Beer and cider lovers of the Gold Coast, by gosh are we about to make your day!
A few months back we shared news that a brand new beer and cider festival was in the works and, not surprisingly, you lot were giddy with excitement. Well folks, even we underestimated the volume of beery good times that was soon to grace our sunny shores.
Launching Saturday 4 November, Crafted, Gold Coast’s ripper new beer and cider festival will help cement the Coast as a legit destination for craft beer. Our favourite local breweries—including Miami’s yet-to-launch Lost Palms Brewing—will be joined by a mega line up of breweries from Brisbane, as well as further afield from New South Wales, Victoria, Tassie and Western Australia, with more to be announced as the event draws closer. We shit you not. That’s 100+ brews from 20-plus breweries already confirmed; check out the line-up below and start frothing!
If that wasn’t enough, they’ve already engaged a handful of GC and Brisbane’s rising stars, with music supplied by energetic nine-piece party band Bullhorn, indie rockers Ivey, blues and vintage rock duo The Ruiins, psych-rock act Baskervillain and DJs, who’ll keep the crowds entertained throughout the afternoon and well past sunset. All your favourite food trucks are also being rounded up and we’re told to expect some cool surprises to be announced over the coming months.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Just kidding! This is real life, peeps, and this summer you’ll actually be wandering around a massive beer and cider festival, beachside in Broadbeach’s Pratten Park. Damn, Gold Coast, you just keep on giving, dontcha?
Tickets are on sale now for $28+ BF, which gets you entry to the event and a whole afternoon of entertainment, socialising, chit chats with the brewers and general fun times. And as is the dealio with most beery expos, you’ll buy a loaded ‘crafted cash’ card that can be redeemed for various sample sizes, as well as food.
Can it just be November already?!
Breweries already confirmed:
4 Pines Beer | NSW
Balter Brewing Company | GOLD COAST
Batlow Cider Co. | NSW
Black Hops Brewing | GOLD COAST
Brouhaha Brewery | SUNSHINE COAST
Burleigh Brewing Co | GOLD COAST
Capital Brewing Co. | ACT
Fixation Brewing Co. | NSW
Granite Belt Cider Co. | WARWICK
Gage Roads Brewing Co | WA
Lost Palms Brewing Co. | GOLD COAST
Modus Operandi Brewing | NSW
Mornington Peninsula Brewery | VIC
Newstead Brewing Company | BRISBANE
Slipstream Brewing Company | BRISBANE
Stockade Brew Co | NSW
Stone & Wood Brewing Company | NSW
Willie Smith's Organic Apple Cider | TAS
Your Mates Brewing Co. | SUNSHINE COAST
+ more to be announced
What: Crafted Beer & Cider Festival
When: Saturday 4 November; 12pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pratten Park, Broadbeach
Cost: $28 + BF (early bird rate), plus ‘crafted cash’ beer fund
Image credit: The Urban List