The Australian Hops 101 event at last year’s Good Beer Week

Want to go to Melbourne’s Good Beer Week but don’t have the cash? Well don’t despair just yet, Good Beer Week and Tourism Victoria have teamed up to launch a nationwide competition to win the ultimate Good Beer Weekend.

Yes that’s right the festival is going to fly two lucky people to Melbourne for the closing weekend of Good Beer Week. The competition winner and a friend will receive flights, accommodation, tickets to multiple Good Beer Week events, VIP passes, travel with Uber and more in a prize package valued at more than $3,000.

“We’ve enjoyed welcoming growing numbers of interstate and overseas visitors to Melbourne and Victoria each year for what is becoming, for beer lovers, akin to Disneyland for adults,” said festival director James Smith.

To enter, beer lovers simply need to head to one of the participating venues outside Victoria – view the full list here – and pick up a copy of the official Good Beer Week print program. They then need to take a photo with it, post it on social media as directed and complete the sentence, “Fly me to @goodbeerweek for a #goodbeerweekend because…”

“We believe that what we’ve created here with the support of the wider beer community is too good to be enjoyed by Victorians alone,” said Smith. “So, with the generous support of Tourism Victoria, we’re excited to be able to spread the word far and wide and make two people very happy indeed.”

The fifth Good Beer Week runs from 16-24 May and features 250 events at 180 venues across Melbourne and Victoria. The program includes the three-day Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular, the Australian International Beer Awards and the third Australian Craft Brewers Conference.

The full program can be viewed here with close to 20 events already sold out. Details of how to enter the Good Beer Weekend competition can be found here.

Competition closes 4 May and entrants must be Australian residents aged over 18 and living outside Victoria.

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