Stand and raise a beer, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is back on!
With Queensland event restrictions easing, organisers are excited to announce that Crafted Beer & Cider Festival will once again be happening in the beautiful surrounds of Broadbeach, now on Saturday 28th November 2020, and will play host to over 40 of the country’s top craft breweries, gourmet food trucks and live music.
Quenching thirsts for a fourth year, the Gold Coast’s premier outdoor beer and cider event serves up a day-long celebration ocean-side within the leafy precinct of Kurrawa Park. Lovers of a good drop can expect more than 200 individual brews including a range of specialty releases and Crafted Festival exclusives, so punters are sure to find one that hits the spot.
Major Events Gold Coast CEO, Jan McCormick said: “Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is quickly becoming one of the must-attend festivals on the Gold Coast events calendar. I therefore commend the organisers’ resilience in managing to regroup and postpone the event to November 2020, so the country’s best craft brewers can still bring their brews to the ‘Coast. It’s a win-win for beer lovers and the Gold Coast!”
With the festival’s line-up announcement stacked full of local talent, organisers will be launching ‘Local’s Lane’ for the first time ever, a dedicated area to shine a spotlight on the local brewing industry. It will showcase GC brewers such as Balter Brewing, Black Hops Brewing and Currumbin Valley Brewing as well as the Gold Coast’s freshest hops, Bob’s Beers, which is due to open in Surfers very soon. To continue to tantalise the tastebuds of the regular festival goers, the festival will also host a range of new breweries to its line-up, including Brisbane coffee roasters turned brewers Fonzie Abbott Brewing Company, rock and roll brewers from Mooloolaba Black Flag Brewing as well as a brewery coming in from the border bubble town of Ballina, Seven Mile Brewing, amongst others.
Sours, seltzers and classic ales, lagers and ciders can be expected in droves. However, if you’re looking for a different kind of drink to wet the whistle, Gold Coast institution Granddad Jack’s Craft Distillery have got you covered, as they return with their impressive double-storey Craft Spirits Bar and award-winning craft spirits & cocktails to help shake up your afternoon.
It won’t just be the beers flowing, but good vibes too as Crafted Festival teams up with Gold Coast Music to bring you a music-filled day. Catch funk and reggae blenders Cheap Fakes and Brisbane rockers Beddy Rays as they hit the Gold Coast Music Stage along with Sunflower, Dopamine, the Gold Coast’s Citrus Daze and Eyethewild. Beatniks DJs will also be pumping the decks to keep the good times pouring, and the festival’s very special headliner will be announced in the coming weeks.
After putting your tastebuds to work trying beers, it will be time to start on food pairings. Tacos with a tropical pale ale? Or is a citrus blend more suited to a Spanish paella? This year, Crafted Festival is delivering only the best food trucks and gourmet goods from South-East Queensland. Featuring bites for all types of palates, expect to see everything from gourmet Italian arancini to juicy stacked burgers and the scrumptious gluten-free doughnuts.
To keep the excitement levels at a high, everyone’s favourite delivery friend Jimmy Brings will be launching the all-new Jimmy Brings Games Arena. With ping pong tables, basketball hoops and more you can play against your mates, show off your mad games skills and win some epic Jimmy Brings prizes while you’re at it.
If all of this is not yet satisfying you, then maybe Beer Yoga will help quench your thirst. Contort yourself with a beer in hand, just like Twister… only better. Or perhaps you’ll live out your dream of winning a food eating competition, pick your poison – hot dogs or wings?
The safety and wellbeing of patrons is the Crafted Beer and Cider Festival team’s number one priority. Organisers will be implementing a strict Government approved COVID-safe industry plan with measures including contact tracing, hand sanitiser stations, plenty of space to socially distance while on-site with no dancing.
Crafted Beer & Cider Festival had sold out prior to the date reschedule and has now been able to increase capacity slightly with new tickets released. These tickets will not last so there’s never been a better time to give in to the beer pressure. Don’t leave your mates saying ‘wish you were beer’.
CRAFTED BEER + CIDER FESTIVAL
27 South Brewing – BRISBANE
All Inn Brewing Co. – BRISBANE
Ballistic Beer Co – BRISBANE
Balter Brewing Company – GOLD COAST
Black Hops Brewing – GOLD COAST
Black Flag Brewing – SUNSHINE COAST
Bobs Beer – GOLD COAST
Bridge Road Brewers – VIC
Brick Lane Brewing Co. – VIC
Burleigh Brewing Co. – GOLD COAST
Cheeky Tiki Cider – BUNDABERG
Currumbin Valley Brewing – GOLD COAST
Deep Creek – NZ
Fonzie Abbott Brewing Company – BRISBANE
Frank’s Cider – TAS
Gage Roads Brewing Co. – WA
Granite Belt Cider Co – WARWICK
Green Beacon Brewing Co. – BRISBANE
Hello Sunshine Cider – WA
Insel Brauerei – GERMANY
Jindabyne Brewing – NSW
Lost Palms Brewing Co. – GOLD COAST
Madocke Beer Brewing Company – GOLD COAST
Moon Dog Brewing – VIC
Matso’s Brewery – WA
Pirate Life Brewing – SA
Range Brewing – BRISBANE
Seven Mile Brewing Co. – NSW
Stone & Wood Brewing Co. – NSW
Sunly Seltzer – NSW
Soapbox Beer – BRISBANE
Your Mates Brewing Co. – SUNSHINE COAST
Yulli’s Brews – NSW
+ more to be announced
Cychos Buffalo Wings
Micasa Burger Truck
The Wiener Haus
Abbiocco Food Truck
Gluten Free Donuts
Samba Catering Co.
+ more to be announced
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