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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.

May 2022

black sheep bottle shop tastingCome along for a tasting afternoon with two great labels!
We’ll have Todd from Westward Whiskey taking us through some of their whiskeys.
“We brew like a beer, distil like a good Scottish Whisky and age like a bourbon. America’s true northwest.”
Plus Tony from Bentspoke Brewing Co, who will be chatting about their beers!
“Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Taking the familiar road can rob life of its flavour. So at Bentspoke, we take a more adventurous route, knowing all too well that it’ll bend a few spokes along the way.”
awol 1st birthdayWe are turning 1! And to celebrate we are throwing a party.
Join us on Saturday 21st from 11:30am, we will have a food truck, giveaways and 3 brand new beers to try including a barrel-aged collaboration with Husk Distillery.
black hops full super megaThe three mates from Burleigh are going big! To celebrate the release of Black Hops latest keg-only brew Full Send, we thought we tap a few of the big guns.
Full Send is an upscaled version of Send It Session Ale. Utilising the same malt and hops as the session ale, Full Send ups the ante to transform the session ale into a full-blown Tropical IPA.
Lining up beside Full Send, we’ll have her little sister, Send It and old favs Hornet and Super Hornet. But wait. Let’s go Mega! Yup, finishing off this bitter line up is Mega Hornet! The legendary, rarely seen big mama IIIPA. This is a cracking line up not to be missed. See ya there!

taste festival 2022Queensland’s premier wine & craft spirits tasting event is coming to Rivershed, Howard Smith Wharves! Grab your friends for a time to remember with wines, spirits, gourmet canapés & live entertainment right on the Brisbane River. Tickets strictly limited so book early: $79 and ALL INCLUSIVE.

Tickets at: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/taste-festival-brisbane-tickets-206987413927

beergustation at 4 heartsThere are few things more joyful than a great drink, but a great drink with food can really elevate an evening. Our Beergustation is your opportunity to experience the craft of both beer and food in perfect harmony. Including an after hours brewery tour, multiple courses, and matching beers plus a seat at The Brewer’s Table with Head Brewer Reece to guide the night.
It’s time to soak up the sun ☀ and the good vibes, the much anticipated music line-up for Teneriffe Festival 2022 has just dropped 🎉🎊
Presented by Last Man Standing – The Beer , Teneriffe Festival is set to come alive on Saturday 28th May with the sound of music curated by the supreme tastemakers at The Triffid.
Leading the all Aussie-line-up is multiple ARIA award winner Ben Lee 🏆. Known for creating some of the catchiest, boppiest tunes in Australian pop history – he’s got the one disease we don’t mind catching in our social calendar this year 🤣. Kickin’ it old school, Resin Dogs are out of the kennel with their revolutionary hip hop style and funky beats that will have the whole laneway jumpin’ 🙌
Treat your ears to the sweet sounds from The Steele Syndicate , Wil Wagner, The Predators , Great Såge , Melaleuca , Yb., Danny Widdicombe & Dana Gehrman , Pandamic, Mojo Webb, Jo Davie, Hollie Joy, Miranda vs Arizona, Harlen, Lucy Korts, The Verandahs and The Dandys at one of our two dedicated lane-way stages 🎸🎙🎶
Bust a move against the iconic backdrop of the London Woolstores with a refreshing lager 🍻 from Last Man Standing – The Beer as the incredible JMI – Jazz Music Institute street parade 🥁 brings the sounds of New Orleans to the streets of Teneriffe or sit back and relax to the smooth jazz from some of Australia’s finest jazz performers at the popular Riverside unWINEd Garden 🍷
Immerse yourself in a full day of music and surround yourself by your nearest and dearest on Saturday 28th May. Secure your tickets 🎟 now at https://bit.ly/3iLbs1m for Brisbane’s must attend festival ✨
Messorem can launch at brewskiWe’re pretty darn exited to be helping with the Australian launch of Montreal based brewery, Messorem Bracitorium. Known for their kick a$$ IPAs, sours, stouts and killer branding.
8 BEERS ON TAP
• Il Diavolo, Italian Pilsner, 4.8%*
• Ok Merci, Pale Ale w/ Citra & Galaxy, 8%*
• 1-888-De-Messo, DDH IPA w/ Vic Secret, Mosaic & Simcoe, 6.6%
• Better Run IPA, w/ Citra, Galaxy, Simcoe, Mosaic & Nelson, 6.5%
• Opposite Pole DIPA w/Citra, Vic Secret & Citra Cryo, 8.7%
• Au Revoir Cherry, BA Sour IPA w/ Cherry, Blueberry, Almond, Lavander, Mosaic Cryo & Lactose, 6%*
• Terminaison Nerveuse, 18 Month Heaven Hill Bourbon BA Imperial Stout*
* Launch Exclusives
Grab a paddle, a bowl of poutine and get ready for the good times. See you there!
Big shout out to Good Booze Distribution for bringing the goods!
ballistic coup de grace degustationIt’s time to slow down, hit pause, relax during the week and join us for a special evening of beer tastings.
Join us at Ballistic West End for a Brewer led a tasting of Stouts and Brown Ales, with matching degustation grazing platters.
What does this all mean?
Enjoying our special winter beers (Stouts and Brown Ales) with food! The menu has been curated by our chef to ensure that the food you eat, pairs well with the different beers on offer. You will also get to take home a 500 ml bottle of our Coup de Grace.
About our Trophy-winning ‘Coup De Grace’
This indulgent and complex barrel-aged imperial stout is sure to inflict a decisive blow to the senses. Aged for 7 months in American oak ex Rum, Bourbon and Shiraz barrels, this rich imperial stout exhibits decadent oak character and prominent notes of dark chocolate, burnt coffee, dried figs, raisins, and sherry. The full body and velvety smooth finish ensure a luxurious yet powerful drinking experience.
Bookings essential. Max 25 people. Tickets at: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coup-de-grace-degustation-tickets-338528486817

