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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.

August 2021

sbc IPA dayEverything else has a day, so why not the IPA? Wait. It does. IPA Day is the first Thursday in August! This year, Sacch thought it was only right to join in the celebration of this bitter, hoppy and boozy beer.

It wouldn’t be right to just to chuck on the every-day, regular IPA every brewery makes. Instead, we are going to throw a challenge out to you IPA fiends. We have rounded up eight of our favourite breweries and snatched the freshest kegs of their core range IPAs. So what, I here you say. This is where the challenge comes in. These eight kegs will be tapped, but on which tap will remain a mystery!

You think you know your IPAs, this is your time to prove it. Grab a taster of each and match the tap to the brewery. Simple! We’ll have a mixed case of the showcase IPAs for the winner of the challenge! If you don’t think you’re up for the challenge, you can also just throw in a vote for your favourite. We will crown the ultimate core range IPA of the core range challenge!

What are the beers? Let go! We have Brewtal Brewing Old School IPA, Seven Mile West Coast IPA, Hop Nation The Chop, Akasha Hopsmith, Black Hops Hornet, Grifter Big Sur, Mr Banks West Coast IPA and Brouhaha IPA. There you have it. If you think you can ID these brews, get your hop-loving self down for IPA Day!

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It’s been over 3 years since we created 3 beers for the Egyptian Mummies After Dark Event at the Queensland Museum.
The recipes & brewing techniques we used, were based on previous studies by archaeologists who analysed the “thick residue” of starches, sugars and coarse grains left in pottery vessels to learn the process and ingredients used in ancient Egyptian beer.
So we’re finally blowing the dust off the remaining kegs & putting them on tap to coincide with the actual date of the Ancient Egyptian Festival that our beers were inspired by.
Tekh Festival: The Feast of Drunkenness.
This festival was dedicated to Hathor (‘The Lady of Drunkenness’) and commemorated the time when humanity was saved from destruction by beer. According to the story, Ra had become weary of people’s endless cruelty and nonsense and so sent Sekhmet to destroy them. She took to her task with enthusiasm, tearing people apart and drinking their blood. Ra is satisfied with the destruction until the other gods point out to him that, if he wanted to teach people a lesson, he should stop the destruction before no one was left to learn from it. Ra then orders the goddess of beer, Tenenet, to dye a large quantity of the brew red and has it delivered to Dendera, right in Sekhmet’s path of destruction. She finds it and, thinking it is blood, drinks it all, falls asleep, and wakes up as the gentle and beneficent Hathor.
The beers are:
Sekhmet’s Rage – Pomegranate Sour.
Khufu Old Giza – Saison with Red Grapes, Dates & Figs.
Mummy Dukkha – Wheat Ale with Corriander, Juniper, Fennel & Cummin.
We are extremely honoured & excited that Senior Archaeologist Dr Serena Love who enlisted our help to make the beers, has offered her time to come & give an informal talk to those interested & answer any questions you may have on this fascinating subject. We will give more details of how to book into the talk (very limited numbers), as we finalise details in the near future. So make sure you click on “interested/going” to receive updates as we release them.
We also plan to have some of the beer canned for purchase on the day & online for those that can’t make the event.
PLEASE NOTE: Despite the name, we will not be tolerating any drunkenness or intoxication on the day – Thank you.

* STRICTLY LIMITED VIP & PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY MAY 31 at 9AM. All other tickets available at the door on the day due to Covid capacity restrictions.
BREWOOMBA IS BACK!
After the forgettable year that was 2020, Toowoomba’s craft beer festival will finally return in 2021.
This year Brewoomba will look a bit different after the challenges of 2020 but you won’t lose any time moving between venues with the event taking place entirely at Fitzy’s including:
* Tapestry Bar pouring even more rare & incredible beers than normal.
* Beer College will be back bigger than ever in the brand new Ivy Bar.
* Cocktails, wines & more in case you are not into beer or just want to refresh your palate.
* Car park party on steroids thanks to a Church Street road closure, which means more beers to try, more brewers to chat to & more of the perfect food to pair with your beer.
* Live entertainment from bands to DJs to acoustic artists throughout the event.
This is Toowoomba’s first ever Independent Craft Beer festival involving Independent Brewers Association members only.
We are all getting together to celebrate our independence and promote the industry. Volcanic Brewing will be joined by 9 visiting breweries, mobile food vendors and entertainers.
We will be using this event to raise money for the Endeavour Foundation. It will be a free event with a gold coin donation on entry.

September 2021

crafted beer festivalIt’s time to hop to it again, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is back again, baby! The Gold Coast’s premier outdoor beer and cider event is locked in and ready to hit Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach on Saturday 11 September 2021.

Ready to quench the thirst of all beer and cider lovers for its fifth year, the day-long celebration of the best sips will have you frothin’ for more as the festival brings the nation’s best beeristas to its glistening ocean-side precinct.

The festival organisers are determined to keep the brews flowin’ and the vibes high, and have announced that Crafted will be bigger than ever with over 40 of Australia’s top craft breweries to wet punters’ whistles, showcasing a whopping 250 individual brews, complemented with a stacked line-up of live tunes from the best local and interstate acts.

October 2021

group at oktoberfest brisbaneWith six huge event days across two weekends, the bold tastes, sounds and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic festivals will transform the Brisbane Showgrounds, bringing together stein-raisers from across the country.

The biggest, best and The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane is coming back, are you ready? With 6 festival days, across two MASSIVE weekends, there’s so much to see, to do, to eat and to drink at Australia’s biggest authentic annual German celebration.

A General Admission ticket will grant you access to the Bavarian Village, immersing yourself in the sounds and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic festivals as its transported to the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Accept no imitations! Created and delivered by German couple Kim and Boris Zoulek, come to the only authentic German Oktoberfest celebration in Australia (named one of the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations outside Germany by National Geographic!)

Buy tickets here.

group at oktoberfest brisbaneWith six huge event days across two weekends, the bold tastes, sounds and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic festivals will transform the Brisbane Showgrounds, bringing together stein-raisers from across the country.

The biggest, best and The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane is coming back, are you ready? With 6 festival days, across two MASSIVE weekends, there’s so much to see, to do, to eat and to drink at Australia’s biggest authentic annual German celebration.

A General Admission ticket will grant you access to the Bavarian Village, immersing yourself in the sounds and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic festivals as its transported to the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Accept no imitations! Created and delivered by German couple Kim and Boris Zoulek, come to the only authentic German Oktoberfest celebration in Australia (named one of the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations outside Germany by National Geographic!)

Buy tickets here.

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