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Good Beer Week 2021

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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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Up to your ears in beers
Good Beer Week (GBW) celebrates a milestone in 2021 - happy 10th birthday! GBW will run from 14 - 23 May 2021. As the biggest beer week in the southern hemisphere, GBW always pushes boundaries in terms of unique drinking spaces. This year is no different. Look forward to such standout venues as St Paul's Cathedral, top of the Melbourne Star, and Puffing Billy.

Good Beer Week 2021
GBW celebrates its 10th birthday in 2021, offering over 200 events and activities


GBW is also adopting a new stream for 2021 - Active Beers. The aim is to highlight the importance of balancing quality beer with an active lifestyle. For example, The Tubular Trinity offers a surf 'n' turf experience. Taking place in Urbnsurf, Tullamarine, participants will have an hour in the surf, followed by a pint of Bridge Road Brewers, and a beer matched lunch from The Three Blue Ducks. The Tubular Trinity takes place on Sunday 23 May from 11:00am - 2:00pm ($135). More information here.

Good Beer Week 2021
The Tubular Trinity combines an hour of surfing with a pint of beer and a beer themed lunch


Or take part in what's being billed as 'the west's only scav-hunt pub crawl'. You'll be hunting for ridiculous objects and photos as you make your way between Fox in the Corn, Chip's Loft, and Bar Josephine. Bar tabs and prize packs are up for grabs. Get a team together and get involved! Fortune & Glory starts from Fox in the Corn, 4 Droop Street, Footscray, and takes place on Saturday 15 May from 1:00pm - 6:00pm. Tickets are $35. Information and tickets here.

In a more relaxed event, the Sun Theatre in Yarraville has paired with Two Birds Brewing to offer a special screening of Thelma and Louise. Your ticket ($35) includes two Two Birds Brewery beers to enjoy during the film. The film will be introduced by Jayne, one of the birds from Two Birds. The special screening of Thelma and Louise takes place on Sunday 23 May from 2:00pm - 4:30pm. More information here.

Beers for Queers features performances hosted by Melbourne's hottest drag kings and Beers for Queers' resident hosts, Dazza and Keif. Come down early and browse the queer market stalls, or enjoy a delicious meal from The Fox Hotel's vegan-friendly menu and sample some of the specially brewed LGBTQIA beers on offer. The dance floor will be pumping with DJs from 4pm 'til late. Get involved with this inclusive event on Saturday 15 May from 4:00pm - late. It's free entry, but you'll need to register as numbers are limited. Click here for more information.

Good Beer Week 2021
The Native Inspired four-course lunch with UpFlow Non-Alcoholic Beer could be the right choice for the drinker who likes the flavour of beer without the alcohol


If you want to start the week with a clear head, then perhaps the Native Inspired Four-Course Lunch with UpFlow Non-Alcoholic Beer is the event for you. The team at UpFlow beer has put out a range of delicious core beers, plus limited releases, all with zero alcohol. They've teamed them with a native ingredient lunch. Tickets are $80. The event takes place on Saturday 15th May from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, and you'll find details here.

Another one for the foodies is One Night With: Moon Dog x Chin Chin. Enjoy a five course Chin Chin feast including favourites Barramundi Rolled Rice Noodles, BBQ Quail with Smoked Eggplant, and School Prawns with Nahm Prik Gapi, paired with Moon Dog limited releases, tropical themed beer cocktails and Moon Dog classics.

Good Beer Week 2021
Always popular, book soon if you would like to attend the One Night With: Moon Dog x Chin Chin dinner


This is just a 'taster' of events in the list of over 200 on offer as part of GBW 2021. Please go to the website and check out what's on.

There are also 10 events taking place in regional Victoria, including the Surf Coast, Yarra Ranges and Mornington Peninsula. You'll find the list of regional events here.
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Why? If you like beer, you'll LOVE Good Beer Week
When: Various times between 14 - 23 May
Where: Various venues, see GBW program for details
Cost: Various prices, including some free events. Please see GBW program for details.
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