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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.
Do you feel like you’ve seen them all? Have you visited almost every craft brewery in Brisbane? Are you looking for a completely different Brisbane brewery tour?
Join us for a Very Super Special Best of Brisbane brewery tour on Thursday, 19 September. We’ll get our learning on at Soapbox Beer in Fortitude Valley, check out the lesser-known Fonzie Abbott in Albion, dine in style at Sea Legs Brewing in Kangaroo Point and finish with 21 choices (you get to select 5) at the infamous Bacchus Brewing situated all the way out in Capalaba.
Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? But you gotta follow the super special link here to book your seat. We can’t wait!
WELCOME VIBRANT FOREST, A SMALL BREWERY LOCATED IN THE THE NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK. THEIR PASSION IS TO BREW MODERN BEERS PACKED WITH FLAVOUR.
EVERYTHING THEY BREW IS UNFILTERED, UNPASTERISED AND SUITABLE FOR VEGANS.
LET’S WELCOME TO THE TAPS THESE ABSOLUTE BEAUTIES: PUPA NEW ENGLAND PALE 4.5% CITRA SINGLE HOP PALE 5.% METAMORPH EAST / WEST COAST HYBRID PALE 5.5% METROPOLIS BLACK IPA 6.0% BLACK FOREST PORTER 4.9% SUMMERLANDS 3.5%
Spring has sprung and we think it’s time you grabbed some friends, dusted off your sneakers and hit the pavement between three of your favourite good beer bars and two of your favourite breweries. The Scratch, Mongrel, Aether Brewing, Newstead Brewing Co. & Brewski are stoked to present to you The Milton Good Beer Trail – Spring Edition. It’s a self-guided, self-paced walk / skate / hop / ride / roll / journey to some of the best beer Brisbane has to offer.
This special edition of the Trail runs from Friday the 13th until the end of play on Sunday the 15th of September. For just $30 you get schooey at each venue for just $30 in total, PLUS you get a collectors stubby cooler once your stroll is complete (ONLY 250 available). Uphill or downhill, pick your route! You’ll need to start at either The Scratch and finish at Brewski, or vice versa. Tickets are only available online from Eventbrite.
Semi-Pro, Saccharomyces Beer Cafe and The Press are holding a limited seat, sit down, 4 course dinner with matching beers. Thomas Emblard (SBC) has devised a fantastic menu to match with 4 of Semi-Pro’s beers. Get in quick due to limited seats for the evening.
Look we know it’s a Thursday but we promise you it’s going to be a super rad day, so do the right thing and book Thursday & Friday off work and prepare to party ‘Super Fresh’ style as we bring you a tap list that will keep you dancing all day long…. the Garage Project Gods have delivered in buckets – or more like kegs – with a MASSIVE 7 QLD EXCLUSIVE KEGS!
TAP LIST – Prepare yourself…..
SUPER FRESH – QLD EXCLUSIVE! 9.8% – Hazy Double IPA It’s time to get Super Fresh. More hazy goodness, more malt mouthfeel with ripe oats and rye and more hops bursting with juicy tropical fruit, citrus and pine. It’s so fresh it’s Super Fresh. Get your booties on the dance floor.
4 TO THE FLOOR – QLD EXCLUSIVE! 7% -West Coast IPA It’s a West Coast style IPA brewed with a well balanced malt character and a heavy dose of Centennial, Ekuanot, Citra and Simcoe. Brewed for Beervana 2019.
CHERRY BOMB – QLD EXCLUSIVE! 9.0% – Cherry Chocolate Imperial Porter Hello world, it’s Cherry Bomb imperial porter: a complex, decadent dessert beer, spiked with sour cherries and cacao nibs. The finished beer has a rich ebony hue with a pronounced, bitter-sweet, dark chocolate and ripe tart cherry character.
GOLDEN PATH – QLD EXCLUSIVE! 4.0% – Juicy Session Hazy IPA A juicy, hazy, hop bomb with a surprisingly restrained alcohol content. A generous addition of Golden Naked Oats and Mosaic, Columbus and Strata hops create a beer bursting with flavour, with a balance and body belying its moderate strength. A delicious hoppy offering that’s more than a match for even the richest burger.
WABI SABI – QLD EXCLUSIVE! 8.1% – Sour with Yuzu and Honeydew The concept of Wabi-Sabi is hard to define. It is natural simplicity – flawed beauty – the way imperfection can make an object more compelling. Sourness produced by lactic bacteria in beer is normally considered a flaw. This beer is naturally soured and its sharp, tart character complimented with Honeydew melon and the juice and rind of fresh Yuzu. nothing is perfect – but sometimes imperfection can be beautiful.
