Whether you’re seeking Gold Coast events, Brisbane events or want to keep up with current beer events,
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Here we have consolidated festivals and occasions celebrating beer while also highlighting
fun things to do at local venues that support the independent craft beer scene.

Hop On Exclusives & Specials

December 2017

Black Hops Brewery Showcase

@ Helsby's Alehouse (Brisbane)
Weds, 13 Dec
7:00pm - 10:00pm
$40pp

Good Beer People!
This month we welcome Black Hops Brewery. Head Brewer, Michael “Govs” McGovern will be in the hot seat, spinning yarns, telling tales and giving you the lowdown on all things Black Hops Brewery.
As always our good friend Matt Kirkegaard aka BeerMatt, will be your host for the evening. Tickets are $40 each and include 4 beer samples plus food. Seating is limited and bookings are essential. To secure your place contact us on functions@pineapplehotel.com.au Cheers!

Green Beacon Tasting

@ Greenslopes Cellars (Brisbane)
Thurs, 14 Dec
4:00pm - 6:30pm

Green Beacon tasting THIS THURSDAY?
Green Beacon MERCH?
Green Beacon tasting at Greenslopes Cellars!
What??
Join us for FREE BEER (tasting) and find out how to score Green Beacon shirts!

Suburban Social 1st Birthday Bash with Newstead Brewing Co

@ Suburban Social Neighbourhood Bar (Brisbane)
Thurs, 14 Dec
6:00pm - 11:00pm

Suburban Social has been open for almost 12 months, and to celebrate we’re joining forces with our good friends from Newstead Brewing Co to have a ‘Birthday Bash’.

Come down on the 14th of December for a mix of Newstead beers, paired finger food, live music and good company and help us tick off the milestone. For just $50 you’ll get 5 Newstead Beers and paired finger food to fill the belly. Serenading us on the night will be Riley Watson, a local gal with a beautiful voice and love of Foster’s Light t-shirts (I know, we don’t understand it either but we love Riley none the less).

To legitimise it as a ‘real event’ and not just a party, we’ve got quite a number of the team from Newstead Brewing Co coming to join us for a beer and they’ll be available for a chat about all things brewing on the night. We’re also releasing our collaboration beer at the event; a Summer Ale brewed with native Australian Quondong fruit, Wattle Seed and Australian Hops.

For us this is like Christmas, so we’ll have 2 this year and want you to join us for the fun!!

Ay! Currumbin Christmas!

@ The Basement (Nambour)
Sat, 16 Dec
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Merry Christmas from The Craft Club!
We have something a little bit different for December and as it is the festive season we present you with a FULL EXCLUSIVE!
We’ve teamed up with Currumbin Valley Brewing to bring you their IIPA and Session IPA on tap as the ONLY kegs of theirs available on the Sunny Coast!
$5 Schooners of Currumbin and YourMates beers from 3-6pm and $10 Pizza all night from 5pm.
It’ll be another arvo of Good Beer, Good Mates and Good Times!
See you there!

Christmas at Beenleigh Distillery

@ Beenleigh Rum Distillery (Beenleigh)
15, 16, 21 & 22 December
$130pp

Join us for a night of festivity at Beenleigh Distillery

Choose from four available dates: December 15, 16, 21, 22 2017

Three Course Buffet & Four Hour Drinks Package $130PP

Drinks package to include beer, wine, soft drinks
Welcome rum cocktail & canape on arrival

Entertainment by Local Duo Scarlett Gunner

Bookings are Essential: 07 3807 3737

All Inn Latin American Street Party - Christmas Edition!

@ All Inn Brewing Co (Brisbane)
Sat, 16 Dec
12:00pm - 9:30pm

All Inn Brewing Co on Elliott Road Banyo brings you the next road-blocking, block-rocking Latin Street Party – Chrismas Edition!

100% FREE ENTRY all day & night!

Get ready for 10 hours of super fun times, beautiful music & people, fantastic Latin American food and dancing!  Midday is the start with fantastic food trucks like Vira Lata & Latin Bakers Desserts creating a Latino feast!

