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Sep
4
Fri
BentSpoke’s Start of Spring Carnival @ The Cannery @ The Cannery
Sep 4 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm

BentSpoke’s Start of Spring Carnival @ The Cannery
After their WinterFeast event in July, BentSpoke couldn’t wait to open up the Cannery doors again for the annual Start of Spring Carnival! They’re opening up the Cannery doors on the first weekend in September to say goodbye to winter and hello to warmer Spring days. And, what better way to do it than with a cold beer fresh from the brewery, amazing low and slow BBQ from Black Bear BBQ and live local music. Enjoy fresh beers pouring from their 12-tap container bar, coffee roasting classes in the mornings, brewery tours, live local music and art experiences, all amongst the backdrop of their brewery tanks and fermenters. On Sunday, treat dad to a special beer experience, with BentSpoke’s Father’s Day tickets featuring a sample bar of 4 BentSpoke beers, along with a guided tasting with their head brewer and co-founder, Richard Watkins. And, if you purchase one of their Father’s Day exclusive gift packs, they’ll have it ready and waiting for you on the day! On Friday, BentSpoke will be kicking off with ‘The Pub @ The Cannery’ 3pm-8pm. Entry is free on Friday, but with strictly limited capacity, so be sure to get in early!
Tickets essential and available online at shop.bentspoke.beer for the following sessions:
Saturday the 5th 9am-2pm
Saturday the 5th 2:15pm-7pm
Sunday the 6th 10am-2pm
Sunday the 6th 2:15-7pm
The Start of Spring Carnival will be held at 79 Lysaght Street, Mitchell ACT.

Sep
29
Tue
BentSpoke Celebrates Oktoberfest @ BentSpoke Braddon BrewPub & the Cannery in Mitchell
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 10:00 pm


Exclusive German style beers and authentic German food at BentSpoke’s Braddon BrewPub & Mitchell Cannery for Oktoberfest

Because you can’t travel this year, BentSpoke is celebrating Oktoberfest in Canberra! At the Braddon BrewPub from the 29th of September to the 5th of October, and at the Cannery in Mitchell on the 3rd and 4th of October.

At the brew pub enjoy four specially brewed German style beers paired with German food by head chef Bernd Brademann. Food specials include a pork knuckle katsu sandwich, Hanchen and Knodel. For the brave, there will also be a Bentwurst (currywurst) heat challenge – take on the hottest and earn a free beer.

On the 3rd and 4th of October, BentSpoke will celebrate Oktoberfest at the Cannery in Mitchell. The 12-tap container bar will be pouring 12 BentSpoke beers, including four specialty German style beers. They will also have BentSpoke 1 litre steins available for the festival so you can get your first stein filled with Morts Gold. To accompany the beer, The Masters of Oompah and German Music Show Band will be providing authentic German music and classic Oktoberfest experiences. German food specials including pork, sauerkraut and sausage will be served all weekend. The specialty beers for both events include Farrah’s Wheat (Hefeweizen), Goat (Doppelbock), Mort’s Gold (German Pilsner) and Oscar the Rauch (Rauch bier.) BentSpoke’s line up of IPAs and limited release beers will also be on tap at both events.

shop.bentspoke.beer/oktoberfest

Oct
31
Sat
THE MANE EVENT: Beerfarm x Mane Liquor Big Hazy Launch @ Mane Liquor
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Beerfarm and Mane Liquor’s collaboration beer the Big Hazy is being launched this Saturday 31 October.
‘The Mane Event’ sees the hazy IPA launch at the Perth specialty bottle shop Mane Liquor with cans available for sale alongside growler refills from a keg. Other beers from the Beerfarm stable will also be available. T-shirts featuring the Big Hazy can designs will also be for sale.


The Mane Liquor event is followed by an after party at Besk from 4pm where Big Hazy and other Beerfarm beers are on tap.

 

Dec
4
Fri
Beer & BBQ HomeBrewed Festival @ Adelaide Showground
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm


Celebrate the best of South Australian beer, food and music at Beer & BBQ Festival HomeBrewed
The team behind Beer & BBQ Festival will return to Adelaide this year for a summer version of their much-loved festival, titled BBF HomeBrewed. The event will offer a jam-packed line up of predominantly South Australian talent (plus a few interstate buddies), with local brewers, BBQ legends and musicians coming together to provide three huge days of entertainment at Adelaide Showground, from December 4-6 2020. The full brewer line-up will be announced in mid-October, but the focus will be on the best mix of fan-favourites and emerging producers. Brewers include the likes of Woolshed Brewery, One Barrel Brewing, Pirate Life Brewing, Beernoevil, Whet Whistle, Shifty Lizard, Thug Life, Silver Bark and dozens more. A select group of cidermakers, wineries and distilleries will also be invited along.

Jan
2
Sat
GABS SUMMER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL – SUNSHINE COAST 2021 @ Sunshine Coast Stadium Foreshore
Jan 2 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

After having to postpone all of their 2020 events due to the pandemic the GABS SUMMER CRAFT BEER TOUR will be taking place in Queensland this January. The GABS tour launches on the Sunshine Coast Stadium Foreshore precinct on Saturday 2nd January, before moving on to the stunning Great Lawn at Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast on Saturday 9th January. The two sites will bring to life an outdoor exhibition of some of the country’s most loved craft breweries, along with a Champagne and Wine Lawn. A feature at the festival will be the GABS Invitational Container Bars with 120 serving taps on each. Another highlight will be the New Zealand Festival Bar where 10 breweries will be creating something exciting for the festival. These unique beers will bring the very best of NZ creativity, quality and diversity of styles. While the range of beers are the stars of the show, GABS is just as well known for putting on a spectacular event. The Summer Tour comes complete with giant Ferris wheel, great jazz and soul performers, panel discussions with industry leaders, champagne, wine and seltzer for those wanting a little more than beer and fun activations. Some of the best local food trucks and vendors will also be serving up tasty treats at each event.