WEIRD FLEX – QLD EXCLUSIVE! 3.0% – Grapefruit, cucumber and celery sour Grapefruit, cucumber and celery – unusual ingredients which combine to create a delightfully clean sparkling sour beer. Kettle soured and infused with fresh grapefruit, cucumber, celery and a touch of salt, Weird Flex is a drinkable and uniquely refreshing beer that can either play well as a palate cleansing counterpoint to rich burgers, or the perfect companion to more delicate offerings.
KURO – QLD EXCLUSIVE! 5.0% – Japanese inspired Black Lager Kuro, a Japanese inspired black lager, brewed with pilsner malt, special debittered black malt, rice syrup, Kuro Sato (Japanese black sugar) and tamari. Smooth and dark with a subtle touch of umami, Kuro is designed to compliment any rich, juicy, caramelised burger, or even offer contrast with lighter seafood burgers without overwhelming them.
DIRTY BOOTS 6.6% – Mosh Pit APA Grunge inspired, an all American pale ale brewed for Music2Brew2. A hard core, hoppy celebration of the tunes that inspire the beer we brew.
HATSUKOI 5.0% – Neo-Tokyo Style Lager As pure as first love – Like blossom falling quietly – Lit by neon light
PERNICIOUS WEED 8.0% – Monster Hop IIPA The arrival of hops to the brewing scene in England in the 1500s led to a moral panic, hops were described as ‘a Wicked, & Pernicious Weed’, feared to bring the downfall of civilized society. Thankfully, they were right. Pernicious Weed is a celebration of the NZ-developed hop varieties Nelson Sauvin and Rakau. Huge grapefruit flavour in a worryingly-drinkable strong IPA.
RHUBARB RHUBARB RHUBARB 2.8% – Rhubarb Sout Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb. Try saying it in a group with your friends! Rhubarb is radio shorthand for background noise, and produces indistinct murmuring when repeated aloud because it contains no very sharp or recognisable phonemes.
SPEZIAL K 5.3% – Kellerbier A traditional German pale lager style, brewed with German and Czech hops and a slightly richer malt base.
WHITE MISCHIEF 2.9% – Salted White Peach Sour Kettle soured wheat, lightly salted and infused with white peaches – a delicate three way salty, sweet and sour balancing act.
If you have read all that and haven’t hit “GOING” then we’re not sure we should be friends anymore 😉 So get your best 80’s gear ready, it’s time to get the party started!! What a ridiculous Tap list for a Thursday – you’re totally welcome.
Kegs tapped from 12 noon, 4 pm Party time disco ball will be spinning!
Celebrate our beer and cider community as the 3rd annual The Beeries returns to Brisbane on Thursday 19 September 2019.
The celebratory awards night recognises individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution and commitment to the growth of the beer and cider industry in Queensland. It’s our ‘night of nights’ and 300 of the industry and those that make the industry possible – our beer and cider lovers – will be there to enjoy it.
DATE: Thursday 19 September 2019 VENUE: Royal International Convention Centre, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills TIME: 6.30pm-11pm DRESS CODE: Cocktail COST: $135 each, or purchase 8 or more tickets for $125 each (save $10 each)
Ticket price includes canapés & welcome drinks, a two-course dinner, amazing drink package, live music & more. Hosted by ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston.
100% of proceeds raised from The Beeries go to not-for-profit, Brewsvegas.
The Mongrel Good Food Project was created to support asylum seekers in Brisbane gain skills and experience in hospitality. The aims of the project are to help asylum seekers within our community get the upper hand with job-seeking, lessen social isolation and promote community engagement.
Asylum seekers in Australia are very vulnerable. There is mostly no financial support available for them and they often have short visas with intermittent work rights – so accessing basic needs like food and accommodation can be very difficult. This leaves most asylum seekers very keen to work and support themselves, but with many barriers to this being possible. The way we see it – hospitality is the perfect industry to help. People in hospitality are often on varying visas, often transient and very multicultural.
The project involves four days of training in front and back of house hospitality skills. At the end of the four day training course, there will be a charity dinner to raise money for Asylum Circle – a local charity that supports QLD-based asylum seekers access food, housing and community supports. For the dinner, the trainees will put their newly learned skills into practice under supervision of trained Mongrel staff. The trainees will then be able to use their recent industry training and local work reference to help with job seeking.
