Events 2018-05-21T13:59:51+00:00

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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.

Recurring Events

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.

BALLISTIC BEER YOGA!

Now a fortnightly fixture! You can reach ultimate beer-vana while you stretch and sip your way to relaxation!

Open to all levels of experience, it’s a great way to get into yoga – or a unique way to change up your routine! Starting at 5.45pm for a 6pm session each yogi gets a Ballistic beer to appreciate included in the price of $15.

Remember to bring your yoga mats!

Hey everyone, from the first show in March (ie. tomorrow night), All Inn Brewing will be putting up for grabs a $1000 CASH PRIZE at trivia. If you think that that sounds pretty good, come on down to check it out.
Head out to Bacchus every Friday to experience a different food truck! From wings to burgers to Mexican, grab a beer and settle in for the evening.

Check the Bacchus Brewing Co Facebok Page to see which food truck will be there this Friday!

SBC Pinball is on again!

Come down for a day of pinball madness. Show off your mad pinni skills and join the fun! Entry is $10 and includes a free drink because pinball is thirsty work!

COMPETITION FORMAT
The comp is played over a qualifying round and then final round across four machines
PRACTICE: 10:00am to 11:00am
QUALIFIERS: During the qualifiers each of the four machines is played twice. Players are ranked on the scores for each machine and the top 4 – 8 (depending on final player numbers) enter the finals for the ultimate pinball showdown

PRIZES
Finishing in the top 3 will also secure yourself a position at the QLD pinball championship in December, an SBC Pinball trophy and a tab at SBC.

FIRST: $40 voucher at Saccharomyces
SECOND: $30 voucher at Saccharomyces
THIRD: $25 voucher at Saccharomyces

Welcome to NightingAle in Northcote, a space dedicated to great beer, served the way we like it served. Set up by Beer Diva, Kirrily Waldhorn and long-time homebrewer, Sophie Goldsmith, we are opening our doors every 2nd Sunday and invite you in to enjoy some of our favourite bottles.

NightingAle is as unique as it is extraordinary. The concept was borne out of a love of good beer and the desire to share lively and informed conversation with our guests.

May 2018

Our Autumn seasonal beer dinner comes at you with a bit of a difference…we’re working with OzHarvest to highlight zero waste.

100% of the produce prepared and cooked up on the night will have been saved and rescued from heading to landfill. No, we’re not talking mouldy scraps of leftovers and charging you for the pleasure. Many restaurants over-order with their food requirements and in keeping with a fresh approach to menus, heaps of food simply gets tossed out on a daily basis. We are often guilty of it too. OzHarvest rescues quality surplus food and delivers directly to local vulnerable children, women and men. In Brisbane, OzHarvest collects over 20 tonnes a week!

The menu ingredients will come from OzHarvest’s food supporters, donations from our awesome suppliers and we’ll be saving odds and ends from our very own kitchen that we’d normally chuck out.

Your ticket includes a four course meal accompanied by four beers. One of the beers is a 100% zero waste beer brewed by us which will stay on tap as a karma keg until it blows.

The menu…well, we won’t know what we’ve got to run with until the day before!

100% of ticket sale proceeds on the night will be handed over to OzHarvest to help them continue the zero waste battle.

A challenge for our chefs? You bet. Who’s in?

Limited tickets available.

Beer Academy is back! On Thursday 24th May, we will be pairing mouth watering dishes with Modus Operandi beers. The Modus team will be here and they will also be bringing two speciality beers brewed just for the event. Stay tuned for more details on our FB page!
TopBeer, a showcase of the UKs fastest, most ridiculous IPAs. With brand new 2018 models from Tiny Rebel, Wiper & True, Mondo Electric Bear, Deya and more, it promises to be a supercharged hop frenzy.

Full tap list available on Facebook – check it out!

This is what you’ve been waiting for!

Next Saturday at HQ we’re bringing back our 4 years of GABS Festival beers on tap. Join us to try our Bandwagon (Wagon Wheel Stout), Assault Trifle (Trifle Pale Ale), Kill Patrick (Oyster Stout), and this year’s entry Trolley’d in Tijuana (Sangria Saison), all freshly brewed on our Recon pilot system.

See you there!

The flavours of all things heavy. The team from Brewditos are invading the taps of Fritzenberger for a night of chaotic hops and insane flavours (like habanero chilli). Join us and the Brewditos crew for an afternoon of brews.

Guitar Hero
Brewditos x Fritz Merch Raffle
Brewditos Tasting Paddles

So maybe the weather’s getting colder in Brisbane… We brewed a beer for GABS – Melbourne Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular that keeps summer lingering all year round!

