Spring is always a period of renewal — the days get longer, the nights get warmer, and venturing out and about is a welcome prospect once again. And, while there's never a dull moment in Melbourne, this city of ours always ups the ante in its events offering at this time of year.
Like Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, for example. The Craft & Co. — Collingwood's restaurant, cafe, brewery, distillery and workshop — is holding a two-day market dedicated to gin. Across three sessions each day (11am–1pm, 1.30–3.30pm and 4–6pm), some top-notch bottles of gin will be cracked open in the venue's event space. Great Ocean Road Gin, Bathtub Gin Co, Poor Toms, Alchemy and Imbue Distillery will be a few of the gins you can try and, if you're impressed, take home a bottle of.
Your $10 ticket includes tastings, as well as a $5 voucher to use at the market. And if you want to sit down and enjoy your gin of choice, you'll be able to do that too. The eatery and bar downstairs will be operational, and you'll be able to buy some of The Craft & Co.'s gin cheese on the day as well.