Excitement brews for Fed Square’s 10th Birthday
The bi-annual Microbreweries Showcase will be held during Fed Square’s 10th Birthday celebrations and include the launch of a specially-made birthday brew.
The Showcase on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October, 4.30pm – 8pm, will see top drops from over 20 of Victoria’s boutique brewers including the highly-acclaimed Grand Bridge Brewery, Mountain Goat Beer, 3 Ravens Brewing, Temple Brewing Company and many more.
In a first for what is one of Fed Square’s fastest selling events, representatives from Melbourne’s home-brewing community will be offering their latest brews for tasting.
Fed Square Microbreweries Showcase
Where: The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 October, 4.30pm – 8pm
Price: $25 + booking fee from ticketmaster.com.au (plus $2 glass deposit)
More Info: fedsquare.com/beer
- 3 Ravens Brewing Co
- Beechworth Cider
- Bellarine Brewing Company
- Black Heart Brewery
- Bridge Road Brewers
- Bright Brewery
- Buckley’s Beers
- Cavalier Brewing
- Cheeky Rascal Cider by Rebello Wines
- Grand Ridge Brewery
- Hawthorn Brewing Co
- Holgate Brewhouse
- Yowie Beer, King Valley Brewing Co
- Mildura Brewery
- Moon Dog Brewing
- Mountain Goat Beer
- Prickly Moses, Otway Estate
- Red Hill Brewery
- Southern Bay Brewing Co
- Sweetwater Brewing Company
- Temple Brewing Company
- Three Troupers Brewery
- Tooborac Hotel and Brewery
- White Rabbit
The birthday beer
Fed Square is turning 10 on 26 October and as part of a packed weekend of free public activities, Fed Square will also be making a specially-brewed birthday beer, which will be launched at the Microbreweries Showcase.
With the help of some of the regular brewers who attend the Showcase, an exclusive batch of ‘hoppy’ red ale will be made using all Victorian ingredients.
Prickly Moses Brewery, Holgate Brewhouse and The 3 Ravens Brewing Company are collaborating for the birthday brew, where they’ll also be using local rain water from each of their respective corners of Victoria in the process.
Fed Square called upon the public to help name the birthday beer in a competition which closed last week. Among a variety of creative names, a winner has been chosen, FEDX.
FEDX will be available for purchase at selected Fed Square restaurants from the eve of the birthday weekend, 25 – 28 October.
Fed Square’s Birthday Celebrations
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
When: 25 – 28 October
More Info: fedsquare.com/ten
Home brewers meet the professionals
Representatives from the Australian National Homebrewing Conference will also be attending the Microbreweries Showcase, which also includes a special industry event on Thursday 25 October.
The official launch of The Beer Lovers Guide to Australia: Complete Beer Service and Sommeliers’ Manual will be hosted in the BMW Edge on Thursday 25 October, 3.30pm.
In the true spirit of collaboration, the launch event will be hosted by respected beer writers and personalities, Matt Kirkegaard and Peter Mitcham. Ticket buyers receive entry to the launch as well as the Microbreweries Showcase and an official show bag that includes a copy of The Critics Choice — Australia’s Best Beers, the Official Beer Lovers Guide beer glass and more (show bags are limited to first 100 ticket holders).
The Bachelor of Beer
Where: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
When: Thursday 26 October, 3.30pm
Price: $80 – Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.au
Tickets also include entry to Microbreweries Showcase and a copy of The Critics Choice — Australia’s Best Beers
More Info: www.beerloversguide.com.au