**Choose your botanicals and distil your own gin at Top Shelf!**
**More than 20 craft brewers to pour their best brews at Top Shelf**
**More than 60 spirits companies will be sampling and mixing cocktails**
**Over 40 talks and presentations confirmed – learn everything about liquor**
**After parties at Kodiak Club and Boilermaker House – see the Satellite Events page for details**
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Australian Drinks Festival celebrates a third successful year
The third successful Australian Drinks Festival saw visitors and exhibitors enjoying the show.
Try blindfolded beer tasting this weekend
Learn about tasting beer, bourbon, Canadian whisky and more at the Australian Drinks Festival.
Stone Pine launches Black Truffle Gin
The seasonal release local gin will launch at the Australian Drinks Festival this weekend.
Fuel your Australian Drinks Festival experience
Some of Melbourne’s best food trucks and festival food creators will feed you up.
Kittyhawk and Big Poppa’s open in Sydney
The new openings by Lobo Plantation bring two vastly different venues onto the Sydney scene.
It’s time to crown Melbourne’s best burger!
Burgers are a huge part of Melbourne's food culture. But whose burger IS best?
Sustainable bars focus at Australian Drinks Festival
Iain Griffiths, of White Lyan and Dandelyan, will be speaking about sustainability in the industry.
Country Cousins – a blended beer
What happens when two breweries decide to make beers to layer together before being drunk?
Distill your own gin
Create a unique botanical profile with a master distiller at the Australian Drinks Festival.
VIDEO: The Australian Drinks Festival – what to expect
The Australian Drinks Festival returns to Melbourne with more premium brands to sample.
Cinematic (pre-batched) cocktails
Melbourne bar The Everleigh to supply its pre-batched cocktails to cinema goers.
Over 100 brands at the Australian Drinks Festival
More than 60 companies will be exhibiting over 100 brands at this year’s festival.
Armagnac – why you need to pay attention
Why seemingly 'old world' spirits like Armagnac are due for a revival.
G&T and Sherry in your beer
Two Birds Brewing is celebrating its fifth birthday with beers featuring G&T botanicals and sherry.
Salty beer wins the crowd
The GABS Festival has seen drinkers embrace salty beer and barrel aged cider.
Redfern small bar destination expansion continues
Another new small bar has opened up in the rapidly expanding inner Sydney suburb.
Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary celebrations
The brand is planning a slew of on premise and trade activations for the milestone.
Junipalooza is coming to Melbourne
One of the world’s best gin events is coming to Melbourne to celebrate Aussie gin.
Freddie Wimpoles craft beer bar opens in Melbourne
St Kilda has a new craft beer destination located in the former George Hotel.