If there’s one thing we Aussies know, it’s beer!

Good Beer Week – yes, that’s really a thing! – is on this month. For 10 glorious days, Melburnians will be treated to a variety of beer-related activities and events throughout Melbourne and surrounding inner suburbs.


Good Beer Week events

The folks over at Good Beer Week have segmented events into what they call streams. Streams include:

  • Beer Lover
  • Beer Geek
  • Good Times
  • Beer School

We’ve picked a few favourites from each – suggestions are below. Enjoy!

A Heavenly Pairing

Move over wine, cheese has another perfect partner!

Head to The Local Taphouse in St Kilda East to enjoy cheeses from Milk the Cow paired with local craft beers. This event often sells out so you better snap up your tickets soon! (Thursday 18th May; 7pm-9:30pm)

There’s also a bunch of events at Milk the Cow in Lygon Street, Carlton. Take your pick!

Modern African Food Cooked With Good Ol’ Beer

Polēpolē Bar and Kitchen combines food and beer – your two favourite things – through these sessions on Sunday 21st May at 1pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm.

Enjoy three modern African dishes matches with three African dishes. Polēpolē is located at 267 Little Collins Street. Buy tickets here.

Holes n Hops

Join golf aficionados for a round of nine holes, and enjoy a Modus Operandi beer at each hole! A pint and meal will follow the game.

The event costs $110 at takes place on Friday, 19th May from 12:30pm at Albert Park Golf Course. More info here.

Paddle by the Yarra

No, they won’t make you hop in a canoe and paddle down the Yarra. But get down to this event on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May from 12pm to score $10 beer paddles. Enjoy favourites from Murray’s Brewing Co., including two exclusives.

See you at Hopscotch, Riverside Quay (precisely 1km from Urban Central!)

H3> Stockade Blockade at Cookie

Join Stockade Brewing as they showcase 10 exciting brews! The team themselves will be brewing most afternoons and you might even get a free shout!

Cookie is located at 252 Swanston Street, and this event is on from Saturday 13th May to Sunday 21st May, from 12pm each day. Free entry.

Bavarian Pure Bier & Pork Knuckle

Make your way to Munich Brauhaus at South Wharf Promenade and get your Bavarian on.

Bavarian beer – sorry, bier – is brewed according to strict Purity Laws that were enacted back in 1516!

Enjoy five tastes and a selection of pork knuckles (which are kind of like a shank, if you were wondering!)

Tickets are $50 per person and the event runs every day from Saturday 13th May to Sunday 21st May from 12pm. More info can be found here.


About Good Beer Week

Craft brewers call it “the best beer week in the world” and we must say, we agree!

Launched in 2011, this year marks the event’s seventh year. In less than a decade, the event has grown almost 5000 per cent!

Working as more than an opportunity for beer lovers to celebrate their brew, Good Beer Week has also become one of the most significant platforms to promote local brewers and beer businesses.


Good Beer Week accommodation

Make Good Beer Week GREAT when you treat yourselves and your mates to cheap accommodation in Melbourne. Why not grab a room at Urban Central at the end of your beer adventures?

With most Good Beer Week events taking place in the CBD or immediate surrounds (like Carlton), you’re never more than a tram ride from a clean, safe place to rest for the night! Book your accommodation at Urban Central now