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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.

June 2024

dark beers by candlelight fortitudeDo you like the dark side of life? When it comes to beer, do you want to enjoy something with flavours and aromas of chocolate, coffee, toffee, oak and smoke?
We can’t guarantee we’ll have all of that available, but we’ll have a couple of dark tap beers available, and some sneaky bottles and cans for some lucky prize draws throughout the night.
While it’s a candlelight night, we’ll also have Adsy, our Beer Ambassador, hosting a talk about some of the beers on offer and what makes a dark beer a good beer.
barrel aged barons hip hopsJoin the Hip Hops crew for a special & intimate release of 5 barrel aged beers.

Our brewers have been crafting away for the past year creating specialty beers aging in Port, Sherry, Bourbon and Tequila barrels. To match, the kitchen have prepared 3 courses, plus a palate cleanser, for an intimate sit down dinner in the cage. Each course will be paired with one of our equally unique and complex barrel aged beers and talked through by one of our very talented brewers.

All guests will be leaving with a souvenir Hip Hops tasting glass, plus ticket holders can purchase takeaway beers on the night at a discounted price. Menu and beer pairings to be released soon!

Unfortunately we will not be able to cater for any dietary requirements.
6:30pm arrival for a 7:00pm sit down.
brumalia 2024 at bacchusOne of the most anticipated weekend’s of the year is back (or is that black). Celebrating the shortest daylight hours of the year with the darkest of dark from the Bacchus Cellars. 20 taps (ALL ON NITRO POUR) all dedicated to the Darkside – Some brand new releases, plus many of your favourites.

The main day is Saturday (12midday – 8.30pm), run over 2 sessions (12pm till 4pm & 4.30pm till 8.30pm). You may book for as long as you like, but bookings for 4 hours or under, must keep within the 1 session time. For those that maybe can’t make it on Saturday, or just need more time to work through the taps, we are going to keep all remaining beers on tap for Sunday as well (12 midday – 4pm).

Salts Food Truck will be here all day Saturday serving up their amazing burgers & so much more, alongside the Bacchus Kitchen, serving delicious Pizzas, Ribs, Pretzels & Sourdough Garlic Bread. On Sunday, just the Bacchus kitchen, will be looking after your needs, with our famous Ribs the perfect accompaniment to our Dark Beers.

More details to follow, just click on “interested/going” for updates as we release them & make sure you lock in the dates….

WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS. Call 3823 2828 to reserve your spot. You can book in for as long as you like, but first come first served
stouty af at brewskiIt’s true. We’ve lost count of how many Stouty AF events we’ve had. So now and forever it’s Stouty AF Infinity! At least 12 of the best bloody stouts we can get our mitts on. You know the drill. Save the date. The deets will come.
canada day sea legs**Date Claimer**
Canada Day is upon us once again!
Come on down to the brewery to revel in some authentic Canadian shenanigans. There’ll be Shuffleboard, mini Hockey games, a Canadian playlist of musicians you probably didn’t even know were Canadian, double poutine, single poutine (we might even have a TRIPLE poutine…) beers, beers, beers & fun.
We will have a very special Limited Release ale for the weekend too
Go on, book a table so you dont miss out –

