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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.

February 2020

sbc masters of hazeOffshoot Beer Co is the latest and third member of Famille Rue joining the The Bruery & Bruery Terreux. The California ‘offshoot’ brewery has a focus on big bold and often hazy hop forward IPAs. All beers are small batch and most are only brewed once.

We’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on some of the first kegs to make it into the country! From 5pm on Thursday February we’ll be tapping four of these hazy boi’s!

KEEP THE HAZE YA FILTHY ANIMAL – Hazy IPA 6.9%
YULE SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT KID – Hazy DIPA 8.4%
HOP TROT – Hazy IPA 6.4%
HAZE PARADE – Hazy DIPA 8.1%

eatons hill hotel 7th beer fest 2020Grab your tasting paddles and enjoy the Queensland summer sampling from over 130 beers and ciders brought to you by the best in industry. Saturday 15th February 2020, Eatons Hill Hotel’s Brisbane Beer Festival returns for its 7th annual event featuring over 50 Australian and international craft breweries and cideries.

The must-do event this summer for any beer and cider fan, Brisbane Beer Fest connects fans with industry to share, discover and enjoy alongside tasty food trucks, adults only competitions and all new pop up installations and bars.

The single day event is the largest gathering in Queensland and has once again secured an absolute mouth-watering line up including Green Beacon, Heads of Noosa Brewing, Moon Dog Brewing and Young Henrys.

Join the celebration of beer and try your favourites or perhaps challenge your taste buds and sample something a bit different and unique.

Entry to Brisbane Beer Fest. 2020 is $10 + BF. Gates open at 11am and like any good beer festival, it’s open till late. Brisbane’s Beer Fest is an 18+ event.

EH Outdoors | 18+ Event | Saturday 15th February
Tickets Via Oztix

lost palms outsideLet’s make the most of the last of Summer! Come hang and enjoy some tasty tropical drops, great tunes and even better company!

To make the most of the last couple of weeks of Summer we’ll have a selection of tropical beers on tap some funky island beats from DJ Zeion and wear your favourite party shirt! Bring your 2 & 4 legged mates down, dressed in your best vacay inspired shirts, and sit back sip some delightful brews and chow down on our classic burgers and bites!

froth on hopseYippee Ki Yay! Do we have a treat for you guys?!

Not 1, Not 2, BUT THREE new beers as well as an old favourite to tantalise your taste buds!

Come on down to your favourite Black Hops location where you can travel from Coast to Coast all from a few tasty sips.

Close your eyes as you sip on this fresh IPA and you will feel the wind as you drive your Mustang GT (1967) down the American North Coast.
Close them again as you try the other and you are transported to the South Coast of Australia and New Zealand.

And that’s only 2 of them that you’re being teased with!
It’s going to be a very hoppy occasion!

At Burleigh HQ (12-6pm):
Keeping you fresh – Seavichegcau

At Black Hops II (12-7pm):
Keeping your bellies happy will be the tasty Meat Buns
Keepings your ears joyful will be the talented Kristie Lea

pignwhistle meet the brewer stone and woodLove all things beer related, but turns out you don’t know much about your favourite brewer?

Join us once a month for our ‘Meet the Brewer’ evening where a brewer from one of our favourite locals will host the evening!

Gather your questions and let lose as they are there to impart their knowledge!

Mingle, make new mates and enjoy the sounds of live music!

sasquatch mayday hills tastingBeechworth locals, Bridge Road Brewers and Milawa Cheese Co. are bringing their best to Chermside on Saturday the 22nd of Feb.

We will be showcasing 3 beers from Bridge Road’s Mayday Hills series beers, alongside beautifully paired cheeses from neighbours down in Beechworth.

– THE BEERS –

Blood Orange Saison | 6.7%
“Melding the classic texture and aroma of a Belgian Saison with the tart acidity of blood oranges, This beer is the perfect counterpoint to a hot Australian summer.”

Cucumber + Lime Gose | 4.1%
“This light bodied farmhouse ale showcases the aroma and flavour of fresh cucumber and lime. Has there ever been a more refreshing flavour combination? Lime zest and fresh cucumber aromas are front and centre as you approach the glass. This is then beautifully balanced with the high mineral content and tartness on the back of the palate.”

Apricot Sour (January Release)

crafty fox heads of noosa launchHeads of Noosa Tap Takeover!

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. is an independently owned craft brewery in the Sunshine Coast. While everyone else is focused on ales, Heads of Noosa solely concentrate on crafting and fine tuning a range of LAGERS. Come try their range at Crafty Fox!

