The Hop Off Dinner will make its 2015 return at a new location, the Post Office Hotel in Coburg, on Wednesday May 13. The Hop Off is a night of friendly rivalry and good times as representatives from the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) and Good Beer Week go head to head to see who can match the best beer and food combination. The AIBA judges, the official winners of last year’s dinner, will be looking to retain the title!
The beers are selected and matched by the expert teams representing both the AIBA and Good Beer Week. This year’s dinner will be hosted by beer writer and advocate Peter Mitcham of Beer Blokes (AKA Professor Pilsner).
The Hop Off Dinner is the beer-lovers’ chance to meet the 2015 AIBA judges, who are 60 prolific beer and brewing experts from around the globe and share a three-course meal, matched with 2014 AIBA award-winning beers.
Attendees will be able to mingle with the legends of the brewing industry as they vote for their favourite beer and food match of the night, to decide which team has mastered the challenge.
AIBA Head Judge, Warren Pawsey says,
“The Hop Off Dinner is the beer-lovers’ opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the biggest icons of the beer industry, as we celebrate good food and great beer. This is one night not to be missed for all beer and brewing enthusiasts.”
The Hop Off Dinner is conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria in conjunction with Good Beer Week.
When: Wednesday May 13, 7:00pm – Late
Where: Post Office Hotel, 229-231 Sydney Road, Coburg VIC 3058