Calling all beer lovers - Name our Festival brew to WIN!

Things are about to get frothy ...  our friends at The Portland Hotel are raising a pint glass to the Festival’s 20th year by brewing a special one-off Festival beer!

In celebration of the theme embraced by many of our MasterClass guests, FIRE, they're brewing a smoked red lager using German hops and specialty grains to create a rich malty taste.  We can't wait to try it!

With only two weeks before the first pint is pulled, we’re giving you the chance to name the beer.

Submit your suggestions to by 5pm Wednesday 22 February.

The winning entry will win a beer-matching dinner for you and ten friends at The Portland Hotel with their master brewer (not to mention bragging rights for coming up with the name!)

You can try the Festival beer from 2 March at The Portland Hotel on Russell Street, Melbourne.