If Melbourne’s Good Beer Week is Australia’s premier major beer event, Brisbane’s Brewsvegas festival is arguably rapidly becoming its fringe festival. Driven by a bunch of Brisbane beer and bar people, the philosophy is beer egalitarianism and creativity in equal measure. Even then, it’s not owned, it is curated and embraced across the city – once Australia’s least beery. The program has just been released and it looks like a wonderful celebration of beer, culture and creativity. [MK]
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 22nd to the 29th of March, 2015. We aim to promote innovation, creativity and collaboration to help nurture and grow a local beer scene already replete with passionate contributors.
The inaugural Brewsvegas in 2014 saw 40 venues stage 90 events through the week, displaying fantastic creativity, passion and individuality. In the year since, many new venues and events have sprung into being and action; to spread the good word and champion great beer. As Brisbane’s thirst for better beer has continued to grow, so have the quantity and quality of venues offering good beer, and so has Brewsvegas. Now in its second year, some 65 venues will celebrate Brewsvegas with some 120 events for the week.
This means there truly is something for everyone. From fine dining to fine art, baking and brewing, bands, bowls, mystery tours, massage, movie nights, competitive cook-offs, cocktails and collaborations of every kind. The Brewsvegas website now has the full 2015 event schedule online, with every event detailed on a daily calendar for the week.
We want to encourage the good folk of Brisbane, whether fully-fledged bona fide beer geeks or 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. Meet some new beer buddies. 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. A not for profit organisation, 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