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Good Beer Week is Australia’s preeminent beer event, one that has inspired smaller imitators interstate and in New Zealand. It is the biggest single platform for local brewers and beer businesses to showcase themselves to a broad audience, and also plays host to the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs) and the three-day GABS 2018, Beer, Cider, Food Festival at the Royal Exhibition Building.In 2018, Good Beer Week brings together more than 300 events at 180 venues across ten days from May 11 to 20. These events range from beer and food matching dinners to live music gigs, meet the brewer events and introductory classes for those new to the beer scene. There is something for everyone and every price point, spread across venues around metropolitan Melbourne and wider Victoria.Explore the best the beer scene has to offer, learn something new, or have a week of good times with friends. Good Beer Week is what you make of it.
See blockbuster productions at grand theatres, or catch new local talent on tiny stages, in surprising locations.
In Melbourne, twists through laneways, galleries and cafes, turn into days that last well into the night. See for yourself.
Tune in and find your niche in Melbourne's music scene, from basement gigs in record stores to beat boxing and festivals outdoors.
Explore art, photos and sculpture at galleries big, and small. Discover movie magic at ACMI, grand architecture, and a labyrinthine library.