Say cheers to beers by the river this summer, all thanks to Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves precinct. You can stop by the site's resident brewery, Felons, any time you like, of course — but this two-day event will bring a whole heap of booze-makers together, pour plenty of beer and cider, and combine sitting on the grass, soaking in the sunshine and taking in the watery view.
Sound familiar? When HSW debuted Beers on the Lawn last year, it said it'd become an annual event. And, just four short months later, this brew fest is here for 2020 — because if there's one thing that Brissie can't get enough of, it's excuses to sink cold ones.
Running from 4–8pm on both Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, Beers on the Lawn will keep the frothies flowing from Felons, Range, Helios, Slipstream and Aether, as well as Semi-Pro, Brouhaha, Ballistic and Soapbox. The brewery list keeps going, with Moffat Beach, Sealegs, Revel, Land & Sea, Your Mates and Noosa Beer Co all coming along, too. And, if you're eager for something other than beer, then wine, gin, kombucha and spritzes will be your friend.
In addition to beers and then more beers, attendees will be able to tuck into a smokey barbecue menu — think pork ribs, chicken wings and burgers, woodfired pizzas, and a smoked platter that includes ribs, brisket, pickle cucumber, corn bread, fries and slaw.
Plus, in terms of entertainment, you'll be able play lawn games and table tennis, listen to live tunes, watch live artwork and check out home-brew demonstrations. Also, this fest is dog-friendly as well.