Tickets for the three course meal will be available in two sittings – 6pm and 7pm. Tickets are $100 with an extra donation option if you wish to donate further – all profits made will go directly to Asylum Circle.
The Mongrel Good Food Project is supported by Silver Chef, Veneziano Coffee West End, and the volunteers who have given their time and expertise to make it happen.
We have teamed up with Gold Coast Film Festival to bring you many glorious months of 90’s films at the Burleigh Cinema. Next on our list is cult classic CRUEL INTENTIONS on Thursday 26th of September from 6:00pm at the Burleigh Brewing Taphouse!
CRUEL INTENTIONS Burleigh Cinema (Outdoor or Indoor) Thursday 26th September 6:00pm – 10:00pm Burleigh Brewing Taphouse Feature film screening around 7:00pm Free event 18+
`Annette (Reese Witherspoon) unwittingly becomes a pawn in Sebastian’s (Ryan Phillippe) and Kathryn’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) deliciously diabolical wager of sexual conquest when she writes an article in Seventeen Magazine about how she intends to stay pure until she marries her boyfriend. However, Sebastian gets more than he bargained for as he attempts to woo Annette into his bed.’ Ever been at the movies and thought ‘you know what would make this better? A refreshing ale.’ No way — us too! Simply rock up, grab a world class craft beer 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, Burleigh Eats by Oak Cafe and popcorn of course!
Pssst…Burleigh Cinema is an 18+ affair, so leave the littles at home, and date night like a couple of independently wealthy teenagers. Oh, and if it’s rainy or chilly, we can take the party indoors to our Burleigh Indoor Cinema in the Brewery.
Check out the NEW Burleigh Outdoor Cinema schedule here: https://burleighbrewing.com.au/burleigh-cinema-new-schedule/
Brisbane Burgerquest 100K Party ft Notorious E.A.T. Foodtruck will be happening on October 5, 2019.
To celebrate the team at Brisbane Burgerquest cracking 100k followers on insta, Notorious E.A.T. Foodtruck will be dishing up their famous donut cheeseburgers for just $12 from midday until sold out.
Semipro Brewing will provide the beery goodness to accompany your burgs, and if donut burgs aren’t your thing don’t worry they’ll have the regular menu on all day with burgers, loaded fries, wings and onion rings.
2019 will see Oktoberfest transition into Oktoberfest on the Coast, with 2 locations Gold Coast Saturday 5th October & Sunshine Coast 26th October.
Improved venue layout will see multiple bars (5) 2 stages featuring traditional music & entertainment inside the large Beer hall & more modern DJ style on the outside stage Once again we will celebrate all things German, the music, food, beers & most of all the fun & games. So once again dress up in your best Lederhosen or Dirndl and enjoy the day.
We’re gonna stick Hop Nation beers into Mamma Gabba’s charcoal BBQ chickens and see what happens. A beerbeque of epic proportions. On from 12 until sold out – get it before it sells out mothercluckers xoxo
As we descend into our favourite nightmare month of the year in the lead up to Halloween, we’re collaborating with breweries from around Australia to manifest a lineup of monstrous beers for the third Monster Menagerie!
This year the Menagerie has a candy coated, frosted theme – desserts and sweet treats! We’ll be conjuring up 8 unique, dessert, candy and chocolate bar inspired beers with the sorcery of Hop Nation, Newstead Brewing Co., 3 Ravens Brewery, Mr.Banks Brewing Co, White Lies Brewing, Revel Brewing Co. Bulimba, Bodriggy Brewing Co. and Wayward Brewing Company.
As with previous years, all the decal art will be created by one artist – this year the monsters will be concocted by Nelson Gibbins (@n.g.art)
$30 will get you a tour of the Menagerie, a Monster Menagerie enamel pin designed by Nelson Gibbins and 8 games tokens. If you purchase your tour ahead of the event, you’ll get an additional 8 tokens!
The Hellmouth Diner will be creating 8 desserts to match with the 8 dessert beers that will be available to purchase on the day.
Stay tuned for a full listing of the beers we’ll be pouring.
It all happens from Midday on October 12th. Grab tickets via monstermenagerie19.eventbrite.com.au
We’re celebrating indie beer in the best way we know how: by raising a glass of the golden liquid kind.
Put Saturday 26th October in your diary, it’s National Indie Beer Day.
