Good Beer Week kicks off this Friday 13th of May celebrating all things Beer until Sunday 22nd of May. There are many events on but we’ve rounded up some highlights over the festival.
On 17 May, Hotel Lincoln will present a rare culinary treat from one of Clare Valley’s most renowned chefs, matched with a selection of craft beer from Pikes Beer Company.
Dan Moss of Terroir Auburn is known for his strict locavore philosophy and creates a new menu weekly for his restaurant with produce sourced from within 100 miles. He will bring some of this inspiration to the Hotel Lincoln for an unmissable event based around the best of Clare Valley and South Australia.
Pikes Beer Company’s head brewer, Brad Nolen, along with Alister Pike, will provide insight into the business’ unique heritage, while showcasing its most popular brews, including the Pilsener, Sparkling Ale, Genuine Stout and Tonic Ale.
Location: 91 Cardigan Street, Carlton Date: Tuesday, 17 May
Renowned chef and Co-founder of Huxtaburger, Daniel Wilson, is teaming up with Wolf of the Willows brewery for a master class that’s all about creating dishes prepared and matched with crafty brews.
This hands on event will see guests rolling up their sleeves to master the techniques involved in cooking with beer, before enjoying their very own three course meal matched with Wolf of the Willows full range, including rare brews and limited releases.
Event name: Cooking with craft beer master class
Location: The Urban Kitchen, 17-21 Buckburst Street, South Melbourne Date: Tuesday, 17 May
To purchase tickets head to: https://goodbeerweek.com.au/events/view/339/Cooking-with-Craft- BeerMaster-Class
What’s better than beer, beef and pastry? Putting all three together! St Kilda’s Grosvenor Hotel is teaming up with Melbourne’s Boatrocker Brewery and Main Ridge’s Johnny Ripe bakery to create the legendary Victorian Angus Beef and Boatrocker Stout Pie.
Paired with this mouth watering morsel, you’ll find a one of a kind beer developed by Boatrocker head brewer Matt Houghton. It’s craft beer meets home-style baking to create hearty comfort food at its finest.
You can enjoy the flavours of boozy baking throughout the duration of Good Beer Week. The Stout Pie will be available for $15 (team it with chips and Boatrocker beer for $25) from Grosvenor Hotel at 10 Brighton Rd, St Kilda East.
Location: 10 Brighton Road, St Kilda East
Date: The Stout Pie will be available from May 12-22 Price: $15 or $25 with chips and a Boatrocker beer
Iconic Carlton pub The Astor is joining forces with Barrow Boys, Melbourne’s very own gypsy brewers, for Good Beer Week. Sharing a love of Melbourne, craftsmanship and more importantly, beer, the two have come together to create the ultimate ‘harvest to ferment’ bar and dining experience.
To kick off the collaboration, The Astor will be serving six varieties of Barrow Boys’ unique brews on its front taps across the week, including Festival Beer, Stormy Lager, Red Sky Wheat Dunkelweizen, Pedlars Pale, India Amber Ale and Black Ink Porter. Barrow Boy founders, Ash Hazell, Justin Trail and Dean Michael Romeo, rove around different brew houses in Melbourne creating beer with a focus on quality, flavour and consistency – it is this continually evolving approach that appealed most to The Astor.
With Good Beer Week aimed to encourage the appreciation of craft beer, The Astor’s award winning dining room, The Roving Marrow, will also be holding a ‘Harvest to Ferment’ five course beer-matched dinner on Tuesday 17 May, showcasing the best of Melbourne’s seasonal produce.
Diners will be invited to experience The Roving Marrow’s contemporary and thought provoking food in another light, with dishes inspired by the process of harvesting raw materials and brewing beer paired with Barrow Boys’ core and pilot beers.
Address: 418 Lygon Street, Carlton.
Bookings: (03) 9347 7419