July 2024

boneshaker launch party revel brewingJoin us at Revel Bulimba for the return of the Boneshaker!
After the first edition rattled some bones we’re bringing back what quickly became a cult favourite for another round! The Boneshaker II is an already luscious Stout, aged on ex-Bourbon Barrels shipped over from Bourbon country in the States, producing a bold but beautifully elegant & rich Imperial Stout! One truly to be savoured but be weary, it’s known to have rattled some bones.
Come along to be one of the first to try this boneshakingly good beer, we’ll have a roaring fire pit cranking in the beer garden to keep you warm to the bone, with beer giveaways throughout the night.
belgian beer week at sbcBelgian Beer Week is returning to Saccharomyces Beer Cafe bigger, bolder and with even more Belge! Get down the lane to experience over 40 different imported Belgian beers on tap, a heap of limited bottle pours and an extensive menu of Belgian inspired food. Running from July 15 to 21, the week kicks off with a low-key movie night and culminates in a weekend-long party. Clear your calendar folks. Check out the event summary below.
Blind Belgians (Tasting) – Tuesday July 16 to Thursday July 18
From Tuesday to Thursday, we’ll have three beers of a particular Belgian beer style tapped, but not identifiable. One will be from an Australian brewery, two will be classic Belgian breweries. Your task is to correctly identify each beer to its brewery. Tuesday we’ll do Saisons, Wednesday will be Quads and Thursday we go Tripel.
-Full event details coming soon. Follow the event to stay up to date.
Movie Monday: Bottle Conditioned – Monday July 18
What better way to start Belgian Beer Week? Lambic is the oldest continuously brewed style of beer and on Monday July 18, we are delving deep. Join us as we screen the captivating feature-length documentary, Bottle Conditioned. An exploration into the small Belgian community of lambic beer, where brewers and blenders of different generations wrestle with tradition and the increased demand for their rare beers. There will be 12 of the beers featured in the movie on tap and Sacch kitchen will launch its Belgian Beer Week menu. Movie screens at 8:00pm with FREE entry.
-Full event details coming soon. Follow the event to stay up to date.
Quads & Cheese: A perfect match – Tuesday July 16
Come try some old beer and old cheese! Well, appropriately aged beer and cheese. We have managed to collect some kegs of our favourite Belgian brewed Quads and have even thrown on our favourite Australian Quad. As well as the kegs, we have vintages of Saint Bernardus ABT 12 from 2012, 2014 and 2023 Christmas Ale. Join in the fun with curated paddles and cheese plates available all night.
-Full event details coming soon. Follow the event to stay up to date.
Bloody Bonza Belge: Belgian Inspired Aussie Brews – Wednesday July 17
With centuries of beer brewing tradition behind them, it is little surprise that some Australian brewers are more than a little inspired by Belgium beers. Without the burden of centuries long brewing tradition, Aussie brewers can tweak, modify and create uniquely Aussie versions of the traditional brews. Pop in for a paddle of our favourite Aussie Belgian Brews, including the launch of new Brissie brewing outfit, La Petit Rocher.
-Full event details coming soon. Follow the event to stay up to date.
Vrolijk Kerstfeest, Joyeux Noël and Merry Christmas in July – Thursday July 18
It’s a Belgian Christmas in July! This is your chance to don that ugly Chrissy sweater (without getting heatstroke) and get your best beer buds around to enjoy a fully Belge Christmas feast! Chef Thomas has curated a three course dinner paired perfectly to three Belgian brews. How does a terrine with Saison Dupont or Chimay Tripel with roasted turkey or even Saint Bernardus Christmas Ale with a chocolate Xmas Log sound? It sounds like jingle bells.
