It’s just two months until the highly anticipated CRAFTED Beer & Cider Festival kicks off Saturday 11 September at the leafy, seaside Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach. Today organisers reveal the final list of beer baking brewers, delicious dish dealers, and even more entertainment.
Joining the already stacked list of brewers keen to give you a frothstache are local seltzer slingers Hard Fizz as they get fizzy at the festival for the first time, alongside Brisbane’s FICK Brewing Company, Sea Legs Brewing, Working Title Brew Co., and BrewDog, who for a festival first will be bringing along a non-alcoholic beer. Sunshine Coast’s Moffat Beach Brewing Co. and Your Mates Brewing Co will be dropping the hops along with west coast tastemakers Blasta Brewing Company and Colonial Brewing and festival faves Young Henry’s and Brick Lane Brewing. Looking for something to refresh your palate? Look no further than Murwillumbah’s Ventura Brewing who will have your tastebuds singing with their excitingly delicious alcoholic kombucha.
Of course, beers aren’t the only thing on the menu, for the grape gulpers, CRAFTED once again welcome the folks at Carafe Wine. With Australia’s best winemakers on tap, including their signature rosé, Carafe Wine’s decanting method maintains the centuries-old Europeans origin by replacing bottles with elegant carafes.
What’s a brew without a bit of bite? Nourishment newcomers to CRAFTED include Church Mouse Cheese; known for their gooey cheesy raclette and Flamin Grillas for all the lovers of slow-cooked BBQ. Grab a yiros from Little Greek Catering Co, perhaps a bao from Meat Buns, or even a burger from O’Crumbs Burger Truck. With so many to choose from, festival-goers will be salivating at the selections.
Beer and bites pair nicely with beats and bands. See what we did there? Adding to the already stacked line up of seven bands featuring Luca Brasi and Teenage Joans are four piece outfit Pacific Avenue who are known for their warm guitar riffs and loveable energy. The band have also recently collaborated with Precinct Brewing Co. for their own ‘Pacific Avenue Ale’ so you can have a sip and a singalong to their set.
Consider yourself a master of the malt or a cider connoisseur? Punters can sip and score their fave brews to ultimately crown a winner in the Untappd People’s Choice Award. And if you’ve ever wondered what the brewers think is a top notch drop, can get the inside scoop as each brewer casts their vote in the Shopfit Co Brewer’s Choice Award.
Tickets are bubbling up quick – with last year selling out before game day, don’t miss out on the chance to discover your next go-to six-pack and a gorgeous day beachside with mates.