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Good Beer Week returns for nine days of events, education, entertainment and bloody good beer

Raise a glass to Good Beer Week: it celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2015.

First conceived over a round of beers at a city bar in February 2011, the event has grown into a festival spanning 250 events across 180 venues that attracts brewers and beer lovers from near and far.

Its aim from day one has been to entertain, inspire and educate people about beer and, at the same time, to shine a spotlight on the brewers, venues and individuals that make the contemporary beer scene so exciting and colourful.

As in previous years, Good Beer Week has split its events into five “streams” in 2015 to make it easier for attendees to plan their ideal adventure. They are Beer 101, Beer Lover, Beer Geek, Foodie and Good Times. Between them they offer chances for people to enjoy and learn about beer everywhere from Pentridge Prison to the finest of dining establishments, with comedy, live music, brewing masterclasses, gaming, warehouse parties and much more.

The nine days also feature several of the local beer world’s key events, including the Time Out Melbourne Pub Awards, the Australian International Beer Awards and the Australian Craft Brewers Conference.

For the best of the rest, take a gander at our nine unmissable events from the program; there's a multitude of good reasons to look through the world through beer goggles this May.

Photos by Jess Shaver   |  

Good Beer Week 2015 details

Around Melbourne, Melbourne 3000

Date 16 May 2015-24 May 2015

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