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No Sleep ’till Good Beer Week


The legendary spectacle of Melbourne Good Beer Week is approaching, and the Brooklyn Brewery halls are buzzing with excitement (and the harrowing sounds of ongoing renovation). This year is set to be our biggest yet, with ten all-star events hitting Australia from Saturday May 12th to Sunday, May 20th.

The week will feature Brooklyn Brewery favorites, experimental rarities, distinguished vintages and even a few of Brewmaster Garrett Oliver’s mysterious Ghost Bottles. You’ll find them scattered throughout Melbourne’s finest craft beer bars, whisky temples, pop-up mini golf adventures, a mammoth Brooklyn Block Party featuring live graffiti art, and more.

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Our QA Manager Drew Bombard and President Robin Ottaway will make the long flight down to lead the Brooklyn Brewery contingent this year. Be sure to catch them at the events below for a fierce round of mini-golf at the Brooklyn Pro/Am (Robin has a mean putt), a few boilermakers at the Alement or a monster Block Party at Section 8:

Saturday, May 12th: Untasted: Cookie & Brooklyn

A power pairing of rare beer and great food at one of Melbourne’s best craft beer haunts featuring Brooklyn QA Manager Drew Bombard and Chef Karen Batson along with a host of specialty bottles.

Saturday, May 12th: Brooklyn Takeover at the Whisky & Alement Kickoff

Join us at our official cellar door for the week as we take over the Alement’s fridges with over twenty different varieties of Brooklyn brought in just for the occasion, each expertly paired with its own boilermaker. We’ll kick things off on Saturday, May 12th, Brooklyn QA Manager will be presenting the stories behind some of our most experimental releases while the Alement sheds light on its fine whiskies.

Saturday, May 12th: Grandad’s Supper: Double Down Edition

We’ll be throwing down for supper with some of our favorite Aussie and Kiwi brewers from Mornington Peninsula8 Wired and Moon Dog with stakes higher than ever before. Each course will feature two distinct beer pairings, one to compliment and one to contrast, in a palate-tingling battle of the senses. 

Sunday, May 13th: No Sleep ’till Brooklyn Tap Takeover 

Meet Brooklyn Brewer and QA Manager Drew Bombard at Silverlake Social as we take over the taps with eight of our favorite beers sent over from New York. We’ll have a few limited editions on taps and a bumping playlist to spend a proper afternoon.

Monday, May 14th: Le Bon Ton & Brooklyn Brewery

Join us for a beer dinner that is sure to be a highlight of Good Beer Week in Melbourne.The evening will feature extremely rare Brooklyn specialties and limited editions sent over from New York to accompany a three-course Bon Ton feast.

Wednesday, May 16th: Buck’s Boilermakers with Teeling Whiskey

Head to Buck Mulligan’s on Wednesday, May 16th at 7PM as Brooklyn Brand Ambassador Miro Bellini and Teeling Whiskey Ambassador Martin Lynch join forces for a night of craft beer and Irish whiskey. The night will feature five boilermakers paired up just for the occasion and will include a few favorites and vintage rarities. 

Saturday, May 19th: The Brooklyn Block Party 

Get down with us at Section 8 for the biggest, baddest fest of the year: Section 8 will transform into THE BROOKLYN ZOO, bringing the noise with live beats and street art, including graffiti before your eyes tagged up by Brooklyn artist El Cekis of the Bushwick Collective alongside Heesco and friends. Above the frenzy, Ferdyduke’s loft will be teleporting to Brooklyn’s boardwalk wonderland of Coney Island, featuring a freakshow of dreams, hot dogs and disco spinners at the CONEY ISLAND DISCO PALACE. This is one not to miss. 

Sunday, May 20th:The Brooklyn House Party at Leonard’s House of Love 

Join the Brooklyn crew at Leonard’s House of Love as we close out Good Beer Week the only way we know how: with a bona fide Brooklyn House Party at Leonard’s. We’ll be dishing out fresh cans at the Brooklyn tinnie bar and featuring a red cup special on the taps all afternoon to pair up with griddled burgers and Leonard’s killer hot chicken.

All Week: The Brooklyn Pro Am at The Howler

Wind up your meanest putt for the triumphant return of the Brooklyn Pro Am Mini Golf tournament at The Howler from Monday, May 14th to Sunday, May 20th. The Howler’s Mini-Golf-O-Rama will feature nine holes complete with a classic theme along with custom beer-inspired holes built just for Good Beer Week. Each Brooklyn beer bought includes a go-around on the course.

All Week: Beers of Curiosity and Decadence at Cookie

Stop in to Cookie’s Back Bar throughout Good Beer Week for an intense flourish of Brooklyn Brewery curiosities. Each afternoon, the Cookie crew will lead you through a guided tasting of some of our rarest offerings saved up from the Brooklyn cellar for your tasting pleasure. 

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