The Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival will debut on 25 November at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, featuring over 160 beers and ciders from brewers across Australia.
The festival will focus on celebrating independent beers from across Australia, with 26 passionate regional brewers — including nine local Sunshine Coast brewers — showcasing their beers and cider.
In recent years, the Sunshine Coast has developed a strong network of quality craft beer producers, with brewers such as Moffat Beach Brewery and Brouhaha winning national acclaim for their brews.
Festival Director, Tanya Taber, said that the Sunshine Coast’s “naturally refreshing” image and renowned agricultural produce were inspirations for staging the first craft beer and cider festival on the Sunshine Coast.
“Our local crafters in the Sunshine Coast are already attracting national attention, and we’re extremely excited to include them with other outstanding independent brewers from all over Australia,” says Taber.
The festival will feature food pairing demonstrations and meet the brewer sessions among other activities.