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These beer events will keep you going - everything you need is right here!

Whether you’re seeking out new beers, want to strut your stuff at a local trivia night, or out to
support local home brewers, there’s something for everyone on our busy calendar of events.

With Gold Coast events ranging from lunches to free tastings, and Brisbane events that allow you to meet your favourite brewer
or sample a fresh brew before anyone else, our beer events page is a comprehensive guide to what’s happening in southeast Queensland.

This page offers a consolidated list of beer festivals and special occasions celebrating beer
while also highlighting fun things to do at local venues that support the independent craft beer scene.

June 2021

Join us for our 2nd beer-venture with Working Title Brew Co as we tap their 4 new releases alongside their extremely bloody popular drop from the recent Great Australian Beer Spectacular.
We’ll be pouring the Sideways Rosé Oatcream XPA (6%), the Ticket to Paradise Passionfruit and Guava Hazy IPA (6%), the Red Velvet Red Rye Ale (6%), the Kalifornia West Coast IPA (6.5%) and the Moonlight & Pretzels Salted Caramel Pretzel Pastry Stout (8%, GABS Festival Release).
The lineup will be available from knock off time on Friday the 18th of June – join us!

📣 Come one come all! 📣 We are excited to announce that the recently opened ‘Beech Mountain Distillery’ will be launching a range of their delicious locally made Gin at the Groom’s Cottage Bushwalker’s Bar for the entire weekend of June 18, 19 & 20. You must come and taste this bespoke and fabulous Gin!
The Groom’s Cottage will have its usual scrumptious snacks on offer, and the Tea House café and restaurant will be open for breakfast lunch and dinner.
Live music all weekend proudly presented to you by Beech Mountain Distillery.
There is ample parking for patrons and guests, and close by camping and amenities for those wanting to escape for the weekend.

DogTap Brisbane presents “Darkest Day of the Year” – A celebration of all things dark, deep and roasty.

Kicking off Friday 18th June, the Tap Takeover will showcase a stunning range of dark beers from independent breweries across Australia. Only on tap until they run out, be sure to book your spot!
Full line-up to be announced as the event draws closer and the days get darker.

We’re excited for you to come help us celebrate on Saturday 19th June! We expect to fill up pretty quickly, if you aren’t able to get a spot, we will still have takeaways available.

We will be holding 3 sessions in both the HQ taproom and AWOL taproom this year with all 5 birthday beers on tap in both venues. Book now!
One of the most anticipated weekend’s of the year is back (or is that black). Celebrating the shortest daylight hours of the year with the darkest of dark from the Bacchus Cellars. 20 taps all dedicated to the Darkside – Some brand new releases including (fresh out the barrel) this years BBA Tomahawk, our AIBA Gold Medal winning Imperial Stout, plus many of your favourites.

The main day is Saturday (12midday – 8.30pm), run over 2 sessions (12pm till 4pm & 4.30pm till 8.30pm). You may book for as long as you like, but bookings for 4 hours or under, must keep within the 1 session time. For those that maybe can’t make it on Saturday, or just need more time to work through the taps, we are going to keep all remaining beers on tap for Sunday as well (12 midday – 4pm).

SALTS FOOD TRUCK will be here all day Saturday serving up their amazing Flame grilled Burgers, alongside the Bacchus Kitchen, serving Ribs marinated by one of our amazing dark releases, plus our equally delicious Pizzas. On Sunday, just the Bacchus kitchen, will be looking after your needs.
WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS. Call 3823 2828 to reserve your spot. You can book in for as long as you like, but first come first served.

hinterland craft beer festivalWe are back! Join us in Eumundi on Saturday 26 June from 12noon til 8pm for the third Hinterland Craft Beer Festival 2021!

Bringing together top brewers from across the Sunshine Coast, the event is FREE ENTRY and family friendly.

If you love making beer, learning about beer, talking beer, and, of course, tasting beer, then this is sure to be your kind of event.

Festival-goers will also have a chance to learn more about the science and craft of beer making, with the respective breweries sharing insights into how particular brews are fine-tuned.

To accompany the sensational brews, there will be some seriously tasty street food on hand, and a program of live music and grooves throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

And if Gin is more your thing, we have the exciting addition of a Gin Bar this year serving up our house blend Folktale gins.

Covid restrictions will apply and it is a condition of entry that attendees provide info for Track & Tracing purposes, as per current regulations.

Please ensure you have the Check In Qld App to ensure a smooth entry process.

