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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.

Recurring Events

Quiz Meisters TriviaQUESTION: 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.

least shit trivia sbcThe World’s Least Shit Pub Trivia is back for 2019! Shittier than ever! New prizes. New games. Same ol host. Come down show off your smarts and win prizes prizes prizes!

Run by the amazing folks at Quiz Meisters. Expect a heap of crafty trivia with a sprinkling of your favourite childhood games along with PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES! And the MYSTERY SHARK BAAAG!!!! It is probably the best way the finish your Wednesday.

As with last year the winning team’s prize will come down to the ultimate test in skill. They get to choose from five envelopes. One has $100 CASH, one $200 voucher, one $150 SBC voucher, one $100 SBC voucher and one JACKPOT. What is this JACKPOT? WHERE IS MY $200 CASH? This year the $200 cash is gone. To make it more interesting, each week we’ll chuck in $50 until the prize goes off.

Call or message to book your team’s table. Get in by 6:45pm for a 7:30pm kick off!


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!

$1000 CASH PRIZE at triviaThe excitement of our Trivia season continues every Thursday with the $1000 grand prize – every table there is in the draw! Join us from 5pm for dinner, fresh beers and Trivia!

semi-competitive trivia at semi-proDo You Love Beer? Do You Love Trivia?

How about Trivia + Beer at a brewery? That’s a big fat yes from us!

Join us on the second Thursday of each month for Semi Competitive Trivia.

Nightly prizes to the smartest, plus a GRAND PRIZE to be awarded to the team with the most points at the end of six months.

What is the GRAND PRIZE you ask? The winning team will get to have a brew day at Semi-Pro to brew your very own beer! That beer will then be released at the next trivia night for everyone to enjoy.

Register your team now at www.manvsbeartrivia.com
First trivia night kicks off Thursday March 14th
BYO Brain.

Pro Tip – 5 bonus points to the first team to register for the first trivia night.

SBC PinballSBC 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!

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

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

ballistic sunday sessionsCome on down to Ballistic Beer Alehouse & Kitchen’s Sunday Session! Live music EVERY SUNDAY – 3pm-6pm
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Sheepoll's Opinion TriviaSheepoll’s Opinion Trivia is the only trivia night in the world with no facts.

“WHAAAT?!”, I hear you say. “No facts?”

Yep. It’s the fake news of trivia nights, where winning is a matter of opinion, and you get to find out how average you actually are. Are you a unique Black Sheep or a run-of-the-mill White Sheep? We’ll find out together in a hilarious 2-hour interactive experience that is part-gameshow, part-improv comedy and part-a-whole-lotta-fun.

Normal trivia so boring! There’s way too much of:
What’s the capital of Vanuatu? (errrrm)
What’s Whoopi Goldberg’s real name? (jeez um)

March 2019

sbc mikkeller and brod danish dinnerSmørrebrød is a culinary tradition some 150 years old, of open-faced sandwich on rye bread. ØL & BRØD is Mikkeller’s take on this Scandinavian tradition, transforming the common workers lunch into a niche fine dining phenomenon. The tradition of ØL & BRØD will transplant itself to Saccharomyces Beer Cafe. For one night only, SBC will be offering a set three course ØL & BRØD inspired dinner matched to your choice of exclusive Mikkeller brews. Just like at your favourite Danish Granma’s house.

Tickets are $100 (plus fees) and includes three course dinner, limited edition Mikkeller & Friends beer glass (to take home), your choice of four Mikkeller tap beers. Tickets are limited and need to be pre-purchased from Eventbrite.


Individual Smørrebrød platter featuring three open faced sandwiches served on dark rye: Pastrami/Avocado/Chilli: Smoked Salmon/Beetroot/Dill; and Brie Double Cream/Apple/Walnut

Slow cooked Pork Cheek and Bacon Beer Carbonnade served on mini capsicum, zucchini and sweet potato

Individual platter featuring Coffee Beeramisu, Strawberry and Lime Tart, Beer Float

There will 10 different Mikkeller brews on tap. We will suggest beers to match with each course, but the choice is yours. Each guest will receive four tokens that can be redeemed for any of the 15 beers available on the night.