Raise your glasses at 2pm to cheers and celebrate Australian independent breweries, from the nimble to the mighty. This will be the largest collective cheers across every state and corner of Australia.
Participation is so simple. Get your brew ready, #askforindiebeer and raise your glass at 2pm on Sat 26th for Australia’s greatest beer toast.
*More information on how venues can participate is coming soon.
This is the first time an event of its kind has been held inside the home of Queensland’s favourite beer, and what better way to celebrate the historical venue by reveling in some of the best music Australia has to offer, stubby in hand, side by side with the Brisbane public.
“XXXX Presents: Live at the Brewery gives us the opportunity to invite the community in for a fantastic day, giving the locals a sense of ownership of the place, and a bit of that XXXX magic,” XXXX Brewery Venue Manager Shannen Crapper explains.
Live At The Brewery will feature food stalls, limited edition merchandise, along with five local and interstate artists performing at the base of the famous XXXX silos. Starting at 2pm and finishing at 9pm, the party continues with post event celebrations in the XXXX Brewery Alehouse. The line up to be announced soon, is curated by fellow Brisbane icons Jet Black Cat Music. The team have previously programmed local festivals such as End Of The Line, and are credited for bringing international indie artists such as Khurangbin, Snail Mail and Connan Mockasin to Brisbane.
“Everything from the bands to the poster design for this event has been exciting to programme.” says Jet Black Cat music’s Shannon Logan. ‘I can’t wait to share what we’ve put together with the rest of Brisbane.’
Having recently celebrated its 140th birthday, the XXXX Brewery has been a mainstay in the lives of Brisbane residents for generations. The boutique festival aims to keep this tradition going, bringing the best of Queensland’s tight knit culture into one buzzing afternoon.
“In many ways, the Brewery belongs to all Queenslanders, so we’re pretty excited to share it,” says Shannen Crapper.
Stay tuned for news of who’s playing to be announced mid September, for now lovers of a pint can sign up HERE to be the first to find out and have exclusive first access to tickets and early bird prices until sold out.
All ticket-holders will get a free brewery tour that’s valid until 30 June 2020 (valued at $32).
The full line-up for XXXX Presents: Live at the Brewery announced mid September.
Brewfest is an annual Craft Beer & Food Festival showcasing the best brewers and distillers in Australia. The festival is a fun-filled event with activities for children and the big kids, live entertainment, food stalls and of course BEER!
Saturday 16th November 2019, 5pm-9pm (VIP from 4.30pm)
Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct, Park St, Tamworth
Come celebrate with us the 25th anniversary of Pulp Fiction being released in Australia. The break out movie for one of our favourite directors, Quentin Tarantino.
The main event will run Saturday the 23rd November (taps will remain through Sunday – our open mic day). We will be filling our taps with Tarantino inspired beers, plus Tarantino inspired food & the movies playing on the big screen.
Make sure you click on “interested/going” for updates as we release them.
NYE @ Royal Park, Launceston, TAS Tuesday 31st December 4 PM – 12:30 AM
Our biggest range of BEER, WINE, COCKTAIL & SPIRIT stalls Buttons Brewing + Coal Valley Cider + Devils Brewery Tasmania + Devils Corner & Brown Brothers Wines + Forgotten Island Brewery + Frank’s Cider -Tasmania + Ginger Kid Ginger Beer + Goaty Hill Wines & Red Brickroad Cider + James Boag Brewery + Josef Chromy Wines + Kick Snare Brewing + Last Rites Brewing Co + Lawrenny Estate Distillery + Little Rivers Brewing Co. + Lost Pippin Cider + Outback Brewing Co + Simple Cider + Spreyton Cider Co + T-Bone Brewing Co / Belgrove Distilley + Taverner’s Brewery + The British Hotel + Wandering Trout Crafty Ales
Food Stalls Afhan Bolani + AJ’s Indian Cafe and Restaurant + Chuck Wagon Chili + Fishmania + Greenbean Woodfired catering + Lebanese Gourmet & Grill + Sailor Food Truck + Tio Rico
Celebrate this NYE in style at one of Launceston’s most picturesque sites and enjoy the finest in unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines; hand crafted and perfectly complemented by the most decadent local street eats.
Launceston Beerfest offers a uniquely Tasmanian New Year’s Eve adventure, with activities and entertainment catering for families and late night revellers alike; including 2 fireworks displays and a dedicated 18+VIP lounge for those seeking the most lavish of experiences.
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.
It’s 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.
#GBW20 will be here before you know and it’s a special one: our 10th birthday.
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