Melbourne's annual celebration of all things hoppy is very nearly upon us. Well, sort of. This year's Good Beer Week isn't happening until May — but, as is tradition, the folks behind the festival are tapping a few kegs early for the GBW Gala Showcase.
Returning to The Atrium in Federation Square, the 2018 gala will take place over two days — the Friday is already sold out, but there are still tickets to the Thursday session. In addition to giving punters their first official look at the GBW program, the event will be attended by more than 30 local breweries and will feature masterclasses, brewer meet and greets, and plenty to eat and drink.
Entry to the Good Beer Week Gala Showcase is $50 and includes a tasting glass and 20 60mL samples from the 100-plus different beers on offer. You'll also get a $10 food voucher to use at vendors.