BEERS (Air freighted in fresh from Copenhagen)
Hazy & Sally
1000 IBU
Hallo, Ich bin: Berliner Weisse Pineapple
X-MAS: Ris Ala M’ale
Creamsicle Friends
OREGON Fruit Series *Crooked Moon* Raspberry IIPA
Gose Nose Mango
Green Gold
Beer Geek Breakfast
SpontanCherry (w/ Frederiksdal Cherries)

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fathom barrel aged beers green beaconBARREL-AGED BEER TAKEOVER | LOW & SLOW BBQ | FATHOM

Fathom was created so that we could explore the complexities of mixed fermentation and barrel-aged beer. We’re on a quest to uncover the hidden treasures and delights of oak maturation.

Join us at the brewpub on Saturday 23 March as we officially launch Fathom and release the first 3 beers from the collection alongside a very special selection from our in-house cellar program.

Grab a free passport on arrival and learn about mixed fermentation, barrel ageing and what’s gone into the making of each beer you try, all served in specialty glassware.

Rees & Sons Barbecue & Hire will be onsite, serving up a selection of low and slow BBQ favourites from 12:00pm.

beer matt book club pilsnersThere is a lot of talk that the rise of craft beer has seen beer become too complicated and the array of styles can be a little daunting for those discovering the world of beer. The Beer Book Club is a chance to get together and discuss the great works of “libeerature” and learn a little bit more about beer styles, history, techniques, flavours and ingredients in a relaxed and casual format.

In the March edition, join us as we sample 6 different beers that highlight the best examples of the classic Pilsner style. Hailing from Pilsen, Czech Republic, and first brewed in 1842, the iconic Pilsner style has evolved into one of the most recognised beer style across the globe.

The legend is that it was the first pale lager because the maltster had been drinking, fell asleep and let the fire go out… is this true or a beer myth? Find out at the next Beer Book Club.

Ticket includes light dinner and samples of six excellent beers.

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burleigh brewing cinema empire recordsNext on our 90’s film line up is the super cool cult classic EMPIRE RECORDS for Burleigh Outdoor Cinema on Thursday 28th of March!

Starring a truly 90’s cast, Empire Records sees Anthony LaPaglia, Rory Cochrane, Robin Tunney, Johnny Whitworth, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caufield, Liv Tyler and Renee Zellweger, as the gang band together to save their store from becoming a chain.

Join us on Thursday 28th March from 6:00pm – 10:00pm (feature film screening around 7:00pm).
FOOD TRUCK on site

Burleigh Brewing has teamed up with the Gold Coast Film Festival to bring many glorious months of 90’s films at the Burleigh Brewing Outdoor Cinema.

The theme is definitely outdoor cinema, and we’ll plan to do so wherever possible, however it won’t always be starry skies and moonlight, so Burleigh Brewing has an indoor cinema option available for use when needed.

We have an array of furniture available on a first come first served basis however, please ensure you bring your favourite blanket for the colder weather.

Enjoy a selection of world class craft beers, featuring our Taphouse limited edition Burleigh Mango Mac, Burleigh Bock and Burleigh Nitro Red Ale on tap. Oh, if you don’t drink beer, that’s OK, we have wine and non-alcoholic beverages on offer. We’ll also have popcorn available for purchase.

Burleigh Brewing Cinema is a FREE event so just bring yourself, enjoy the movie, along with a schooner of your favourite brew. Strictly 18+ Event.

Check out the Burleigh Outdoor Cinema summer schedule here:

nbco beer dinner stokehouse qIn an exciting first, Stokehouse Executive Chef Richard Ousby has joined forces with the Newstead Brewing Co. team to create a collaborative dinner featuring a bespoke menu, paired perfectly with a selection of Newstead beers from classic favourites such as their ‘Two to the Valley’ IPA, to the inspiring Drought Relief 2019 Red Lager.

Tickets are $98pp, which includes four courses plus canapé – matched with five beers from the Newstead Brewing Co. lineup:

Devilled egg, house-made prosciutto
3 Quarter Time Session Ale

Pickled pippies, smoked butter, beach succulents, malt bread
Nineteen 09 Coastal Ale

Murray Cod, hops, tomatoes, garum
Drought Relief 2019 Autumn Lager

48 hour Wagyu brisket, fresh fig, chicken skin furikake, ranch
Two to the Valley India Pale Ale

Wheat crystal ice-cream, honeycomb
A Long Story Wheat Strong Ale

*Menu subject to change based on seasonal produce availability

Please note as this event will be an interactive evening hosted by Newstead Brewing Co.’s own Head Brewer Simeon Bonetti, tables will be shared with other guests.

