Crafted Beer and Cider Festival 2019

Spend a Saturday enjoying beachside brews, beats and beer yoga.
Kat Hayes
Published on September 04, 2019


The Gold Coast, with its enviable combination of good weather and beaches, already gives off festival vibes all year round. But the real kicker happens when you add beer to all of that goodness. Add vitamins B (beer) and C (cider) to the vitamin D you cop on the coast with the Crafted Beer and Cider Festival, on Saturday, September 7.

Taking place in Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach, the beer festival will unite more than 40 of Australia's top craft breweries, over 200 different brews and some good food and live music to line your stomachs and ears. It's as good an excuse as any for a cheeky getaway to the Goldy.

Locals like Balter Brewing Company, Black Hops Brewing and Burleigh Brewing Co join up with visitors like Sydney's Akasha Brewing Company, Yulli's Brews and Young Henrys, plus Victoria's Bridge Road Brewers and Moon Dog — and that's but a few of the many beer houses to be represented on the day. More of a cider person? Far From the Tree and Granite Belt Cider Co. are some of the cideries making the pilgrimage to the Coast.

Food-wise, your picks span Little Havana, Smokin' Grill BBQ, Mac From Way Back, The Wiener House and more — including a hot dog-eating contest. The music lineup is equally eclectic with The Delta Riggs, Wharves, Seaside and Nice Biscuit among the bands providing the soundtrack to your day. Also on the day's agenda is comedy, a ping pong competition and beer yoga, where you can perform a few downward dogs before you down your beer — it's all about balance, after all.


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