Independent breweries, beer tastings, brewing masterclasses and more – our Backyard Invitational Gold Coast will feature everything we love about beer!
Following its inaugural event last November at our Brisbane brewery site, we’re excited to invite you to the Backyard Invitational Gold Coast – an all-inclusive beer festival and charity fundraiser featuring 22 independent brewing, distilling and providore friends from the region and beyond.
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO SESSION TIMES
Due to the unprecedented popularity of the day session (12.00pm – 3.30pm), we’ve decided to merge both sessions into a single extended session from 2.00pm – 6.30pm.
This single session brings no changes to the original schedule: punters will enjoy the same masterclasses, beers, live music and food trucks in what is now a 4.5-hour session (an extra 1.5 hours).
Masterclasses will now run from 3.00pm – 5.00pm.
We understand the single extended session won’t work for everyone, so if people can’t make it, they’re entitled to a refund. On your ticket, click 'Contact the organiser' to start the refund process.
Need to know:
Saturday 17 August 2019
Surfstitch Warehouse, 225 – 227 Burleigh Connection Road, Burleigh Waters QLD 4220
SINGLE EXTENDED SESSION 2.00pm – 6.30pm
All-inclusive tickets: $60 +BF
Hosted at the Surfstitch Warehouse in Burleigh Waters, the Backyard Invitational brings together friends and family for the love of independent beer, with tasting stands, food trucks, live music, and beer industry talks and masterclasses.
An event for beer-lovers – from craft explorers to dedicated beer geeks – the Backyard Invitational Gold Coast is, importantly, an opportunity for brewers and drinkers to connect and share the pleasures of craft beer.
Masterclasses as described by host Luke Robertson
- Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts
They'll be a Stone & Wood brewer, Scott Hargrave from Balter and Paul Holgate from Holgate Brewery to tell us all about dark beer. They make incredible, tasty, gorgeous dark beers that you should absolutely be drinking right now. Learn why.
- Sour is sweet.
Join Brad Rogers from Stone & Wood/Forest for the Trees, Matt Houghton from Boatrocker Brewers and Distillers and the team from Hop Nation/Site Fermentation as we talk about sour beer, why it's incredible for the Australian climate, and why it's different to your average beer.
- Native Fruit, distilling and purple honey
With Husk Distillers, Brookies Gin and Currumbin Valley Brewing. Taste locally grown and native ingredients, and learn how to ferment them at home using only honey. Attendees will even leave with their own little ferment to take home, that we will all create live in a communal workshop.
Breweries & distilleries attending and drinks they're pouring!
|AKASHA BREWING COMPANY
Hopsmith IPA - West Coast Style IPA
|BALTER BREWING COMPANY
522 - IPA
|BATCH BREWING COMPANY
Pash The Magic Dragon - Passionfruit & Dragonfruit Sour Ale
|BLACK HOPS BREWING
Pale Ale - Pale Ale
|BOATROCKER BREWERS & DISTILLERS
Miss Pinky - Berliner Weisse
|BURLEIGH BREWING CO.
Burleigh Blonde - Lager
|THE BUCHA OF BYRON
Premium Vodka & Tropical Kombucha
|CAPITAL BREWING CO.
Hang Loose Juice - Blood Orange IPA
|CURRUMBIN VALLEY BREWING
Local - International Pale Ale
|CAPE BYRON DISTILLERY
Brookies Dry Gin - Dry Gin
|FIXATION BREWING CO.
Fixation IPA IPA
|FOREST FOR THE TREES
Forest for the Trees - Saison
|GRANITE BELT CIDER CO.
Treehouse Cider - Cider
Alpha Crucis - XPA
|HOP NATION BREWING CO.
Dreamfeed 50L - Hazy IPA
Site Fermentation Project - Guava Sour Blonde 20L BA Sour
Squeeze - Passion Guava Session Ale
|NEW BELGIUM BREWING
Fat Tire Belgium White - Belgium Wheat Ale
Rifleman - XPA
|PIKES BEER COMPANY
Pilsner Lager - Pilner
|STONE & WOOD BREWING
Oyster Belgian Witbier - Belgium Witbier
|WAYWARD BREWING CO.
Paddock to Pale - Farmhouse Pale
For those who like to mix it up, we’ll also have two Northern Rivers distilleries and a local kombucha there on the day.
Your all-inclusive ticket includes:
- All your beer
- Access to masterclasses and talks
- Take-home cup
- Donation to the inGrained Foundation
- $5 food truck voucher