Brewers Feast enjoys one of the best locations of any beer festival in Australia and returns to the Abbotsford Convent for a third time in February 2019.
The festival, presented by Grand Ridge Brewery, will see more than 20 breweries will take over the iconic Melbourne venue over two days, offering up close to 100 beers, including 18 Bintani Festival Beers created especially for the day.
If beer isn't your thing, there will also be local wine from Red Hill Estate, cocktails or and from Melbourne's Starward Whisky and cider from Harcourt. You can see the full list of stallholders here.
There will be music over two stages, with a focus on up and coming artists, plus masterclasses that include pairing beer with spirits, cheese and many other unique and delicious foods. Food trucks will be offering everything from slow-cooked BBQ, burgers, falafels and much more.
- Saturday – 11.30am to 8pm
- Sunday – 11am to 5pm
Tickets start from $35pp plus BF for the Saturday session or $31pp plus BF for Sunday, although there are various early bird bonuses on offer too.
Pale Ale and Food Pairing
There will also be special Food Pairing tickets for $65pp, which get attendees three different pale ales paired with smoked meats as well as access to the festival. We've got both GA and Food Pairing tickets to give away to Crafty supporters too – see below...
Learn more about pale ales, smoked BBQ and pairing food while you enjoy three dishes (beef, pork and chicken) prepared by Bigger Than Texas BBQ, paired with three different pale ales.
Tickets include festival entry and the pairing experience of three mystery pale ales and smoked meats dishes.
Pairing sessions are:
- Saturday - 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm
- Sunday - 1pm to 3pm
Crafty Cabal Bonuses
Once again, we've lined up close to $2,000 in tickets to give away to Crafty Pint supporters who've signed up as members of The Crafty Cabal so they can enjoy free beer, exclusive events, ticket giveaways and more at breweries and venues all over the country.
- Existing Cabalistas can head to their member's area and enter the ballot to win one of 30 GA tickets to the Saturday session – we'll pick and notify winners via email on December 1
- Or, if you're planning to head along, you can sign up to The Crafty Cabal here and get a free Brewers Feast Food Pairing ticket worth $65 as a signup bonus. SORRY – ALL 12 HAVE GONE NOW!
Once you do, you can start taking advantage of more than 125 offers at venues and breweries across the country plus regular competitions, giveaways and invites to exclusive events.
For more on The Crafty Cabal, head here.