Do you Salsa? No? Don’t worry we kick off after lunch with a FREE and fun Salsa lesson from the great Israel Ortiz of The Cuban Dance Company 2-3pm then its on to DJ Gustavo from Chukale – Eddie Gazani live! and Back to DJ Gustavo

Then the late afternoon sees Afro-Cuban Salsa Ensemble SUAVECITO take the party up another six notches – grab a Latin-themed dinner in the adjacent beer garden then it’s back to the DJ action topped off with North-Eastern Brazilian band en Brisbane SOM DE CALCADA – they bring the live ‘Forro’ Party sounds! (think: reggae meets Samba!) and musica popular Brazileria!

Lets Party! (invite your friends now!!)

All Inn's Rocking Christmas Party

@ All Inn Brewing Co (Brisbane)
Sat, 23 Dec
12:00pm - 9:00pm

All Inn Brewing Co continue to bring the complete variety of sounds and foods to the neighbourhood. Fans of straight ahead rock’n’roll influenced by the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Clutch, Motorhead & Van Halen – strap yourself in for a Saturday eve with Heavy Roller (pictured) – along for the arvo ride are Nirvana-Hendrix-Grinspoon & AC/DC inspired outfit Trash Queen.

Killer burgers & diner food comes from Phatboys!

Orphan's Christmas

@ Aether Brewing (Brisbane)
Sun, 24 Dec
11:00am - 11:59pm

Are you stuck without a traditional family Christmas celebration this year?
Maybe you live in Brisbane, but your family all live somewhere else?
Or maybe, you just want to get in as many Christmas festivities as possible!

Whatever the reason, you’re invited to join the Aether Family for our Orphan’s Christmas, all day on the 24th of December. All of the fun, without the awkward life advice from distant relatives.

We’ll bring the booze and the food specials, but it’s BYO ugly Christmas sweater.

NYE: Cowboys & Rockabillies at All Inn Brewing Co!

@ All Inn Brewing (Brisbane)
Sun, 31 Dec - Mon, 1 Jan
12:00pm - 2:00am

Cowboys and Rockabillies is the New Years Eve theme party to end them all! With Rock’n’Roll, Swing N Hillbilly Blues supremo’s The Haymakers in for 3 magnificent sets of live music >>>

NEWSFLASH!! JUST ADDED: Lefty’s favorites – Jon Flynn & His Knights of Sin (feat members of Men Into Space, Mojo Webb Band/The 5 Hanks, Sugar Shakers) playing live Roots rock, rockabilly, hillbilly jazz and blues plus there are random spot prizes for best cowgirl, cowboy or rockabilly outfits – and prizes for best Hotrods parked on the street!

F-R-E-E B-E-E-R for the New Year! One lucky punter is going to win themselves Friday Knock off drinks x 3 Schooners every week for the whole year in 2018! (usable any day of the week) yee-harr!

Grits by Pizza Woodfire & the Via Retro Coffee Van will be in in the arvo to freshen everyone up for the evening session!

It’s free entry of course & just a few hundred metres from the Nudgee Train Station which is also on Elliott Road 😉

Check out our full Event poster in the discussion – and check back here for more updates on prizes etc soon!

Jon Flynn & His Knights of Sin:
It’s 3 piece party music. Roots rock, rockabilly, hillbilly jazz and blues.. pace and beat.. It rocks!

It’s a combo of some Brisbanes best known and experienced rockabilly musiscians. Jon Flynn on upright bass (Men Into Space, Deke Dickerson), Coojee Timms (Mojo Webb Band) and Rupert Jenner (The Sugar Shakers). Each of them having extensive international touring succes to their credit.

A night out with this band and you’ll get the best mix of original and covered roots American music. Solid rockabilly feels right through to some jazz you’d think three Hillbillys in clean clothes just couldn’t make. It’s that good!

If you like to party, If you like quality REAL roots music.. You’ll love Jon Flynn’s Knights of Sin.

New

@ Brewhouse Brisbane (Brisbane)
Sun, 31 Dec – 1 Jan
6:30pm –2:00am
$45pp

Celebrate the year’s that’s been this NYE at Brewhouse’s Tiki Party!
BEER – BUBBLES – BEATS
Live music early in the evening, then dance the night away with Brisbane’s top DJs playing all night long.
Tiki bar onsite and Costumes are encouraged!
Venue open until 2am – $45pp (includes generous food and beverage package).
Book your tickets now!

