Event Info


Experience a showcase of award winning Craft Beers, Ciders, and Spirits as you Stop, Sip & Savour the Australia’s best! A collection of unique Artisan breweries, cideries & gourmet food producers, with limited edition brews galore.

melbourne BeerFest

Dates: Sat 3rd March, 2018.

Location: Catani Gardens, St Kilda.

Tickets: From $25 + booking fee.

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What's it all about?

The Melbourne Craft Beer and Food Festival hosts the largest and most comprehensive range of Artisan Craft Brewers and Cider-makers Australia-wide, with over 300 Brews, Ciders, Spirits, Cocktails & Wine to sample.

Taste Australia’s best crafted Brews or follow the famous Tasmania Brew Trails as you experience a day of entertainment and fun.


When is Melbourne BeerFest?

Saturday 3rd March, 2018

What are Festival times?

Gates open 1 – 9 PM.

Where is the festival?

Catani Gardens, St Kilda

Where can I buy my ticket?

Tickets are available now via eventbrite.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are $25 for general admission, with additional ticket types available.

What do I get for the price of my ticket?

Your General Admission Ticket includes:

  • 1:1 interaction with the largest range of Australian Craft Beer, Cider, Rum, Whisky and more, along with an exclusive hands-on experience with local producers!
  • FREE, reusable and dishwasher safe Brewart Festival cup.
  • Exclusive Festival Brews
  • Premium local spirits and cocktails
  • Local, mouth-watering food (perfect beer-food combinations)
  • Live Brewing demonstrations

Will there be Entertainment

Yes, there will be live music, comedy and other forms of entertainment throughout the day. Currently announced are:


KID KENOBI | ASH GRUNWALD | (to be announced)

Stay tuned for the full announcement closer to the festival.


Who will be there?


Melbourne Beerfest offers the largest local, national and international Craft Beer, Cider and Premium Spirit lovers on the iconic Hobart waterfront. Indulge your senses as you experience a jam-packed day of entertainment, education and fun.

Stay tuned for our announced stalls and site map.

How much are the drinks at the festival?

Drinks will vary from $1-$2 for 100ml tastings to $6-$8 for a 285ml pour and will be decided by the stallholders.

Do you accept credit cards?

Credit cards will be accepted at the Front Gate for entrance tickets and at limited stalls.

Are there tokens?

All purchases are made with Australian dollars. You can use cash and some stalls will have EFTPOS. ATM’s will be on site.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes, please feel free to bring the entire family along. We do our best to ensure the Festival is family friendly. Kids under 17 have free entry when accompanied by parents. We will have a range of kids activities available both days.

Will there be any food and non-alcoholic beverages available?

YES!! There will be a variety of amazing food, water, juices and soft drinks available for purchase onsite. Complimentary water stations will also be provided.

Will there Pass Outs?

Yes, the festival goes all day and there is a lot to take in, so you may need a break or two to catch your breath throughout the weekend.

While you’re out and about, we recommend you take some time to experience the sites and sounds, culture and arts of St Kilda.

What and When are the Master-classes

Masterclasses offer an exciting up-close and personal way for beer experts to share their knowledge, experience and passion for all things craft beer. Our master-classes or as we like to call them beer education sessions will take place every hour throughout the day, finishing at approximately 7 PM.

These sessions include, but are not limited

  • Master Brewer Forums
  • Beer/Food matching
  • Live Brew demonstrations
  • Home/Commercial Brewing discussions
  • Industry experiences

Typically we will announce these approximately a fortnight ahead of the festival.

Where can I park?

Both paid and free parking are available around the festival site. Don’t drink and drive.

Smoking Policy

The Melbourne Beerfest is a non-smoking Festival. Designated areas will be signposted throughout the site.

Intoxicated Guests

We want to you to have fun, but please do so responsibly for your sake and for ours.

We expect all guests of the Melbourne BeerFest to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe, responsible means of transportation before leaving the facility.
Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event may be denied entry to the facility.

Any guest found intoxicated within the event and causing a disturbance, as determined by management, will be asked to leave the site without refund and may be subject to further consequences.

Can I bring my pet

We love our cuddly friends as much as everyone. However, sometimes our little friends can make people uncomfortable or become a health problem where food is around so we just can’t let them on site. If there is a medical need for your pet, please contact us to organize in advance.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Outside alcohol
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Outside food/ beverages
  • Weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Chemicals
  • Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.
  • Backpacks, suitcases, large beach bags, etc.
  • Skateboards, roller skates, ice skates, use of roller shoes, etc.
  • Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
  • Other items as determined by facility management

Terms and conditions of entry

Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.
All bags, jackets, and guests are subject to search upon entering the event.
Items which have varying policies include: cameras, video/audio recording equipment, and signs/ flags/ banners/ posters.