August 2021

It’s been over 3 years since we created 3 beers for the Egyptian Mummies After Dark Event at the Queensland Museum.
The recipes & brewing techniques we used, were based on previous studies by archaeologists who analysed the “thick residue” of starches, sugars and coarse grains left in pottery vessels to learn the process and ingredients used in ancient Egyptian beer.
So we’re finally blowing the dust off the remaining kegs & putting them on tap to coincide with the actual date of the Ancient Egyptian Festival that our beers were inspired by.
Tekh Festival: The Feast of Drunkenness.
This festival was dedicated to Hathor (‘The Lady of Drunkenness’) and commemorated the time when humanity was saved from destruction by beer. According to the story, Ra had become weary of people’s endless cruelty and nonsense and so sent Sekhmet to destroy them. She took to her task with enthusiasm, tearing people apart and drinking their blood. Ra is satisfied with the destruction until the other gods point out to him that, if he wanted to teach people a lesson, he should stop the destruction before no one was left to learn from it. Ra then orders the goddess of beer, Tenenet, to dye a large quantity of the brew red and has it delivered to Dendera, right in Sekhmet’s path of destruction. She finds it and, thinking it is blood, drinks it all, falls asleep, and wakes up as the gentle and beneficent Hathor.
The beers are:
Sekhmet’s Rage – Pomegranate Sour.
Khufu Old Giza – Saison with Red Grapes, Dates & Figs.
Mummy Dukkha – Wheat Ale with Corriander, Juniper, Fennel & Cummin.
We are extremely honoured & excited that Senior Archaeologist Dr Serena Love who enlisted our help to make the beers, has offered her time to come & give an informal talk to those interested & answer any questions you may have on this fascinating subject. We will give more details of how to book into the talk (very limited numbers), as we finalise details in the near future. So make sure you click on “interested/going” to receive updates as we release them.
We also plan to have some of the beer canned for purchase on the day & online for those that can’t make the event.
PLEASE NOTE: Despite the name, we will not be tolerating any drunkenness or intoxication on the day – Thank you.

* STRICTLY LIMITED VIP & PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY MAY 31 at 9AM. All other tickets available at the door on the day due to Covid capacity restrictions.
After the forgettable year that was 2020, Toowoomba’s craft beer festival will finally return in 2021.
This year Brewoomba will look a bit different after the challenges of 2020 but you won’t lose any time moving between venues with the event taking place entirely at Fitzy’s including:
* Tapestry Bar pouring even more rare & incredible beers than normal.
* Beer College will be back bigger than ever in the brand new Ivy Bar.
* Cocktails, wines & more in case you are not into beer or just want to refresh your palate.
* Car park party on steroids thanks to a Church Street road closure, which means more beers to try, more brewers to chat to & more of the perfect food to pair with your beer.
* Live entertainment from bands to DJs to acoustic artists throughout the event.
This is Toowoomba’s first ever Independent Craft Beer festival involving Independent Brewers Association members only.
We are all getting together to celebrate our independence and promote the industry. Volcanic Brewing will be joined by 9 visiting breweries, mobile food vendors and entertainers.
We will be using this event to raise money for the Endeavour Foundation. It will be a free event with a gold coin donation on entry.

September 2021

crafted beer festivalIt’s time to hop to it again, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is back again, baby! The Gold Coast’s premier outdoor beer and cider event is locked in and ready to hit Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach on Saturday 11 September 2021.

Ready to quench the thirst of all beer and cider lovers for its fifth year, the day-long celebration of the best sips will have you frothin’ for more as the festival brings the nation’s best beeristas to its glistening ocean-side precinct.

The festival organisers are determined to keep the brews flowin’ and the vibes high, and have announced that Crafted will be bigger than ever with over 40 of Australia’s top craft breweries to wet punters’ whistles, showcasing a whopping 250 individual brews, complemented with a stacked line-up of live tunes from the best local and interstate acts.

October 2021

oktoberfest brisbaneOktoberfest is coming to Brisbane for a day and night of beers and cheers! Prepare your lederhosen and dirndls because it’s time to grab a stein and have a sing-a-long.

At Oktoberfest you can expect the following and more!

German Beers + Steins! 🍺
Oompah Bands + Performers! 🎺
Bavarian Trestle Tables + Benches! 🇩🇪
German Pretzels + Bratwursts! 🌭
Complete Oktoberfest Venue Transformation! 🎪

Inspired by a genuine love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest Comes to Brisbane, bringing authentic German food and live entertainment all evening long. 18+

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.