Happy

@ Brisbane Brewing Co (Brisbane)
Sun, 31 Dec - 1 Jan
5:00pm –2:00am
$49pp

Is there a better way to bring in the New Year’s than with beers and your mates? We’ve got beers brewed for the night, great food, a pumping DJ set from DNO… and did we mention there are beers?!
Your six ticket passport acts as cash letting you trade in tickets for beers, wine or food over the evening for only $49. Book now and get ready to boogie down and bring in 2018 at the brewery!
Venue open from 5pm to 2am. To organise tables for larger groups please call 3891 1011(2) or email us at beer@brisbanebrewing.com.au

January 2018


Ballistic Beer meet the Brewer/Tap Takeover

@ The Stables Craft Bar & Kitchen (Brisbane)
Tues, 16 Jan
6:00pm - 10:00pm

We plan on kicking the year off the right way here at Stables. With good beer and good times.

Join us to get a chance to meet the good people of a top notch local brewery and talk all about what drives them and their delicious product. Our taps will be proudly dominated with Ballistic’s brews.

Expect some special goodies from the kitchen, some merch for purchase and some give aways.

We are really excited for this one and think you should be too.

Support local!!

QABC Winning Beers Day

@ Lester & Earl (Gold Coast)
Sat, 20 Jan
12:00pm

Winners of our QABC CompWinners of our QABC Comp (who out of the club got the highest scores in the QABC) was actually a tie! Sam Middler & Scott Burnett both came out with 45/50 scoring beers so they are both going to brew up a beer each at Bacchus and we are putting them on at Lester & Earl again (Luke had his Hoporado on tap here last time and it didn’t make it past 5pm!)

Come down and support the boys and support the awesome spot which is Lester & Earl as well. Epic food, awesome beers, great people…whats not to like!!

February 2018

The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl 2018 - Free Entry

@ Fortitude Valley (Brisbane)
Sat, 17 Feb
5:00pm - 11:59pm

FREE EVENT

Your beloved Crawl is back at it again for a third installment taking over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on Saturday February 17.

See 35 interstate and local artists spread across seven favourite local haunts.

March/April/May 2018

Bayside BBQ & Beer Roadshow

@ Cleveland Showgrounds (Cleveland)
Sat, 5 May - Sun, 6 May
11:00am - 7:00pm
$10-20pp

The BBQ & Beer Roadshow is rolling into town and this time, Brisbane Bayside is getting its’ turn.

Hitting the Cleveland Showgrounds over 2 jam-packed BBQ & Beer filled days on Saturday 5th May & Sunday 6th May 2018, you’ll be kicking back with your family and friends, feasting on BBQ flavours from around the world, sipping on some of the best craft brews. With kids rides, live entertainment and more, the Bayside BBQ & Beer Roadshow weekend is coming to the the Redlands… you’ll be crazy to miss it.

With all the BBQ you can stuff into your face, cold, golden craft brews to wash it all down, a kickarse music line up, food trucks and the BBQ Crews serving up a storm while battling it out in the People’s Choice Awards, what more could you want on a glorious Spring weekend?

2018 Australian Brewers Conference

@ Australian Technology Park (Sydney)
Tues, 26 Jun - Thurs, 28 Jun
9:00am - 11:00pm

The 6th annual Australian Brewers Conference (working title..) and Trade Expo is being held in Sydney on the Tuesday 26th June through Thursday 28th June 2018 at the Australian Technology Park.

Presented by the Independent Brewers Association, the conference exists to build excellence and best-practice in the Australian beer industry. The conference is the Australian brewing industry’s keystone event and is growing to be to be an education and trade event of international significance.

The three days of the conference is jam-packed with business, technical brewing and supply chain seminars, international speakers, brewery tours, workshops and the largest brewing trade expo seen in Australia.

The Trade Expo is the premier trade show for brewers in Australia and connects suppliers, innovators and leaders of the national and international brewing community. The trade show provides a platform for the latest and best products and services on the market and enables the growing brewing industry in Australia to build strong networks and develop profitable businesses.

All event descriptions have been written by the host of the event (not Hop On Brewery Tours) and are consolidated here from other media channels for your convenience. If you find an error or discrepancy, please contact the organiser directly.

