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It's coming up again. Just wondering if people had any plans. http://goodbeerweek.com/

I'm in Brisbane and I'm looking at going down for the first weekend. They've got an event running over the first weekend - The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular - $35 entry, awesome array of beers, some presentations... I will also use the opportunity to crawl some of the pubs hosting state-specific 'Pint of Origin' displays which are running all week. Looking at a bit over $150 for flights at the moment. Probably hostel-it-up somewhere central.

Thomas.
 

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Flights, hotel, & most events all booked :party:

Fying down on Saturday 12th & returning Saturday 19th.
Booked Brewers & Chewers, Tap specTAPular, Bull & raven Cask Off, Evening with Cantillon, AIBA awards dinner & tasting following day.

Should be a great week.

cheers Ross
 

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Got my ticket to GABS and planning on getting tix to Beer Lovers Guide to Extreme Beers, Home Brewer to Pro Brewer, a as of yet not chosen dinner and I'll be at the G&G System Wars.
 

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Have a gig at The Rainbow on the Tuesday, out friday morning, no interest for the Awards dinner though, $185 would feed how many disadvantaged kids?

Will be a fun time none the less,

Scotty
 

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I'll be there for the 18th and 19th at the very least but a chance to come over earlier.
 

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Should be at a few events doing some reviews. Not yet sure which ones.

Anyone at the same event as me should feel free to say hello unless you hate me.
 

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If everything works in my favour I'm in from the 15th to the 19th :)
 

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Have a gig at The Rainbow on the Tuesday, out friday morning, no interest for the Awards dinner though, $185 would feed how many disadvantaged kids?

Will be a fun time none the less,

Scotty Hey /// Scotty,
Plenty of us feel the same.
After forking out $150 per entry, plus the cost of getting the entries over to Melbourne (and judged kegs back), the cost of the awards dinner is a bit steep. And everyone I know who went to last years' dinner weren't very impressed by the tweeting diva's attempts at mc.
Don't be surprised if a 'bring a slab/alternative dinner' for breweries gets organised for Thursday night.
Cheers,
Gareth Andrews
 

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Plans have changed - I am able to go to Melbourne in May for this!

Where do I start? I need an itinerary!
 

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Should be over for this, well for GABS at least.

Just need to get my ass in gear and book flights B)
 

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Plans have changed - I am able to go to Melbourne in May for this!

Where do I start? I need an itinerary!
Hey jack it will be awesome if we get the same plane over as I can sing out Hi Jack!
 

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Should be over for this, well for GABS at least.

Just need to get my ass in gear and book flights B)
Hope we can catch up for a beer or two Nate :icon_cheers:
 

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This flyer arrived in my email via a mailing list (see attachment below).
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AIBAs World Of Beer - Tastings from Around the Globe (aka: AIBA Consumer Tasting)

From Belgium to Brazil, Fiji to France, New Zealand to Norway and Victoria to Western Australia, AIBAs World of Beer will take beer lovers on a tour of the globe with the opportunity to taste some 500 packaged lagers, ales, pilsners, porters and stouts entered into the 2012 Australian International Beer Awards.

Celebrating its 20th year, the AIBA is the preeminent showcase of premium beer and brewing excellence in the Asia Pacific Region with AIBAs World of Beer bringing the best international brews for public tasting to Australian shores for the first time.

Where: The Atrium, Federation Square, When: Friday May 18, 2012. 4.00 PM 8.00 PM, Tickets: $40.00 presale. Limited tickets available at the door $45.00
http://www.beerawards.com/index.asp
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If you're not yet interested, watch the first 10secs of the video on page above. ;)

View attachment AIBA__s_World_of_Beer_information_for_email.pdf
 

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AIBA’s World Of Beer - Tastings from Around the Globe (aka: AIBA Consumer Tasting)
Does this replace the Beer and Brewing expo that wasn't held last year? I recall that being associated with the AIBA?

I really missed the expo last year. The two years before that were a blast!

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Does this replace the Beer and Brewing expo that wasn't held last year? I recall that being associated with the AIBA?

I really missed the expo last year. The two years before that were a blast!
I think there is a similar 'Beer and Brewing' thing this year - run by IBD (or something) - there is a thread about it somewhere on here, the Sunday event is for Craft (home) Brewers.

I assume the AIBA event replaces the almost farcical free-beer-in-a-trough scenario at the one day Expo they had at Young and Jacksons (last year, or the year before - whichever one I attended).
 

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Hey /// Scotty,
Plenty of us feel the same.
After forking out $150 per entry, plus the cost of getting the entries over to Melbourne (and judged kegs back), the cost of the awards dinner is a bit steep. And everyone I know who went to last years' dinner weren't very impressed by the tweeting diva's attempts at mc.
Don't be surprised if a 'bring a slab/alternative dinner' for breweries gets organised for Thursday night.
Cheers,
Gareth Andrews
Sounds like the unofficial AIBA awards dinner just turned into a prawn and porn night in an unsuspecting melbournians backyard ... Has to be within $15 cab ride from the city and I'll be there

Reckon the Gala-h dinner is a dead man walking ....
 

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I'm heading down as well.
I'm definitely going to be there Saturday to Wednesday night.
Booked the Cantillon event and also the beer cocktail even at Black Pearl.
Will be at the Beer Spectapular at least once too...
 

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Sounds like the unofficial AIBA awards dinner just turned into a prawn and porn night in an unsuspecting melbournians backyard ... Has to be within $15 cab ride from the city and I'll be there

Reckon the Gala-h dinner is a dead man walking ....

Personally I don't think think it's that over priced, I really enjoyed it last year even if the MCing could be improved. All you can drink (quality beer) & a good feed, plus the presentations, makes for a pretty good night.
Shame you reckon a prawn & porn night in someones backyard is preferrable to Australian brewing's biggest awards night. I'll pick up any awards you win on your behalf if you like Scotty :)


cheers Ross
 

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