Looking for something to do tonight? This weekend? Next month?

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.

August 2022

mt gay rum dinnerJoin us for an intimate three-course whisky dinner at the historic Crown Hotel on Thurs 11th August.
Taste a selection of Mount Gay Rums, and indulge in a delicious paired menu, curated by our head Chef.
The evening will be hosted by Spirits Platform National Ambassador, Mark Hickey who will educate and explain each variety.
Cost: $120pp
Note: Bookings Essential as spaces are extremely limited.
After a notable absence, and thanks to our mates at Calibre Craft Beer Trading Co, one of Australia’s OG craft breweries is heading back across the Nullarbor and onto our taps. Yep, the one and only Nail Brewing.
The main man himself, John Stallwood, is coming over and he’s bringing some banging kegs, including a 2015 Clout Stout. Share a beer or three with him and the Calibre crew.
N.B.T. Pale
Hazy XPA
Clout Stout (2015)
Flaming Lamington
Imperial Brown
Red Carpet
colonial brewing coThe team from Colonial Brewing Co enter the Coolroom so we can taste their beers and hear all the amazing stories from behind the scenes.
Grab a tasting pack from our online store and get them delivered to your home so you’ve got them cold in your fridge for the event! [We’ll announce when these are ready to be purchased soon!]
If you have any questions get in touch with us at: coolroompodcast@gmail.com
If you have any questions get in touch with us at: coolroompodcast@gmail.com
As ever the zoom details are:
Entry code: 829301

helios brewing invitational 2022Six breweries (including Helios) will take each other on in the battle of the beers, with the winning beer decided by you!

Sample each of the beers across the day, as the entire Helios venue opens up to ticket holders only. Representatives from each brewery will give a brief talk on their submitted beer throughout the day, and ultimately, the beer which has sold the most across the bar, will be named champion!
There’ll be food, prizes, DJ entertainment, and of course, plenty of quality beers.

Ticket includes entry to event and a schooner of your choice (of the beers entered) on arrival. VIP tickets are also available.

Competing breweries are:

Helios Brewing
Parched Brewing
White Lies Brewing
Currumbin Valley Brewing
Precinct Brewing
Moffat Beach Brewing

This event is supported by: Rockstar Brewer Academy, Konvoy Kegs, and Cryer Malt.

Get your tickets here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/370928596417

brewoomba 22Mark Saturday August 13 in your calendar beer lovers! #Brewoomba beer festival is back bigger and better in 2022 at Fitzy’s Toowoomba.
The Carpark Party is set to make an EPIC come back with a full street closure – it’s our very own street party on steroids! There’s bulk live music, street food & smoked meats, cocktails and of course beer for dayzzz! Car Park Party ticketing details to come soon.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! Brewoomba is taking over ALL of Fitzy’s with Tapestry Bar, Atrium Bar and Fitzy’s on Church bringing the very best festival goods. Think pop up stalls, music, tap take overs, delish festival eats and the best in rare & sought after brews. And the best part? Entry to Fitzy’s is FREE!
So many beers, so little time!! But you better believe we’ll give it a red hot crack! 🥵
Keen? Yeah we thought so! Save the date, sit tight & stay tuned for more details. You don’t want to miss this one! 🍻
brewski dollar bill pty ltdThe beery wizards from Ballarat have sent us 6 kegs of the most wonderful and intriguing mixed ferment ales we’ve ever tapped. It includes their 2022 version of their 2021 Grand Champion Beer at the Australian International Beer Awards, Gold Teeth, a sour cherry porter, a ginger and wasabi wild ale and their Lictenhainer, a lost Germanic beer style which ceremoniously marries smoke and sour.
Get those tastebuds at the ready. Book a table. Things are about to get funky!
// Gold Teeth, 7.2%
A blend of spontaneous fermented and wild fermented barrel aged sour beers over biodynamic yellow clingstone peaches.
// 22 Longhorn Cherry Porter, 7.8%
Barrel aged porter rested on sour Morello cherries & biodynamic Ron cherries. This Sour light bodied & fruity porter was brewed with pilsner, aromatic & brown malts, medium crystal, chocolate & carafe.
// Candy Paint, 7.2%
7.2% Sour and complex, Victorian grown sour cherries add subtle cherry flavours and vanilla notes from pits and new oak. Hints of Brettanomyces and deep lactic acidity intertwine with vinous notes from the pinot and chardonnay barrels.
// Lictenhainer, 5.4%
An intriguing balance between smoke and sour, this historic beer is light bodied and refreshing infused with oak smoked wheat and pilsner malt. Fermented in French oak barriques, dry hopped and cloudy.
// Ginger and Wasabi, 7.0%
Sour ale infused with fresh young Ginger & fresh Wasabi.
// Occult 31, 8.7%
Sour Quad. Voyager Voodoo and Pilsner malt, honey malt, malted oats, special W and abbey malt refermented with Belgian dark candi sugar and laid to rest in barrel. Sour and complex this ale will evolve over time developing brett characters and increased sourness.
Common Ground Brewing is (finally) doing our relaunch! It’s been a bit of a bumpy road with some less than ideal Queensland weather – read: floods – but we’re officially ready to celebrate being back in action!
Join us on August 14 from 2 pm for all the good stuff! More details coming soon

