We’ve got some beery good news for hops lovers of Brisbane—which should cover just about all of you (we pity those who never developed a palate for the amber liquid gold).
Yep, step aside for a moment, because Brisbane is moving on up in the craft beer world with the announcement we’re getting a brand new festival celebrating all things craft beer. And it's going to be huge.
Every year, the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Awards crowns an elite selection of brewers whose craft is considered worthy of your taste buds’ attention. For the first time ever, they're giving us the chance to sample these brews all in one place and revel in the presence of beer royalty, with their inaugural ‘Kingdom of Beers.'
The date for Kingdom of Beers has been set for Saturday 7 March with a sunny location already secured at the Brisbane Showgrounds. The event will have a day session and a night session, with times of either 1pm–4.30pm or 5pm–8.30pm to choose from.
Expect pop-up bars where you can wander, sample brews, and geek out over hops directly with a variety of brewers, including faves like Stone & Wood, Newstead Brewing Co., Slipstream Brewing, Catchment Brewing Co., Soapbox Beer, Bacchus and more.
Together with the brews, the Kingdom of Beers has promised chews (AKA food trucks galore), some pretty sweet live music performances and games. Basically, we’re expecting an all ‘round feel-good environment that’s certain to embody all the things we love most about Brisbane.
For something a little different, the festival will also feature some unique beers brewed with water from the Pacific Ocean. Through a collaboration with Seqwater, 13 breweries have crafted specialty beers using desalinated water. In keeping with the sustainability them, all tickets will also include a beer tasting cup—cheers to that.
Jump over to the website to find out more and get your tickets—early birds can nab them for $10 instead of $20 at the door on the day.
When: Saturday 7 March, 1pm–4.30pm and 5pm–8.30pm
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds
Find out more and get tickets here.
Prefer gin? Check out this botanical festival hitting town soon.
Image credit: Tim Bennet