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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.

January 2020

beer for bushfire reliefBeer for Bushfire Relief is a national day of Fundraising throughout the Australian Beer Community. Visit your local, check out what’s happening nearby, and help raise money for the country’s firefighters and affected communities.

All money raised will be donated equally between the NSW Rural Fire Service & Victorian CFA.

Follow this link to see what events are on near you.

tipplers tap to the north tap takeoverOur first monthly tap takeover for 2020 is almost upon us!

Come January you will find a mix of beautiful beers from the legends at North, Siren & Vocation Brewing.

Not all beers will be tapped at once so make sure you follow our socials to see when we tap the next keg.

*Available January 2nd
– North Brewing Co. x Fieldwork Brewing – Rainbow Project Orange Sour
– Siren – Suspended in Simcoe Hazy Pale
– North Brewing Co. – Sea of Tranquility IPA

*Later in the month
– North Brewing Co. – Pinata Mango & Guava Pale
– North Brewing Co. – Transmission IPA
– Vocation Brewery x Hang Loose – Magic Rock West Coast IPA
– Siren – Broken Dreams Breakfast Stout

*single keg only. available till sold out.

archive midsummer nights dream dark beerA MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM // FRI 17th JAN

A dark beer tap takeover is happening at Archive in the middle of Summer 😱

More updates coming soon, stay tuned 🍻

brewski beachwood tap takeoverWe welcome for the first time in Brisbane, from Long Beach California, the award winning Beachwood Brewing. Kick 2020 off with a lupulin punch to the taste buds, cali vibes, massive IPA game, good times.

Amalgamator, 7.1%
“Amalgamator is a dynamic West Coast-style India pale ale that’s delightfully light in body and bursting with unique aromas and flavors. A massive dry hop charge of Mosaic hops lays down an aromatic amalgam of passion fruit, blueberry, dank resin, and citrus notes.”

Citraholic, 7.1%
“Hopheads rejoice! Citraholic is a “modern” West Coast IPA that’s focused on Citra, one of our favorite new American hop varieties. Brewed with an abundance of Citra hops, we also blend in Warrior, Columbus, and Simcoe in the kettle for good measure. Citraholic is double dry hopped for two weeks with an abundance of Citra (and a touch of Columbus) imparting heavy aromas of citrus & tropical fruits with melon and gooseberry nuances. You asked for it and we were happy to deliver! 99+ IBUs”

Khakis or Car Keys?, 6.8%
“NE IPA featuring three different British malts and a wicked extreme dry hop regimen with HBC-344, HBC-568, Mosaic, Citra and Loral.”

Resinator, 7.1%
“West Coast India pale ale is hopped up with some extra juicy varieties: Chinook, Warrior, Simcoe, Amarillo, and a secret experimental variety. Double dry hopping packs in tons of resiny aromatics. 99+ IBUs”

Thrillseeker, 7.1%
“West Coast-style India pale ale that is sure to push your senses to the edge. It starts with a base of American 2-row malt and a restrained dose of extra light caramel malt to let the hops punch though. It’s then generously hopped with Chinook, Summit, Centennial, and�Simcoe for a massive citrus and tropical hop profile. Thrillseeker is dry hopped with Simcoe and Chinook for an über fresh resiny aroma.”

James, 6.0%
“James” is a soulful and well-hopped American brown ale. A base of American 2-row malt is layered with British caramel and chocolate malts, creating a complex maltiness that leads into a toasted chocolate finish. Chinook, Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade hops provide a citrusy balance, while a silky mouthfeel rounds out the show. Hey! 52 IBUs”

qabc beers at lost palmsSam & Mick will have two beers on tap at the great venue Lost Palms and we will have a inside room for us to enjoy them (as well as everything else on tap)

Be there or be….not….there :\

helios charlie 20 celebrationJoin us for a weekend of celebrations, to mark our head brewer’s 20th year in the wine and brewing industry. There will be food trucks, live music, a special tap line up, and the launch of our latest beer to go into can!

We will also be having a tasting session with Charlie on Friday night from 7pm. Tickets include a beer on arrival, tasting session with a can of our Poseidon Pale Ale, plus our brand new canned beer (to be revealed that weekend). Our head brewer will go through official tasting notes and there will be a Q & A on his 20 year career. Bookings are essential, head to the eventbrite link for tickets.

Opening hours across the weekend are: Thursday 4-9pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-9pm, and Sunday 12-6pm.

brewski beerbliotek bne launchA bunch of crazy passionate dudes from Gothenburg (Sweden) created Beerbliotek in 2013. They’ve brewed over 300 differently awesome beers since – here’s 5 of them.

A Moment of Tranquility, NEIPA, 7.0%
“A collaboration with our friends All In Brewing (SWE) where instead of creating a new beer, we created a hybrid of two of our most popular beers.”

