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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.
Our mate Jimmie has been an avid member of the craft beer community for many years and supported Hop On Brewery Tours since our inception. This year we are supporting him in his running adventures (465 km in one month!) raising funds for Movember Australia.
For every full-priced ticket* booked in November (half/full day tour or half/full day gift voucher), we are donating $5.00 to his fundraising goal.
What are you waiting for? Book now! Buy everyone you know a gift voucher, get your Christmas party locked in, or book yourself something for a future rainy day. It’s all for a very good cause!
*Valid for direct bookings only. Not valid for bookings made via third-party sites such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor/Viator, Expedia, Redballoon, etc. or when using a promo code when booking.
8 of our 32 taps at our Castlemaine Street, Milton venue, dedicated to showcasing To Øl & Alefarm in our Mates on Tap program.
To Øl is a Danish brewery, founded by Tore Gynther in 2010. With a home brewing background, To Øl is based on experimentation, aiming to “give beer some youth”. From simple and refreshing to complex and esoteric, To Øl wants to push the boundaries of beer flavour.
Ale Farm, south of Copenhagen, is a family run brewery that was founded in 2015. Focused on an exploratory, creative and spontaneous brewing philosophy, Alefarm make everything from modern sours, to IPAs, to Saisons.
From Currumbin Valley to Fortitude Valley, we’re stoked to be bringing you some of South East Queensland’s best brews to our very own leafy paradise here at the Osbourne Hotel thanks to the legends at Currumbin Valley Brewing.
Join us Thursday 14 November for our Valley to Valley beer dinner hosted by Currumbin Valley co-founder, Pete Wheldon. Tickets are $55pp+bf and include a three course menu by Osbourne Head Chef Ben King matched with beers by Currumbin Valley Brewing.
Founded in 2016 by two mates Luke Ronalds and Peter Wheldon, Currumbin Valley Brewing was born from the guys shared passion for brewing (and consuming) well-made hoppy beers. The team currently operate out of their own farmhouse brewery on Pete’s farm, located in a rural environmental precinct with stunning views of the valley, backing onto lush rainforest which features a waterfall and its very own natural spring water source. An idyllic setting for a boutique brewery!
Council restrictions prevent the CV farmhouse brewery from opening to the public, so this dinner is a rare opportunity to hear the full brewing story from Peter himself.
Be quick to book so you don’t miss to be part of the Valley to Valley Beer Dinner!
The feat of easy drinking beers produced by Archer Brewing, a Brisbane based independent brewery, are made from 100% Australian Ingredients. This makes them a perfect cabin partner for Australian cheese.
Join us for a cheese and beer flight that will take eating and drinking local to new heights.
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.
The Brewing Local Artist event is back for 2019, set for Saturday 16th of November from 3:00pm at Burleigh Brewing Taphouse. This year, Burleigh will host 16 artists exhibiting unique artwork and will offer $2,000 for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD and $3,000 for the JUDGES CHOICE AWARD to progress the future of two emerging local artists.
The Brewing Local Artists event is FREE. All are welcome 🙂
VOTE for your most loved artist on the day and give an artist an opportunity they desire; be it funds to create a solo showcase, travel to Mona, invest in new art supplies or even contribute to an art education! …Lock the date in. The countdown has begun to live art, live music, gourmet Burleigh Eats by Oak and of course Burleigh Brewing world class craft beer!
Drum roll please!! The 2019 Brewing Local Artists are:
Don’t miss this event. Doors open at 3:00pm. Vote for your favourite artist. Winners will be announced at 7:30pm and will be awarded the renowned Burleigh Golden Growler Trophy!
See you there!
*The Brewing Local Artists event artwork for this year brings light to the 2018 BLA Winner Skye Llewellyn.
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 our 1st Birthday with us on the 22nd of November!
Join us for live music, live art and for an afternoon of celebration. We’ll be showcasing a series of past limited release beers. Come raise a glass of our birthday Beer with us – Charcoal Pineapple Sour Beer!
PORT MACQUARIE BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 4th YEAR!
Purchase within the first 24 hours of on sale and get your FREE Stubby Holder to be picked up at the event! 🍺
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
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
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.
