Events2018-07-16T09:34:41+00:00

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

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 Brewery Tours Exclusives and Must-Do Events

Think you’ve experienced true Darkness before? You’ve no idea how much deeper it goes… Thick swirling black liquid that blocks out the light, black bubbles, fangs, fins, dark and powerful unknown creatures circling in the Darkness… Stinging salty currents and shadowy suffocating pressure. Yes, oh yes, the Darkness is an abyss, and it goes much deeper than you know…

The Weekend of Darkness returns for the sixth year to The Scratch, gracing us with it’s ungodly presence from the 27th – 29th of July. Prepare your palate for all manner of black brews, ales, porters, stouts, barrel aged, infused, sweet, dry, roasty, salty, smoky, but dark… always dark.

Playing out across five separate sessions of malty mayhem, the Darkness weekend will start with a preview night on Friday the 27th, followed by the main event with two sessions each day on both Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th. Hellmouth Diner will be popping in to fill your bellies with hearty treats, and keep your head above water.

It approaches, rising from the depths. Kiss your loved ones, hold your breath, dive into The Darkness, and don’t let the currents carry you under…

Tap list to be announced!

Archive’s signature event is back! Armakeggon 2018 will be the biggest and best yet with a 2 day event. Over 50 extreme craft beers from around the world in 2 days.

Saturday: Country VS. Country
Sunday: One off specialty releases
**1 TICKET GETS YOU 2 DAY ENTRY

What’s on offer:
Brewery stalls with activities
Exclusive Armakeggon & beer merchandise
Competitions & prizes
Live music

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.
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

And they’re back!

$2 tacos every Sunday at Lost Palms. Paired perfectly with live tunes, cold beer and maybe a round or two of handball. Vego options available, so bring the entire crew and make it the ideal Sunday sesh.

It’s back….(actually it never went away).

ALL YOU CAN EAT, Ribs & Wings, every Sunday. Seriously! As many tasty wings and slow cooked pork ribs as you can handle. Remember though, this is not a competition, (this does of course, depend on how competitive your are).

Kids pricing too, with the kids getting a dessert. All with chips & slaw.

July 2018

Are you Firsty for first pours? Then don’t miss Firsty Thursdy #010. We’ve got three, we repeat three, kickarse Aquavit Barrel Aged Wheatwines on tap from Hawkers Beer in collaboration with Bend, Oregon’s Crux Fermentation Project.

AQUAVIT BARREL AGED WHEATWINE ’18 (PEACH) 12.8%
Take a Wheatwine, age it in Aquavit barrels, then add peach. Big, fruity, and rich.

AQUAVIT BARREL AGED WHEATWINE ’18 (BLOOD ORANGE) 12.7%
Take a Wheatwine, age it in Aquavit barrels, then add blood orange. Big, fruity, and rich.

AQUAVIT BARREL AGED WHEATWINE ’18 13.0%
This is an American strong ale, with a big portion of wheat in its grain bill, and that was aged in Scandinavian Aquavit barrels.

For those playing at home here’s a description of what Aquavit is (we had no flippin idea)… “Traditionally from Norway, Aquavit is distilled from grains such as wheat or potatoes then flavored with botanicals like caraway or dill. Caraway is usually the dominate botanical but it could include other botanicals and spices like star anise, fennel, grains of paradise and orange peel.”

There you go. Get Firsty peoples!

We don’t get much winter in Brisbane, so we thought we would turn to the Hills to see how it is done. On Thursday July 5 we are cosying up with Mismatch Brewing Co and Hills Cider of Adelaide Hills to warm your winter bones.

To beat the winter blues we have created three Adelaide Hills’ mulled ciders matched to three Mismatch Brewing Co beers matched to three SBC kitchen strudels! Grab your winter woolies and get on down from 6pm!

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane in conjunction with Newstead Brewing Co proudly present our Beer Degustation Dinner from 6.30pm on Thursday 19 July 2018.

