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Chicks With Ales
do the Gold Coast!

@ Brisbane/Gold Coast
Sun, 5 Nov
11:00am - 7:00pm
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Time to check out our beery good neighbours to the south!

Starting at Newstead Brewing Co., we will bus to the Gold Coast for some lunch and visits to Black Hops BrewingBurleigh Brewing Co. and Balter Brewing Company where tasting paddles of cold, fresh beer will be enjoyed.

Join other beer-loving babes for this great day out! All transportation, beer tasters and lunch are included in the price.

October 2017

Time To Get Schwifty:
A Rickdiculous Collaboration

@ Brisbane Brewing Co (Brisbane)
Thurs, 19 Oct
4:00pm - 11:59pm

60 iterations off the central finite curve, there’s a Rick that works more with malt and hops than polarity plating.
His name is Simple Rick but he’s no dummy.
He realized long ago that the greatest thing he’d ever create was his IPA.
We captured that moment We run it on a loop through Simple Rick’s mind and the chemical it makes his brain secrete goes into every pint of Simple Rick’s “Simple IPA” IPA.

Come home to the impossible flavor of your own completion.
Come home to Simple Rick’s.

You don’t have to be Albert Ein-Douche to know that Epic makes some of the tastiest beers in the multiverse. The brew crews from BBCo and Epic formed a hive-mind to defeat World Ender and formulate the recipe for concentrated dark matter. They ended up making a beer instead (really, it’s a bit more appropriate given their respective skill-sets).

It’s IPA, baby!

Don’t be a Jerry! Come get schwifty with the BBCo brewers, Brendan, Satoshi and Denholm as well as our special guest Luke from Epic Beer. We’ve got two EPIC collaboration brews along with a couple of extra Rick and Morty inspired creations!

Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come drink beer!

Sniff & Sip - The Exit Sesh

@ Brewhouse Brisbane (Brisbane)
Thurs, 19 Oct
6:30pm - 10:00pm

This month’s Sniff & Sip sesh features our Victorian friends at Exit Brewing. A Mystery Guest from Exit will be joining us as he hosts the night with our very own STUART FAIR. Get ready for an awesome night of fantastic beer, food and company as you are fed and beer’d with 5 beers paired with 4 amazing courses designed by Brewhouse Head Chef, ANDREW McCABE.

Tap List and Mystery Guest to announced soon, so watch this space!

ONLY $59
Groups of 4 for $230!
Limited places available, so book fast!

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Green Beacon Spring Dinner

@ Green Beacon (Brisbane)
Thurs, 19 Oct
6:00pm - 10:00pm
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After the success of the previous Barrel-Aged Dinner, we thought that we would recreate the evening with a spring flare, inspired by the flourishing flowers & fresh produce this season brings.

Come join us at our Teneriffe Brewery for an evening filled with tantalizing food & tasty brews. Our good friend and long service food truck guru, Nicole Noble from Char Baby will be firing up the food truck and cooking some amazing meals.

Our staff will explain to you the basics as to what you see, smell, taste and how the flavour notes in each beer match with the ingredients that bring together this 4-course dinner. This night will be one to remember!

Limited tickets available at $85 each. Book now to secure your spot!

Ooh Aah Launch & Karma Kegs

@ Newstead Brewing Co (Brisbane)
Fri, 20 Oct
10:00am - 11:59pm

Ooh, Aah, Glenn McGrath! Or so the chant goes.

Those with good length or a hawk-eye will remember this beer from our 2016 Brewsvegas event, Beer Sheila. This reincarnation has a stand-out pink tinge and floral aromas thanks to the inclusion of dried hibiscus flowers in the brew. The addition of vanilla bean pods rounds out the innings with a slight sweetness and a full toss of Mosaic and Centennial hops will bowl a maiden over with a fruity citrus reverse sweep.

Join us on Friday 20th October at both Doggett Street and Castlemaine Street pubs as we chuck on karma kegs with proceeds from both events going directly towards the McGrath Foundation to support breast care in communities around Australia as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Don’t be the nightwatchman.

