Crafted Beer & Cider Festival

A festival dedicated to drinking, tunes and generally chilling out is definitely the most Australian thing we’ve ever heard of. Except for maybe Chris Hemsworth dressed as Crocodile Dundee.

Obviously none of us will ever be (or marry) that guy but we can all get involved in the next most Aussie thing – the Crafted Beer & Cider Festival – returning to Broadbeach on Saturday September 7th for the third year running.

Featuring more brewskis (good word) than ever before, this year boasts over 40 breweries (ten brand new) and a whopping 200+ brews (including Crafted Festival Exclusives) from the Gold Coast, the nation and around the world.

Think Burleigh Brewing Co., Black Hops, Lost Palms Brewing (love you local legends), Stone & Wood and Fortitude Brewing to name a few. A number of dedicated cideries (another great word) are also making the trek including Tasmania’s Willy Smith Organic Apple Cider and Granite Belt Cider Co. from Warwick.

The Wiener Haus

Because no festival (and drinking in general) is complete without quality tunes, there are some of those too. Absolute good time gang Delta Riggs will be headlining the night while WHARVES, Seaside and Concrete Surfers will make an appearance with more to be announced as we get closer. 

In case that’s not quite enough, Beer Yoga will be included in this year’s lineup so you can get bendy while cradling your brew. There’ll also be ping pong, a hot dog eating competition and a number of games to ensure bulk laughs.

Obviously we’ll need snacks and of course, there’ll be a huge selection of the best food trucks and gourmet treats from locals faves The Wiener Haus, Little Havana, Fiery Deli and Gluten Free Donuts (YUM) plus plenty more.

Sounds like a party to us.

Round up your crew, locate your favourite Mexican picnic rug and your very best party pants and get your tickets ASAP because this one is not to be missed.

LOCATION: Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
WHEN: Saturday September 7th, 12pm to 8.30pm

Words by Kirra Smith.