The Sunshine Coast’s Craft Beer & Cider Festival is back and bigger than ever after a sell-out event last year for its inaugural occurrence. With local Australian and New Zealand brewers chomping at the bit to join the lineup, the 2018 festival bill will see over 50 hand-picked Australian and New Zealand brewers and cideries come together to showcase some of their most rare and sought after creations for the Sunshine Coast regions craft audience. There really isn’t a better way to spend you 1st of December this year than sampling over 200 varieties of amber goodness as well as live music and roving entertainment – including side-show alley, as well as a great line up of street food stalls to soak up all that beer in your bellies.
Gates will open at 1pm, signalling the start of this celebration of all thing craft beer and cider. More than one-hundred and sixty different brews will be on offer for your tasting enjoyment, hand selected from all around Australia and New Zealand – so not only is there glory on the line, but our pride as Australian brew enthusiasts. Amongst the chosen few, we find names such as: Young Henry’s, Fury&Son, Eumundi Brewery, Byron Bay Brewery, Captain Bligh’s, Cheeky Monkey, Devil Canyon, Thirsty Chiefs, and many more fantastic brands of beer offering a drop for every taste. Of course, all that drinking is sure to build up a hunger, and these guys have you covered in the appropriate style. From a hot and spicy wings fix, Bimm’s barbecue, the donut kitchen and Mr Burger, to gourmet mac and cheese – whatever you crave after a few pints, they have you covered.
Of course, it isn’t a festival limited to food and beer. This year there’s plenty of entertainment specifically for the kids, and some fantastic music lined up for mum and dad. Some of you are probably torn, and understandably so, over the fact that you’d be missing the Ashes to visit this festival – Well they have you covered there too, with the full series being played in full and live on the massive “jumbotron” screens so you don’t have to miss a single minute, or a pint.
For more information on this fantastic event and its offerings, visit their webpage here and start preparing your taste buds for frosty bliss.