It’s back! Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces its return to the Gold Coast in 2019
Beer (and cider) swillers, throw your hands in the air – the team behind Crafted Beer & Cider Festival has announced it’s returning to the Gold Coast in 2019! This year, the popular beachside beer festival has been moved forward a few months (hurrah!) with organisers this week revealing that event will be held on Saturday September 7. You’ll have about eight hours to taste around 200 beers and ciders … don’t actually do that, okay? We just wanted to show you how big this event is. Anyway, here’s what’s in store.
Crafted Beer & Cider Festival will again take over Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach and its 2019 line-up of beer, cider, food and music is set be bigger and better than ever. A whopping 40-plus local, Australian and international breweries will present 200-plus brews (including a bunch that will be exclusive to the festival) to thirsty attendees. All of your favourite home-grown craft brewers will be there in fine form, alongside international makers like Parrot Dog (NZ), Far From The Tree Cider (USA) and New Belgium (USA), as well as new-to-festival additions like Moon Dog Brewery, Soapbox Beer and Hop Nation Brewing Co. You can scope out the first announcement of brewers here.
The beers will be accompanied by live beats, with festival organisers confirming that ear-pleasing acts The Delta Riggs, WHARVES, Seaside, and surf punks Concrete Surfers will all be hitting the seaside stage. But wait, there’s more! The food line-up has also dropped – we’re talking beer-friendly foodie favourites like Fiery Deli, Cycho’s Buffalo Wings, The Wiener Haus, delicious brisket from Smokin Grill BBQ, as well as decadent pots of creamy mac’n’cheese goodness from Mac From Way Back. Plus, the festival’s spirit-changing Beer Yoga returns this year, as well as ping pong, a hot dog eating competition, comedy and plenty of fun and games. Oh, and Crafted Beer & Cider Festival has gone green this year – every ticket purchased comes with a free Crafted Festival-branded reusable cup for you to use on the day and take home. A limited number of early bird tickets are on sale now via the website, saving you $15 on the door price, and coming with the added bonus of a free stubby cooler. Be quick!