New Zealand is a place with a pretty good rugby team, more than a few sheep and a weird obsession with hobbits. It is also a place with one of the most exciting and innovative brewing scenes in the entire world!
All of Good Beer Week Foresters will be showcasing all things Kiwi.
We’ll have the guys from Garage Project getting all sciencey with us, NZ Brewer Speed Dating, A sweet as week long karaoke party with all the NZ hits and we’re even importing some of the best craft beer venue operators from Wellington to throw a party like only they know how.
We’ll also have regular meet the brewer sessions, kiwi food and snacks, hakas, All Blacks classic victories and some sweet as Kiwi tunes. It’s gonna be choice as.
Thursday May 11
Drink us dry, we need to finish our regular taps before GBW! All beers will be $5 after 10PM
Sunday May 14
Meet the Brewer: 8 WIRED BREWING w. Soren Erikson 5PM
Tuesday May 16
Garage Project Lab
Garage Project are truly New Zealand’s mad scientists of beer. But how much do you know about how all the magic happens? Enter the Garage Project Lab where you’ll get stories and live demonstrations of how they extract the flavours for their beers and what interesting things they can do to them after brewing to transform the flavours. It’ll be like a science fair with beers!
Wednesday May 17
Ever wanted to date a brewer? How about a whole room full of them?
It’s like a very small and personal meet the brewer session where you and a small group of others will sit down with some of New Zealand’s best brewers, hear their story and drink their beer.
Ask questions and get to know them but remember every 15 minutes you get up and move to the next brewer so enjoy every moment of this unique, intimate experience.
Meet the Brewer: Epic Brewing Company / Magic Dust IPA Launch w. Luke Nicholas 5PM
Thursday May 18
Meet the Brewer: Hop Federation / Hop Harvest Kolsch launch w. Simon Nicholas 5PM
Friday May 19
Wellington Takes Over Collingwood
The owners and managers from Wellington’s best craft beer venues take over Foresters Hall to throw a party like only they know how.
They will take control of the menu, the taps, the music and the entertainment and they will be pouring the beers and imparting all of their beer chat onto us all.
Expect guest brewers, plenty of kiwi legends and some amazing beers. It will be absolutely positively awesome!
Saturday May 20
Meet the Brewer: Liberty Brewing Company w. Joseph Wood 5PM
And we're back!
The first Tuesday Tasting of 2017 features none other than the highly acclaimed WA based brewery - Nail Brewing Australia
wholly independently owned and operated, the original brewery was set up downstairs at Perth’s Bobby Dazzler’s, now known as The Boheme.
Today they brew on a 50 hectolitre brew house with five beers available throughout the year plus a range of special annually released brews.
They're bringing some amazing beers down so make sure you don't miss this one!
It was on separate trips along the West Coast of the US that schoolmates Al Carragher and Brendan Varis hatched their plan for a brewery on the West Coast of Australia. It took a number of years for the plan to come together, during which Brendan project managed brewery installations and start-ups across Australia while Al worked in beer sales and identified the future site, but since opening its doors in Swan Valley in October 2002, Feral has gained a reputation for its beers that places it at the very pinnacle of the Australian brewing industry.
Our mates at Feral Brewing Company have one an incredible amount of awards for their incredible "Hop Hog" as well as many other brews.
Come down and learn what all the fuss is about!
Free from 6PM
Ballarat Beer festival & Foresters Hall present:
\\ Ballarat Beer Fest Preview Tuesday Tasting //
ft. brewers from 3 of Ballarat's best breweries:
Red Duck Brewery
Athletic Club Brewery.
As well as the usual free tasting and $5 schooners we will be giving away 2 tickets to the Ballarat Beer Fest at 9pm after the tasting so stick around, enjoy the beers and win entry to the biggest beer event this summer!
Jaws Entertainment presents Thursdays in the Forest!