We opened sometime in late October or November 2015. Just not quite sure when. We had a few beers and forgot. We also weren’t licensed and then we were licensed as small bar and then we were licensed as a hotel. It’s confusing. So, our birthday is somewhere around now.
Since then, we have tapped over 1180 unique beers and had over 800 different packaged brews go through our fridge. It’s been a bit of fun. To celebrate being around for the last four years our class A keg whispers Declan Roche and Blake Taylor have been squirreling away some crazy good good brews! We also managed to brew a couple of beers with help from Brouhaha Brewery and Semi-Pro Brewing Co..
Also keep your eyes out for some SC beer tokens that are floating around! Get your lucky hands on one of these bad boys and the beer is on us!
Semi-Pro Brewing Co. | Saccharomyces Beer Cafe SEMI SACCH FULLA FRUIT – SOUR
Brouhaha Brewery | Saccharomyces Beer Cafe FRUIT NEIPA
More beers to be announced!
Join us, for the tapping of our new Scratch + Mongrel collab ‘Ramsay Street’ Pale Ale, and play your way though a variety of Neighbours trivia games and activities, partake in a saussie sizzle and some baked goods, and drink and be merry in a celebration of neighbourly love. Beers and activities will be playing out across both venues, and we encourage you to (very safely) cross Park Road and visit our beloved Neighbourinos. Come have a suburbanly wholesome good time, and spend an afternoon in the sun with good friends.
Join us for a 1.5 hour Gingerbread House Decorating Class!
– Your very own gingerbread house! We’ll get things started but you’ll be finishing off construction .
– All the lollies, icing and accessories to make this house a home.
– A box to take your house home with you.
– Some take home tips and tricks for you to create our signature gingerbread again and again!
$55 per person
Email Jaz at firstname.lastname@example.org to grab your spot!
Check out @revelbrewingco for their range of Craft brews and wood fired Pizza to enjoy during your class!
The Morningside Blues Festival – FREE ENTRY
Open 11.30am to 9pm: Table or half table bookings highly recommended asap via phone: 0415 347 720
The first Morningside Blues Festival is set to take off on Saturday Dec 7 at our new all in one brewery, tap house, grill and bottleshop – Brew Partners – your home of 120 beers! We’re set to become a cultural hub for lovers of great beer, excellent live music & fine food, so here comes our first major musical event!
Headlining the first festival are one of Australia’s premier blues and roots acts The Mojo Webb Band. With 2 Decades of performing under their belt Mojo Webb is still a force of nature and his world class band of Coojee Timms on drums & JB Lewis on bass have that magic combination that’s irresistible – just try to keep still!
Along for the ride are a team of high quality players including the Blues Associations 2010 Blues Performer of the year; Dillion James in his Duo and the exciting 1940’s to early 60’s classic electric blues-influenced team of Simon Warlo & The Colonel unveiling their new Trio format! Rounding out the bill are the exciting next gen players in DishpanHandsBluesBand! With Matt Beagley and the lads on the case the future of the blues is in safe hands. Join us for an all day session of feasting, drinking, groovin’ to the blues and good times!
Some folks, find peace in the familiar. Others, will scour the whole darn universe in the quest to discover something new, something strange, something… sour? Giddy up Beer Rangers, the Weekend of Tartness is on the horizon, and we’re dedicated to bringing you brews that’ll blow yer darn mind. December 6, 7, and 8 – put ‘er in the calendar, wrangle yer partners, and pucker up. Tartness is coming…
In a dusty dim saloon, on the outer arm of the galaxy, hang up yer [space] cowboy hat, and experience ales that may seem alien to some, but will open minds to a whole new universe of flavour. Curious but not compelled? Dip your toes on our Friday preview session on the evening of the 6th, showcasing a handful of tart treats for a limited time. Saddled up for Sours and Beer Rangers assembled? Join us from midday to midnight on both Saturday and Sunday, as we tap over 20 different sour ales, both domestic and international, for a four session showcase of the funky world of tart brews. Expect Lambics, Berliner Weisses, Hoppy Sours, Bretted Pales, Fermented Fruit, Wild Ciders, Barrel-Aged Goodness, Blends and more.
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.
Grab 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
#GBW20 will be here before you know and it’s a special one: our 10th birthday.
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