June 2022

ballistic coup de grace degustationIt’s time to slow down, hit pause, relax during the week and join us for a special evening of beer tastings.
Join us at Ballistic Springfield for a Brewer led a tasting of Stouts and Brown Ales, with matching degustation grazing platters.
What does this all mean?
Enjoying our special winter beers (Stouts and Brown Ales) with food! The menu has been curated by our chef to ensure that the food you eat, pairs well with the different beers on offer. You will also get to take home a 500 ml bottle of our Coup de Grace.
About our Trophy-winning ‘Coup De Grace’
This indulgent and complex barrel-aged imperial stout is sure to inflict a decisive blow to the senses. Aged for 7 months in American oak ex Rum, Bourbon and Shiraz barrels, this rich imperial stout exhibits decadent oak character and prominent notes of dark chocolate, burnt coffee, dried figs, raisins, and sherry. The full body and velvety smooth finish ensure a luxurious yet powerful drinking experience.
Bookings essential. Max 25 people. Tickets at: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coup-de-grace-degustation-tickets-338528486817
ballistic coup de grace degustationIt’s time to slow down, hit pause, relax during the week and join us for a special evening of beer tastings.
Join us at Ballistic Salisbury for a Brewer led a tasting of Stouts and Brown Ales, with matching degustation grazing platters.
What does this all mean?
Enjoying our special winter beers (Stouts and Brown Ales) with food! The menu has been curated by our chef to ensure that the food you eat, pairs well with the different beers on offer. You will also get to take home a 500 ml bottle of our Coup de Grace.
About our Trophy-winning ‘Coup De Grace’
This indulgent and complex barrel-aged imperial stout is sure to inflict a decisive blow to the senses. Aged for 7 months in American oak ex Rum, Bourbon and Shiraz barrels, this rich imperial stout exhibits decadent oak character and prominent notes of dark chocolate, burnt coffee, dried figs, raisins, and sherry. The full body and velvety smooth finish ensure a luxurious yet powerful drinking experience.
Bookings essential. Max 25 people. Tickets at: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coup-de-grace-degustation-tickets-338528486817
bourbon masterclassFancy a few cheeky bourbons?
I have been in the liquor industry for 24 years, and very early in the piece developed a passion for American Whiskey. I tasted as much as I could and learnt as much as I could about America’s Native Spirit.
I have been very lucky in my time in this great industry to meet many of the Master Distillers who make these great products, many who I am honoured to call friends; including Jimmy and Eddie Russell from Wild Turkey, Bill Samuels from Maker’s Mark and Fred Noe who is the grandson of Jim Beam. I have visited Kentucky and been through more than 15 distilleries, experiencing different parts of the production methods.
I regularly hold Whiskey Dinners and Masterclasses, hoping to get more people to embrace a love for American Whiskey and hopefully educate them about all things Bourbon!”
Join me in Xennox Diamonds’ Queen Street Mall showroom and enjoy some perfectly paired chocolates and chat about all things bourbon.
The Bourbons:
Basil Hayden
Bakers Bourbon
Russels Reserve Single Barrel
1792 Sweet Wheat
Makers Mark 46
The private showroom opens at 5:30pm for pre drinks of beers and bubbles and networking. Your host will then take you through a tasting journey, the history and what makes each bourbon so special.
Got any special requests or questions? let us know at lauren@xennoxdiamonds.com.au
Tickets are limited so secure your place now – book at: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bourbon-masterclass-tickets-338524274217
hellbound turns 4It’s that time of the again where we celebrate all things Hellbound. From you guys who show us so much support week in week out , the staff and Phil and Megan.
Mark it in your diaries, take the time off work and come party with us! And this year NO RESTRICTIONS so come one come all and gather your mates!
helios craft lab juneWelcome to Craft LAB, a collective of women who share a love craft beer who crave a deeper knowledge and sense of belonging.
At this brunch, you will meet others who either work in the industry, or just want to be around like minded women who want a safe space to learn, network and find friendships and new skills.
You will enjoy a tasty brunch platter, delicious beers from Helios Brewing, and be guided through a discussion by in house Cicerone-to-be, Sarah.
Bring yourself, your friends and be prepared for a morning of chats, drinks and a room full of friendly faces.
Your ticket includes a schooner of Helios beer on arrival along with a brunch platter.
So settle in for good beer, food and conversation!
This is a ladies only event.
whisky lounge westwardWestward is Americas highest rated single malt whiskey. As usual, we will be tasting 5 different whiskies, but you can chose between two types of tickets. One for the tasting only, and one that will include a 700ml bottle of Westward Single Malt Whiskey to take home after the tasting.
Start time is 7pm but please arrive 15 minutes early.
The duration is about 90 to 120 minutes.
archie rose tastingPrepare yourself for an intimate night of food and whisky 🥃
Our special guest host and Archie Rose Band Ambassador Sam Russ will take you through a specially designed four course menu paired with Award Winning Whisky.
Ticket price includes a 700ml bottle of Blasphemy – a Coffee Whisky spirit that blends Archie Rose’s award-winning Single Malt Whisky and ST. ALi Orthodox & Wide Awake Coffee.
At $109 per person you don’t want to miss this!
Tickets are limited!
Book Now at hotelwestend.com.au/product/archie-rose-whisky-dinner or call us on (07) 3840 9888
whisky lounge whisky and cheeseOur friends, the Whisky Muppets, will be hosting a Whisky and Cheese pairing event. 2 Scotches and 2 Australian Whiskies will be paired with some great cheeses.

