Whether you’re seeking Gold Coast events, Brisbane events or want to keep up with current beer events,
our page is a comprehensive guide to what’s happening in southeast Queensland.

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

The Magic of Malt! A Brewsvegas Event

@ Barrett Burston Malting (Brisbane)
Weds, 14 March
10:00am - 2:00pm
Have you ever stared into a glass of ale and wondered how it got its rich, amber colour? Do light lagers intrigue you as much as smoky stouts?

We’ll take you behind the scenes of Brisbane’s very own Barrett Burston malting plant to see how fresh grain is transformed into a medley of malts.

Topping off the afternoon we showcase a variety of local brews at Newstead Brewing Co. and Archer Brewing that feature Barrett Burston malt, paired with a hearty lunch. It’ll be such a good day, you’ll BARLEY believe it!

February 2018

Hawkers Hop Series Launch

@ Saccharomyces Beer Cafe (Brisbane)
Fri, 23 Feb
5:00pm - 10:00pm
The usual hop series IPA use the same base beer then pile on large volumes of a particular hop. Hawkers don’t like to tread the usual path. Instead of showcasing one hop in each beer, they’re showcasing a region. And first up it was Germany. For round 2 they are using hops sourced from South Africa.

On Friday February 23, we are pretty stoked to be launching the beer in Brisbane. Pouring alongside the Hop Series IPA, we’ll also be showcasing the rest of Hawkers hoppy range. Including Hawkers XPA, IPA and West Coast IPA. This is definitely one for the hop heads! Be there!

Brisbane Beer Fest. 2018

@ Eatons Hill Hotel (Brisbane)
Sat, 24 Feb
12:30pm - 10:00pm
$10pp

Brisbane Beer Fest. is back on Saturday 24th February for its 5th year on the Grass at Eatons Hill Hotel.

Experience some of the best local and interstate craft beers with over 130 beers and ciders to tantalise your taste buds, live entertainment, food trucks and more!

Keg Stacking Competitions | Beer Cup Relays | Brewer’s Highlight | DJs & Party til late! | Tickets $10 + BF

Meet the Brewer - Ballistic Beer Co

@ Pig 'N' Whistle Brunswick (Brisbane)
Sat, 24 Feb
4:00pm - 7:00pm
If you love beer of the craft variety, dabble in brewing it yourself or simply need a cool way to spend your Saturday afternoon, Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street presents MEET THE BREWER!

Ballistic Beer are taking over the taps in our beer garden on February 24. You’ll get the chance to mingle with the folks from Ballistic, ask questions about their brewing process and discover more about the craft beer phenomenon that’s currently taking over the world.

There will be live music for you to kick your way on into the evening plus wings, ribs and sausages straight from our American BBQ smoker.

For any enquiries or group bookings please call 3852 6420 or email brunswickst@pignwhistle.com.au

Meet The Makers of Spring Vale Wines & Archer Brewing

@ International Hotel Spring Hill (Brisbane)
Weds, 28 Feb
5:30pm-7:30pm
Join us on Wed 28 February for a special Meet The Makers event with Spring Vale Wines and Archer Brewing.

Enjoy charcuterie, wine and beer tasting in our hidden bar, Archer’s Bunker, under the International Hotel and meet the experts behind Spring Vale in Freycinet, Tasmania and Archer Brewing.

Tickets are only $10 each and include tasters of 7 wines, 2 spirits and 6 beers, plus charcuterie to share.

Purchase your tickets now – email jon@internationalhotel.com.au or phone 07 3227 1999. Hurry – tickets are extremely limited!

March/April/May 2018

Ballistic's Pinball Palooza!

@ Ballistic Beer Co (Brisbane)
Sat, 3 March @ 1:00pm-
Sun, 4 March @ 6:00pm
We have teamed up with Netherworld to bring you the best pinball competition on the Southside. Over two days we’ll see who the real hotshots of the paddles are! To register simply visit ballisticbeer.com.au/pinball-palooza.

Date: Saturday 3rd March & Sunday 4th March (Finals)
Time: Anytime between 1pm – 10pm on Saturday, Finals from 4pm on Sunday.

Game: Highest score. Each player plays each machine twice for a total of eight games. Scores are cumulative. The four highest scorers on Saturday will progress to Sunday with the same format. The highest score will win the comp!

All prizes listed on Ballistic’s FB page.

Brewsvegas

@ Various (Brisbane)
10-18 March
Various Times

Everything you need to know can be found at http://www.brewsvegas.com/ – there are so many events, it’s time to ask the boss for a few days off work!

Brewers Lunch: BALTER

@ Bine Bar and Dining (Gold Coast)
Fri, 9 Mar
from 12:00pm
$60pp
Join us for a 3 course meal paired perfectly with a selection of beers from BALTER.

Try the new IIPA, meet the brewers, + giveaways and more!

Booking essential – call or FB now!

Bayside BBQ & Beer Roadshow

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

Bayside BBQ and Beer RoadshowThe 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
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.

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

Beenleigh Distillery Nights

@ Beenleigh Rum Distillery (Beenleigh)
Fridays
5:00pm-8:00pm
Join us for Distillery Nights each Friday from 5pm.

We’ve got unreal entertainment and a great BBQ menu to fill your bellies. Try our signature drink for the week!

What a way to kick off the weekend!

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

$2 Taco Sundays

@ Lost Palms Brewing Co (Gold Coast)
12:00pm - 7:00pm

Taco Sundays. $2 Tacos all day
Veg options available
Get keen, tag your mates!

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.


Brisbane Beer Fest. 2018

@ Eatons Hill Hotel (Brisbane)
Sat, 24 Feb
12:30pm - 10:00pm
$10pp

Brisbane Beer Fest. is back on Saturday 24th February for its 5th year on the Grass at Eatons Hill Hotel.

Experience some of the best local and interstate craft beers with over 130 beers and ciders to tantalise your taste buds, live entertainment, food trucks and more!

Keg Stacking Competitions | Beer Cup Relays | Brewer’s Highlight | DJs & Party til late! | Tickets $10 + BF

Brewsvegas

@ Various (Brisbane)
10-18 March
Various Times

Everything you need to know can be found at http://www.brewsvegas.com/ – there are so many events, it’s time to ask the boss for a few days off work!

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.