exbeerimental scienceFour beers, four brewers, for science.

This National Science Week, four Australian independent breweries have been challenged to don a lab coat and craft an experimental beer. Don’t expect your average brews, these beers will be subjected to some type of experimental conditions to create novel and exciting results. This year, we’ll be joined by Black Arts Brewers and Blenders (VIC), Shapeshifter Brewing Co (SA), Mountain Culture Beer Co (NSW) and Shambles Brewery (TAS).

The event, sponsored by Hop Products Australia and Voyager Malt, will be held at Shambles Brewery on Friday 19 August from 7 PM and live-streamed out across Australia.

You can order your ExBEERimental Science 4-pack to drink along at home, as we delve into how these beers are made, what sets them apart, and how science is integral to every step of the process to deliver the final product.

Order your ExBEERimental Science 4-Pack from our friends at Hop, Vine and Still to enjoy from home. 4-packs will be delivered Australia-wide shortly before the event. The event will then be streamed live on Facebook at 7pm so you can watch from your couch. The number of 4-packs available is very limited, so avoid missing out, place your orders by the 10th of August!
GET YOUR 4-PACK HERE: https://bit.ly/3bpEfIv

Join us at the live event at Shambles Brewery on Friday 19th August from 7pm. Ticket price includes the “exBEERimental 4-pack” + free Science Made Beerable beer glass (both supplied at the venue on the night).

Follow us on Facebook or click “Going” for updates and announcements.

scratch bar weekend of darknessLights in the sky. Mysterious signals on classified frequency bands. Unexplained disappearances. Passages of missing time. Strange, complex shapes appearing overnight in cornfields.
Something otherworldly is happening in the darkness of the night.
Weekend of Darkness is back for 2022, bringing with it three days of special stouts, peculiar porters, and other conveniently alliterative dark beers.
We’ll be rotating the taps over five sessions from Friday to Sunday, all culminating in, of course, the Scratch Bar’s world famous Dregsfest.
milton common up in smokeAnd we’re back!
Milton Common is once again teaming up with the legends at Lane’s BBQ Australia, Bears BBQ, Common Ground Brewing, Balcones Distilling and our newest addition – our fellow flood affected friends at Meat At Billys, to bring Brisbanites one heck of a low ‘n’ slow barbecue feast this August.
Two massive sessions will go down this winter with authentic Texan barbecue feasts, beers, boilermakers and much more in the Milton-based brewery.
Sessions are four hours long and will run:
Saturday 27 August, 12pm-4pm
Saturday 27 August, 5pm-9pm
Whether you’re ridin’ solo, or bringing a crew, we have a few different options for this year’s showdown which now include DESSERT (made with our limited release Common Ground Brewing delicious imperial stout), picklebacks (not to be mistaken with nickelback), live music, best dressed competitions, and much more!
So saddle up and get ready to tuck into a feast as MC goes Up In Smoke..again!
crafted beer and cider festListen up lovers of a fine drop, the Crafted 1st line-up is here!
What’s better than a day by the beach tasting brews with mates? TWO DAYS by the beach tasting brews with mates!!
One day is simply not enough to get your taste buds around the whopping 300+ delectable drops at Crafted, so we’ve gone and doubled the fun by bringing you the first ever Crafted weekender, taking place across Sat 27 & Sun 28 August 2022.
Our 1st line-up of brews, bands and bites is here, and boy is it heaving with hop heavy-hitters, banging beat-makers and tasty treats! Expect hot-off-the-canning-line freshness with an abundance of festival exclusive and limited release brews, alongside the steady classics from the brewers you love.
Tickets sold out in a hop, skip and a jump last year, so gather your crew and don’t miss out on popping the top off a cracking good time at Crafted this August.
Tickets can be purchased separately, or why not grab yourself a Weekender Pass so you can tick more beers off your wishlist.
We’ll cheers to that!
27 South Brewing – BRISBANE, QLD
Aether Brewing – BRISBANE, QLD
Balter Brewing Company – GOLD COAST, QLD
Better Beer – NSW
Black Hops Brewing – GOLD COAST, QLD
Blackflag Brewing – SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Blasta Brewing Company – WA
Brouhaha Brewery – SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Burleigh Barrels Brewery – GOLD COAST, QLD
Burleigh Brewing Co – GOLD COAST, QLD
Colonial Brewing Co – WA
Currumbin Valley Brewing – GOLD COAST, QLD
Easy Times Brewing Company – BRISBANE, QLD
Fellr – NSW
Hohly Water – BRISBANE, QLD
Madocke Beer Brewing Company – GOLD COAST, QLD
Moffat Beach Brewing Co. – SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Precinct Brewing Co – GOLD COAST, QLD
Range Brewing – BRISBANE, QLD
Revel Brewing Co. – BRISBANE, QLD
Sanctus Brewing Company – NSW
Sea Legs Brewing – BRISBANE, QLD
Seeker Brewing – NSW
Seven Mile Brewing Co – NSW
Slipstream Brewing Co – BRISBANE, QLD
Two Mates Brewing – NSW
Ventura Brewing – NSW
Wandana Brewing Co. – NSW
🎵 MUSIC on The Gold Coast Music Stage
British India
Big Wheels
Electric Church
+ Beatniks Djs
Bobby Alu
Make The Moon
Hollie Joy
+ Beatniks Djs
California Tacos
Cychos Buffalo Wings
Flamin Grillas
Gluten Free Donuts
Meat Buns
O’Crumbs Burger Truck
Samba Catering Co
Shake up your afternoon with Granddad Jack’s G&Ts, cocktails and more in the double storey vintage bar.
Five fresh premium wines will be on tap, pouring from a selection of Australia’s leading wine regions.
+ more to be announced!

