Craft Beer

Stockade Multi-city Tap Takeover

This ain’t your regular tap takeover! Stockade Brewing Co from Sydney have decided to take things up a notch, hosting simultaneous tap takeovers in Victoria and Queensland, all linked up by video!

Starting from 6pm, we’ll be tapping up a killer mix of special release Stockade brews – as well as
some of your old favourites – while Brewhouse Brisbane does the same! Join the interstate cornhole competition, enjoy a brewer’s shout from 7-8pm, and see who can throw a party better!

Oh, and if you’re wondering if their GABS-winning The Mountie Maple Stout will be on tap… you’d be right!

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Meet the Crew: Lauren

Each month, we’re going to introduce one of the Foresters team so you get to know just who makes Foresters what it is.

Name: Lauren

Role: Duty Manager and general bringer of good times

Lauren’s been around the hospitality traps in Melbourne for a number of years now, including working at the Fitzroy Beer Garden just across the road. Working at Foresters has allowed Lauren to try her hand at all sorts of things, from events to craft beers and spirits.

What’s your go-to knockoff?

Knock offs are a great chance to try one of the new beers on tap, like our current beers from Welsh brewery Tiny Rebel. If not beer, it’ll usually be a whisky.

Good Beer Week is almost here!

There are three words on everyone’s lips (and minds) right now, and those words are Good Beer Week. Yes, Australia’s biggest celebration of craft beer starts again this Friday and this year we’ll be kicking things up a notch as the Pint of Origin venue for New Zealand, bringing you the most chur tap lineup this side of the Tasman.

We’ve got Kiwi brews by the truckload ready and waiting to grace our taps, but we aren’t stopping there! Here are all the opportunities to get involved at Foresters during Good Beer Week.

PINT OF ORIGIN – NEW ZEALAND

Weeklong

Kiwi food, sweet Kiwi tunes, probably some All Blacks victories on the TVs… it’ll be sweet as a kumara. But that’s not all, we’ve got meet the brewer sessions with some of the best brewers in EnZed lined up all week long! Check out the dates below to see when you can get your fix of Kiwi hops!

Sunday 14 May – from 5PM

8 Wired Brewing with founder Soren Erikson

Wednesday May 17 – from 5PM

Epic Brewing Company and Magic Dust IPA launch with head brewer Luke Nicholas

Thursday May 18 – from 5PM

Hop Federation and Hop Harvest Kolsch launch with founder Simon Nicholas

Saturday May 20 – from 5PM

Liberty Brewing Company with head brewer Joseph Wood

TIME OUT PUB AWARDS

Monday 15 May, 6.30PM

Join the Melbourne hospitality industry as we as we raise a pint to the city’s best local haunts, best counter meals and more, and see who is crowned 2017 Pub of the Year.

GARAGE PROJECT LAB

Tuesday 16 May, 7PM

The mad scientists of NZ beer turn Foresters into a science lab for the night, with live demonstrations of their weird brewing techniques, beer samples, and insights from the mad scientists themselves. See how the magic happens, then taste it!

NZ BREWER SPEED DATING

Wednesday 17 May, 7PM

Want to date a Kiwi brewer? Well, kind of. Have your own personal meet the brewer and tasting session so you can ask them all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask, then DING! After 15 minutes, you’ll be on to the next one!

WELLINGTON TAKES OVER COLLINGWOOD

Friday 19 May, 8PM

Wellington knows how to party, so we’re letting them throw one at Foresters. Wellington brewers and bar owners take control of the taps, the music, the entertainment, and the food to show you how to party Kiwi-style! Hint: make sure you call them jandals, not thongs. If you’re keen to get all the updates on each event, check out our Facebook Events page here.

Where to spend Grand Final Day this year

Where to spend Grand Final Day this year

Time Out Melbourne has given our huge Grand Final Day plans two thumbs up on their "What to do on AFL Grand Final Day" List!

"Forester's is throwing its first AFL Grand Final day bash with a big Aussie barbecue by Bluebonnet BBQ. Watch the big game on three big screens, take your chances in the footy sweeps and go wild with 50 craft beers on tap..."