The Melbourne Good Beer Week Good Times festival is just about to roll around, and boy, what a time to be alive! Kicking off on May 13th and finishing up on the 22nd, the festival marries the world’s best craft beer with some super fun tunes.

Celebrations start with the Mighty Duke & The Lords at the Good Beer Week Opening Night Party at Beer DeLuxe Fed Square. Brews Springsteen will be hosted at Lulie St Tavern with Thunder Road’s available on tap and of course, in a tinnie. You can also grab beer matched eats throughout the night.

Fixation Fest will be held at The Old Bar that will entail great bands and Fixation Brews. With a new beer system to celebrate the first 147 punters in the door get a free Fixation IPA with their ticket (it would’ve been 150 but they had to sample a few. You can catch Foxtrot, Kissing Booth, Foley!, Self Talk, and Cosmic Kahuna.

AC/DC Lanes iconic Cherry Bar will host Rock ‘n’ Roll. With the Young Henrys Brewing range available with the first 50 through the door scoring a free tinnie. You can rock out with The Ugly Kings and Atomic Riot on the night.

Fitzroy’s The Catfish and Cavalier Brewing will present A Briefcase Full of Beers. James Grimm and Paul Slattery front an amazing group of Melbourne’s best blues musicians, along with special brews and classic ‘Orange Whips’ brewed by Cavalier.

Brewmanity and Mick Fanning’s new brewery Balter Brewing Co. invite punters to Good Beer Week’s biggest fundraising attempt to date, Beer vs Beast at Ormond Hall Village Melbourne as they unleash their collab brew ‘The Beast Tamer’. Get along to an epic Sunday session of great music and bands, all to help raise funds for Motor Neuron Disease. In between sets of great Australian music from Mark Seymour from the mighty Hunters and Collectors, hear from the boys behind the beers.

270 events will run across more than 180 venues in Melbourne and Victoria. Good Beer Week 2016 is an independent and not-for-profit festival that overall celebrates and promotes the renaissance that craft beer is enjoying globally.

GOOD BEER WEEK OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Free Entry
Fri 13 May 6:00pm-Late
Federation Square

THUNDER ROAD PRESENTS: BREWS SPRINGSTEEN
Free Entry
Fri 20 May 4:00pm-Late
Lulie St Tavern

FIXATION FEST
$12
Sat 21 May 8:00pm-Late
The Old Bar

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!
$15
Sat 14 May 6:00pm-Late
Cherry Bar

BRIEFCASE FULL OF BEERS
$30
Sat 14 May 7:30pm-Late
The Catfish

BEER VS BEAST 
$49.95
Sun 15 May 1:00pm-6:00pm
The Village / Ormond Hall
Tickets can be found here