Imagine a place where you can sample the best craft beers and ciders, whiskeys and cocktails in a spacious green park, complete with live music, right beside the beach. Oh, the stuff that spring dreams are made of.
Well, dream no more Gold Coast, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is returning to Broadbeach in October, and that’s exactly what the team has laid out for you.
We’re talking killer brews, bangin’ tunes, cocktails and spritz bars, food trucks, comedy, beer yoga and DJs, conveniently corralled in a pop-up outdoor festival space in Kurrawa Park.
It’s just over eight hours of sheer, beer-tiful joy.
Before we talk booze, let’s talk food trucks. Because it’s the Gold Coast and if there’s one thing we do well, it’s outdoor eating, amiright? Crafted Beer & Cider Festival will feature donuts, arancini balls, slow BBQ, tacos, weiners, wings, cheese boards and veggie delights.
Harajuki Gyoza will be on site too, but they’ll be pouring their Japanese craft beers, joined by Pirate Life Brewing, Akasha Brewing Company and Betoota Bitter for the first time. Our mates at The Cambus Wallace will be doing what they do best (which is whiskey and cocktails for the uninitiated).
It wouldn’t be much of a festival without music. And clearly Crafted organisers know a thing or two about great tunes, because the music lineup is seriously epic. Sydney’s festival favourites, Bootleg Rascal headline the event with their chill-hop jams with Gold Coast alt-psych rockers Peach Fur also in the mix. Young Monks, San Mei – fresh from BIGSOUND – and all-girl rock legends Rackett are also on the bill, as is Inigo and those vinyl freaks at #beatniks will be laying down the DJ sets between bands. There’s comedy, a ping pong tournament and beer yoga going down through the day as well.
But it’s the breweries that really steal the show at Crafted Beer & Cider Festival and it’s Australia’s best that are making the trek to Broadbeach for this little soiree. We’re talking 4 Pines, Balter Brewing, Black Hops, Burleigh Brewing, Cheeky Tiki Apple Cider, Lost Palms, Beard and Brau Farmhouse, Granite Belt Cider Co, and Bargara Brewing Company. Hell, Bridge Road Brewers are coming all the way from Victoria and Gage Roads are making the trek from WA.
Punters raved about last year’s Crafted Beer & Cider Festival and take it from the wise, you do not want to miss the 2018 edition.
It all goes down Saturday 6 October from 12 – 8.30pm, right in the middle of Broadbeach in Kurrawa Park. Get all the details at craftedfestival.com.au and pop over to our Facebook and Instagram in coming days to be in the running for a bunch of double passes to the event.