A brewery representative will be there to field questions and hand out a some giveaways.

port macquarie beer and cider fest 2019Due to the unprecedented bushfire conditions we are saddened to announce the Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival has been postponed for 2019 and has a NEW DATE of Saturday 22nd February 2020.

We were hoping the fires would be out by now and we’d all be shouting our legendary Fire Fighters a beer at the festival this weekend. But, with this week’s weather predictions and personally knowing so many affected it’s hard to promote an event when you know so many of your community are hurting. We want to push back the festival to February to give the town enough time to recover and focus on doing our bit to help in the mean time. We apologise to any of those who may be put out but hope you can understand under the circumstances.

All current ticket previously purchased will remain valid for February 22nd event. Anyone that can not make the newly scheduled date can receive a full refund. Ticketek will email you shortly about your options. PORT MACQUARIE BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 4th YEAR!

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Port Macquarie and beyond it’s been too long between drinks! After a brief hiatus last year, we are excited to announce that the much-loved Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival will make its return in 2019 to its home on Westport Park, armed with some of Australia’s best Beer and Cider makers.

Set with the serene Hastings River as backdrop, the event will be held Saturday November 16, showcasing a spectacular and diverse range of brews. More than fifty different beers and ciders are set to be represented, from a selection of the finest brewers both locally and Australian-wide.

This year’s festival will also see the return of the ever popular Mid North Coast Beer Keg Toss with the return of previous champions hoping to retain their title. This, our nod to the long tradition of the Highland Games, the Beer Keg Toss relies on a combination of technique, timing and pure power to succeed. Festival organisers are looking for the best male and best female to take out $600 in cash and prizes. Competitors should register early to avoid disappointment via the website. Qualifying heats will be run throughout the day and the penultimate final will decide the winner.

The family event will feature the regions very best gourmet food market stalls, games and live music. The games area will be bursting with activities to keep kids of all ages entertained with a jumping castle, Bocce set up, giant Jenga play, plus lots more.
We also have something a little special just for the ladies.
A special bus timetable will ensure attendees can enjoy the afternoon of tastings without having to worry about driving home.

The Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival will kick off at 1pm and go through until 7:30pm.

For more information along with special event bus timetables, head to the website: www.portmacbeerandciderfestival.com

PORT MACQUARIE BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER, 12PM
WESTPORT PARK, PORT MACQUARIE

TICKET PACKAGES
Presale Tickets: $29 + BF
Kids Tickets: $15 + BF | Kids Under Two FREE
Family Pass (2 Adults and 2 Kids): $75 + BF
Family Pass (2 Adults and 3 Kids): $85 + BF
Door tickets may be available on the day depending on pre-sales

Ticket and bus package information also available on our website

yeronga beer and food truck festival 2020We had such a great time at the inaugural beer and food festival that we are going to do it all again! Mark yourself as interested or attending to keep up to date with details as we add them.
osbourne hotel brewers shout bridge roadFeeling thirsty? The team from Bridge Road Brewers will be at the Osbourne Hotel on Tuesday 25th February for a ‘Brewer’s Shout’ and they’re looking for taste testers!

If this sounds like your kind of thing grab your mates, join us from 5pm AND stay on for dinner afterwards with our $15 rump steak special.

It’s no secret that at the Os, we’re big fans of beer. With 90+ beers on tap and a huge selection of rotating beer cans including seasonal and limited releases, we’ve got a beer for everyone. #TinnieTuesday is a celebration of all the weird and wonderful beers we have on offer at the Osbourne Hotel. Join us every Tuesday and try something new with great deals on our huge selection of craft beers.

mbd live beermatt with shawn sherlock foghornJoin us for our third edition of Live from My Beer Dealer with Matt Kirkegaard (Australian Brews News & BeerMatt) in conversation with Shawn Sherlock from Newcastle’s Forghorn Brewery – recorded live for Brews News’ Beer is a Conversation.

Shawn Sherlock’s CV is as good as it gets. He was head brewer at Murray’s Craft Brewing during their golden age from ’06 to ’14, he was awarded Australian Brewer of the Year in ’12 and in 2014 co-founded the legendary Foghorn Brewery in Newcastle – regarded as one of the best genuine brew pubs in Australia.

For $45 you’ll get four crazy good beers accompanied by matched snacks and of course great chat.

burleigh brewing cinema wedding singerSingle and ready to mingle for the Valentines month? Mousse up your hair and pull out your mix tape out of mothballs for this romantic comedy set in that era of questionable fashion decisions, the ’80s. Burleigh Cinema is showcasing The Wedding Singer on the big screen for Valentines.

