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We’ve got some beery good news! Did you know that the Sunshine Coast is home to not one, but TWO, Craft Beer festivals?
Start 2022 the right way by diving into the world of all things malty at the Malt and Meat Festival!
Taking over the the craft beer bar and kitchen at Malt Shovel Taphouse in Birtinya. There will be a lineup of 40 beers to sample, slow cooked meats to taste and a Gentleman Jack whiskey bar by Jack Daniels where you can explore the malted flavours of whiskey.
Malt Shovel Taphouse
Top it all off with some live entertainment on a pop up main stage in the carpark featuring bands and local musicians inside Malt Shovel Taphouse.
You can expect pop-up bars to sample the ciders, pale ales, stouts, specialty beers and porter and even meet the brewers. All your favourite local brewers will be there along with some live music to enjoy while you taste.
Brouhaha at the Craft Beer & Cider Festival
To make sure you don’t sample on an empty stomach, there will be plenty of street-food to try.
Continuing the local theme, each year the Imperial Eumundi hosts the Hinterland Craft Beer Festival.
The festival showcases freshly made brews from across the Sunshine Coast and offers up live entertainment, delicious street food and even better – entry is free!
If you know a thing or two about brewing and are passionate about your craft beer, it’s a great chance to meet and share stories with the fabulous team of brewers who’ll be there on the day.
If you haven't had your fill of beer before the year is out, strap on your lederhosen and start practicing your yodelling! In addition to all that hoppy goodness of local festivals, in October, you will also be able to celebrate Oktoberfest right here on the Sunshine Coast. Match your beers with some pork knuckle and pretzels for this classic event.
If you can’t make any of these fantastic events, make a day of your very own beer-themed and head off on a Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tour and taste it all up close and personal.