Crafted Beer and Cider Festival 2022
Spend two days in Broadbeach enjoying beachside brews, beats and beer yoga.
May 13, 2022
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 2022 across two huge days for the first time ever — from 11am–8.30pm on Saturday, August 27 and 11am–6.30pm on Sunday, August 28.
Held at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach each year, the beer festival will unite more than 50 of Australia's top craft breweries, over 300 different brews, and some good food and live music to line your stomachs and ears. Yes, 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 Aether Brewing, Easy Times Brewing, Slipstream Brewing and Revel Brewing — 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.
Although the focus on beer and cider is right there in the name, Crafted will also welcome Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery and Carafe Wine — for cocktails, craft spirits and vino.
Food-wise, there'll be food trucks and other street food eats, spanning tacos, wings, bao, burgers, doughnuts and more.
As for music lineup, British India, Bobby Alu, Hallie, Melaleuca and Beatniks DJs are among the acts providing the soundtrack to the two days.
Also on the fest'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 instead.
CRAFTED 2022 LINEUP:
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