Brewsvegas 2018: Celebrate Local Beer in West End

West End is the place to be in March as the biggest beer festival returns to Brisbane.

From Friday 9 March up to Sunday 18 March, Brewsvegas 2018 will quench the thirst of Brisbanites for great local beer. Now in its fifth year, Brewsvegas promises to bring pleasant surprises as it features the originality and personality of the different beer venues in the city.

West End bars, breweries and eating places will play host to many of the events during the beer festival.

Here are some of the Brewsvegas events happening in West End.

Friday 9 March
Brewsvegas Launch Party by Beer InCider
The Joinery on Montague Road will host the launch party of Brewsvegas, bringing a Beer InCider Experience to every beer lover. Expect lots of great music, food cider and beer as well as collaboration brews made for the night.Venue: The Joinery, 244 Montague Rd, West End
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Buy Tickets $25


Saturday 10 March
Living the Dream – So You Want to be a Brewer
The Catchment Brewing Co will open its doors and give the crowd a behind-the-scenes experience of what it is like to be a brewer. The event is perfect for aspiring brewers and beer geeks.Become a brewer for a day, decide what should be brewed and get a typical brewer’s lunch, pizza. Attendees will also do heaps of quality control, that is, drinking beer.Venue: The Catchment Brewing Co, 150 Boundary Street, West End
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Buy Tickets $49


Tipsy with the Gypsy with Brisbane Beer Barons
Brisbane Brewing Co is hosting some of the best ‘gypsy’ brewers who have figured out how to bring their brews to the public without shelling out millions of dollars in investment.The gypsy brewers will be challenged to brew a one-off 50-litre keg. Expect the new and limited brews at the event.Venue: Brisbane Brewing Co, 124 Boundary Street, West End
Time: 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.



Sunday 11 March
Not in My Back Yard (Party)
Come to The Burrow and celebrate the best New Zealand brews. West End’s favourite cottage will be serving Kiwi-theme lamb pizza and Kiwi beers from 8 Wired and Garage Project.Venue: The Burrow, 52 Russell St, West End
Time: 3:00 p.m. until late



Beyond a Brew
Beers can be more than just a brew. The event at The End Bar aims to bring people together to start a conversation over a beer. There will be a food truck, talks, merchandise and local vinyl DJs at the event.Venue: The End Bar, 73 Vulture St, West End
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight



Wednesday 14 March
West End Progressive Dinner
This event will show why West End is the best side. Hope to Bosc for the first course, then to Catchment, Brisbane Brewing Co and finish at Archive Beer Boutique.Venue: Archive Beer Boutique
Time: 6:30 p.m. until late

Buy Tickets $80


Thursday 15 March
The Fluster Cluck
It’s collaboration night at Brisbane Brewing Co. The craft brewery and bar will have double collaboration brews from Dainton and Kaiju and a one-off batch with Thirsty Merchants.Venue: Brisbane Brewing Co
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight



Northern Rivers Producers Dinner
Archive Beer Boutique is teaming up with Stone & Wood to bring the best of the Northern Rivers and Byron Bay area. Expect a banquet-style feast with a broad range of organic produce, wine, spirits and fantastic beer.Venue: Archive Beer Boutique, 100 Boundary St, West End
Time: 7:00 p.m. until late

Buy Tickets $80


More Brewsvegas will happen in other parts of Brisbane. Check out the Brewsvegas website to see the complete list of events during the beer festival.