-Full event details coming soon. Follow the event to stay up to date.
The Belgian Sessions – Friday July 18 to Saturday July 20
A big ol weekend celebration of Belgian beer. Each day will feature a huge two sessions of 12 beers each. This is 48 beers in 48 hours. We begin on Friday at 12:00pm, tap change at 6:00pm. Sleep. Saturday at 10:00am is Belgian Breakfast and 12 new brews, changed at 4:00pm to see the rest of Saturday out.
-Full event details coming soon. Follow the event to stay up to date.
National Belgium Day – Sunday July 21
This has been an epic build up and week, but if you still have it in you there is one more task left. Kliekje is Flemish for leftovers. Le Restes is French for leftovers. Just like every party you host, the next day there is a glorious fridge of leftovers. Quietly sneak a plate and glass of the good stuff to ease your way into the next week.
-Full event details coming soon. Follow the event to stay up to date.
IMPORTED BELGIAN KEGS*
*Subject to transport and arriving on time
• Augustijn Blond
• Baptist Wit
• Bavik Super Pils
• Boon Framboise
• Boon Lambiek (2YO)
• Bourgogne Des Flanders Bruin
• Bourgogne Des Flandres Blond
• Cantillion Kreik
• Chimay White (Tripel)
• Dangeroussse Red Ale
• Delirium Argentum
• Delirium Nortunum
• Delirium Red
• Delirium Tremens
• Dupont Saison
• Gulden Draak Classic
• Gulden Draak Imperial Stout
• Gulden Draak Quadruple
• Kazmatten Saison
• La Trappe Blonde
• La Trappe Dubbel
• La Trappe Quad
• Lindemans Framboise
• Lindemans Kriek
• Lindemans Pecherese
• Lindemans Tarot D’or
• Lindemans Tarot Noir
• Petrus Blond
• Petrus Bordeaux
• Petrus Dubbel
• Petrus Red
• Petrus Tripel
• Piraat Classic
• Rodenbach Alexander
• Rodenbach Vintage 2021
• Saint Bernardus ABT 12 Quad
• Saint Bernardus & Wiehenstephaner Braupakt 2024
• Steenbrugge Bruin
• Steenbrugge Wit-Blanch
• Tilquin Mure Rhubarb
• Tilquin Oude Quetsche
• Tilquin Rhubarbe
• Timmermans Kreik Black Pepper
• Timmermans Lambicus Blanche
la petit rocher launchAs part of Belgian Beer Week, we are bloody stoked to be able to host the launch of a new Belgian inspired brewing project, La Petit Rocher (LPR). The brainchild of Brissy beer legends, Ian and Rocky, LPR applies modern twists to classic Belgian styles. Get down the lane on Wednesday July 17 for Bloody Bonza Belge to get a first taste of LPR.
La Petit Rocher crafts beer dedicated to the ‘Bon Vivant’ – the lover of good times and luxurious experience. Specializing in contemporary Belgian-inspired brews, each beer brings a touch of elegance and sophistication to every moment. Blending traditional European brewing techniques with modern hop varieties and stylistic hybrids, each LPR beer becomes a special occasion in itself.
The passion project of two veterans of the Australian beer industry, Rachelle (Rocky) Reed and Ian Watson, every sip of LPR is a toast to the good times. Together Ian and Rocky have over 35 years industry experience and share a deep love for Belge inspired brews. Rocky is La Petit Rocher (the little rock) and is Ian’s inspiration, muse and enabler. Her constant encouragement to brew his Saison’s has been the bane of many of his former employers!
On Wednesday July 17, Saccharomyces Beer Café will tap the first four creations of La Petit Rocher. Join Ian and Rocky at the bar for a casual chat about their brews (or anything Saison!) from 5:00pm. If you like your beer education a little more structured, grab yourself an LPR paddle and join in a guided tasting on the long table at 6:30pm to get all the nitty gritty details of these amazing beers.
belgefest madockeBELGFEST IS BACK! 🇧🇪
And this year it’s bigger than ever! With a full weekend of Belgium-themed celebrations.
More details coming soon!
hamilton rotary craft beer festivalJoin us for the 2024 Session of our Craft Beer Festival. Beer from independent breweries all around Brisbane, live music, BBQ food – learn the art of beer-tasting, and vote for your Champion Beer of the Festival!