In true BBCo. fashion our GABS beer is a style unto itself. With a rich, amber hued base and an epic journey to Stanthorpe to juice 600kg of fresh pineapples all topped off with a healthy dose of Plantation Rums.

With another 2 fresh seasonal brews launching as well, it’s great day for a Sunday Sesh!

Stop in for a tipple, some rummy cocktail goodness and cracking food specials running all day!

The Indie Spirits Tasting is heading back to Brisbane for its 3rd year. So buckle your seat belts for a showcase of some of the world’s most interesting independent and craft bottlings – featuring hooch from local distilleries as well as little-known brands from around the world. For just $55 (or $35 if you book early!) you will get you access to over 100 independent craft spirits, free bar snacks, a bottle of water and free seminars.
Join us on Tuesday 29th May for the launch of our bourbon barrel aged wheat strong ale, A Long Story. It’s our second special batch out of Milton…and a rather special beer and whiskey dinner to boot. We’ll be hosting you inside the brewery. Yeah, that part of the building that’s usually off-limits to punters.

Rocking up at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, you’ll be greeted by canapes and beer upon arrival and then chaperoned to your table that will be positioned alongside some of the shiniest stainless in Brissie.

One long table, one Long Story.

Four expertly paired courses of beer, whiskey and food will ensue including the unveiling of A Long Story.

You will be guided through each course by our brewers, chef and a representative from Brown Forman – distributors of Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey which played an important barrel aging role in A Long Story.

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Here’s the short version of A Long Story…

Building the longest cantilevered bridge in Australia, excavating 40 metres underground, running a hospital for ‘the bends’ and building straight into a cliff face is a daunting task for even the most daring of Bradfields. A feat of Brisbane ingenuity and guts, in the midst of the Great Depression, The Story Bridge is the bold and striking big brother of the Brisbane riverscape.

Many Brewers would consider using 100% wheat malt a dumb choice, and they’re not wrong. We even broke the lauter tun and had to shut down production for a few days. Friendships were tested, limits were pushed but what resulted is something truly unique. We even chucked it in some Old Forester bourbon barrels for good measure. Its a cacophony of oak, vanilla, raisins, chocolate and coconut.

You always go full Newstead.

For this month’s Brewery Showcase, we’re reuniting one of South East Queensland’s original Good Beer Dream Teams. Head Brewer of Slipstream Brewing, Ian Watson & Matt Kirkegaard will be taking us through some of the favorite Good Beer memories.

As well as enjoying some of Matt & Ian’s personal favorites, we’ll be featuring some of Slipstream’s finest brews. The beer line up is a secret for now, but rest assured with these two curating the beer list for the night, you’re in for a treat.

Tickets include beer samples and food. Limited seating available so secure your seat now!

Welcome to Firsty Thursdy #003, first pours of new beers you’ve never had. Probably.

Welcome to Brisbane, Anchorage Brewing Company, creators of some truly wild brews. We’ve secured two crazy good kegs:

EASY EVIL 8.0%
Saison brewed with Motueka and Saaz hops. Fermented in oak tanks with two strains of brettanomyces. Aged on black raspberries.

THE GHOSTS IN THEIR EYES 8.0%
Brett IPA brewed with citra and galaxy hops. Fermented in oak tanks with a Belgian yeast and two strains of brettanomyces. Dry hopped with citra and galaxy hops.

First pour for sure!

Our second “Show us Yours” event will be held at Helios on Thursday 31st May.

It is a night for Home Brewers night to show off your home brewed master pieces for this months style which is IPAs (any style!).

Simply bring along your finest IPA, leave any notes and also your contact details. Head Brewer Charlie will judge then against BA style guidelines and send you feedback.

Cost is free to participate, we’ve got some cracking beers on here for you to have a look at and I’ll be a fairly open book on any questions you might have plus will run brewery tours for anyone interested.

The first event was a great success with lots of people taking advantage of Charlies brewing experience and knowledge.

Any questions, fire away!! – info@heliosbrewing.com.au

Of course anyone is still welcome to come and drink beer and be merry!

GABS – the ‘Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular’.
An annual celebration of beer & beer culture, held in Melb, Syd and Auckland. It’s such a bloody good time that a TONNE of us craft-beer lovin’ Brisbanites have made the journey over the years to be amongst it in May every year.

This year about 160 Breweries (!) have entered a uniquely brewed beer as their entry into the festival. The aim of these festival beers is to try and win the day with the most popular vote!
Needless to say, breweries are pulling out all stops to create crazy, mouth-watering, bizarre brews that stand out amongst the many.

So come along and try a handful of these beers, you’ll likely never have them again!

Join Mix FM’s Todd Widdicombe and special guests Jon Seltin (Head Brewer, Brick Lane Brewing Co.) and Rupert Hall (Head Brewer, 10 Toes Brewery) for our next Beer & Bites evening in The Yard Bar at Parklands Tavern.