Enjoy a perfectly paired degustation menu from Executive Chef, Ambrose Andrews and Newstead Brewing Co Head Brewer, Jarrett Bravo. To be part of this celebration of Queensland craft beers paired with local produce book early as spaces are limited.

BTM Management is bringing live music to Ballistic Beer as part of our regular showcase.

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FREE ENTRY • 6PM START
HEAPS OF PARKING ON-SITE

On Friday July 20 we’re kicking off our series of minimal-mileage collab brews with the legends from Catchment Brewing Co. Beer is best when it’s fresh, and the easiest way to achieve that is by working with those around us. As the crow flies Catchment is roughly five kilometres from our James Street location, and even less from Grey Street. Simple. Local. Easy.

“Before Dawn” is a no frills Schwarzbier. Russell and Andrew from Catchment will be kicking off the brewers shout from 6pm, so pop down and have a yarn and a bevvie with the boys!

2MT New Release Tasting

We have another wild beer tasting! This time it’s Tasmania’s esteemed Two Metre Tall with new batches of some of the ol’ familiar and a few other special releases. This will be a great tasting to catch up with some of Ashley and Jane’s signature brews. The beauty of these beers is in there honesty. That is the couple’s honesty to their estate, where most of the raw materials for their brews come from. Ash and Jane utilise as much of the resources around them, including the pristine waters of the Derwent River that runs through their property, to try to express a sense of place in everything they create.

Particularly important to this expression is the use of indigenous wild yeasts that occur in the paddocks around them as well as with in their brewery. This is a major contributing factor in uniqueness of each of their brews, year to year, season to season, batch to batch. Rather than relying on the homogeny and predictability, they celebrate the diversity and difference that brewing with wild yeasts offers. The result is ale and cider that is unique to anywhere else. This is beer with terrier, and we are excited to be sharing it with you.

We will be lucky enough to taste the following:

Huon Apple Cider
Cleansing Ale

Derwent Aromatic Spelt Ale
Foresters Amber Ale

Foragers ale (Wild Foraged Botanical ale)

Sour Cherry Ale
Sour Wild Plum Ale

The tasting will be an intimate affair with limited places. Tickets will cost $29 includes a decent poor of each beer along with breads, cheeses and other cultured goods. We will be joined by Pete Rogers, representing Two Metre Tall, to talk all things wild, foraged and locally sourced under the store in our urban winery. The tasting will take place on SATURDAY the 21st of July. From 12pm until 2:30pm.

Belgium: The home of waffles, chocolate and serving everything with fries. Then of course there is the beer.

On July 21, SBC are celebrating everything Belgian on their National Day. We have line up FIVE Belgian kegs to be tapped alongside THREE Local brews that pay homage to the Disneyland of beer.

The kitchen is lining up some awesome Belgian inspired treats that will match perfectly with your Belgian brew of choice. We are also giving away a heap of awesome glassware and one lucky punter will go home with a magnum of Duvel.

If you are a Belgium beer fanatic (and who isn’t?) this is day not to be missed!

Join us for our latest seasonal beer dinner at Doggett Street on July 24th (formerly known as ‘Dank, Dark & Delicious’) as we challenge food miles and offer up the best produce grown in South East Queensland.

Yeah, look, ‘Dank, Dark & Delicious’ was too much of a mouthful but what will be a mouthful is the contents of the menu we’ve got lined up.

The format is simple: four courses of dark beer paired with the best cuts of meat paired with the tastiest, mouth watering cheese that we can get out hands on. The cheeses have been specifically aged by Wendy from The Cheeseboard (Stafford). Wendy will be co-hosting the evening sharing a slice of her knowledge of cheese and explaining her craft of affinage.

We’re sourcing everything local. The beer comes from under the same roof, the cheese originating from small scale producers in SEQ and the meat coming from the Darling Downs – the very best in its field…literally. Everything else is being sourced from Loop Growers (Samford) and other local producers.

We’re keeping the food kilometres low so don’t you be distant. Tickets $80 + BF.