brumalia 2022One 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, 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.

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

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.

beer lovers long lunchWinter is here, and we think filling these wet days with long lunches are what it should be all about!
Join us June 25 as we team up with our budding beer lovers at Stone & Wood, and Heads of Noosa, to bring you a long lunch, perfect for all you ‘beerologists’ out there.
Enjoy a four course lunch curated by our Executive Chef, a beverage from each host per course (yes a Stone & Wood beer AND a Heads of Noosa beer) and become a connoisseur as our knowledgeable hosts impart their wisdom.
Details:
+ 25 June
+ 12-4.30pm
+ 4 course lunch
+ A Stone & Wood beer and a Heads of Noosa beer per course
+ Live music
+ Prizes to be won
+ $65pp
It’s definitely time to surrounded yourself with friends and feel those feel good, long lunch vibes.
Purchase your tickets now at bit.ly/39Z0YdF

Later in 2022

juicy beer experienceHERE IT IS!
The first ever JUICY lineup is here and we are beyond stoked to be hosting this incredible lineup of brewers, musicians and chefs for the inaugural JUICY festival.
We’ll be getting down on the 9th of July at the iconic Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane.
Tickets are on sale this THURSDAY the 14th of April. Follow the link in our bio or head to our website for tickets on Thursday.
We can’t wait to see you there!
babbs porters and stoutsThe cooler weather makes it the perfect time for our Porter and Stout Mini-comp night.
Bring along your home brewed beer for unbiased judging and feedback in our mini-comp. Members and guests can enter a beer, but members can win prizes and go into the running for the Ernie Melville Most Consistent Brewer trophy presented at the November Meeting.
“Get Tickets” and register to attend here please: https://babbs.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events
More information about mini-comps: https://babbrewers.com/mini-competitions/
BABBS meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month (except December) at Club Greenslopes. Arrive at 7pm, for a 7:30pm start to the meeting.
Come early to enjoy a pub meal or a beer from the bar just next door!
Club Greenslopes is close to Greenslopes Busway Station, as well as the 172 and other bus routes about 20 minutes from the city. Passing nearby are the Veloway 1, and the SE Freeway bikeway.
Guests are always welcome. We ask that you contribute $5 toward snacks and room hire.
See here for more information about the club: https://babbrewers.com/about/
Join us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babbrewers/
Categories being judged:
9C Baltic Porter
13C English Porter
15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout
16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout
16D Foreign Extra Stout
20A American Porter
20C Imperial Stout
Refer to the BJCP 2021 guidelines for further details for each style https://www.bjcp.org/bjcp-style-guidelines/
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!
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FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT
🍺 BREWERS
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
Bobs Beer – GOLD COAST, QLD
BrewDog – BRISBANE, QLD
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
Diablo Co – SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Easy Times Brewing Company – BRISBANE, QLD
Fellr – NSW
Hard Fizz – GOLD COAST, QLD
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
SATURDAY
British India
Hallie
Melaleuca
Big Wheels
Electric Church
+ Beatniks Djs
SUNDAY
Bobby Alu
Make The Moon
Hollie Joy
+ Beatniks Djs
🍔 FOOD
California Tacos
Cychos Buffalo Wings
Flamin Grillas
Gluten Free Donuts
Meat Buns
O’Crumbs Burger Truck
Samba Catering Co
🍸GRANDDAD JACK’S CRAFT SPIRITS BAR
Shake up your afternoon with Granddad Jack’s G&Ts, cocktails and more in the double storey vintage bar.
🍷CARAFE WINE ON TAP
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.
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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
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
TRY WHISKY:
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.
NEW & EXCLUSIVE 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!
FREE WHISKY TASTING GLASS:
A whisky tasting glass is provided on arrival, yours to keep. Also included is a show bag with snacks and a water bottle.
BUY WHISKY:
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 🥃

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