Later in 2024

ipa day guess the ipaThe first Thursday in August the hop heads celebrate international IPA Day. We are joining in the fun again. We’ll be tapping FOUR West Coast IPAs and FOUR Hazy IPAs, but not telling you what each tap is. Yup. You gotta guess. Match the taps to the breweries and we’ll shout you some more IPAs. If you correctly identify all four (Westie or Hazy) we’ll throw you in the draw to win a mixed case of the beers you tried.
As well as trying to guess the IPA, you also get to vote for your favorite. For the last three years, Seven Mile West Coast has been voted the favourite West Coast IPA. Last year, we introduced the Hazy blind tasting with Seeker Mystic NEIPAbeen voted into the top spot. Will the champs retain their spot this year?
We’ll have flights of tasters and pots available for you to ponder your choice side by side….or just come in and grab a schooey of a mystery IPA! Can’t make it down the lane on Thursday? Graba take-home pack of the four Westies from Saccharomyces Bottle Shop in Taringa and play along at home!
THE WESTIES
Seven Mile West Coast IPA (2021, 2022 & 2023 Winner)
Moffat Beach Trilogy Best Coast IPA
Hawkers West Coast IPA
Seeker Twilight West Coast IPA
THE HAZIES
Seeker Mystic NEIPA (2023 Winner)
TBC
TBC
TBC
ipa day westie ipa sbcThe first Thursday in August the hop heads celebrate international IPA Day. We thought we would join in the fun. We have put together a mystery four pack of our favourite West Coast IPAs. Yea, so what? I hear you. This is where the fun comes in. We’ve gotten crafty. Each can has been blacked out, de-identified, pixelated and given a VPN. We got high tech. There is black contact over each can and they are given a number. Your challenge is to drink them all, scan the attached QR Code, try to guess the beers and vote for your fav! We’ll release the results the following Monday (August 5) and if you guess all four correctly, we’ll pop you in the draw to win a mixed case of the IPAs you tasted!
Last year, we ran the same comp and Seven Mile West Coast IPA came out on top. Seven Mile has also been voted in the favourite off tap for the last three years. Will this be the year someone else comes out on top? If you think there is a better Westie (outta the four), make sure you grab a four pack and test it out for yourself!
If you want to get out on Thursday, pop down the lane to Saccharomyces Beer Cafe and give the same challenge a crack with the beers off tap! The bar will also be pouring four mystery Hazy IPAs. See all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1032657284952120
THE DOWN LOW
• You can pre-order your mystery four pack now from https://saccharomyces.com.au/…/ipa-day-guess-the…
•The four packs will be delivered or available to pick up instore from Monday July 22 until Sunday August 4 to give you plenty of time to prep those taste buds.
• The online form will open July 22 and run through until Sunday August 4 (midight). Your results and the favourite Westie will be released the following Monday (August 5). If you guess all four correctly, we’ll pop you in the draw to win a mixed case of the IPAs you tasted!
THE BEERS
Seven Mile West Coast IPA (2023 Winner)
TBC
TBC
TBC
armakeggon 2024Brisbane’s longest-running craft beer fest is back! And it’s bigger than ever 🍻
This year, Armakeggon is celebrating all things EKKA at Archive Beer Boutique!
Quench your thirst with a massive line-up of limited edition beers, festival-exclusive kegs and more 🤩
We’ll have a MC and entertainment with Giveaways throughout the day, Live Music with Clint Boge to get you into the Armakeggon spirit 🎸
SATURDAY 17TH 2024
FREE ENTRY FROM 11:00AM
🍻🍻🍻
Want to skip the crowds and be the first to try the festival-exclusive kegs?
Our VIP Tickets are just $35 (+booking fee) and include:
💀 Early access from 10am-11:00am
💀 One tasting paddle of 4 craft beers
💀 A bacon and egg burger
🍻🍻🍻
Early Early Bird Tickets purchased prior to the event day are just $30 (+ booking fee) and include:
💀 Early access from 10am-11:00am
💀 One tasting paddle of 4 craft beers
💀 A bacon and egg burger
brewoomba 2024Are you thirsty, Toowoomba? ALE-YEAH! 🍻
Mark Saturday August 17 in your calendar beer lovers! Toowoomba’s OG beer festival, #Brewoomba is back for another huge day at Fitzy’s.
The Carpark Party is set to be another huge hit with a full street closure out the back – it’s our very own street party! There’s live music, food stalls, cocktails and of course beer for dayzzz.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! Brewoomba is once again taking over ALL of Fitzy’s with Tapestry Bar, Atrium Bar and Fitzy’s on Church bringing the very best festival goods. Think tap take overs, festival eats and the best in rare & sought after brews. So many beers, so little time!
If beer isn’t your thing, ‘beer-not’! There’s plenty of un-beer options too – cocktails, seltzers, CC, jim beam, gingerbeer and more – even non-alcoholic options. Plus food trucks, coffee and live entertainment. It’s gonna be a BREW-tiful day!
SAVE THE DATE & RSVP to this event to stay up to date with what we have planned. You don’t want to miss this one! 🍻
crafted festival 2024SAVE THE DATE!
GOLD COAST – Sat 14 Sept 2024
It’s going to be BREWS, TUNES & GOOD TIMES a-plenty this year as Crafted Beer Festival returns for 2024 bringing the frothy festivities back to Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.
With more than 400 delectable drops and a bigger festival site, this year’s beachside beer-lovers bash is going to be full to the brim with bubbly bliss.
Early Bird tickets will be capped at 2023 prices, so head to https://www.craftedfestival.com.au/ and sign up to our mailing list to get the first dibs on tix!
Stay tuned for the announcement of bevvies, bands and bites coming to Crafted 2024. We are absolutely frothin’ for it!!
chilli and beer fest at slipstreamLets brew up a spicy storm in 2024.
Chilli food, chilli sauces and products, chilli plants, five challenges, cooking demonstrations, live blues music, and of course myriad beers to try at this fabulous brewery and venue in central Brisbane.
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