Brew Down Round 1: Beer Wrestling at The Mill

@ The Mill on Constance (Brisbane)
Fri, 20 Oct
4:00pm - 11:30pm

Brew Down Round 2: Hot Wings at Tippler's Tap

@ Tippler's Tap (Brisbane)
Sat, 21 Oct
11:00am - 11:59pm

Brew Down Round 3: Beer Athletics at Scratch

@ The Scratch Bar (Brisbane)
Sun, 22 Oct
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Three bars, three breweries, and three different takes on the humble Wheat Beer. Who will come out on top on? Who will be the losiest loser? Old rivalries breed fresh brews, in a weekend of competitive silliness from October 20th-22nd.

The main event of the first annual Brew Down, will be a battle of the beers. The three teams, Scratch and Aether, Tippler’s and Brisbane Brewing Co., and The Mill and Semi-Pro have all put their thinking caps on and brewed up a wheaty storm for your enjoyment Anonymously presented in a blind tasting, each of the three specialty wheat beers will be available at The Scratch, Tippler’s Tap, and the Mill over the weekend, where you can try the trio and vote for your favourite.

The stakes? The winners take home a championship belt and the respect and acceptance of their peers. The losers take home dunce hats, and eternal shame immortalised as fresh ink… To spice it up, the beer battle will be supported by three days of physical competition, that will see our three teams vie for extra points in feats of strength, agility, and mental fortitude.

Round 1! Break out the biceps and expose those elbows, it’s time for teams to display their strength in an ancient format ingrained in the history of beer, the mighty arm wrestle. Does beer really impart the strength of the gods? Does a lifetime of lifting kegs and emptying mash tuns give you the guns needed to take home the glory? All will be answered on the night.

Think you’ve got what it takes to compete against our teams? There will be a few extra spots on the roster for the public to join in on the action, let us know at the bar if you’re keen.

Three bars, three breweries, and three different takes on the humble Wheat Beer. Who will come out on top on? Who will be the losiest loser? Old rivalries breed fresh brews, in a weekend of competitive silliness from October 20th-22nd.

Round 2: Here at Tip’s, we will be pushing a representative from all three teams to their respective Mental fortitude. Stepping deep into the fiery pit of hot sauce, endorphins and wings. We will be rolling through a selection of hot sauces, from mediocre to bloody hot to see who can last the distance.

$10 baskets of wings will be on offer to all punters through out the day to celebrate in us the momentous occasion of wings, beers and hot sauce.

Three bars, three breweries, and three different takes on the humble Wheat Beer. Who will come out on top on? Who will be the losiest loser? Old rivalries breed fresh brews, in a weekend of competitive silliness from October 20th-22nd.

With Round 1 at The Mill, and Round 2 at Tippler’s Tap, The Scratch will play host to the grand finale: Beer Athletics. Come witness the spectacular athletic prowess that can only truly be developed by dedicating your life to a career in beer…

Team Scratch, Team Tippler’s, and Team Mill will puff and wheeze their way through a sophisticated relay of events, showcasing the pinnacle of refined sportsmanship and physicality. That’s right folks, we’re talking sack races, three legged races, and keg rolling races; truly a magnificent exhibition of skill. We’ll also be revealing the overall winners of the weekend, with a final tallying of points, and a bestowing of the championship belt.

Want to join in? We’ve got limited spaces for a few additional teams of four to participate in the stupidity. Register your interest with tilly@scratchbar.com and come down for a good ol’ fashioned romp in the park, with the chance to win some beery prizes.

BABBs Women's Brew Day

@ The Humpybong Distilling Company (Brisbane)
Sat, 21 Oct
10:00am - 4:00pm

A brew day for women of all levels of brewing expertise. The recipe is yet to be confirmed, but a batch of beer will be brewed on the day.

This is a good opportunity for those new to brewing, or thinking about getting into brewing to learn from other brewers. There is no charge for the brew day.

The resulting beer will be tapped at the BABBs end of year breakup meeting on November 23rd. Guests are always welcome!

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Smokehouse Pop-up Black Bunny Kitchen / Slipstream Brewing

@ Slipstream Brewing Co (Brisbane)
Sat, 21 Oct
12:00pm - 3:00pm
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Our friends Black Bunny Kitchen are loading up their BBQ pit at Alex Headlands and heading to Brisbane on 21 October to fire up the smokehouse to slow cook brisket, lamb and free range pork at Slipstream Brewing Company Cellar Door.

Don’t miss the best slow cooked BBQ in Australia and book in now for a platter as there’s a limited numbers of platters available. Serving is between 12pm and 3pm.

