HopsFest arrives at The General Assembly

The wait is almost over, with HopsFest set to take over riverside hotspot The General Assembly for five weeks from 26 August–29 September.

Each week, one-by-one, Prancing Pony, Moon Dog, 4 Pines, Pirate Life and Colonial Brewing Co will be championed through tap takeovers, meet the brewer sessions, bottomless brews and plenty more.

With so much on, let’s break it down:


Beer Banter Thursdays, 6.30pm–8pm, tickets $30.

Brush-up on your beer knowledge with masterclasses, Q&A sessions, trivia and deliciously matched snacks and chances to win with fun giveaways.


Boozy Bash Saturdays, 4pm–7pm, free.

Party time with the brewers, complete with free tasters and live music.


Bottomless Brew Sundays, from 12pm or 2.30pm, tickets $49.

A two-hour session of unlimited tap beer, complete with a generous boozy food menu.


Daily throughout HopsFest there’ll also be the Brewer Tap Takeover featuring brewer’s choice $10 pints all day, Hoppy Hour at 4pm–6pm with brewer’s tap beer only $10 a pint, and a Beer and Bun Lunch for the hungry bellies for a neat $25 Mon to Fri.


All-time beer enthusiasts can also indulge their desires with a Beer Banter All-Access Pass for only $120 and with five sessions for the price of four – it’s hard to resist.


A week-by-week breakdown includes:


Week 1: 26 Aug–1 Sep, Prancing Pony

Week 2: 2 Sep–8 Sep, Moon Dog

Week 3: 9 Sep–15 Sep, 4 Pines

Week 4: 16 Sep–22 Sep, Pirate Life

Week 5: 23 Sep–29 Sep, Colonial Brewing Co


The full program can be found at thegeneralassembly.com.au/hopsfest/ with tickets now on sale.



26 August–1 September

The General Assembly

29 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, VIC