Showcasing Australia’s best breweries, the grassroots Brewsvegas Festival is an eleven-day extravaganza for tasting, talking and sharing good beer and everything around it, across several sites and venues around Brisbane.
In its seventh year running, Brewsvegas is, above all, about supporting Brisbane’s burgeoning beer scene by facilitating connection between the city’s producers and venue-owners and its passionate beer fans, through knowledge-share, panel talks, masterclasses, tastings and – hey, the odd party, of course!
With our Brisbane brewery now open in Fortitude Valley, we’re super excited to be able to host our Brewsvegas events in our new space, while holding The Gatherer – beer, not as you know it – to the spotlight this year.
See below for information on our Brewsvegas 2020 events and to get your tickets!
– Brewsvegas Launch Party at our Brisbane brewery
Thursday 12 March 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Kickstart Brewsvegas 2020 at our new brewery in Fortitude Valley and celebrate the great festival ahead!
– Beer, Not As You Know It – A Beer Cocktail Showdown
Monday 16 March 4.00pm – 8.00pm
With a twist of real watermelon, cucumber and mint & hopped with Galaxy, The Gatherer is beer – but not as you know it. With its blush hue and zesty flavour, this refreshing drink brings a bright buzz to any social occasion and challenges preconceived notions about ‘regular beer’.
So, who will make it through to the championship?
For this event we bring you a gathering of Brisbane’s brewing and hospitality elite, who we’ve tasked with showcasing The Gatherer in a cocktail. Finalists chosen from a previous recipe submission process will bring their Gatherer cocktails to an all-star panel of judges alongside the Brisbane brewing community, who will narrow the competition down to two.
The two finalists from this round will have their recipes refined, pre-batched and tapped in our Brisbane brewery for the Beer, Not As You Know It – A Beer Cocktail Championship on Sunday 22 March, where the public will decide who makes the best Gatherer cocktail in Brisbane!
– Beer, Not As You Know It – A Beer Cocktail Championship
Sunday 22 March 2.00pm – 5.00pm
A Sunday gathering with a twist!
Following our industry showdown on Monday 16 March, our two beer cocktail finalists will be slinging and spruiking their Gatherer cocktails for our Brisbane drinkers to decide.
The cocktails will be tapped at 2pm, voting closes at 4.45pm sharp and the winner of the Golden Growler – a one-litre bottle refilled weekly with fresh beer from our Brisbane brewery for an entire year! – will be announced at 5pm. Who will make the best beer cocktail in Brisbane?