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Good Beer Week Gala Showcase 2016

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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Announcing the launch of Good Beer Week 2016
The sixth annual Good Beer Week (GBW) returns with nine days of froth-filled celebrations. 270 events will run across more then 150 venues in Melbourne and Victoria.

Good Beer Week Gala Showcase 2016
Good Beer Week launches with the Gala Showcase on 18-19th March

This much-anticipated event will be launched at the Gala Showcase on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March at Fitzroy Town Hall, Napier Street, Fitzroy. There are three sessions over the two days:

Friday 18th March, 5:00pm-9:00pm, and

Saturday 19th March, 12:00pm-4:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Tickets cost $45 if purchased online or $50 at the door (if available). Click here to buy your tickets online. Tickets are limited to 400 spots per session. Ticket purchase includes a tasting booklet, 20 x 60ml beer samples and a food voucher to be redeemed at any of the food trucks present during the sessions.

The Gala Showcase will involve 24 brewers from across Australia, including brewers such as White Rabbit, Boatrocker Brewery, Bridge Road Brewery, and Feral Brewery.

Good Beer Week Gala Showcase 2016
24 brewers are participating in the Gala Showcase

The Gala Showcase will also mark the launch of the 2016 Official Good Beer Week Program. The Good Beer Week Festival will run from 13th to 22nd May this year. If you can't make it to the Gala Showcase, keep an eye on the GBW website and Facebook page for program details.

Some of the highlights of GBW will include:

- Live music events taking place across town at venues including Northcote Social Club, Cherry Bar, The Old Bar, the Rochie, the Great Britain Hotel, the Catfish and more. Highlights include a tribute to The Boss with a Bruce Springsteen themed event;

- A one-off opera event taking place at St. Stephen's Anglican Church;

- International brewers including brew-master Steve Wagner from San Diego based Stone Brewing Co, Brew Dog from Scotland, Palm and Rodenbach breweries from Belgium, Coedo from Japan and Ducato from Italy, and

- Mega Dega, where top quality chefs and brewing talent collaborate to concoct a feast; this year the event will be held at The Craft & Co.

Good Beer Week Gala Showcase 2016
Mega Dega returns as a feature of GBW
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Why? 4 hours of beery fun at each session
When: Gala showcase: 18-19th March
Where: Fitzroy Town Hall, Napier Street, Fitzroy
Cost: Gala showcase tickets are $45 online, $50 on the day
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