Jan
9
Sat
GABS SUMMER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL – GOLD COAST 2021 @ The Great Lawn
Jan 9 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

After having to postpone all of their 2020 events due to the pandemic the GABS SUMMER CRAFT BEER TOUR will be taking place in Queensland this January. The GABS tour launches on the Sunshine Coast Stadium Foreshore precinct on Saturday 2nd January, before moving on to the stunning Great Lawn at Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast on Saturday 9th January. The two sites will bring to life an outdoor exhibition of some of the country’s most loved craft breweries, along with a Champagne and Wine Lawn. A feature at the festival will be the GABS Invitational Container Bars with 120 serving taps on each. Another highlight will be the New Zealand Festival Bar where 10 breweries will be creating something exciting for the festival. These unique beers will bring the very best of NZ creativity, quality and diversity of styles. While the range of beers are the stars of the show, GABS is just as well known for putting on a spectacular event. The Summer Tour comes complete with giant Ferris wheel, great jazz and soul performers, panel discussions with industry leaders, champagne, wine and seltzer for those wanting a little more than beer and fun activations. Some of the best local food trucks and vendors will also be serving up tasty treats at each event.

Jan
26
Tue
Green Beacon’s Australia Day tap takeover at The Windsor Hotel @ The Windsor Hotel
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm

In a WA first, Brisbane’s Green Beacon Brewing are doing an exclusive tap takeover this Australia Day at The Windsor Hotel’s Verandah Bar.

They’ll be showcasing four of their premium craft brews – Pale Ale, Passionfruit Sour, Lager & Tropical Pale Ale – as well as a limited release drop of their brand new Double Hazy IPA & Mango Sour.

There will be prizes to be won and Green Beacon will be giving away merch throughout the day.

Mar
20
Sat
Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival @ Mercure Canberra
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Mercure Canberra will host the 14th Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival on Saturday 20 March with an expanded venue and special COVID-safe arrangements.

The expansion of the event has been made possible as a result of a grant from the ACT Government to support events while the festival size has been increased to now include the grounds of the Mercure Canberra and the adjoining lawns of Batman and Gooreen Streets in Braddon.

To ensure a comfortable, safe and uncrowded environment, the Festival will now be split into two ticketed sessions from 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm. All transactions will be cashless, with a simple tap-and-go system in place for purchases.

Approximately 40 local and interstate exhibitors will be presenting up to 250 craft beers and ciders for tasting. There will also be beer/cider food-matching sessions, guest speakers and ‘meet the brewers’ sessions. A range of dining options (including local gourmet food vendors), live entertainment and family activities will be available throughout the day.

Canberra locals BentSpoke Brewing Co, Capital Brewing Co, Jono’s Jerky and others will be on show alongside interstate exhibitors like Sydney Brewery, Stone Dog Meadery, 4 Pines Brewing, Mountain Goat Beer, Lord Nelson Brewery and James Squire. Specialist cideries such as Franks Cider and Willie Smith’s Cider will exhibit their range of ciders.

Advance purchase tickets will be available for $20pp and $30pp on the day through Moshtix (booking fees apply). Children have free access to the event when accompanying parents.

Tastings (150ml) are available for $4 each.

Once again, the Festival will help raise funds for Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Relief, a locally based group that provides support for over 950 cancer patients.

Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival organiser, Jenny Farrell, said that after the disappointment of having to cancel the event in 2020, the new-look Festival will provide a tremendous showcase for Australia’s best brewers.

“To have such easy access to 40 craft brewers and three hours of entertainment for as little as $20 entry provides a perfect opportunity for both serious lovers of beer and cider and those who just want to enjoy a fun, family-friendly event in a really attractive venue,” she said.

“Canberra is the perfect place for a long weekend, so we will be expecting a large number of visitors who want to combine the Festival with visits to the many other nearby attractions.”

Festival information: canberrabeerfest.com.au

The ‘Beer Fest 2021’ package includes overnight accommodation at the 4-star Mercure Canberra, a 4-pack of award-winning Sydney Brewery beers, entry to the Festival, and breakfast. The package is available from $149 per room per night for one or two people (conditions apply).

May
28
Fri
CRAFT BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL, SUNSHINE COAST @ NightQuarter
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Sunshine Coast’s ‘cellar-bration’ of all things Craft Beer & Cider is moving to its new home in 2021 at the brand new NightQuarter entertainment precinct in Birtinya from May 28 – 30. The event will take place across four separate sessions due to COVID rules on crowds. There are a maximum 1,200 spots at each session and these kick off on Friday 28th May at 5pm, followed by the most popular Saturday sessions on 29th May at 11.30am and 5pm finishing off with the lazy Sunday session at 12pm on the 30th May. Over 30 of Australia’s best brewers and cideries have been handpicked to showcase their favourite brews and latest creations to the Sunshine Coast’s growing craft audience.