Bookings can be made by emailing info@stokehouseq.com.au or phoning (07) 3020 0600.

stone and wood open day 2019Live music, food trucks and Murbah Swamp Beer are back at our Murwillumbah brewery for the third annual Murbah Open Day, in partnership with Tweed Palliative Support & Wedgetail Retreat.

Save the date now, folks – Saturday 30 March from 11.00am to 5.00pm.

On the back of two successful years, we’re opening our gates and welcoming the community back to the Murbah brewery for great food, live music, local artists, brewery tours, our kids area Malt Disney – and of course, ice-cold beers straight from the source.

Here, local families and beer-lovers can wander through our curated selection of market stalls featuring local artisans, artists and craftsmen, before jumping over to the food trucks. Gunter’s Flammkuchen and JuJus (Backyard Chef) & Zicatela – Woodfired Mexican – three of the region’s best – will be cooking up epic meals and snacks, while a coffee cart will wait next door for those craving a caffeine kick. Soda and water refill stations, plus ice-blocks for kids, will also be available.

Speaking of kids, our dedicated kids area, Malt Disney, will also be back with a jumping castle, crafts, entertainment and face painting – all for a gold coin donation.

And of course, back by popular demand and in homage to the legendary local tale, a fresh, exclusive Pilot Batch of Murbah Swamp Beer will be flowing on the day.

Haven’t heard about Murbah Swap Beer? Boy, what a tale.

One otherwise-normal Good Friday back in April 2001, a semi-trailer carrying 40,000 bottles of beer ran off the Pacific Highway and tumbled into the Tweed River. Soon after, to no one’s surprise, thousands of beer bottles escaped the trailer and began sinking to the bottom of the murky river. No sooner had locals heard about the incident had they made a break for the river, diving in courageously to ‘save’ the still-icy-cold beers. See the whole story in this short film here.

For the true frothers, we’ll have exclusive organic cotton Murbah Swamp Beer T-shirts for sale in the merch tent, with all profits from shirt sales donated to Wedgetail Retreat.

We’ll also be operating our cup exchange initiative #forcupssake again, which helps us eliminate single-use cups from our events. When purchasing the first beer of the day, punters simply pay an extra $3 deposit on a re-useable plastic cup that they can return when exiting for a $2 refund. Otherwise, these cups can be kept as a Murbah Open Day momento.

Murbah Swamp Beer will be tapped on the day, alongside other Stone & Wood brews pouring straight from the tank.

The best part is that, for the third year running, all profits from Murbah Open Day will go to our partners, the Wedgetail Retreat. With the help of last year’s attendees, we raised $30,000 for the vital palliative care service and hope to make the same achievement this year!

Stay tuned for following announcements on market stalls, the site map, bus timetables and the music line-up.

April 2019

archive brewery of the monthIntroducing Brewery of the Month 🍻

Each month we are partnering with a brewery to give you their limited release beers on tap & takeaway, a meet & greet with their team at Archive & more.

March: Ballistic Beer
bine brewers lunch black hopsDue to the success of our last brewers lunch we have decided to hold another asap for you all.

Get in quick because this one is with local brewery Black Hops Brewing. Black Hops is Australia’s current AIBA Champion Small Brewery, and maker of some of Australia’s highest rated beers.

On Friday 5th April 12PM you’ll enjoy some of their handcrafted beer and of course, a 3 course Bine feed.

Head brewer GOVS will give you the low down on all things Black Hops including the opening of BH II their full production brewery and tap room.

$60 is all it costs and you’ll be sure to get your moneys worth. Pay on the day.

Limited spots, booking essential.

Secure a spot.
PH: (07)55277412
EMAIL: info@binebeerbar.com.au
DM: facebook.com/binebeerbar

lennox head craft beer festivalGather the crew and head to our second street food and craft beer festival on the green at Club Lennox. April 13th 2-8pm. Bring your own picnic blanket and snap a spot in front of the stage to live music all arvo. Free fun for the kids. Stay tuned for more details…


harvey's day st george day at bacchusWe are so excited this is now an annual event. Due to St George’s Day (23rd) falling on the Tuesday after Easter, we are holding the Beerfest on the following Saturday, namely Saturday 27th April.