How’s One Meant To Grow When Walls Keep Caving In?, Coconut IPA, 6.9%
“Coconut milk IPA. Some people can moonwalk, some people can breakdance and some people can even go bananas. Chris from WhiteFrontier can do the Tuberman.”

Shakes the Fist Angrily, Cascadian Dark Ale w Orange Peel, 9.5%
“We’re honoured being invited as a brewery to Borefts 2018, where we’ve been many times before. Its the festival that set the dream of starting our brewery.”

Whoop @ss!, Dry-hopped Berliner Weisse, 3.5%
“Ever feel like life is getting you down? Long, hard days at work, with no thanks from the man?! Well, maybe it’s time to open a can of Whoop Ass!”

black hops hottest 100One of the biggest days in the craft beer calendar is just around the corner!

Come and join us as we count down the country’s Hottest 100 Craft Beers of 2019 and have a whole lot of fun while we do it.

Join us at either HQ or BHII for the countdown, where there will be food trucks, the Triple J’s Hottest 100 for the tunes, giveaways and a brand new beer release!

Last year, our Pale Ale came it at an amazing #14 and we are hoping to do even better this year, if you haven’t yet voted, you can do so at this link:

https://www.gabsfestival.com/h100-aus-vote

bacchus australia day 2020We have a very special day planned with an amazing Aussie inspired menu from the Sheldon College catering Truck 97th Street Kitchen, Australian themed beers, delicous Ballandean Estate Wines. Free jumping Castle for the kids.

Being the last sunday of the month we’ll also be hosting our monthly Open Mic. So come & join in, or just enjoy the entertainment.

Kid & dog friendly, so bring the whole family.

Australia Day at Bacchus 12-7pm.

osbourne hotel hop fest oz dayWe know Aussies love beer (and music) (and cocktails) (and BBQ) (and oh… did we mention BEER?) we are combining all these wonderful things to bring you the BEST Os Day long weekend ever! 🇦🇺☀️

Introducing; HOP FEST! We’ve partnered with all your fave local beer brands to bring you over 60 craft beers to sip on as you soak up the last of the festive season on Sunday 26 January (Don’t worry, you’ll have the Monday public holiday to recover.)

🍺Featuring: Young Henrys, Mismatch Brewing Company, The Hills Cider Company, Hop Nation, Revel Brewing Co. Bulimba, Soapbox Beer + MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! 🍺

PLUS we’re making your Sunday even sweeter with some “Bonza” classic Aussie BBQ specials all day + DJs and live music from 12pm until late. So come on down, and enjoy the last of the silly season with us at the Os! 🍻

lumber punks throw for firiesFUNDRAISING FOR THE NSW RFS & WA DFES:

On Sunday 26th January 2020, across all 3 of our venues, we will be donating 100% of the $45 session fee’s from our 11am session directly to the Rural Fire Services in NSW and the Department of Fire & Emergency Services in WA.

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/
https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/

Please book your session via the ticket link above as spaces are limited.

**Enclosed shoes and appropriate clothing must be worn**
**As this is a charity event, there is a flat $45 per person Session fee regardless of group size so that the maximum monies can be raised**

bine australia day 2020WE’VE GOT AUSTRALIA DAY SORTED FOR YOU… DRESS UP AS AN AUSSIE SPORTS PERSON AND GET YOURSELF TO BINE SUNDAY 26TH JAN… DOORS OPEN AT 12PM

AUSSIE TUNES BY Alick Kilsby & #NathanFynn ON FROM THE EARLY HOURS OF THE ARVO UNTIL LATE..

ALL YOUR FAVE CRAFT BEERS ON TAP + $20 BURGER AND BEER SPECIALS AVAILABLE. SEE YA THEN

archive australian tap takeover 2020AUSTRALIAN WEEKEND – Jan 24-26

🇦🇺 🇦🇺 🇦🇺 🇦🇺

No better way to celebrate the long weekend than with an AUSTRALIAN TAP TAKEOVER with beers picked by Archive staff.

🍻 🍻 🍻 🍻

Live entertainment all weekend long.

brewski firestone walker and oskar bluesWe’ve got a fresh drop from Cali’s awesome Firestone Walker and Colorado’s rad Oskar Blue’s. Let’s do this.

From Firestone Walker

Luponic Distortion #14, IPA, 5.9%
“Luponic Distortion No. 14 features a blend of seven experimental hops from South Africa, Australia, Germany and the Pacific Northwest with explosive flavors of white grape, mandarin orange and passionfruit.”

Double Jack, IIPA, 9.5%
“A dangerously drinkable Double IPA. Double Jack opens up with bright grapefruit and tangerine American hop aromas. Beautifully crafted undertones of stone fruit are revealed upon first sip, followed by the essence of blue basil and pine. A sturdy pale and crystal malt backbone brings balance to high hop intensity. Complex and aggressively hopped, and flawlessly balanced.”