Tickets are $15 per person and includes 2 Beer tokens and 1 Beef Tasting Plate token.

Book now at Parklands Tavern or call 1300 490 408.

GABS will be back biggerThe third annual Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival is set to explore the evolution of the city’s culinary landscape in June 2018.

In 2018, the Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival will shine a spotlight on the Gold Coast’s evolving food and wine industries. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world famous landscapes and venues, from the north at Beenleigh, to the south at Coolangatta, the festival celebrates the Gold Coast as a food destination.

Bringing together the best local chefs, street food, restaurants, precincts, wineries, breweries and distilleries across a weekend at the start of winter, there will be degustations, picnics, workshops, demonstrations and signature food events.

This is one not to miss!

Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival
The Gold Coast’s Signature Festival of Food and Wine
31st May – 3rd June 2018

www.gcfoodandwine.com.au

June 2018

GABS will be back biggerThe third annual Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival is set to explore the evolution of the city’s culinary landscape in June 2018.

In 2018, the Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival will shine a spotlight on the Gold Coast’s evolving food and wine industries. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world famous landscapes and venues, from the north at Beenleigh, to the south at Coolangatta, the festival celebrates the Gold Coast as a food destination.

Bringing together the best local chefs, street food, restaurants, precincts, wineries, breweries and distilleries across a weekend at the start of winter, there will be degustations, picnics, workshops, demonstrations and signature food events.

This is one not to miss!

Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival
The Gold Coast’s Signature Festival of Food and Wine
31st May – 3rd June 2018

www.gcfoodandwine.com.au

We are throwing a Nitro Party!

Because. Why not!

On Saturday June 2 we are going to have FIVE taps pouring the nitro beer in all it’s creamy smooth glory. Featuring beers from Hallertau, Grifter, Hope Estate, and more! We have also invited Low’n’Slow Meat Co along for the day so you can grab some great Barbequed meats from the awesome Low’n’Slow food truck parked out the front.

Come and join us for a day filled with BEER, food and music!

The Gold Coast Beer Festival is set to take over NightQuarter for one day only, transforming into a beer lovers paradise!

Hosted by NightQuarter and proudly sponsored by Channel Nine, The Star and 102.9 Hot Tomato as part of the 2018 Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival.

Come along and explore the tastes of local and international beers as this expo style event plays host to all your favourite breweries!

There will be beer workshops, demonstrations, tastings and competitions throughout the day, so mark June 2nd on your calendar as this is one not to miss!

12pm-10pm
Saturday, 2nd June 2018
Entry into NightQuarter $3

www.nightquarter.com.au
www.gcfoodandwine.com.au

GABS will be back bigger2018 Festival Beers 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.
Come along and kick back as the sun sets and the beer flows at the Festival of the Stone, which will feature live music, food truck cuisine and a celebration of the release of the brewery’s dark winter seasonal ‘Stone Beer’ – the first kegs of 2018 Stone Beer will be tapped and available until the tap runs dry.

The festival is welcome to beer enthusiasts, groups of friends and families. There will be a kid’s area ‘Malt Disney’ with tunes for the kids to dance along to, as well as crafts and entertainment from Spaghetti Circus.

GABS will be back biggerThanks to the legends at Stone & Wood – if you head down to Mr. PP’s Deli & Rooftop on Friday the 8th of June from 5:30pm and donate a sweater or piece of warm clothing – we’ll swap you for a beer!

After that, the Karma Keg continues – you decide how much you pay for each beer until the keg runs out.

100% of donations to go to Streetfeedz – a local organisation who help the homeless and disadvantaged by providing access to free clothing, as well as putting on free Wednesday lunch and Sunday breakfasts.

Feeling lucky? Door prizes from Blendlove and Luigi&SonsBarbershop_ChirnPark are up for grabs too.

Friday after work drinks never felt so good

Secure your spot for our second Brewers Lunch of 2018!

Back by popular demand, local legends Black Hops Brewing will be taking over taps for the afternoon. Treat yourself to some beautifully crafted beer made by 3 mates in Burleigh.

If you haven’t visited the Black Hops Brewery on Gardenia Grove (why not?!) you’ll get to meet the crew behind a very popular empire. Let’s just say there will be plenty of beer and banter.

Still not convinced? You’ll get even more bang for your buck with a 3 course meal, paired with the flavours on tap and carefully prepared by our kitchen staff.

The afternoon will cost you $60 (all inclusive) ⎼ pay on the day.

Bookings are essential so #BOOKNOW:

Visit us today or
PHONE: (07) 5527 7412
EMAIL: info@binebeerbar.com.au
MESSAGE US: facebook.com/binebeerbar

We will announce the tap lineup and more closer to the date so #staytuned!

