July 3rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint
The dates have been confirmed for next year’s Good Beer Week festival in Melbourne and Victoria. The organisers today announced that the fifth festival will run from May 16 to 24. Registrations for anyone wishing to run an event open on October 1 via the festival website. For the first time, Good Beer Week is also putting out applications for the Festival Hub and Pint of Origin venues to tender (see below).
The organisers of the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular have also announced their dates. GABS 2015 will take place at the Royal Exhibition Building on the closing weekend of Good Beer Week (May 22 to 24).
Media Release: 2015 Dates Announced!
Good Beer Week is delighted to announce the dates for the 2015 festival. The fifth Good Beer Week â yes, thatâs right, the fifth already â will take place across Melbourne and Victoria from May 16 to 24.
Now firmly established as one of the worldâs leading celebrations of great beer, Good Beer Week will see another kaleidoscopic array of fantastic beer-centred events take over the stateâs best breweries and venues. Already plans are afoot to bring more international stars Down Under to join our homegrown brewing heroes for the week and also to take the festival and good beer itself further into the public sphere.
âAfter another record-breaking year, we are already well into planning for the fifth Good Beer Week,â says festival director James Smith. âWe canât wait to see what breweries and venues come up with and look forward to springing a few surprises ourselves.
âIt has been great to witness the flourishing of the craft beer industry in Australia over the past few years and weâre honoured that Good Beer Week has taken up such a central role within the countryâs beer calendar.â
Once again, the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular will return to the Royal Exhibition Building on the closing weekend. It will take place from May 22 to 24.
“There are tremendous synergies with GABS and Good Beer Week working together as we are accomplishing far more together than we could do separately. We both began in 2011 and it’s really exciting to be part of a dynamic week that has done so much, in a relatively short time, for the advocacy of craft beer and its brewers,â says festival co-director of GABS Steve Jeffares.
Registrations for the 2015 festival open on October 1 and will close on October 31. Anyone interested in taking part for the first time should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure they are on the festivalâs industry mailing list.