Roll up, roll up — but not to the usual placed filled with carnival-themed antics at this time of year. Over at Kangaroo Point, Sea Legs Brewing Co is also getting in on the Ekka-themed action. And, sure, the real thing is great, but here you can also sip strawberry milkshake IPA.
Also on offer at the inner-city brewery's four-day festivities: a heap of food, such as dagwood dogs, loaded fries, churros and pizza rolls; plenty of games, spanning both the carnival and arcade-type; and, unsurprisingly, fewer people than you'll find at the showgrounds. The last one really can't be overstated, especially if you're fond of avoiding the annual Ekka flu.
If that sounds like your ideal way to get into the spirit of show season, head along from midday daily between Tuesday, August 13 and Friday, August 16. That includes the Ekka public holiday, should you be in need of a watering hole to while away your day off.