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Good Beer Week has a barrel of foodie options too
Funny enough, Good Beer Week (GBW), which this year runs from 12th to 21st May, is not all about beer - there are some great foodie events too. In fact, there are around 70 food-focused events in the program, with something to satisfy every taste. If you go to the festival program on the website, they even have a foodie tab so you can sift through the options. I've cherry picked a few of the best to help out.
Good Beer Week, running from 12th to 21st May, features some great foodie events
Try a mid-week four-course dinner, showcasing the best of the Mornington Peninsula, at the Rochester Hotel, 202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. Dishes from the Rochester, made from quality Peninsula produce will be matched with four beers from Red Hill Brewery: Scotch Ale, Hop Harvest, Pilsner and Golden Ale. This event takes place at 7.00pm on Wednesday 17th May. Tickets are $70. Click here for information and to buy your tickets online.
The Rochester brings you the best of the Mornington Peninsula on 17th May
On Friday 19th May, you can test how well beer pairs with Japanese food at Soko Sushi, 311 Victoria Street, Abbotsford. Enjoy an 11-course sushi degustation, paired with beers from Japanese brewery Coedo. Included in the menu will be traditional and exotic seafood nigiri sushi, plus a few original and inventive sushi.
At $85 per head, this event is selling fast, so get in quickly to reserve your place. Click here for tickets.
Soko Sushi in Abbotsford is offering an 11-course degustation with matched beers
If you're looking for something in the west, the Plough Hotel at 333 Barkly Street, Footscray has jumped on board with the great curry challenge. The team at the Plough, as well as some of the best cooks in the area, have been commissioned to prepare eight curries, which will be matched with eight beers. It will be up to you to vote on the best curry of the day!
This event takes place from 12 noon to 4pm on Saturday 20th May. Tickets are $45. Click here to buy your tickets.
A great option for eating your way through GBW is the two-course lunch with Mountain Goat beer for $40, available at 20 Melbourne restaurants. There are some great options and a diversity of cuisines available, including: Campari House, Piquancy, Seamstress and San Telmo. Search on Smudge Eats Menu presented by Mountain Goat on the GBW website, or click here to view all the participating restaurants and the menus on offer.
Eat your way through GBW with a two-course lunch with Mountain Goat beer for $40 available at 20 restaurants, including Campari House (pictured here)
There is so much more going on as part of GBW, so please head on over to the website and check it out.