Our biggest year yet! Good Beer Week 2019 at Whisky & Alement

Good Beer Week returns to Whisky & Alement in 2019 with the biggest line-up of special guests and events yet! To help you navigate this jam-packed week, we’ve pulled together a list of events below.

This year, we’re bringing you the Brooklyn Brewery and Whisky & Alement Boilermaker Mobile, whisky and beer art with cartoonist Michael Lindell, and the Boatrocker University! Get ready for a whirlwind week of everything malt.

Brooklyn Brewery’s Week of Lovin’

For the seventh year running, Whisky & Alement will play home to Brooklyn Brewery for Good Beer Week. Brooklyn’s 2018/19 range of special and core releases have been specifically set aside for Whisky & Alement customers: from sour ales and fruit enriched stouts, to full-flavoured barrel-aged masterpieces – we’ll be pouring them all!

Being a whisky AND beer loving venue, there’ll be a carefully paired whisky for every beer. Special events will also be held throughout the week so you can meet the creators of these magnificent brews.

Saturday 11 May 4pm – 1am
Sunday 12 May 4pm – 11pm
Monday 13 May 4pm – 11pm
Tuesday 14 May 4pm – 1am
Wednesday 15 May 4pm – 1am
Thursday 16 May 4pm – 1am
Friday 17 May 4pm – 1am
Saturday 18 May 4pm – 1am
Sunday 19 May 4pm – 11pm

No tickets required

The Brooklyn Boilermaker Showdown

Imagine the story of a beer’s creation and tasting captured in an artwork! Well, that’s what’s happening during this year’s famed Brooklyn Brewery boilermaker event at Whisky & Alement. Five beers, five whiskies meticulously matched and then recorded in art right before your very eyes.

Saturday 11 May, 2:30pm-4:00pm – Whisky & Alement
Saturday 18 May, 2:30pm-4:00pm – Whisky & Alement

Boatrocker University

Boatrocker Brewery are setting up shop upstairs at Melbourne Whisky Room for the duration of Good Beer Week with an exciting beer education program. If you know your hops from your malt and your pale from your pilsner, then Boatrocker University will take you to the next level in your beer smarts. There’ll be sensory tastings, chats about wild yeast, bacteria, barrel-aging, and even cheese matching. Classes will be presented by the Boatrocker team, including much celebrated head brewer Matt Houghton, and a number of other special guests. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get tutored by one of Australia’s most respected breweries.

Sunday 12 May, 1:00pm-2:30pm – Starting a Lab at Home? Part 1
Sunday 12 May, 3:00pm-4:30pm – Starting a Lab at Home? Part 2
Monday 13 May, 2:00pm-3:30pm – Into the wild…
Monday 13 May, 4:30pm-6:00pm – You say brewery, I say the Bruery!
Tuesday 14 May, 5:00pm-6:30pm – Getting (cheese) trolley-ed!
Wednesday 15 May, 5:00pm-6:30pm – A match made in heaven!
Thursday 16 May, 4:30pm-6:00pm – Deschutes? I want it all!
Friday 17 May, 2:00pm-3:30pm – Sour Hour
Friday 17 May, 4:00pm-5:00pm – Cellar Dweller with Brooklyn Brewery
Saturday 18 May, 12:00pm-1:30pm – Blurred Lines