Bretta Blanc ’19, Wild Ale, 7.5%
“Bretta Blanc is a Wine Beer Hybrid made with Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc Hybrid beers that were created during the 2016 harvest using grapes from our very own David Walker’s Kingsley Vineyard. These two hybrids were then blended with Bretta Weisse to create what we are now calling Bretta Blanc.”

From Oskar Blues

Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA, 7.2%
“Can-O-Bliss series. Made with Mandarina Bavaria, Motueka, Amarillo, Citra, and Azacca.”

G’Knight, Red IPA, 8.7%
“G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its. It’s brewed in tribute to a fellow Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown.”

One-Y, Session IPA, 4.0%
“100-Calorie Hazy IPA dry-hopped with El Dorado, Comet, and Citra hops.”

brewski bellwoods showcaseHailing from Toronto, Bellwood’s sought after beers are hard to find in Canada let alone across the planet in Brisbane. We’ve acquired 3 cracking kegs (don’t ask how) and we’re busting to share them with you.

White Picket Fence Saison, 5.8%
“A symbol synonymous with Bellwoods Brewery; our White Picket Fence has undergone a complete overhaul and its repurposed form much better reflects the direction of our brewery. Premiering at Witchstock, this first batch of the newly transformed White Picket Fence is brewed with the addition of wheat, oats and rye and fermented and conditioned in foeders for 6 months, blended with fresh saison, then gently dry-hopped before bottle conditioning.”

Jelly King (Raspberry Plum Cherry), Fruit Sour, 5.6%
“Rather than choosing between sour or hoppy, we decided to create a beer that would be both at the same time. Showcasing the aromatic benefits of a generous dry hop (Citra, Amarillo, and Cascade), harnessing the pleasing acidity of lactic acid producing bacteria (we use a 5-strain house blend), and coming to a bottle near you without a pesky 2 year slumber in oak, Jelly King is the fermented embodiment of having your cake and eating it too.”

Jelly King, Dry Hopped Sour, 5.6%
“This mixed fermentation ale was soured with a 5-strain house blend of lactobacillus, and heavily dry-hopped with citra. The result is juicy, sour, and thirst-quenching. Lots of fuzzy peach, tangerine, and cedar hop aroma and flavours with very low bitterness.”

February 2020

sasquatch brewery throwdown finalAt Sasquatch, we are dedicated to the Australian Craft Beer Industry, but with all these breweries and only ONE Sasquatch, we seem to stir up a bit of jealousy between brewers from time to time.

Street fights, back-alley brawls, and interstate beefs are an often occurrence when beer reps run into each other in the car park, so we decided to settle things like adults with a good ol’ fashioned THROWDOWN.

After six gruelling rounds of the GRAND FINAL round is upon us.

We’ve seen breweries go head to head – keg to keg – to compete for ultimate bragging rights and a 12 month tap deal so you can bet they’re bringing their best brews!

May the best brewer win!

4 Course Meal Degustation | 8 Ponies of Beer | Seasonal Release | Trash Talk

Tickets will be $65 – available for purchase soon!

osbourne hotel superbowl LIVSupersize your Monday with the annual NFL championship game, the Super Bowl LIV broadcasted LIVE on our big screen, from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. 🌴 🏈

Join us in the Backyard on Monday 3 February 2020 from 8am for brekky, bloody mary’s and a couple of beers before the game! Kicking off at 9am catch all the Super Bowl action LIVE on the biggest screen on the valley. Our official Coors Cheerleaders are back again and will cheer you on and make sure you are hydrated through the fiery half-time hot wing challenge! Hold your own against the intense heat of the Osbourne’s infamous hot buffalo wings and you could win yourself an NFL jersey thanks to Coors.

True fans can catch all the action with the game on live and loud on our big screen and on TVs across the venue! Choose from our All-American menu of brekky burgers, buffalo wings, tacos and SUPERSIZED pizza’s… all washed down with a refreshing Coors, of course. 🍻 Who said Monday’s were bad!

PLUS stick around for our epic Super Bowl after party with DJ Cutloose!

Bookings essential! Call 3252 9833 or head to our website: https://bit.ly/2RfKKBq to book now.

superbowl 2020 at nbco miltonBreakfast beers at a brewery? Is there anything better? Well, yeah…chuck a Monday sickie, throw the Super Bowl up on the big screen and now we’re talking.

Join us at our Milton pub for Super Bowl 2020 on 3 February. Our kitchen will be open from 6:30am (Beers available at 9am) with a special menu available alongside our regular brekkie menu.

This is a non-ticketed event but booking a table is recommended. Give us a yell on 07 3367 0490 to reserve a spot.

As always, we promise to keep you off our socials in case your boss is watching.

super bowl 2020 at semi proOpening from 10am until the end of the game. Beers, Burgers, Wings, Football, Beer, Wings, Beer.

Email for large bookings of 8 or more.

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

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

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/

Later in 2020

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.

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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