If you like your alcohol amber in colour and hoppy in flavour, you can fill most of your weekends with a Brisbane beer festival. There's usually one on somewhere around town, if not more than one — and Barrel Fest is the latest.
From 10am onwards on Saturday, August 11, Newstead Brewing Co's new shindig will celebrate brews that have taken their time, and sat ageing in barrels in the process. In total, there'll be 24 barrel-aged tipples on offer across the day, split across two seven-hour sessions. Yes, that means you can sip your way through 12 different types between 10am–5pm, then back it up with another 12 across 5pm–12am.
Newstead Brewing's own beers will be pouring through the taps at the brewery's Newstead site, and they'll have company from other Australian and international brews. Entry is free, although you'll need to purchase your drinks — with $15 getting you a commemorative glass and your first beverage.