Comment: [Matt Kirkegaard]
Last October we announced that a couple of the crazy kids of the Brisbane craft beer scene has an idea for some kind of beer festival. They had a name and a vague idea that they wanted it to be a little different than most beer festivals. Today they have gone live with the site and the events calendar and an astounding and eclectic array of events involving venues and breweries big and small. With 35 venues participating, staging 70 events, Brisbane really is coming of age as a beer town…
Brewsvegas – Brisbane’s craft culture exposed, beer by beer
Brewsvegas is a grass roots, community minded celebration of Brisbane’s burgeoning craft beer culture set to run from the 23rd to the 29th of March, 2014. We aim to promote innovation, creativity and collaboration to help nurture and grow a local beer scene already replete with passionate contributors.
In November 2013 the call was raised for venues to create events that showcased Brisbane’s unique identity and championed the enjoyment of good, flavoursome craft beer. The response has been phenomenal. By the time the 31st of January submission deadline rolled around over 35 venues had come to the party with just shy of 80 events.
The task before us then, while exciting, also seemed somewhat daunting. The quantity of submissions far exceeded expectations. We had somewhat humbler aspirations for the inaugural Brewsvegas, but again Brisbane did not let us down. The thoughtful planning, variety of events and the creativity and innovation on the part of the Brisbane beer, bar and food scene meant that the calendar wrote itself.
There truly is something for every taste bud, every budget, every day and every night of the week. There are all the usual suspects but also a plethora of venues supporting craft beer who have their own niche and put their own angle on the beautiful beverage.
A number of events are going on sale from today and the website will be continually updated as final details roll in for others.
We want to encourage the good folk of Brisbane, whether fully-fledged bona fide beer geeks or a simply a little craft-flexible, to get amongst it and discover something new, something different, something exciting. Whatever you do, make sure you check out a venue you haven’t tried before. Brisbane has never had a more vibrant end exciting beer culture. Raise a new beer to your lips, breath it in and taste it!
The team behind Brewsvegas hail from some of Brisbane’s smallest and biggest craft beer venues, restaurants and breweries. Brewsvegas’ primary aim is to introduce as many people as possible to the joy of better beer, and to celebrate the scene serving that purpose every day of the year.
Brewsvegas – your bars, your beer