Crafted Beer and Cider Festival 2020
Spend a Saturday enjoying beachside brews, beats and beer yoga.
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, which takes place from 12–8.30pm on Saturday, November 28.
Held at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach — and postponed from its originally slated September date — 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 Currumbin Valley Brewing join up with visitors from elsewhere in Queensland and interstate, such as Brouhaha Brewery, Jindabyne Brewing, Soapbox Beer and Gage Roads Brewing Co — and that's but a few of the many beer houses to be represented on the day. More of a cider person? Expect a range of cideries making the pilgrimage to the Coast, too.
Food-wise, there'll be food trucks and other street food eats. As for music lineup, Cheap Fakes, Beddy Rays, Sunflower, Citrus Daze and Eyethewild are among the bands providing the soundtrack to your day.
Also on the day's agenda is beer yoga, where you can perform a few downward dogs before you down your beer — it's all about balance, after all.
Updated October 21.