Brisbane is invited to an epic Beer Carnival and Fun Fair to celebrate the opening of the much-anticipated new Bavarian Beerhaus in the heritage-listed Royal Snack Bar at the Brisbane Showgrounds.
Located in the refurbished dining precinct, King Street Co-Op, The Bavarian Beerhaüs is a beer lover’s playground with 40 premium imported German and local craft brews on tap.
The 350-seat Beerhaüs boasts Queensland’s largest range of Australian craft beers by Hope Brewhouse, Green Beacon, Newstead, Stone & Wood, Burleigh Brewing Co, and Young Henry’s. New Zealand brewery Monteith’s joins the party, as do house brews by Urban Craft Brewing Co., and legendary Californian craft brewer Lagunitas, which brings an exclusive, limited-edition line-up including Undercover Shutdown (Uber ESB), Hop Stoopid (Double IPA), Maximus (Imperial IPA), Lucky 13 (Red Ale). Beerhaüs is also the only Queensland bar with Lagunitas IPA on tap.
From midday on Saturday, 26 May, roving performers bring a fun fair flourish to the opening party. A celebration of the curious and colourful, onlookers can expect an afternoon of circus-themed stilt walkers, hula hoop performers and roller skate entertainers. Circus-inspired grown-up games such as hoop toss and Strong Man will take place and a magician, tarot card reader and caricature artist will sprinkle some hocus-pocus on the afternoon. Fire twirlers and roving burlesque performers add some spark from 7pm while afternoon performers return from midday on Sunday.
Complementing the carnivalesque cast are incredible brew masters who will host Meet the Brewer sessions each day.
Meet the Brewer – Saturday, 26 May 12pm-2pm: Newstead Brewing Co’s crew will showcase their epic beers, including their Session Ale and Amber Ale; 2pm-4pm: Young Henry’s will throw a keg behind the bar and give away one of its merchandise pack; 4pm-6pm: Stone & Wood share a few stories about their cult favourite brews over a stein or two.
Meet the Brewer – Sunday, 27 May 12pm-2pm: Burleigh Brewing Co Head Brewer Brennan showcases his coastal beers, including English Ale and Pale Ale; 2pm-4pm: Green Beacon Brewing Co. will pour a couple of beers and chat about their Teneriffe range; 4pm-6pm: Hope Estate’s Mark Hope will share a beer and give away tickets to the FKA Festival at Hope Estate in October.
Visitors can keep hunger pangs at bay with 10¢ chicken wings and $2 hot dogs all weekend. Alternatively, tap into the Showgrounds’ tradition, with Beerhaüs’ range of dagwood dogs, loaded fries with toppings such as pickled onion, smoked belly, sour cream and coriander; crispy bacon, Cheddar and chipotle mayo; and Kielbasa, sautéed onion, bier jus and shallots, and an indulgent strawberry sundae.
A BBQ menu will also be on offer, including smoked pork belly with sweet BBQ sauce, BBQ coffee-spice rubbed pork ribs, and spice-rubbed Wagyu tri tip steak with BBQ sauce. A BBQ platter for two guests to share includes a giant pretzel, BBQ pork ribs, smoked pork belly, hot link sausages and chicken wings. Or soak up the hops hit with Bavarian classics, such as crispy pork knuckle, crackling pork belly, schnitzels, classic German and gourmet sausages.
More info about the 2-day Beer Carnival & Fun Fair HERE
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