Daily

Crafternoons

@ Mr. Edward's Alehouse (Brisbane)
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tap Beer Roulette
Complimentary Snacks
Gin of the Week
Wine Specials
Crafternoon Cocktails

Tuesdays

Trivia Tuesdays at Stones

@ Stones Corner Hotel (Brisbane)
Tuesdays from now until the future
7:00pm

Trivia Tuesday at Stones – Brainiacs unite for Tuesday Trivia at Stones Corner Hotel. Bring your friends, family and work colleagues to Trivia every week and you can look forward to…

Giveaways
Vouchers to Win
Weekly Cash Jackpot
Venue Specials
Plus it’s FREE to play

Trivia starts from 7pm in T-Bar. All groups welcome, invite your friends and join the event below to keep udated on theme nights and secret prizes!

Wednesdays

Pub Trivia!

@ Newstead Brewing Co Milton (Brisbane)
Wednesdays from now until 27 December
7:00pm

QUESTION: What are you doing Wednesday night?
ANSWER: Heading to Milton for a pub quiz!

Get yer crew together and join us at our Milton pub every Wednesday night as we team up with Quiz Meisters Trivia for the world’s least crap pub trivia.

Free entry, beer, fun and prizes galore. How good have Wednesday nights just got? That’s not a trick question.

2000s Trivia

@ The Mill on Constance (Brisbane)
Weds, 22 Nov
7:00pm – 10:00pm

What’s not to love about the early 2000s? It was a time for Sisqo, for Lizzie McGuire, for Avril Lavigne and Paris Hilton. A time for Mean Girls, for midriffs, mini-disc players and Matchbox 20. It was Chicken of the Sea. It was beautiful.
If you want to bask in the memories of the best decade, come to our trivia night. Prizes, glory and good times to be had.
Cost is $10 on the door, all of which is going to Lions Youth InSearch, an amazing program that supports at-risk young people.
Get together your team of 6-8, and get ready to compete.
Places are limited, so email herston.lions@gmail.com to book your spot.

Disney Trivia Night

@ Not Tonight (Gold Coast)
Weds, 22 Nov
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Do you know your Ariel from your Belle?

Did you shed a tear when Bambi’s mum was killed?

Do you think your Prince Charming is going to slay a couple of dragons and rescue you from this cruel, cruel world?

Does your personality reflect the Seven Dwarfs accurately?

EVEN IF YOU ANSWERED NO – COME TO DISNEY TRIVIA!!

Thursdays

Fritzentrivia By Harry's Trivia

@ FritzenbergerBNE (Brisbane)
Thursdays from now until the future
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Join us every Thursday at 7pm for drinks, Fritzen Burgers, banter and some nifty facts that you won’t find under your average bottle top!

Cost: $4 per person
Time: 7pm register for a 7.30pm sharp start
Prize: $100’s in bar tabs, three bottles of wine, and a cash jackpot

Fridays

Sharpest Tool in the Shed - Live Comedy Night

@ All Inn Brewing Co (Brisbane)
Last Friday of each month
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Come join us for an evening of live standup comedy, the freshest beer on the North side and dinner from our friends at Mr Burger! See you at the Shed… c’mon, you know you want to!

Saturdays/Sundays

The Sheepoll Show at SBC

@ Saccharomyches Beer Cafe (Brisbane)
Sundays from now until 17 December
6:00pm – late

Every Sunday night catch The Original Sheepoll Show at Saccharomyces Beer Cafe from 6pm with your hosts (and Sheepoll creators) Chase & DJ Steffan.

Simply put, the Sheepoll Show calculates whether you’re a black sheep or a white sheep. Unique and absurd or someone who prefers to follow the herd. Find out the funnest way possible as we dissect ‘daily dilambas’, select silly superpowers and stand around mass debating. It’s kinda like pub trivia, but with ‘woold you rather’ type questions. Oh, and being smart doesn’t matter. Being a smartarse kinda does.

It’s free to play and it should go without saying that you can win plenty of free booze along the way!
The experience is lew$e with a group, makes an even better first date, plus it works if you want to play with yourself *AHEM* ‘by’ yourself.

Discover today what you would look like if you were a sheep (your Baabaatar), which evolves in appearance based on your personality by downloading our free app from the App/Play Store or visit download.sheepoll.com
Hope to see ewe there!

