WA BEER WEEK 2019 Your pint sized guide

Beer lovers rejoice! WA Beer Week is back in 2019 with over 60 exciting events right across the state from Thursday, June 20 to Sunday, June 30.  The 10-day celebration features everything from retro gaming tournaments, walking tours, beer battles, daggy discos, ‘condolence cans’ and even a treasure hunt for Biggie Smalls. For the full program you can check out the WA Beer Week website or for a tasting paddle just read on! We’ve filtered through all the festivities and served up a selection of some of our favourite events to gulp in this year. Cheers!

W.A. Beer Week Opening Party 2019

Kick off your WA Beer Week festivities with the opening party at Northbridge Brewing Co. An entry ticket gets you beers from across the local scene, one-off special releases and of course, beers from the brewers at NBC. Also, they are continuing their Beer Week Opening Party tradition of a Special Release Firkin of Beer they will be filling with a one-off beer especially for the night. If you are a W.A. Beer Week newbie, or a seasoned pro – this is a great event to start your 2019 W.A. Beer Week journey.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Venue: Northbridge Brewing Co.

Sublime Peel

Start your WA Beer Week celebrations with a short trip south! Join the crew at Whitelakes Brewing Co. for an evening of internationally renowned brews, along with beers pouring from their friends at Eagle Bay, Beerfarm, Otherside & Three Rivers. Head brewer Sean Symons will be hosting tours where the beer magic happens and answering any questions you have, so get your beer propellers on! The fun kicks off at 5pm and includes beers, food and an exclusive brewery tour. Sublime Peel is awaiting you.

When: Friday, June 21, 2019
Venue: White Lakes Brewing

4 Reasons To Be A Vegan Beer Dinner

Learn the history of beer, explore ingredients and the brewing process then sit down to four vegan courses specially prepared by the Little Creatures chefs alongside Little Creatures brews – some old favourites and some new additions.

When: Friday, June 21, 2019
Venue: Little Creatures Brewery (Upstairs Gallery)

Blue Light Disco

This one-of-a-kind event looks back at the days of school balls and blue light discos. Tickets include beers flowing all night and a buffet of finger food as well as a gift on arrival. Get on your worst ball gown or most ill fitting suit and come and slow dance the night away. Prizes will be announced for King and Queen of the ball, but not for the best dressed and most popular, but for the opposite. The “weirdest DJ Old Faithful could find”, DJ Genga, will be spinning classic tunes to get you moving and relive the bad decisions of your youth.

When: Friday, June 21, 2019
Venue: Old Faithful BBQ

The B.I.G. Race

Join Imperial Biggie on a hunt for the first case of Imperial Biggie… amazing race style! Grab a team mate (or mates), and sign up for the B.I.G. Race. Proceedings kick off at 12pm, where you will meet at a mystery location in the CBD (to be revealed prior to 12 via Imperial Biggie’s social media channels and email) where you will receive your race pack, a burger and beer and your first clue.

The team will be waiting for you at every destination, challenges in tow, for you to complete before moving on towards the ultimate prize, the first case of Imperial Biggie and a brewpub voucher so you and your teammates can dine like champions. There’s stacks of other prizes up for grabs, including condolence cans for the losers.

When: Saturday, June, 22, 2019
Venue: Mystery venue in CBD to be announced on the day

Bootleg Brewery Retro Gaming Tournament

Get down to Bootleg Brewery (near Yallingup) to take part in the ultimate retro video gaming championship. There will be prizes for the tournament winner as well as the best dressed, so don’t be shy and get your cosplay on! The venue will be trading as normal with the tournament on display in this family friendly event with side games for the kids.

When: Saturday, June, 22, 2019
Venue: Bootleg Brewery

Funk’d Up Sunday

Get down to Northbridge Brewing Co. for an afternoon of funky beats, nibbles, special release beers, fun and games and Cider brought to you by the good folks at Funk’d Cider. Sit back and chill or get amongst it. $39 gets you a two hour beverage package which includes special release beer and cider, plus canapés.

When: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Venue: Northbridge Brewing Co.

West Coast VS East coast Heavyweight IPA Battle

Solving the burning question on everyone’s mind – which coast has the most delicious IPA’s? The Firestation will be pitching four of the finest brewers in a head to head heavyweight battle. Repping the West are Beerfarm and Blasta while Fixation and Green Beacon enter the ring for the East. Expect some big, badass hop-bombs, some heavyweight beats and a good old school celebration IPAs. There’ll be rounds of votes to get involved in including best beer, best brewer, best coast (hey… best fancy dress, why not?), and heaps of prizes and giveaways from the brewers! Entry is free.

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Where: The Firestation Busselton

Beer and Bites Walking Tour

The Beer and Bites Perth Walking Tour hits venues across Perth and Northbridge to hear local beer connoisseurs guide you through tastings of locals beer, with bites included at all four stopovers. Between each venue you will be guided through the city’s streets and laneways taking in the sites such as amazing street art and beautiful buildings, with stories along the way. You will discover venues that you may have never found on your own and see the city in a new way. Meet at 3pm sharp in Yagan Square by the Digital Tower and bring your walking shoes.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Venue: Yagan Square

Bridges to Beer Charity Run

Finish the week on a healthy and charitable note with the Bridges to Beer Charity Run. The biannual run kicks of at McCallum Park, near the Causeway and participants will enjoy a scenic 8km route along the shores of the Swan River before finishing at Dutch Trading Company who are closing out WA Beer Week with a massive tasting paddle showcase, $15 Jugs, raffle prizes and special collaboration beers.

When: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Venue: McCallum Park