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Bayside BBQ & Beer Roadshow

@ Cleveland Showgrounds (Brisbane)
Saturday, 21 October @ 10:00am -
Sunda, 22 October @ 6:00pm
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The BBQ & Beer Roadshow is rolling into town and this time, Brisbane Bayside is getting its’ turn.

1st release tickets on sale now for a limited time only.

Hitting the Cleveland Showgrounds over two jam-packed BBQ & Beer filled days on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October 2017, 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 Bluegrass 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?

Brewery Showcase with BeerMatt & Green Beacon

@ Helsby's Alehouse (Brisbane)
Weds, 25 Oct
6:30pm - 9:00pm

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with our colleague in Good Beer, Matt Kirkegaard, to launch our monthly Brewery Showcase evenings.

We’re kicking things off with Green Beacon. Our mate Harrison will be bringing along kegs of Cross Knot Kolsch, Wayfarer Wheat & Windjammer IPA. There’ll also be a sneaky keg of their Belgian Oud Bruin. Aged in third use ex bourbon barrels for 4 months, with a dash of lactobacillus to keep it tart, tangy & interesting.

Good Beer, Good Banter, Good Chat & Good Food. Join us on Wednesday 25th of October from 6.30pm.

Tickets are $40 and include 4 beers and finger food. Limited places available. To book your spot email us on functions@pineapplehotel.com.au.

Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover

@ The Scratch (Brisbane)
Thurs, 26 Oct
5:00pm - 11:59pm

Some of the folks from the award winning Welsh Brewery Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. are popping over for a jaunt down under, and bringing tonnes of tasty beers with them. Join us from 5pm on Thursday the 26th, to sample some winning British beers, and meet some of the folks from Tiny Rebel. We’ll be pouring six beers from their diverse lineup, including their classic Welsh Red ale ‘Cwtch’, a Marshmallow Porter, and a mojito sour.


Taps for the evening:

“Cwtch” Welsh Red Ale – 4.6%
“Clwb Tropicana” Tropical IPA – 5.5%
“Stay Puft” Marshmallow Porter – 5.2%
“Mojito Sour” Sour Ale – 3.5%
“Beer Money Inc.” IPA – 6%
“Fubar” Pale Ale – 4.4%

Hawkers Beer vs Liberty Brewing
Grudge Match Tour

@ Brewski (Brisbane)
Fri, 27 Oct
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Hawkers Beer vs Liberty Brewing.

A Golden IPA 7.4% brewed at Hawkers vs a Black IPA 6.3% brewed at Liberty.

A tour of two countries, invoking old rivalries and friendships, all while showcasing great beers.

There is nothing wrong with mixing it up a little and having a black and tan (especially since the beers were designed for just that).

Two award winning breweries, 2 countries,12 amazing evenings at incredible venues, with lots of great beer.

What could be better?

The Brewski showdown:

Hawkers / Liberty Grudge Match Gold IPA 7.4%
Hawkers XPA 4.6%
Hawkers Bourbon Barrel Imp Coffee Stout 11.2%
Hawkers IPA 6.5%
Hawkers Pale 5.2%


Liberty Hawkers Grudge Match Black IPA 6.3%
Liberty Kush IPA 7.3%
Liberty Yakima Monster 6.0%
Liberty Grapefruit Lime Gose 4.8%
Liberty High Carb Ale 7.3%

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Meet the Brewer lunch with Slipstream Brewing Co

@ Crow 'n' Arrow (Lawnton)
Sat, 28 Oct
11:00am - 1:00pm
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Crow N Arrow’s first TAP TAKEOVER Saturday 28th October from 11am. Paid event at $30pp

All our beer taps will feature 5 of Slipstream’s fine beers brewed locally in Brisbane at Yeerongpilly. We also have their head brewer Ian Watson with us for a chat and any questions you might have.

You will get lunch provided and your first 3 beers included in the price. We will also have some giveaways and the other tap beers will be discounted during the event.

New Vintage at Ballistic

@ Ballistic Beer (Brisbane)
Sat, 28 Oct
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come down to Ballistic Beer to try out our winery of choice, Girraween Estate, and their New Vintages!

Including: Sparkling Special Cuvée, Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay, and Shiraz Cabernet.

Also available is the Reserve Sauv Blanc, Reserve Chardonnay and finally a limited release Reserve Petit Verdot for which only 120 bottles were produced.

For two hours you can try each of these new and limited release wines with antipasto and cheese platters.

