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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.

December 2023

birthday brewers lunch at bineIt’s our 10th Birthday and to celebrate we’re throwing a Brewers Lunch with some of our favourite drops from the past decade! And we’ve decided to give away ANOTHER meal & beer for a year to one lucky attendee🥩🍺
Darryl Sweeney from Pirate Life will be in to talk all things brewing such as the process itself, equipment used, branding, marketing, distribution, and much more! 🎁🎉
Running from 12:30 pm – 4:30pm Friday, December 8th, and for $69 enjoy a 3-course meal and as many beers as your heart desires!
Get your tickets here 🎟
helios turns sixHow time flies…has it really been six years? Apparently, it has!
Join the gang at Helios as we pour a very special line-up of beers, feast on some delicious food, enjoy some great live music, blow the candles out on the cake, and reminisce over some of our favourite stories from the past six years.
Our special tap line-up is set to include some core favourites, plus:
– NEW Bourbon Barrel Aged Kronos ’23!
– OG Kronos ’23 (for comparing to the BA version…it’s science!)
– NEW Dionysus Oat Cream DIPA
– NEW Hoppy Lemon Saison
– Tortuous Twins Imperial Candy Sour
– Passionberry Smoothie Sour
– Borealis 200 Day Pilsner
– ‘Classic Series’ Dark Mild
For food, we couldn’t go past everyone’s favourite smash patties by Miteys Burgers!
Music will be covered by L.R. Marsh to get the party atmosphere kicking off!
So come one, come all, to celebrate six years of Helios Brewing Company. 😃
st bernardus day sbcWith a 99 score on BeerAdvocate, one beer that is truly worthy of having its very own day to celebrate is St. Bernardus ABT 12. On December 12, we celebrate this World class beer. In anticipation of this momentous day, we have teamed up with The Cheeseboard Cave to create a traditional Trappist cave-aged camembert that has beer-washed with ABT 12. For one day only, you can indulge yourself with a Smiling Monk High Tea! A high tea unlike any you have experienced before. A taster pour of ABT 12, cheese platter, and a St Bernardus t-shirt and glass to take home.
ABT 12 is a traditional abbey ale brewed in the classic style of Belgium’s Trappist Monks. It is almost ebony in color, smooth, creamy and full bodied with a richness of texture that is almost oily and very assertive, like a warming coconut brandy. ABT 12 sits at a bold 10% ABV.
The cheese (affectionately named Bernie) has been made using a traditional Trappist method. A technique was perfected by Monks in Europe during the middle age. Bernie started out life as a camembert style cheese. At two days old the baby cheeses were soaked in a bath of St Bernardus ABT 12 for 48 hours. After the bath, they were gently rubbed with more ABT 12 and turned daily for two weeks. The cheeses continued to be turned daily until they developed a velvety rind. The end result is a creamy cheese with a definite St Bernardus ABT 12 finish.
Make your ABT 12 Day perfect with a Smiling Monk High Tea. The High tea packs are extremely limited and available only by pre-purchase. You can enjoy your cheese and beer any time Tuesday December 12 between 4pm and 8pm. Why not make a night of it? Click the link to secure your spot.
To get you in the mood running up to ABT 12 day, we have also thrown together a sweet Saint B merch pack to give away to one lucky fan. Included in the pack is a Saint Bernardus ABT 12 canvas, t-shirt, 250ml glass, 150ml glass and two bottles of ABT 12. From Monday December 4 to Monday December 12 every ABT 12 purchase over the bar puts you in the running to win the pack. Get one entry for a taster, two for a pot and three for a schooner.
Saint Bernardus Smiling Monk High Tea $35
Tickets include 250ml Saint Bernardus branded glassware and t-shirt, a 150ml ABT 12 taster & cheese plate to enjoy on December 12 at Saccharomyces Beer Cafe. Please select your size and preferred cut when purchasing. T-shirt numbers and sizes are limited and it is first in best dressed in a sweet Saint B T. Please select a size larger than you would normally. The shirts are of a smaller fit than usual.
No shirts in your size? Grab a Smiling Monk High Tea without the shirt for $30!
Tickets on sale November 4.

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The Coffs Coast Craft Beer and Music Festival is at the Hoey Moey on Saturday, 18th of November, from 12pm!

There will be 24 craft breweries and 7 bands and a DJ until late!

coffs coast beer and music festCraft breweries include Wobble Chook Brewing Co, King Tide Brewing, Woopi Brewing Co, Seeker Brewing, New England Brewing, Seven Mile Brewing, Your Mates Brewing, Bricklane Brewing, Little Creatures, Stone & Wood, Sanctus, Gallows Brewing, Coopers, Common People Brewing Co, Precinct Brewing, 4 Pines, Balter, Six String Brewing, Wandana Brewing, Two Mates Brewing, Black Hops, Great Hops, Good Folk Brewing, and Hope Estate.

Live music is by Billie-Jo Porter, Jam Jar, Temperate, Random Panda, Blind Pretty, Hey Lenny, and Downhill Bombers followed by a DJ until late.

This event is in association with Support Act – The Heart and Hand of live music.

Get your FREE tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/CIHJC.

All event descriptions have been written by the host of the event (not Hop On Brewery Tours) and are consolidated here from other media channels for your convenience. If you find an error or discrepancy, please contact the organiser directly.