That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment
If there’s one thing us Australians are known for, it’s a love of beer. While the international stereotype may relegate us to Fosters-swilling bogandom, we know the truth – our country is chock-full of damn good brewers who are passionate about making the best brews around. If you froth over the good stuff, be sure to mark September 21 and 22 in your calendar because the Beer InCider Experience is back at the Brisbane Showgrounds … and its bringing way more than just suds.
As the name alludes, the Beer InCider Experience is first and foremost about the bevvies – and this year’s edition has well and truly delivered in that department. More than 300 beers and ciders will be available to sip and sample your way through, including a very decent range of brews that have been made exclusively for the festival. Expect drops from the likes of local heroes Green Beacon Brewing Co, Newstead Brewing Co., Revel Brewing Co., Ballistic Beer Co, Burleigh Brewing Co., Balter Brewing Company and Stone & Wood Brewing, as well as interstate mates KAIJU! Beer, Gage Roads Brewing Co., Young Henrys, Bentspoke Brewing Co and many more. The cider portion of the weekend is well-repped with drops from Batlow Cider Co., Willie Smith’s, The Hills Cider Co., Three Oaks and more, while there will also be a selection of cocktails, ginger beer and wine for those who don’t dig the hops. A range of amazing food vendors will be there to help line your tum – think Netherworld’s Hellmouth Diner, Tippler’s Tap, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, Mac From Way Back and loads more.
When it comes to the entertainment portion of the festival, the Beer InCider Experience has truly outdone itself this year. It’s practically a music festival in its own right, with a line-up featuring The Smith Street Band, The Jungle Giants, Tired Lion, Bad//Dreems, Press Club, Bugs and more spread over the two days. There will also be a whole ping-pong arena, a brand-new dedicated Brewer’s Stage presented by Aether Brewing, and Balter is setting up a giant Tiñata (you can draw your own conclusions there). As if that’s not enough to make you feel good, the Beer InCider Experience has taken increased steps to become a green and sustainable affair – you can read more about that here.
The final release of Beer InCider Experience tickets are on sale now – to snap one up, head to the official website.