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Time Out says

Chill out at a riverside beer festival at the General Assembly

Whether you like your beer canned, bottled or tapped, you're in for a real treat as a new craft beer festival kicks off this August.

For five whole weeks at the General Assembly, Hopsfest will get Melbourne beer lovers excited with tap takeovers, brewer sessions, daily 'hoppy hours' and bottomless brews.

Things kick off with educational Beer Banter Thursdays, consisting of brewer hangouts, masterclasses, tastings, snacks and giveaways. Tickets are $30. Boozy Bash sessions continue the froth-tastic fun on Saturday arvos with brewer parties and of course, free tasters and live music. Entry is free.

But the fun doesn't stop there. On September 1, Bottomless Brew Sunday will feature two hours of unlimited tap beer paired with a generous food menu. Expect anything from crispy skin pork belly bites to burnt honey and bush spice glazed lamb ribs, buffalo chicken sliders and popcorn chicken with smoked chilli aioli. This Sunday session debuts with Prancing Pony beer on tap and it's all priced at $49 per person.

Hopsfest will also feature deals like daily $10 brewer's choice points and $25 beer and bun lunch offers on weekdays. During 'hoppy hours', which run from 4 to 6 pm, all brewer's taps are available for $10 a pint.

Find out more on the General Assembly's website.

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