With everyones favourite comedic duo Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, the laughs are pretty much guaranteed, add some of our Burleigh Brewing craft beers to the mix and you’ve got the ultimate date/singles night!

This one is strictly 18+ so leave the kids at home and soak up the laid back atmosphere with us, tasty food options available from Burleigh Eats by Oak and of course we have fresh popcorn.

Burleigh Outdoor Cinema
Thursday Feb 27th
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Burleigh Brewing Taphouse
Feature film screening around 7:00pm
FREE EVENT
18+

Simply rock up, grab a beverage, choose your style of seating and settle in for uninterrupted filmic goodness. Burleigh Taphouse has an array of furniture available on a first come first served basis, however please ensure you bring your favourite blanket for the colder months. In addition to world class craft beer, we’ll also be offering wine and beverages of the non-alcoholic variety. And popcorn of course!

Check out the NEW Burleigh Outdoor Cinema schedule here:
https://burleighbrewing.com.au/burleigh-cinema-new-schedule/

bine wayward tap takeover🍻🍻 FIRST TAP TAKEOVER OF 2020 AND IT’S ONE NOT TO BE MISSED… Wayward Brewing Company BRINGING 8 OF THEIR FINEST!! DOORS OPEN AT 3PM, GET IN EARLY FOR SOME 50c WINGS AND A BEER 🍗🍗 🍺🍺

Zak Keenan PLAYING FROM 8PM, SEE YA THEN 🎶🎶

March 2020

brewsvegas festival hub launchJoin us for the launch of the inaugural Brewsvegas Festival Hub, and a group art show featuring Beery pieces by local and interstate legends!

The Festival Hub will be your one-stop-shop for Brewsvegas Merch, industry showcases and panels, meetups, and assorted beer-inspired art and wares for sale. We’ll be launching the ‘Beery Good’ group art show, pouring some delicious brews, and gettin’ pumped for the upcoming weeks of Brewsvegas festivities.

brewsvegas 2020Brewsvegas is a grass roots, community minded celebration of Brisbane’s burgeoning craft beer culture.

We aim to promote innovation, creativity and collaboration to help nurture and grow a local beer scene already replete with passionate contributors. From venues to punters, distributors and bloggers, brewers and purveyors of produce we are a community resplendent with love for good beer and its role in bringing us all together.

Most of all, we want everybody to drink better beer.

Brewsvegas – Your bars, your beer.

beerfest australia brisbaneBEERFEST AUSTRALIA IS COMING TO BRISBANE!

Victoria Park, Brisbane
Sat 14th March 2020, 1 – 8 PM

🎤 LIVE MUSIC – HEADLINING 🥁
Art vs Science

LIVE COMEDY

👉 Your festival ticket includes all Entertainment – Music | Comedy & Master Classes

In the biggest and most anticipated BeerFest season yet, Australia’s longest running, original beer festival returns this summer with seven festivals taking place across Australia.

BeerFest will take festival-goers on a journey of beer and food discovery; exploring rare brews, beer/food pairing and exclusive festival brews, ciders, cocktails and boutique spirits from around the country, direct from the brewers themselves.

BeerFest also delivers a huge line-up of live entertainment with Australian electronic dance group Art vs Science headlining at all seven festivals in 2019/2020.

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beerfest australia brisbaneBEERFEST AUSTRALIA IS COMING TO BRISBANE!

Victoria Park, Brisbane
Sat 14th March 2020, 1 – 8 PM

🎤 LIVE MUSIC – HEADLINING 🥁
Art vs Science

LIVE COMEDY

👉 Your festival ticket includes all Entertainment – Music | Comedy & Master Classes

In the biggest and most anticipated BeerFest season yet, Australia’s longest running, original beer festival returns this summer with seven festivals taking place across Australia.

BeerFest will take festival-goers on a journey of beer and food discovery; exploring rare brews, beer/food pairing and exclusive festival brews, ciders, cocktails and boutique spirits from around the country, direct from the brewers themselves.

BeerFest also delivers a huge line-up of live entertainment with Australian electronic dance group Art vs Science headlining at all seven festivals in 2019/2020.

noosa eat and drink festival 2020Spread over four mouth-watering days from 14-17 May 2020, Noosa Eat & Drink Festival is an annual love affair of great food, drinks, live music and entertainment in one of Australia’s favourite foodie destinations.

Whether you are looking for beachfront brunches, dinners with celebrity chefs, hands on masterclasses or a party under the stars, there’s something for everyone in our 2020 program.

good beer week 2020SAVE THE DATE, beer lovers.

#GBW20 will be here before you know and it’s a special one: our 10th birthday.

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