We’ve teamed up with luxury accommodation Rhapsody Resort to treat Crafted Festival frothers to a sweet 15% off room nights, including a beer welcome pack & free G:Link travel on a day of your choosing. Head to http://rhapsodyresort.com.au/ and use the code CRAFTED.
Many thanks to our event partners for their support
Destination Gold Coast, Major Events Gold Coast, Granddad Jack’s Craft Distillery, Carafe Wine, Gold Coast Music, beatniks, Rhapsody Resort, Beerteez, Thirsty Merchants, EVENTele

Later in 2022

archie rose masterclassEXCLUSIVE Whisky Masterclass presented by the expert team at Archie Rose. Try 7 premium Australian whisky’s including LIMITED RELEASES.
Fancy yourself a connoisseur of Whisky? Join Eleven Bridges and Archie Rose Distilling Co. on Thursday, September 1, for an exclusive tasting event. Speak with the team behind Archie Rose Distilling Co. and immerse yourself in all things Australian Whisky.
Enjoy six (6) of Archie Rose’s finest Whisky (plus a cocktail on arrival) as you learn all about the distillery process, the story behind each product and pick up some industry secrets along the way. Get your hands on some of the limited release range too!
The night doesn’t have to finish there, each guest will receive special discounts of the tasting range on the evening as well as paired curated cheeses for each Whisky.
The Night Will Include:
� Cocktail on arrival
� 6 Exclusive Whisky Tastings (including Limited Release)
� Expert knowledge and information
� Paired curated cheeses from the team at Church Mouse Cheese
� Fantastic discounts
Tickets are $54.99 and extremely limited; Food is available for purchase via the checkout- book now!

milton common gutterbeerYou heard right! GUTTERBEER! We’ve teamed with the legends at Milton Common to bring you a good bit of refreshing froth! A good, perky crisp lager. Come help us and Regular Gonzales drink the first batch!

Doors at 6. Tickets here. $15. LIMITED CAPACITY so get in quick.

Regular Gonzales: 7pm

“Upbeat doom” is a difficult term to use in a sentence, but it’s the kind of enthusiastic punter description that Brisbane hard rock outfit GUTTERFIRE! have in spades, given the diverse sonic beast they’ve built on top of that foundation. Having kicked off as a band in 2018 to a lightning fast rise in the local scene and an even bigger 2019, they’ve survived the years that never happened and have set their sights on the rest of the world as we know it. With a recent signing to Wormholedeath Records to re-release their debut album globally, tours in the works, and a powerful desire to take this show to the people, 2022 is set to be their best year yet.