20 taps – All tap beers, one low price – FREE ENTRY.
Full Ploughmans Lunch + Pizza & Rib Kitchen open all day.
Ballandean Estate Wines for those not into beer.

Our Brewmaster Ross Kenrick on his trip to the UK in 2015, was invited for a personal tour of Southern England’s most famous brewery Harvey and Son ltd by their Head Brewer & joint managing director Miles Jenner. After a wonderful day touring this 200+ year old brewery & sampling many of their award winning ales, Ross cheekily enquired if there was a possibility of them sharing their Best Bitter recipe for him to brew something similar in Australia. Miles said he was probably happy to share the recipe, but since it contained several propriety ingredients, not least their 200+ year old house yeast strain (that gives the beer it’s unique flavour profile), it wouldn’t be of much use if Bacchus Brewing Co really wanted to recreate their beer. After some excited discussions, Miles said “leave it with me, I’ll see what we can do”.

On returning to Australia Ross kept in touch & finally got the news that exceeded his highest hopes… In a world first, not only did Harvey’s agree to share the recipe & a further 3 (including their World Beer Cup “World’s Best” Brown & Mild Ale recipes), they also agreed to airfreight all the propriety ingredients so Bacchus Brewing Co could recreate their beers here in Australia.

So on Saturday 27th April we will once again be pulling from our handpumps Harvey’s Sussex Ale alongside 2 other award winning Harvey’s ales, plus their World winning Brown Ale from our nitro tap To further celebrate all things English, we will also be pouring all our own favourite English creations from at least 11 of our other taps & putting on an authentic Ploughmans lunch to accompany them.

We can’t thank Harvey’s enough for entrusting us with this great honour, & we look forward to sharing the results with you all….

GABS Brisbane 2019One of the world’s best beer festivals is coming to Brisbane! With up to 120 unique Festival Beers & Ciders, as well as Australia and New Zealand’s best brewers, street food, circus and sideshow acts, roving bands, and so much more, it’s Disneyland for beer lovers.

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Later in 2019

byron bay craft beer festivalGrab your ticket and join us at the 2019 Byron Bay Beer Festival, where you can sample a line-up of 20+ of the finest breweries, showcasing 80+ craft beers, ciders and thirst-quenchers. And don’t forget the local food trucks that will be serving up the goods and live entertainment from local talent.

Hot on the heels of the success of the 2018 festival, we have once more teamed up with the incredible team at The Sun Bistro to bring our beer-friendly and family-friendly festival to Byron Bay!

This year we have more space to play with – which means more breweries, food trucks and entertainment to create an even better festival for 2019!

We are also partnering with ticketing platform Humanitix and the charity Ozharvest to ensure that our festival can make a positive difference in our community. To help achieve this, Humanitix will be donating 100% of the profits from their booking fees to help the charity partners at Ozharvest. How good is that?!

So, grab your ticket and join us to celebrate the wonderful world of craft beer!

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bacchus islay reserve 2019The much anticipated release of this years Islay Reserve (2019), a 100% Peated Barleywine aged in Octomore Whisky barrels.

We’ll have several taps dedicated to our smokiest brews served up with some amazing food….

One of our favourite days of the year, one you won’t want to miss, so lock in the date & make sure you click on “interested” or “going” to be kept up to date with the latest news as we release it.

P.S. We have carefully cellared stock from all the previous vintages squirreled away & with this being the 5th year, we are planning a special vertical tasting event. Updates as we finalise plans…

GABS 2019ANNOUNCING ALL 2019 DATES… AND GABS BRISBANE! That’s right folks, we’re bringing the GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest extravaganza to Brisbane! Even better, we’re kicking off the whole 2019 tour in Queensland’s (craft beer) capital before rolling on to Melbourne, Sydney & Auckland. Cancel your plans, tag your squad and get excited because it’s gonna be one hell of a GABS year! And make sure you subscribe to our newsletter at www.gabsfestival.com for exclusive ticket offers!

Fri 17 – Sun 19 May 2019
Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

Sat 1 June 2019
Sydney Showground, Olympic Park

Sat 29 June 2019
ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane

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