WHILE Homer Simpson's beverage of choice is Duff - "the beer that makes the day fly" - Bendigo's beer connoisseurs, it seems, prefer more sophisticated malts.
After all, Saturday marks the start of Good Beer Week, a period that aims to promote and celebrate craft beer.
Events will include a beer tasting night at the Gold Dust Lounge on May 21, a dinner at The Dispensary Enoteca on May 23 and a five-course degustation lunch at Castlemaine's Public Inn on May 24.
Trev Birks, who brought the week to Bendigo, said the week was about "combining good beer, good music, good food and good times".
"Good beers are actually real beers," he said. "They are made with extra love and care."