Note: vegetarian ticket option available. Please contact us with any special dietary requirements cheers@newsteadbrewing.com.au

For our July Brewery Showcase, we welcome Archer Brewing to Helsby’s Ale House.

Come along and join the conversation with Head Brewer, Gavin Croft. We will be featuring their Gold medal winning Pilsner and IPA from the recent IBA awards. There’ll also be a brew rarely seen outside of their Brew House and something completely brand new for all to enjoy.

Tickets available at eventbrite.

We know you’re Firsty for First pours. We’ve made Firsty Thursdy just for you. And we’re super stoked to have the first ever shipment of kegs from Californian big beer specialist, The Bruery. In all we have nine of their kegs, but we’re saving some for other rad events. Firsty Thursdy #011 is a sneaky preview of what we have up our sleeve…

Mash & Coconut, Bourbon barrel-aged Barley Wine, 13.1%
Their classic bourbon barrel-aged barleywine ale, Mash, stretched to new levels with hellava lot of coconut added.

Frucht: Raspberry, Sour Fruit Ale, 6.2%
Known for a tart flavor profile and traditionally low ABV this Berliner Weisse-style beer gains even more funky notes and natural earthy-woodiness from its fermentation in the large oak foeder vessel.

Saule, BA Wild Ale, 16.1%
“Saule is French for “willow”, a traditional nine-year anniversary gift. Our ninth anniversary ale, Saule, follows in the footsteps of our anniversary releases before it, which are loosely based on an English-style old ale, fermented with our house yeast strain, aged in bourbon barrels and blended using the solera method.”

Hope you’re Firsty. And have the next day off.

Dear Homebrewers, our next “Show us Yours” will be scheduled for Thursday the 26th of July and given the time of year we’ll shoot for dark or dark and strong try and keep away from red.

Anything from Brown to Pitch Black, ABV from as low as you like to as high as you might want to go

Sounds like quite a few of you have Stouts of some sort on the go already so we’ll hopefully get some good numbers

Just like Brexit. Or not really at all. More like two awesome brewers getting together, shooting the shit and deciding to brew a kickass beer. And therefore, we want to throw a party with beer, smoked brisket, beer floats and a good ol brew off to celebrate.

Because it can’t be all love and beers, we are putting the breweries up against each other: Pale v Pale. IIPA v IIPA. Float (Brouhaha Strawberry & Rhubarb Sour) V Float (Exit Milk Stout). You vote for your favourite to win a Brouhaxit prize pack

Master meat smoker Thomas Emblard is also coming to the party by marinated brisket in Smoked stout, then to ensure it is smoky enough, smoking it for 18 hours over his secret blend of smoking chips.

See you there!

Pirate Life Brewing are making their way up from Adelaide to bring you damn good beer and bloody good times!

Contrary to popular belief the lads who created Pirate Life are not in fact pirates… They just align with some of their ideals.

“Do what you want, when and wherever you want, or even develop an unhealthy bout of scurvy. Not that we recommend the scurvy.”

Rather than stealing tangible items of value the talented craft-beer Brewers are giving something back! They want to share beautiful beer with anyone’s nose and palate that is willing to tune in.

On Friday 27th July, you’ll be able to tune in and zone out with an afternoon consisting of plenty of craft beer and a 3 course meal.

There will be a selection of Pirate Life’s finest brews on tap which have been paired perfectly with an entree, main and dessert.

We’ve also got guest speaker, craft beer connoisseur, Daryl Sweeney on board! Bringing brilliant banter and an insight your favourite alcoholic beverage.

All we’re asking is that you treat yourself… Take the afternoon off and give your tastebuds the gift of delicious beer and food!

This Brewers Lunch will cost you $60 and you’ll be sure to get your money’s worth! Pay on the day.

Bookings are essential.

