Beer, glorious beer! Crisp lager and ale. And since we’re all here: beer paddles with pale! (See what we did there?)
Brisvegas will soon welcome its favourite festival, Brewsvegas, paving the way for Brisbane’s hoppiest brew concoctions. Whether you want an awesome after work tipple with your colleagues, a romantic lunch or dinner with your lover, or a complete degustation, our list below will help you. We’ve trundled through all 100 Brewsvegas events and narrowed it down to our top 10 favourites that are sure to please.
Battle of the Barrel III
Battle of the Barrel is Brewskis night of nights, featuring the best of American beer, whether high up in the northern hemisphere or way down south, all in to fight against Victoria’s own Boatrocker Brewery collection. You’ll get at least 12 different barrel aged beers, a cheese platter and great chat from representatives from each brewery. Beer list released seven days before the day.
Fishing with Aether
Beer swigging and fishing are two of Australia’s greatest activities, so Aether Brewing have matched them together for the ultimate bro day trip (or even as an awesome date)! Join Aether Brewing owners Dave and Jimmy as they cruise the ocean for some fishing, beer tasting, tasty food and plenty of gas bagging.
About eight kilometres south of the city is Ballistic Beer Company, and to help launch Brewsvegas, they’ve organised a proper festival. As well as beer of various sorts, they’ll have food trucks, live music and entertainment fit for the family. Perhaps have a taste of their latest beer called Sleep When You’re Dead as you get a whiff of the slow-burning BBQ nearby.
The Milton Good Beer Trail
Milton is home to the national icon, Suncorp Stadium, but few realise that this suburb west of Brisbane CBD is brimming with fancy beer brews – and it’s still growing! This cruisy pub crawl is on all through Brewsvegas. It is self-guided, self-paced and seriously satisfying. Make a whole afternoon of it!
Beer, Bacon and Bags
Lots of food goes well with beer, but not as good as bacon. And what activity goes well with beers and bacon? Bean bag tossing of course! The Sea Legs Brewing Company will be transformed into Cornhole Arena. Team up for your chance to win stacks of prizes. One ticket includes entry to the cornhole tournament and a limited edition Sea Legs brew.
Bière et Fromage
Whoever said “only wine goes with cheese” hasn’t tasted cheese with beer – especially French cheese. At Brendale Brewery, you can get the ultimate culture shock as their brewers talk through a selection of beer while their friends at Le Fromage Yard school you on their cheese. Enjoy four beers matched with cheese, as part of your ticket.
Catchment Brewing Company is curating the best conglomeration of food and beer, expertly mixed together to tantalise your taste buds. Molecular Monday will be the ultimate date night for you and your Tinder pick. Or make it a night for mates, but be sure to hurry, there are only 20 tickets.
Japanese Game Show Night: Round III
Beer is not made to be drunk in silence; it’s to bring friends and strangers together. And it works best when the afternoon or evening is filled with shenanigans. Zero Fox over in Teneriffe will host another Japanese Game Show Night, filled with the weirdest and quirkiest activities that will make you say WTF more than once.
Hoppy as F$%k USA 2.0
Here’s something for you beer aficionados with a huge lust for US brews. Brewski has sourced some crazy concoctions from the states; West Coast, East Coast, Brut, DDH or TDH – they don’t care, as long as it’s hoppy as F$%K! Expect 16 taps from breweries you love and breweries you’ve never heard of.
Attack of the Hop Monsters
We’ve had beer mixed with dinner, beer mixed with cheese, and beer mixed with crazy Japanese games, but we bet you’ve never heard of beer mixed with arcade gaming. Netherworld Arcade is a palace of beer and arcade fanatics, and for Brewsvegas, they’ll be premiering a new ‘Attack of the Hop Monsters’ pinball machine, showcasing some ‘Hop Monster’ art, and sharing Bentspoke beer. Grab a flight and you’ll receive a limited edition hop monster enamel pin.