Crafted Beer and Cider Festival 2021
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 for 2021 from 12–9pm on Saturday, September 11.
Held at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach each year, the beer festival will unite more than 40 of Australia's top craft breweries, over 250 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 will be joining up with visitors from elsewhere in Queensland and interstate, such as Brouhaha Brewery, Heads of Noosa, 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, spanning tacos, wings, toasties, calamari, pizzas and more. As for music lineup, Luca Brasi, Teenage Joans, Electrik Lemonade, Debbies, The Flowers, Pure Milk and Beatniks DJs are among the acts 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. Or, play ping pong, shoot hoops and take part in a beer paddle race.