All event descriptions have been written by the host of the event (not Hop On Brewery Tours) and are consolidated here from other media channels for your convenience. If you find an error or discrepancy, please contact the organiser directly.

Hop On Exclusives & Specials

December 2017

Biggest Ever Tap Takeover!

@ Tap’d Bar at Prince Alfred Hotel (Ipswich)
1-24 December
10:00am – 9:00pm

Be part of AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST EVER TAP TAKEOVER!
– 36 beers on tap from 1 Brewery (Bridge Road Brewers)
– Delicious new menu to compliment beers from local suppliers
– Resident Beer Expert Tim on hand to talk everything beer!

The Great Australian Beer Festival
Geelong 2018

@ Geelong, VIC
Sat, 17 Feb
12:00pm - 8:00pm
$35pp (Early Bird)

Geelong’s Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) returns for 2018 and we have a cracker of a lineup that for now, we’re going to keep under wraps.

As if over 200+ beers isn’t enough, we’re upping the ante on the beer experience. This year we’re doing the table booking for you and we’re bringing the Brew Crew tickets back.

What’s an event without a little competition?

This year we return with the keg rolling competition and expanding to include YOU festival goers to participate in a variety of themed races.

For the beer geeks amongst us, there’ll be a series of seminars held by industry experts and brewers. Your chance to really geek out.

Plus all the wonderful experiences you’ve come to know and love at the Great Australian Beer Festival.

Brewsvegas

@ Various (Brisbane)
10-18 March
Various Times

At this point all we can tell you is to ensure you take some time off during the week to enjoy all of the amazing upcoming events!

Bayside BBQ & Beer Roadshow

@ Cleveland Showgrounds (Cleveland)
Sat, 5 May - Sun, 6 May
11:00am - 7:00pm
$10-20pp

The BBQ & Beer Roadshow is rolling into town and this time, Brisbane Bayside is getting its’ turn.

Hitting the Cleveland Showgrounds over 2 jam-packed BBQ & Beer filled days on Saturday 5th May & Sunday 6th May 2018, you’ll be kicking back with your family and friends, feasting on BBQ flavours from around the world, sipping on some of the best craft brews. With kids rides, live entertainment and more, the Bayside BBQ & Beer Roadshow weekend is coming to the the Redlands… you’ll be crazy to miss it.

With all the BBQ you can stuff into your face, cold, golden craft brews to wash it all down, a kickarse music line up, food trucks and the BBQ Crews serving up a storm while battling it out in the People’s Choice Awards, what more could you want on a glorious Spring weekend?

GABS 2018

@ Melbourne 18-20 May 2018
@ Sydney 2 June 2018
@ Auckland 30 June 2018

GABS will be back bigger2018 DATES ANNOUNCED! That’s right folks… time to whip out those diaries, cancel all your plans, tag every one of your beer and cider lovin’ squad, and start rubbing those hands together in anticipation because GABS will be back bigger and better than ever in 2018! Here are the dates below, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter at www.gabsfestival.com for exclusive ticket offers.

2018 Australian Brewers Conference

@ Australian Technology Park (Sydney)
Tues, 26 Jun - Thurs, 28 Jun
9:00am - 11:00pm

The 6th annual Australian Brewers Conference (working title..) and Trade Expo is being held in Sydney on the Tuesday 26th June through Thursday 28th June 2018 at the Australian Technology Park.

Presented by the Independent Brewers Association, the conference exists to build excellence and best-practice in the Australian beer industry. The conference is the Australian brewing industry’s keystone event and is growing to be to be an education and trade event of international significance.

The three days of the conference is jam-packed with business, technical brewing and supply chain seminars, international speakers, brewery tours, workshops and the largest brewing trade expo seen in Australia.

The Trade Expo is the premier trade show for brewers in Australia and connects suppliers, innovators and leaders of the national and international brewing community. The trade show provides a platform for the latest and best products and services on the market and enables the growing brewing industry in Australia to build strong networks and develop profitable businesses.

All event descriptions have been written by the host of the event (not Hop On Brewery Tours) and are consolidated here from other media channels for your convenience. If you find an error or discrepancy, please contact the organiser directly.