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Collabfest 2022

The Scottish beer behemoth is dedicating a weekend to celebrating four local breweries — and their brand new brews.
By Sarah Ward
September 06, 2022
By Sarah Ward
September 06, 2022

Since setting up its local base back in 2019, BrewDog has been serving Brisbanites plenty of cold ones, with the Scottish beer behemoth making this sunny city of ours its Australian home. Over that time, you've probably sat by the river and knocked back the company's brews — but at its annual Collabfest festival, you'll be encouraged to try yeasty bevvies from other breweries.

Running from Thursday, October 20–Sunday, October 23, this weekend-long event will celebrate brews from four other beer-making outfits from across southeast Queensland. In 2022, Parched Brewing, Revel, Froth Rookies and Bacchus Brewing are getting some love, and the chosen spots always brew brand new (and unique) beers for the occasion, too — so expect to taste something that you haven't sipped before.

On that list: a Monte Carlo biscuit ale, a hemp IIIPA, a coconut cream pie sour and a hoppy Saison.

Also, there are two parts to the shindig. First, it all kicks off with a Thursday night launch, which is obviously when the party begins. Then, until Sunday, you'll be able to drop by and drink the Collabfest brews whenever you like.

Although BrewDog is making a big deal of teaming up with other brewers, this fest is simply an expansion of its current approach. Already, its DogTap taproom serves up other tipples from the Sunshine State — but when it comes to beer, any excuse for a party will do.

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