Famiglia Affairs Mid-Winter Festival

Taste limited-edition winter beers from nine Victorian breweries at this one-day event.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on June 18, 2024


Small and independent Melbourne breweries never stop dreaming up new beers. Brewers at these joints are given the freedom to play — they're not just asked to keep bashing out the same lager over and over.

To shine a light on all this creativity, Brunswick's Co-Conspirators Brewpub is hosting a one-off winter beer festival with eight other Victorian breweries on Saturday, July 6. Expect to find brewers from Noodledoof Beer, Stomping Ground Brewing Co, Sailors Grave Brewing Co and Bright Brewery, among others. Expect to find heavier brews at this winter festival, from stouts and spiced-up numbers to extra hoppy IPAs and barrel-aged beers.

Stomping Ground

During the two sessions (1pm and 4pm), each of the breweries will be giving out tasters of their special winter releases, with Beard Street BBQ on-site to serve up American-style barbecue eats.

The $35 tickets include a 150ml taster from each of the eight visiting breweries, as well as a sample of Co-Conspirators' 2024 The Don Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. You can also purchase other samples and merch for an additional fee.

Images: Libby Curran.

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