We’ve got some beer-y good news for all you Gold Coast brews lovers that is sure to quench your thirst for a good time.
The beloved Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is returning to the Gold Coast and for the first time ever, the iconic beer celebration will be held over two epic days at the beachside precinct of Broadbeach’s Kurrawa Park on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. They've just announced their entertainment, food and drinks lineup and we can confirm it's absolutely lager-than-life.
Turning six years old—and more than ready to celebrate it—the beer extravaganza is bringing together over 50 brewers from the most loved breweries around Australia and more than 300 individual brews, as a whirlwind celebration of craft beer, creativity and quality. There will also be a range of festival exclusives and limited release flavours, so you’ll be one of the first to get your lips around these frothies. Crafted is celebrating the return of festival faves such as Balter Brewing, Hard FIZZ and Range Brewing, as well as weloming some crafty newcomers such as Better Beer and Wandana Brewing Co.
Once you’ve got your beer gut in full force, tuck into some of the mouth-watering bites from local foodies, such as California Tacos, Cychos Buffalo Wings, O'Crumbs Burger Truck and many more. Keep the good vibes going with tunes from indie-rock royalty, British India, Byron Bay's Bobby Au, Brisbane singer-songwriter Hallie and plenty more.
Could you ask for more than Australia's finest beers and a sunshine-filled day on one of the Gold Coast's most idyllic beachfront locations? Well, the team from Crafted have not finished yet. Beer Yoga is coming back and the game that brings out the competitive streak in even the most refined craft lovers, Giant Ping Pong will return to turn up the heat.
The 2020 and 2021 Crafted Beer & Cider Festivals sold out early, so be sure to snag your tickets schooner rather than later.
While you wait to quench your thirst, here are the some of the best craft breweries to hit around the Gold Coast.
Image credit: Crafted Beer & Cider Festival