Less than eight weeks away from brewski heaven, Gold Coast's premier beer and cider event Crafted Beer & Cider Festival are raising the bar with an additional announcement of drinks, music and food!
Returning to Broadbeach for their appetising third year in a row, this day-long feast for the senses takes over Kurrawa Park Saturday, September 7. Expanding with both fan favourite and brand new breweries, more artists, a craft spirits bar and a unique people's choice awards - all in a neatly sized in an exclusive 18+ outdoor precinct.
Adding to the 37 breweries already announced, Gold Coast's frothy institution Balter Brewing Company are returning for their third year running, bringing their much loved XPA's and more! Not the only reoffenders, Pirate Life Brewing bring their flavourful range, alongside Brisbane's Catchment Brewing Co. for their first time to Crafted Beer & Cider Festival.
With a keen eye for a scoop, and good nose for a brew, the team behind The Betoota Advocate are back for their second year with the much loved Betoota Bitter. Making their debut appearances at the festival are fellow Queenslanders Sea Legs Brewing Company, along with Brick Lane Brewing, Franks Cider and Deep Creek who will be making the long journey up from Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand; a golden (h)opportunity to try both interstate and international flavours.
It's not just delicious beer and cider which will be on offer, award winning Miami craft distillery Granddad Jack’s Craft Spirits Bar will be popping up in a two-storey vintage bar, presenting their world class range of craft spirits in the waterfront location.
The good times don’t stop there, with Brisbane indie favourites Nice Biscuit leading the second artist announcement and promising to raise the (open air) roof at the festival stage. Indie roots heartthrob Jack Botts vibrant live performance will go down like a treat when paired a cool summer ale on the lawn. Plus, last but not yeast, Crafted Festival regulars Beatniks DJs return, slinging their vinyl to get people dancing. These three join the already stacked line-up of The Delta Riggs, WHARVES, Seaside and Concrete Surfers.
Schooner or later you’re bound to get hungry, so what better place than Crafted Festival to unleash that inner foodie and chomp through a huge selection of the best food trucks and gourmet delights the South East Queensland has to offer. A culinary trip around the globe, Crafted Festival has now added QLD Pizza Bros to satisfy all the wood-fire oven cravings, alongside Happys Food Truck for all the Asian desires, not to mention their extra nine already announced food vendors.
For those who consider themselves a master of the malt or cider connoisseur, launching at this year’s event will be the inaugural Jimmy Brings People's Choice Award, where attendees will be able to vote for the best beer or cider on ground. With a whopping 200+ brews on showcase, choosing a favourite will be harder than it sounds!
Crafted Festival has gone green, with every ticket purchased coming with a FREE Crafted Festival reusable cup so fans can help the environment one beer at a time! The festival has also partnered with Square to make sampling all of the brews as quick and easy as possible via their simple tap and go payment system.
The full timetable for activities on the day will be announced very soon. With early bird tickets already sold out, first release tickets are now on sale and moving fast.