Hawkers & Liberty Brewing // Tap Takeover

@ Bitter Phew (Brisbane)
Sat, 28 Oct
12:00pm - 11:59pm



Hawkers/Liberty (Brewed at Hawkers) Grudge Match Golden IPA – 7.4%
Liberty & Hawkers (Brewed at Liberty) Grudge Match Black IPA – 6.3%


Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale – 5.7%
Yakima Monster American Style Pale – 6.0%
Halo Pilsner – 5.4%
Knife Party IPA – 7.1%
Oh Brother American Pale Ale – 5.1%
Citra Double IPA – 9.0%
The Kush – 7.3%



Pale Ale – 5.2%
Pilsner – 5.0%
IPA – 6.5%
Stout – 5.4%
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2017 – 11.6%
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2017 Fig and Maple – 11.0%
Linie Aquavit (NOR) Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2017 – 12.4%

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Weird, Wild & Wonderful 2

@ Newstead Brewing Co (Brisbane)
Tues, 31 Oct
6:00pm - 9:00pm
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It’s that time to get weird…wild…and wonderful again.

Our Spring seasonal beer dinner returns on Tuesday 31st October as we challenge your palate to four courses of unusually weird Newstead Brewing Co beers including the unveiling of our 2017 Belmont Saison and our latest Zoo release (v4.0). Each beer will be skillfully paired by our team of chefs with a course of wild meat. Expect pulled wild boar and stuffed pork belly among other delights.

As with all of our beer dinners, you will be greeted with a beer upon arrival and then expertly guided through each of the four courses.

Join us. Be weird, a little wild but stay wonderful.

All previous dinners have sold out and tickets are limited.

November 2017

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Crafted Beer & Cider Fest

@ Pratten Park (Broadbeach)
Saturday, 04 Nov
12pm - 8:30pm
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Featuring 100+ beers & ciders, Crafted Festival celebrates everything about the joy a truly magnificent small batch can bring.

And to complement that delicious cold drop is a diverse range of music including nine piece party starters Bullhorn, indie rockers Baskervillain and much loved Gold Coasters The Ruiins and IVEY entertaining crowds until sunset and beyond. With more artists to join the entertainment line-up, DJs and some extra surprises still to be announced, Crafted Festival is shaping up to be a dream sundowner session.

So round up your mates, and get yourself along to the inaugural Crafted Festival! 

Day of the Dead Set Legends, Garage Project

@ Brewski (Brisbane)
Saturday, 04 Nov
5:00pm - 11:59pm

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead for the gringos, is a Mexican celebration in remembrance of the dead – AND the annual release of Garage Project’s Day of the Dead and La Calavera Catrina beers.

But two beers are hardly a party. That’s why we’ll be pouring no less than 12 beers from the masters of strange, Garage Project, including a swag never released north of the wall. And what self respecting fiesta would be complete without a face full of tacos specials? Not Ours!

Paint that face, polish your skull, it’s time to party for the Day of the Dead Set Legends.

Queensland Beer Festival
QBW Opening event

@ Woolly Mammoth (Brisbane)
Thurs, 16 Nov @ 6:00pm -
Sun, 19 Nov @ midnight

Showcasing 60+ beers from around the sunshine state.
A true craft beer event dedicated to QLD beer.
For more information www.queenslandbeerweek.com.au

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Craft Beer Festival Sunshine Coast QLD

@ Sunshine Coast Stadium (Bokarina)
Saturday, 25 Nov
3pm - 9pm
$15 - only 500 available at this price!
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Our inaugural Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival will be held on Saturday the 25th November 2017.

Please note you will need to buy SAB (Sunshine And Beer) currency to buy beer, food, festival shopping and festival rides, this is to avoid queues. All preloaded tickets include FAST TRACK entrance and festival beer glass.

Craft Beer is all about finding brews that have something different about them, come and taste them all at our festival. Our craft beer festival is designed to promote brewers products. A true celebration of craft beer and cider’s creativity and diversity.

Beer, music ,and food enthusiasts will love what our festival will bring and what’s a festival without the rides, photo booths, food pairing and competitions. The Sunshine Coast area is renowned for sports with excellent surfing, beaches, walking, climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, windsurfing, rowing and sailing (amongst others!). So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and make a weekend of it!


GABS 2018

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

2018 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.

18-20 May 2018
Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

2 June 2018
Sydney Showground, Olympic Park

30 June 2018
ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane

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