Melbourne is fuelled by a mix of coffee and beer, so really it makes logical sense that we've got a festival combining the two. Coming to Thornbury's 3 Ravens Brewery for the second year this Sunday, March 25, On The Bend / On The Mend will see eight local breweries team up with eight beloved coffee roasters on eight unique beers featuring coffee as a key ingredient.
Collingwood's Stomping Ground (beer), neighbours Proud Mary (coffee), Preston's Tallboy & Moose (beer) and Brunswick's Industry Beans (coffee) are just a few of the collaborators to jump on board. Last year's creations included a cold brew-infused English bitter and a white stour brewed with sea urchin, cacao nibs and coffee beans — which should give you some idea of how wild things can get.
Entry is free, and all the coffee, beer and coffee-flavoured beer will be available to purchase. Or, if you want to lay down $20, you can partake in a masterclass, which includes a tasting paddle of all eight brews.