Secure your spot:
VISIT US TODAY or
PH: (07) 5527 7412
EMAIL: info@binebeerbar.com.au
DM: facebook.com/binebeerbar

Think you’ve experienced true Darkness before? You’ve no idea how much deeper it goes… Thick swirling black liquid that blocks out the light, black bubbles, fangs, fins, dark and powerful unknown creatures circling in the Darkness… Stinging salty currents and shadowy suffocating pressure. Yes, oh yes, the Darkness is an abyss, and it goes much deeper than you know…

The Weekend of Darkness returns for the sixth year to The Scratch, gracing us with it’s ungodly presence from the 27th – 29th of July. Prepare your palate for all manner of black brews, ales, porters, stouts, barrel aged, infused, sweet, dry, roasty, salty, smoky, but dark… always dark.

Playing out across five separate sessions of malty mayhem, the Darkness weekend will start with a preview night on Friday the 27th, followed by the main event with two sessions each day on both Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th. Hellmouth Diner will be popping in to fill your bellies with hearty treats, and keep your head above water.

It approaches, rising from the depths. Kiss your loved ones, hold your breath, dive into The Darkness, and don’t let the currents carry you under…

Tap list to be announced!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BauP_0jjZQ8

Join us for the seventh annual James Street Food & Wine Trail ‘Market Day’ event! Set out on a culinary adventure as James Street’s foodie favourites takeover the precinct for a celebration of all things tasty.

Your day to enjoy delicious eats, bar treats and musical beats. No need to call the sitter, you and the little ones will be occupied in the Kid’s Camp, or find your groove with live music stages and chef demonstrations, and those with green thumbs will kept busy with pollinators gardens and a workshop of two…

All are welcome! #JSFWT

Sure, we like a beer but we also enjoy a decent whisky or two….or five.

Join us on July 31st and be greeted upon arrival by a Canadian Club (8yr) Cocktail. Then embark on a four course food and whisky pairing featuring Canadian Club (12yr), Knob Creek Single Barrel, Hakushu and Laphroaig. We’ll walk and talk you through each course at your pace – you’ll be ordering your food whenever you want it NOT when we say.

Chill out, relax and enjoy our Whiskies of the World. Oh, and the first 20 seats sold will each receive a limited edition Laphroaig whisky glass for you to nurse, keep and take home.

Why not grab three mates and save by purchasing a group (4) ticket?

August 2018

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…

Celebrate all things beer, bourbon and barbecue with your mates here at NightQuarter this August!

Sample your way through some of the best beers and bourbons there are to offer while you eat yourself into a food coma. There will be an everything from bourbon BBQ glazed ribs to bourbon inspired cocktails!

Watch on as we host The Australia vs America Barbecue Wars!
Both Australians and Americans are known for their love of barbecuing. From Paul Hogan throwing another prawn on the barbie; to the Texas ranchers smoking meats in the deep South, one things are sure, barbecue is an important part of both cultures.

So whether you’re challenging your mates on the bucking bull, attending a BBQ workshop, or learning to line dance, this is one for the whole family to enjoy!

Grab your mates and get down to NightQuarter!

Marketta Keg Party – A festival of Craft Beer

All your favourite brewers in the one space for a Sunday afternoon of good frothing beer fun!

Don’t fret, there will be food to fill your bellies whilst you hydrate on all the usual beers as well as some experimental flavours.

Your Ticket gets you your custom made Keg Party cup and your first 2 beer tokens to start tasting your way through the laneway.

Most importantly …… THE LINE UP …… Hold your hats. IT IS HUGE

Balter Brewing
Black Hops
Burleigh Brewing
Gage Roads
Green Beacon
Lost Palms
Newstead Brewing
Pickled Pig
Stone and Wood
Young Henry’s
4 Pines

Tickets will be capped, so don’t turn up on the day and hope to get in, get your tickets now.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to GET YOUR CANS OUT FOR CANCER!

Get the crew together and join us as for a fun afternoon of sunshine, friends, laughter and live music as we launch the first ever batch of our BRCA Brew Pale Ale.

All proceeds will go towards funding the Breast Wishes Ball on October 6, 2018.

Kids and pets are welcome Mini Nanny Agency will be providing some nannies to keep the kids entertained!