Our Winter Solstice event is back again this year, celebrating the darkest (shortest daylight hours) weekend of the year.

15+ taps will be pouring a superb range of all dark beers. This year there will be a bourbon barrel aged theme running through a lot of the new releases, as last year we received freshly drained barrels including Jack Daniels, Woodford Reserve & Heavens Hill & we’ve got some big black beauties aging away for release on the Brumalia weekend…

More details to follow, just click on “interested/going” on Facebook for updates as we release them & make sure you lock in the dates….

FUTURE=FEMALE started in November 2017 with it’s goal on creating awesome unisex streetwear for progressive creatives.

F=F has hosted two pop up events since it’s creation- the first in it’s hometown Brisbane and more recently in Sydney. F=F is excited to announce this next pop up for the GC crowd with our friends at Lost Palms!

FUTURE = FEMALE is also excited to announce this event will collaborate with fellow Brisbane Movers & Makers; Lazer Unicorn, Shauna Lawler of Bad Geisha and Leah Falcocchio

They say third time’s a charm. But for the men in maroon, 11 out of the last 12 times have been pretty charming too. Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street is excited to announce the third installation in the ‘Long Lunch’ series… The State of Origin edition!

The four course menu will feature produce from Queensland and New South Wales, with each course pairing with a Young Henrys and Balter Brewing Company beer. This event is not to find a ‘winner’ (save the competition for the game!) but rather to showcase the amazing suppliers and producers that live on our doorstep.

The State of Origin Long Lunch will be the perfect pre-event for the game which starts at 8pm.

For more information, please call Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street on 3852 6420.

BrewCon exists to build excellence and best-practice in the Australian beer industry. The three-day 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 exhibition connects suppliers, innovators and leaders of the national and international brewing community. BrewCon is the place to do business, share ideas and build networks.

We have given our Chefs four of our beers and the challenge to design a four-course degustation to match. James, our Head Chef, and “Spicy” Phil, our Sous Chef, have each gone off and designed their own menu that best showcases their own individual cooking style and how they interpret it to match our beers.

James has designed his menu using his background in English Gastro-pub cooking, incorporating local Australian produce and putting a modern, beer-inspired twist on traditional British cooking. “Spicy” Phil brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his background in Hatted South-East Modern Asian cooking. He has incorporated modern cooking style, using Asian ingredients, and since starting at Brouhaha, including beer into his recipes.

GABS will be back bigger2018 Festival Beers 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.

Later in 2018

Back by popular demand!

Enjoy a night at the brewery with our beer and a selection of winter-warming beef dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Mike the brewer will share his weird and wonderful knowledge of all things beer! Make new friends and enjoy the cosy atmosphere in our lovingly restored 130-year-old building.

10 YEARS OF BEERS ~ SCENIC RIM EAT LOCAL WEEK EVENT

Celebrating Beard & Brau’s 10th Anniversary and Pavilion Garden Bar’s 1st Birthday.

Join us on Friday 6th July for a celebration dinner of 10 years of brewing by Beard & Brau Farmhouse Brewery held at Pavilion Garden Bar (who are also celebrating their 1st birthday!). Enjoy a 10 course meal filled with local produce, matched with 10 beers selected from the Beard & Brau Brewery in Tamborine. Brewer Chris Herring will be on hand to discuss the wonderful craft beers as Chef Steve Hibbard takes us on a culinary degustation of the Scenic Rim.

Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased prior to the event – available for purchase online and in person at Pavilion Garden Bar. Tickets are limited to 100 guests, so get in quick to secure your seat at the table.

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Brewoomba is Toowoomba’s own annual celebration of the amber ale.

Every ticket will include your first beer at each venue (The Spotted Cow Hotel, Tapestry Bar, Blank Space & Fitzy’s Carpark Party) …that’s FOUR beers included in the price!

From 1pm to 9pm a shuttle bus will make it easy to move between the venues so that you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Meet the brewers, taste hard to get & limited release beers from Australia & around the world, get your hands on some great food made to go perfectly with beer & so much more…

**2018 QABC venue announcement**

It is our pleasure to announce the details for QABC 2018.

After 2 years of exceptional service, Tap’d Bar at The Prince Alfred Hotel Ipswich has handed over the hosting duties. If you haven’t been to Tap’d yet please show them some support – you won’t regret it.

2018 brings the event back to Brisbane at the new Newstead Brewing Co.. It is a short walking distance to Milton train station, Roma st station and the city.

Judging will be held on Saturday September 8 from 8:30am. Entry close date will be 2 weeks before on Saturday August 25th (drop-off locations and times yet to be confirmed).

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.