CRAFTED Beer & Cider Festival Expands – More Brews, Food + Artists Announced

Less than eight weeks away from brewski heaven, Gold Coast’s premier beer and cider event Crafted Beer & Cider Festival are raising the bar with an additional announcement of drinks, music and food!

Returning to Broadbeach for their appetising third year in a row, this day-long feast for the senses takes over Kurrawa Park Saturday, September 7. Expanding with both fan favourite and brand new breweries, more artists, a craft spirits bar and a unique people’s choice awards – all in a neatly sized in an exclusive 18+ outdoor precinct.

Adding to the 37 breweries already announced, Gold Coast’s frothy institution Balter Brewing Company are returning for their third year running, bringing their much loved XPA’s and more! Not the only reoffenders, Pirate Life Brewing bring their flavourful range, alongside Brisbane’s Catchment Brewing Co. for their first time to Crafted Beer & Cider Festival.

With a keen eye for a scoop, and good nose for a brew, the team behind The Betoota Advocate are back for their second year with the much loved Betoota Bitter. Making their debut appearances at the festival are fellow Queenslanders Sea Legs Brewing Company, along with Brick Lane Brewing, Franks Cider and Deep Creek who will be making the long journey up from Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand; a golden (h)opportunity to try both interstate and international flavours.

It’s not just delicious beer and cider which will be on offer, award winning Miami craft distillery Granddad Jack’s Craft Spirits Bar will be popping up in a two-storey vintage bar, presenting their world class range of craft spirits in the waterfront location.

The good times don’t stop there, with Brisbane indie favourites Nice Biscuit leading the second artist announcement and promising to raise the (open air) roof at the festival stage. Indie roots heartthrob Jack Botts vibrant live performance will go down like a treat when paired a cool summer ale on the lawn. Plus, last but not yeast, Crafted Festival regulars Beatniks DJs return, slinging their vinyl to get people dancing. These three join the already stacked line-up of The Delta Riggs, WHARVES, Seaside and Concrete Surfers.

Schooner or later you’re bound to get hungry, so what better place than Crafted Festival to unleash that inner foodie and chomp through a huge selection of the best food trucks and gourmet delights the South East Queensland has to offer. A culinary trip around the globe, Crafted Festival has now added QLD Pizza Bros to satisfy all the wood-fire oven cravings, alongside Happys Food Truck for all the Asian desires, not to mention their extra nine already announced food vendors.

For those who consider themselves a master of the malt or cider connoisseur, launching at this year’s event will be the inaugural Jimmy Brings People’s Choice Award, where attendees will be able to vote for the best beer or cider on ground. With a whopping 200+ brews on showcase, choosing a favourite will be harder than it sounds!

Crafted Festival has gone green, with every ticket purchased coming with a FREE Crafted Festival reusable cup so fans can help the environment one beer at a time! The festival has also partnered with Square to make sampling all of the brews as quick and easy as possible via their simple tap and go payment system.

The full timetable for activities on the day will be announced very soon. With early bird tickets already sold out, first release tickets are now on sale and moving fast.

Crafted Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $800m to the state’s economy in 2019.

12PM – 8:30PM
4 Pines Brewing Company – NSW
Aether Brewing – BRISBANE
Akasha Brewing Company – NSW
Archer Brewing – BRISBANE
Ballistic Beer Co – BRISBANE
Balter Brewing Company – GOLD COAST
Betoota Bitter – BETOOTA
Black Hops Brewing – GOLD COAST
Brick Lane Brewing Co. – VIC
Bridge Road Brewers – VIC
Brouhaha Brewery – SUNSHINE COAST
Burleigh Brewing Co – GOLD COAST
Catchment Brewing Co. – BRISBANE
Croft Brewing Company – BRISBANE
Currumbin Valley Brewing – GOLD COAST
Deep Creek – NZ
Diablo Ginger Beer – SUNSHINE COAST
Far From The Tree Cider – USA
Fixation Brewing Co. – VIC
Fortitude Brewing Co. – GOLD COAST
Frank’s Cider – TAS
Gage Roads Brewing Co. – WA
Granite Belt Cider Co – WARWICK
Green Beacon Brewing Co. – BRISBANE
Hop Nation Brewing Co. – VIC
Lost Palms Brewing Co. – GOLD COAST
Matso’s Brewery – WA
Moon Dog Brewery – VIC
New Belgium – USA
Newstead Brewing Co. – BRISBANE
Patch Brewing – BRISBANE
ParrotDog – NZ
Pikes Beer Company – SA
Pirate Life Brewing – SA 
Sea Legs Brewing Company – BRISBANE
Slipsteam Brewing – BRISBANE
Soapbox Beer – BRISBANE
Stone and Wood Brewing Co. – NSW
The Welder’s Dog – NSW
Willie Smith’s Organic Apple Cider – TAS
Young Henrys – NSW
Your Mates Brewing Co. – SUNSHINE COAST
Yoyogi Japanese Craft Beer (Harajuku Gyoza) – GOLD COAST
Yulli’s Brews – NSW

The Delta Riggs
Nice Biscuit
Concrete Surfers
Jack Botts

Beatniks DJs

Abbiocco Food Truck
Cychos Buffalo Wings
Dick’s Burgers
Fiery Deli
Gluten Free Donuts
Happys Food Truck
Little Havana
Mac from Way Back
QLD Pizza Bros 
Smokin’ Grill BBQ
The Wiener Haus

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