This one is at Woody's Bar located upstairs of the exceptional Forester's Beer and Music Hall in Collingwood. This week we enter the danger zone with 'Archer' trivia, followed by standup comedy. More laughs, more questions, more good times!
Stand-up comedian and total 'sploosh' Jai Ashman is joined by co-host Kevin “Just the tip” Munro present a Thursday night that’s 83% more likely to be better than whatever you were planning. Have a drink, have a laugh, and enjoy board games, trivia, stand-up comedy, or all of the above.
This week's trivia:
"I swear to god I had something for this"
This week's comedians:
HAPPY HOUR UNTIL 7pm
TRIVIA STARTS at 7:15pm
COMEDY STARTS at 10pm
FREE ENTRY. GOLD COIN DONATION APPRECIATED
Email us to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn your hops from your malts and your pilsners from your pale ales...
The amazing Nomad brewing Co. stemmed from a relationship between Global Top 100 brewer, Leonardo Di Vincenzo and Kerrie & Johnny Latta, a husband and wife team from the Northern Beaches, owners of Australia’s largest craft beer distributors, Experience IT beverages.
After endless travel, negotiation and plenty of beers, the guys managed to persuade Brooks Carretta, Leonardo’s brewing protege at Birra del Borgo to pull up stumps and make the journey down under to Brookvale. He had two conditions: To never be restricted by fashions and trends and to use Australia’s amazing native ingredients.
Almost two years on, Nomad Brewing Co. continue to be restless creatures, driven by discovery of new tastes, beer knowledge, experiences and the people that make craft beer great.
Free from 6PM
For one day and night, we're teaming up with Hofbrauhaus Melbourne and the The Hof Downtown Bavarian Bier Hall Und Cafe to turn our beer hall into a traditional German beer tent!
Come and party like the Bavarians do.
- Live music during the day and going till late
- Bavarian Food specials
- A free, German beer tasting & masterclass
- An enormous German style beer tap takeover, featuring both Australian and German Breweries
With 32 Taps, an upstairs rock n roll bar and a 4AM licence, it's definitely the place you'll want to celebrate Oktoberfest!
Best thing of all - it's totally FREE
We'll be playing all games of the 2016 Test Series this year!
Each night the running order will be
5.30pm All Blacks v Wales
8pm Wallabies v England
Two of our favourite acts return to the Hall this Friday for a night of Funk, blues, RnB and Soul
Jesse Valach presents Blues Mountain @ 10:30PM
Justin Yap @ 1AM
Forester's Hall is honored to be the Good Beer Week Pint of Origin - Europe again
We've got some of the finist brews on the way from UK, Norway, Germany, Italy and Belgium to name just a few.
Thursday May 12
Drink us dry, we need to finish our regular taps before GBW! All beers will be $5
Saturday May 14
Big Ben Brew Fest
We’re bringing the finest craft beers and tunes from the UK to Forester’s Hall this Good Beer Week for a tap takeover and craft beer party on a grand scale. Beers from Magic Rock Brewing, Weird Beard Brew Co. Thornbridge Brewery, Buxton Brewery Company, Beavertown Brewery, Siren Craft BrewTiny Rebel Brewing Co. BrewDog and more
Sunday May 15
Rare and delicious Sour beers from all over the EU till 2AM!
Monday May 17
Italian Tap Takeover
Find out why everyone's looking at Italy as an electrifying new Craft Beer producer... Taps from Birra del Borgo LoverBeer plus more!
Tuesday May 16
Scandinavian Tap takeover
After last year's line up you might think its hard to beat our Scandinavian tap takeover but we're definitely on track to go close!
Huge beers from Mikkeller Nøgne Ø Beer Here Flying Couch Brewing To ØlAmager Bryghus Lervig Aktiebryggeri + more
Wednesday May 18
Brewdog Masterclass for Punks
Join Stephen Allerston and John Allen from BrewDog to sample some very exclusive hoppy delights from a limited range.
