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Want To Be A Beer Expert? Melbourne’s Getting A Beer College!

By Ellen Seah - 06 May 2016

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Giving coffee a run for its money as Melbourne’s favourite drink, beer is an essential part of our citywide culture. As part of Melbourne’s highly anticipated Good Beer Week, local brewery Little Creatures and their best yeast-filled friends will be hosting a Good Beer "College" this year. Yes, this is legitimately happening.

Held at the Festival Hub, Melbourne’s Good Beer "College" will teach beer-dy students the importance of freshness and ingredients. Guiding classes through techniques including barrel aging, this is one class we could definitely pass with flying colours. 

Skip the lengthy learning experience of creating your own home brew blind—because now you and your mates can learn all about the subtleties of beer tasting at this awesome event. Special guest presenters from Little Creatures and some of the best local and international breweries including Brooklyn Brewery NY and UK’s BrewDog will be helping your beer-ducation along. You will also be one of the first to taste Little Creature’s festival beer, Loomi Gose.

The sessions at the Good Beer "College" will even be free to attend—and we’re sure committed Melbourne students will be swarming towards these lectures like their local bar on a Friday night, so register your attendance here.

Other academic beer-ful events include the Little Creatures’ A Little More Tour, The Local Taphouse’s Beer and Cheese night and an American BBQ and brewery master class at the Beer Deluxe Hawthorn. You can also expect a Mario Kart tournament with Little Creatures beer at Bartronica, a Family Tap Takeover at Little Creatures Canteen and the Good Beer Week opening night party to kick it all off! Soon you’ll be churning out Shakes-beer like a pro.

Plus, to keep the beer party going, the best artisan breweries from around the world are returning to Melbourne (22-24 May), Sydney (27-28 May) and Auckland (18 June) for the annual Great Australasian Beer Spectacular (GABS) Beer, Cider and Food Festival, bringing even more craft beers, gourmet delights and refreshing ciders, huzzah!

Read more about Little Creatures' Good Beer "College" here

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Editor's note: This article is proudly sponsored by Little Creatures and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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