HopsFest Beer Festival
HopsFest Beer Festival

HopsFest Beer Festival

Join us at HopsFest to celebrate beer in all its canned, bottled and tapped glory at Melbourne’s newest beer festival on Monday 26 August to Sunday 29 September. Spanning across five weeks with five Aussie brewers, get amongst a packed program of all things beer including tap takeovers and a daily Hoppy Hour. Plus, meet the brewers at educational Beer Banter sessions, get loose during Boozy Bash parties or kick-back on Sundays with Bottomless Brews.



 

TICKETED EVENTS

   
Weekly Program
Weekly Program

Weekly Program

Week One
Prancing Pony

HOPPY HOUR: Brewer’s Choice $10 pint all day every day PLUS all Prancing Pony taps $10 a pint from 4pm-6pm every day

$25 BEER & BUN: Reuben Dog + Indie Kid Pilsner pint

BEER BANTER THURSDAY 29 AUGUST: Meet the Pony brew team: Brewing masterclass/Prancing Pony tastings/Matched snacks. Tickets $30.

BOOZY BASH SATURDAYS 31 AUGUST: Party with Prancing Pony! Fruity beer cocktails/Bar shouts/Pin the tail on the Pony prizes/Live music. 4-7pm. Free entry.

BOTTOMLESS BREWS SUNDAYS 1 SEPTEMBER (Father’s Day): 2 hours of unlimited Prancing Pony tap beer + Booze Food menu. 12pm or 2.30pm sessions. Tickets $49.

   

   

   

Week Two
Moon Dog

HOPPY HOUR: Brewer’s Choice $10 pint all day every day PLUS all Moon Dog taps $10 a pint from 4pm-6pm every day

$25 BEER & BUN: Burger Pie + Moon Dog Lager pint

BEER BANTER THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER: Trivia hosted by Moon Dog. Free entry. Register team with Get Tickets button above.

BOOZY BASH SATURDAYS 7  SEPTEMBER: Party with Moon Dog! Bar shouts/Win merch/Free Splice ice cream and Splice of Heaven cans/Live music. 4-7pm. Free entry.

BOTTOMLESS BREWS SUNDAYS 8 SEPTEMBER: 2 hours of unlimited Moon Dog tap beer + Booze Food menu. 12pm or 2.30pm sessions. Tickets $49.

   

Week Three
4 Pines

HOPPY HOUR: Brewer’s Choice $10 pint all day every day PLUS all 4 Pines taps $10 a pint from 4pm-6pm every day

$25 BEER & BUN: Buffalo chicken burger + Pacific Ale pint

BEER BANTER THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER: Meet co-founder Adam: 4 Pines Masterclass/4 Pines tastings/Matched snacks. Tickets $30.

BOOZY BASH SATURDAYS 14  SEPTEMBER: Party with 4 Pines! Bar shouts/Hula Hoop entertainment/Brookvale Union cocktail/Live music. 4-7pm. Free entry.

BOTTOMLESS BREWS SUNDAYS 15 SEPTEMBER: 2 hours of unlimited 4 Pines tap beer + Booze Food menu. 12pm or 2.30pm sessions. Tickets $49.

   

   

   

Week Four
Pirate Life

HOPPY HOUR: Brewer’s Choice $10 pint all day every day PLUS all Pirate Life taps $10 a pint from 4pm-6pm every day

$25 BEER & BUN: Brisket Burger + Pale Ale pint

BEER BANTER THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER: Meet the team from Pirate Life: Home brewing masterclass/Pirate Life tastings/Matched snacks. Tickets $30.

BOOZY BASH SATURDAYS 21  SEPTEMBER: Party with Pirate Life! Live street art installation/Bar shouts/Win merch/DJ. 4-7pm. Free entry.

BOTTOMLESS BREWS SUNDAYS 22 SEPTEMBER: 2 hours of unlimited Pirate Life tap beer + Booze Food menu. 12pm or 2.30pm sessions. Tickets $49.

   

Week Five
Colonial Brewing Co.

HOPPY HOUR: Brewer’s Choice $10 pint all day every day PLUS all Colonial Brewing Co. taps $10 a pint from 4pm-6pm every day

$25 BEER & BUN: Classic Cheeseburger + Colonial Brewing Co. Draught pint

BEER BANTER THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER: Colonial Inquisition: Get exclusive access to the Colonial brewing team for an ‘Ask me anything’ Q&A chat. Prepare your curly questions for resident Beer Nerd Brae, Beer Brewer Will & Beer Gnome Stiv/Colonial beer tastings including exclusive taste of new limited edition beer ‘Inquest’/Matched snacks. Tickets $30.

BOOZY BASH SATURDAYS 28  SEPTEMBER: Grand Final Party with Colonial! $30 Colonial buckets/$14 Bloody Marys/Win 5 cases of beer. Free entry. Make a booking.

BOTTOMLESS BREWS SUNDAYS 29 SEPTEMBER: 2 hours of unlimited Colonial Brewing Co. tap beer + Booze Food menu. 12pm or 2.30pm sessions. Tickets $49.

   

   

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FAQ
FAQ

FAQ

Q. Do I need a ticket to attend HopsFest?

Our ticketed events are Beer Banter Thursdays and Bottomless Brew Sundays. Everything else is free entry but we’d recommend that you make a booking if you want to secure a table.

 

Q. What happens at Beer Banter Thursdays?

Every Thursday during HopsFest the brewer will be hosting a private and interactive educational beer banter session. Take part in brewing masterclasses, enjoy beer tastings and matched snacks, and get to know the brewer with Q&A sessions. Each Beer Banter session varies so check out the weekly program to find out what’s on.  Tickets are strictly limited and are $30 per person, or you can get an all-access pass to all 5 sessions for $120 per person (that’s 1 free session!).  Get tickets.

 

Q. What happens on Boozy Bash Saturdays?

Every Saturday during HopsFest we’re throwing a boozy bash from 4-7pm! Party with the brewer with live entertainment, beer shouts, merch giveaways, and competitions. Each Boozy Bash Saturday varies so check out the weekly program to find out what’s on. Entry is free but make a booking if you want to secure a table.

 

Q. What happens at Bottomless Brew Sundays?

Every Sunday during HopsFest you can book into a Sunday sesh for $49 per person to get 2 hours of unlimited beer (includes all 4 brewer taps) and a big booze food menu. Sessions are at 12pm or 2.30pm and tickets are essential. Min 2 people. The General Assembly practises the Responsible Service of Alcohol. Drink responsibly.

 

Q. Where can I learn more about the brewers?

You can download our festival app to access brewer bios and the full festival program at your fingertips.