‘Choose beer’ is the theme for this year’s Good Beer Week, taking place in Melbourne from 15-24 May 2020.
The festival, which turns 10 this year, wants to highlight the great people and community ties that have grown alongside Good Beer Week over the past decade.
Tickets for Good Beer Week will go on sale on Monday 23 March, with the official program launching on Thursday 19 March 2020.
Having attracted up to 75,000 attendees from Australia and the rest of the world in the past, Good Beer Week invites beer novices, as well as beer lovers and geeks to ‘Choose Good Beer Week’ at the 300+ events across Melbourne and Victoria.
“Good Beer Week has evolved from a festival celebrating good beer to a celebration of the best food, drink and lifestyle activities Melbourne has to offer,” says Siobhan Kerin, Good Beer Week’s festival director.
“It’s about coming together as a community and supporting our local culture, whether it’s brewers, chefs, artists, musicians or Melbourne’s vibrant food scene.”
The 2020 festival program will feature a wide range of events, including ‘foodie’ occasions, bingo, film screenings, outings and, of course, plenty of beer.
More Melbourne institutions are getting involved this year for the first time. Jim’s Greek Tavern is hosting a Brewer’s Feast, while Yum Cha and Garage Project will be at Flower Drum.
“While Good Beer Week has evolved in some ways, at its core it’s always been about good mates coming together as a community to enjoy good beer,” adds Miro Bellini, festival ambassador and founder.
“That’s how we started, a few mates enjoying a couple of beers who wanted to bring more attention to lesser-known beers.
“Good Beer Week has been a huge part of Melbourne’s culture and community.”
“It’s that community support and involvement that has made Good Beer Week into the diverse event it is today,” adds Kerin. “So this year, we’re celebrating the people and local businesses that stand behind us.
“The festival has an ever-growing list of event hosts, participants, volunteers, sponsors and partners – some of which have been with the festival since it began, including the founding members who continue to play a vital role.”