Where: Newstead Brewing Co.
Date: Sunday August 12th
Time: 3:00pm
*full parental supervision is still required

Five Flavours Festival is back by popular demand! Join us as we aim to settle the age old debate of beer vs cider! Join us for some riverside vibes with the crew and #MakeEkkaWednesdayGreatAgain

WHEN?!: Ekka Wednesday (aka 15th August)

TIME?! 1pm – 8pm (we know you want to be in bed by 9:00pm)

WHAT?! Five Flavours Beer Festival (Why did you even ask that question?)

WHO?! It’s BREW DOG vs HILLS CIDER!

With a lineup like that we are sure to sell out quicker than a One Direction concert featuring Justin Bieber! (That got weird…)

Annnnnyyyyyway, we’re aiming to #MakeEkkaWednesdayGreatAgain. So join us for a weekday sesh and you will be surrounded by people who are also going to be calling in sick to work on Thursday! There will be music, there will be the perfect opportunity to #doitforthegram with our stellar view, there will be beer and cider, you can BYO dog (or pat other peoples dog) and there will be food. WINNER WINNER.

As beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder, fear not if beer or cider is not your usual poison; the festival showcases an impressive array of different flavours to suit all tastes, including wine and soft drinks.

Food list available on Facebook.

Noosa Craft Beer Festival is back for it’s 4th year! This year there are loads on with new craft beer stalls including local, national & international.

Live local entertainment throughout the day with tasty food trucks to sample.

Entry is $5 with $1 of each ticket sold going to the PA foundation and Sunshine Butterflies – Kids FREE – online tickets available soon.

Beer lovers, this will be one day you do not want to miss!

Mets on Kings Presents the King of Craft Beerfest.
Saturday August 25th – 1pm – 5pm
This boutique Craft Beer festival is located on our deck overlooking the spectacular Kings Beach headland.

This mini-fest of Craft is sure to excite those who enjoy great food, craft beer, cider, whisky and live music. Learn, taste and mingle with award-winning breweries, chefs and industry professionals to support local business and our Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club.

Whats in it for me?
$39.95 will get you…

Entry to this event
$5 Donation to our SLSC
5 Schooners
Deck Nibbles
4 hours of Live Music ft. The Peter Allan Band.
Free Whisky Tasting
Entry into our festival raffles and promotion draw

Who’s going?

Stone & Wood Brewing
Diablo Alcoholic Ginger Beer
LAND & SEA Brewery
Your Mates Brewing Co.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Want More? Keep an eye on our socials & purchase your ticket today!

Archive’s signature event is back! Armakeggon 2018 will be the biggest and best yet with a 2 day event. Over 50 extreme craft beers from around the world in 2 days.

Saturday: Country VS. Country
Sunday: One off specialty releases
**1 TICKET GETS YOU 2 DAY ENTRY

What’s on offer:
Brewery stalls with activities
Exclusive Armakeggon & beer merchandise
Competitions & prizes
Live music

Later in 2018

**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).

Say WHAAT? The Beeries returns to the RICC on Thursday 20 September 2018 for another beery good night filled with dinner, dancing, laughs, awards, applause, beer and some amazing fashion moments.

Save the date! More details will be released soon.

BEER. CIDER. MUSIC. PING PONG.

The Beer InCider Experience returns to the Brisbane Showgrounds on Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September with 60+ independent breweries and cideries, so you can taste a huge range of beers and ciders to the tune of some truly epic bands.

Stay tuned for the mammoth line up to be announced at 9am Sunday 17 June 2018.

First Release Tickets – 9am Sunday 17 June 2018

Save The Date!

Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is back, hopping into its second year at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach on Saturday October 6.

Quenching the thirst of the Gold Coast, the day-long nod to a good brew is shaping up to be bigger and better than last year, giving the spotlight to 150+ brews from local and interstate brewers.

Stay tuned for all of the info on the breweries, bites and bands that will be at the 2018 event. Sign up to the mailing list at www.craftedfestival.com.au to get access to Early Bird tickets when they go on sale next month.

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