Pint of Origin
Brewsvegas proudly welcomes back the Pint of Origin for its third year!
The festival within a festival created by beer website The Crafty Pint has been a highlight of Melbourne’s Good Beer Week for years and this year, we’ll be celebrating beer made from all over Australia and then some! 9 venues across Brisbane will each host a state (or in two cases, a country) and will have their taps taken over by that region’s brewing talents for the duration of Brewsvegas. Expect collaborations, rare beers, ‘meet the brewers’ and good times in eight of Brisbane’s most beer passionate venues!
The crew at Tippler’s Tap Fortitude Valley have been bestowed the great honour of representing the innovative and hardworking Queensland craft beer industry. Expect a jam packed week exploring all of the nooks and crannies of great beer in our great state. Kick off each day rubbing shoulders with brewers over brunch and carry on into the night when Brouhaha Brewery struts their stuff in the kitchen or get hyper local with their sixth instalment of Well Tapped. Remember, think local, drink local.
Netherworld is heading to our nation’s capital to be THE MONSTER THAT DRANK CANBERRA (you remember the book, right?). The ACT is in many of the Netherworld denizen’s blood, so we’re excited to welcome the ales and tales of BentSpoke Brewing Co, Capital Brewing Co, Pact Beer, Zierholz, and StoneAge brewing to our taps for two weeks. They’ll be light on the politics and heavy on the great beers, so check out the fun as hell events they have lined up throughout the festival. Join us in raising a glass to our smallest state (yeah yeah, territory)!
We don’t get nearly enough good beer from across the Nullarbor, this will all change this Brewsvegas! ‘The Ox’ are turning their taps over to the Sandy State and showing you that the Margaret River & Swan Valley have more than just excellent wine (although we’ll have some of that too). Perth was the first place Gillian (Taphouse owner) landed in Australia 16 years ago from Scotland and one of the breweries they’ll welcome to Brisbane, Blasta Brewing, has roots in Scotland. So expect to see delicious boilermakers on the menu when you make that trip across the river to Bulimba – it’s much quicker than the Nullarbor.
Newstead Doggett St chose Victoria PoO for obvious reasons, so many good breweries! In fact, they got so gonzo about this, Mark (NBCo CEO) and Jim (Doggett St Venue Manager), flew down to Melbourne in January for some collaboration brew days with a few breweries as well as hand pick some special treats and rare kegs. They’ll be updating NowTapped daily to give you the heads up on what’s currently on tap. Expect some brand new beers, some old favourites and (what the Doggett St crew think) is a top notch selection showcasing the amazing beer scene of Victoria.
Oh, Tassie… that tiny, mysterious, apple island happily separated from the mainland by a treacherous strait in the Tasman; world renowned for its clean air and purest water. As it turns out, this abundance of pure water, mixed with inherently Tasmanian good flair and a healthy dose of quirk, makes the best damn beer we’ve had the pleasure to taste. Don’t forget the cider, best in the country bar none. Unfortunately Tasmanian booze doesn’t often don’t make it this far up. Luckily Zero Fox is bringing you in a truck load (literally). From an orchard-to-pint cider degustation with Willie Smith’s, to an adventurous pub-crawl commemorating the early crossings of the strait, and to an all-out Japanese Game Show Night when Tassie meets Japanese avant-garde, they’ll be there to celebrate the goods from a place they love so dearly
New South Wales
Interstate rivalries aside, NSW has been pumping out quality beers ever since Tippler’s Tap opened their doors in 2012. Celebrate Brewsvegas ’19 by embracing some old friends and be introduced to the new. Look forward to cracking beers from The Grifter Brewing Co, Wayward Brewing Co and Wildflower Brewing just to name a few. Make some space in the schedule to bring some beer glasses together for some awesome events all in the name of the great state of New South Wales.
The hugely ambitious Brewseum comes to Brewhouse this summer, bringing significant beer from across South Australia to Brisbane. Overflowing with flavour and life, this free-entry, week long beer exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and retrospect capturing the history of South Australia but from a beer perspective.
New Zealand, Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Surely a cloud formed by steam rising off the 150ish craft breweries scattered across the island nation mashing in on a cold morning. The Kiwis have been pushing the boundaries of brewing to crazy new levels and the Mill gets to turn over our taps to NZ beers for all of Brewsvegas! Expect Pineapple Lumps as bar snacks, chilly bins full of tinnies, Flight of the Concords blasting through the speakers, and the permanent tap of White Mischief! There will be wild ferments, bucket loads of hops and a good old splash of juniper – you know it’s gonna be epic.
To save you the expense, jetlag and flat-white withdrawals, Brewski, and trusty side-kick, My Beer Dealer, is bringing the best of the USA to Brisbane for the whole of Brewsvegas. Get ready for stupidly big events, stupidly rare beers, stupidly hoppy beers, stupidly sour beers and the return of the stupidly awesome Battle of the Barrel: USA vs AUS. And because they don’t advocate the saying ‘eating is cheating’ their kitchen will be smoking up a storm, pairing proper American Barbeque with proper American beer all week. For the full lowdown keep an eye on their Facebook page and get ready for a stupidly big week full of beery goodness that’s going to be bigger than Texas.