Beerfest

About Beerfest

Beerfest is held in February of each year and is organised by The Melbourne Brewers (www.melbournebrewers.org) Melbourne’s oldest Craft Brewing Club based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Beerfest is a weekend event, commencing on the Friday afternoon and finishing up on the Sunday afternoon. While beer judging dominates proceedings, other social activities are organised. Visitors are welcome to come along and view the judging and sample the beers coming off the judging tables.

History

Beerfest was first held in 1993 after the (then) brewer at the Grand Ridge Brewery, Mirboo North in Gippsland Victoria floated the idea of hosting an annual craft brewing competition at the recently established brewery. A committee was formed to run the inaugural competition, which included members of the Bayside Brewers club and the original owners of Greensborough Home Brew, Grain & Grape, The Brewers Den, Southern Home Brewing and Sale Home Brewing. Beerfest 1993 drew 134 entries.

By 2000 Beerfest had become the longest running open craft brewing competition in Victoria and was second in size only to Vicbrew (the Victorian state championship competition). Beerfest 2011 attracted 300 entries from members of brewing clubs as well as “independent” brewers from Victoria and interstate.

The inaugural Gippsland Cup 2011 was held, as a sub competition of BeerFest 2011. This is an event solely for Gippsland Home brewers. The aim is to help our Gippsland home brewing community gain some valuable feedback on their beers, as their is currently no other Home Brewing competition in the Gippsland region.

In 2015 the event moved to The Royal George Hotel in Kyneton Victoria which continued in 2016

In 2018 Beerfest was moved back to our home in the Eastern Suburbs and was hosted at Pete’s warehouse in Ferntree Gully for 2018 and 2019

Beerfest is a registered BJCP Competition.

 

Past Results

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