Regular Gonzales is a Brisbane heavy metal band with influences such as Every Time I Die, Botch& The Sword.
“Electric Wizard doing polyrhythms”
– Semantics
“Weird odd time shit”
– Teigan, Being Jane Lane


Regular Gonzales: https://www.facebook.com/regulargonzales/

oktoberfest brisbane 22OFFICIAL EVENT
The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane will be back in 2022.
With six HUGE festival days across two weekends, the bold tastes, sounds and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic festivals will transform the Brisbane Showgrounds, bringing together stein-raisers from across the country.
Accept no imitations! Oktoberfest Brisbane is the only authentic German Oktoberfest celebration in Australia. So, dust off your dirndl, strap into your lederhosen, gather your friends and family {Freunde und Familie} and join us on 7-9 & 14-16 Oktober 2022.
the whisky show brisbaneTickets For The Brisbane Whisky Show are available now! Buy them at: shop.thewhiskylist.com.au/collections/the-whisky-show-2022/products/the-whisky-show-brisbane-8-oct-stamford-plaza-brisbane
Sampling of all whiskies is included in the ticket price.
When: Saturday 8 October, 2022
Where: Stamford Plaza, Brisbane
Ticket Price: $109.00
Session 1: Saturday 8 October @ 1PM – 4PM
Session 2: Saturday 8 October @ 5PM – 8PM
Your ticket includes 60+ different whiskies from all over the world including Scotland, USA, Australia and World Whiskies. Each session is 3-hours long, with plenty of time to browse each exhibitor, learn about each distillery and try their whiskies.
There will be heaps of new, exclusive and limited edition whiskies available to taste, along a few show favourites so there will be something for everyone!
A whisky tasting glass is provided on arrival, yours to keep. Also included is a show bag with snacks and a water bottle.
There is a popup bottle shop at every show, so you can purchase any favourite whiskies.
You are not required to wear masks during the tasting. Proof of double-vaccination required to enter venue.
We can’t wait to visit Brisbane and bring some exciting whisky for you all to try 🥃
oktoberfest brisbane 22OFFICIAL EVENT
The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane will be back in 2022.
With six HUGE festival days across two weekends, the bold tastes, sounds and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic festivals will transform the Brisbane Showgrounds, bringing together stein-raisers from across the country.
Accept no imitations! Oktoberfest Brisbane is the only authentic German Oktoberfest celebration in Australia. So, dust off your dirndl, strap into your lederhosen, gather your friends and family {Freunde und Familie} and join us on 7-9 & 14-16 Oktober 2022.

smokefest 22SmokeFest GC is back for 2022!

Tickets available now:

Now in its 2nd year, SmokeFest GC is back with an incredible weekend of BBQ, beer and entertainment. Building on the overwhelming support from the Gold Coast community last year, this year’s event has been organised with more BBQ, more beer, more entertainment and more activities for the whole family. SFGC ’22 is shaping up to be one of the marquee events on the Gold Coast calendar.

​The event will showcase the very best that the Gold Coast has to offer, featuring an exceptional array of food, drink and entertainment produced exclusively in the Gold Coast and surrounding regions. With a full restructure, the event will now host a selection of local craft breweries and distilleries on-site selling their own products, as well as an impressive selection of food options for the whole family (vegetarian and vegan options as well!). We’ve also ramped up the entertainment, BBQ demos, eating competitions and prizes available on the day!

It will also once again host the SmokeFest GC BBQ competition, with over 30 of Australia’s best competitive BBQ teams battling it out for the title of Grand Champion and a share in over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Please note that due to COVID legislations, competition teams are not permitted to hand out samples to the general public, however there will be at least 6 professional low’n’slow BBQ food vendors serving up some of the best BBQ you’ll ever try.

Purchase tickets here:

SFGC ’22 is a ticketed all ages event. Early-bird tickets are available now, with adult tickets only $12 and kids only $7, which includes free access to all of fun kids rides/activities on the day.

Children under 5 are free, and discounted family tickets will be available. Ticket sales are hosted by Humanitix, an amazing organisation who donate 100% of their profits from booking fees to a selection of fantastic charities, so simply by purchasing a ticket you’ll be helping to make a difference.

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.