Good Beer Week was due to celebrate its 10th anniversary in May. For the past nine years the wide-ranging beer festival has brought numerous international brewers and their beers to Melbourne, while also showcasing the best of Australia’s beer scene.

This year it’ll still happen, just … later.

“Today we’ve had to make a tough call but believe it’s better to be safe and wait a little longer for all the awesome events and beers,” the festival said in a brief Facebook post earlier this evening.

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“Let’s make it clear, we’re not cancelling.”

The post did not announce a new date, or even a month Good Beer Week might go ahead. Stay tuned and “in the meantime, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing - that’s the equivalent of 14–21 beer cans in a row between you and your fellow beer drinkers”.