Price includes a Q&A session with the BrewDog team, samples of the limited brews, food and BrewDog merchandise.
Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1S4QSC3
Wednesday May 18
Euro IPA Day
Weird and wonderful hoppy beers from all over the EU.
Monday - Thursday
FREE BEER tastings starting at 6PM with some special meet the brewer guests
$5 Weihenstephan Australia schooners, $5 House wine and $10 Espresso Martinis from 4-6PM every day
With 32 Beer taps, Live music every Friday and Saturday Night + a 4AM licence, Foresters Hall is the perfect place to get around the AFL finals!
In an exclusive Melbourne Launch Event, our pals from the Bendigo Craft Beer Festival will be hosting brewers from Southern Bay Brewing Co.Dainton Family Brewery Grand Ridge Brewery and Brookes Beer
Taste new and exciting beer, chat to the lads and get a taste for what's sure to be one of the best beer festivals this year.
Free from 5PM - Get down early to secure your spot!
The first in our Sour Sunday series:
Rodenbach and Friends
Sunday Jan 7, join us for an afternoon of rare and delicious
sour beers from Rodenbach, La Sirène Brewing Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company and Two Metre Tall
Rodenbach Vintage 2013
Rodenbach Caractere Rouge
La Sirene Limitee (Petit Sour)
Hargraves Hill Barrique Ferment
Two Meter Tall Derwent Aromatic Spelt Ale
Celebrate the end of prohibition in style at
We'll be welcoming the best bunch of U.S beers we can get our hands on, pouring American Themed Cocktails, serving classic American Pizzas by the slice and a partying long into the night.
This is one not to miss!
... Open till 4AM
Welcome to the start of our Circle of Funk Community event. Where Funk and Soul Music Lovers, get to express themselves through Music and Dance, and celebrate a rich culture, spanning from our Greats, Mr James brown, Aretha Franklin, Funkadelics, Zapp, MJ, Prince, Erykah Badu, D'angelo to underground artist, as well as our up and coming local Bands and Dj's.
The Circle of Funk connects our local Funk and Soul Music Community with the street dance community, and we welcome ALL as we are one nation under a groove.
Sunday Soul Session 29th of Nov, kickin off with our talented local Dj's and Performers providing you all the beats, that makes you wanna get Funky.
Cocoa Noire (Live )
Jerome Dela Cruz
Check out the new venue 'Foresters Hall' with over 20+ Craft Beer on Tap, Pizza and the new Ramen Bar.
Good Music + Good People + Dance & Boogie = A Funky good time :).
Join us for a very spooky night at the hall with..
- Old school Monster Mash tap /Kaiju takeover -
- DJs until very late -
- Scary bands in our upstairs haunted house -
- prizes for best dressed -
A huge Grand Final Day debut at the Hall.
- 3 Big screens
- 32 craft beer taps
- Bluebonnet BBQ doing their take on Australian Beer food
- Footy Sweeps
- DJs after the Game
and a 4AM licence...
Where else would you rather be?
Foresters Hall and Icy Wingz are delighted to present the Great Craft Beer Taste Off - Australia versus New Zealand.
Celebrate 34 exceptional craft beers from Australia & New Zealand as they go ‘head to head’, and this is your chance to rate them!! Enjoy a day of craft beer trans Tasman magic!
To keep it simple, beers will be given a score of 1 – 5 on just taste. The top five beers and winning team will be revealed on the day.
After the tasting round everyone can hangout, relax and enjoy the keg beer on offer at discounted prices. People can arrive at any time throughout the afternoon, but the tasting needs to be completed by 5pm (4.30 or 5 tbc).
Your tasting entry fee is AU$30 for all pre-purchased online tickets through Eventbrite or AU$35 door sales and includes the beer tasting and discounted beer after the tasting. Food is available throughout the day at Forester’s Hall.
Tasters win amazing prizes well in excess of $1,500 throughout the afternoon! Bring your friends to share this amazing craft beer experience.