and Bintani will be talking about growing hops. Be sure to check out The Crafty Pint's talk on sour beers with 3 Ravens.
Ticket price includes 20 60mL beer samples, $10 to spend with participating food vendors and a souvenir glass to take home.