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Craft Beer and Cider Festival Official Guide 2017


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Meet Matt from Brouhaha

Meet Dennis from Modus Operandi

Meet Hamish from Rocky Ridge Brewing

I’m a 5th generation farmer with a passion for good beer. We grow all our own ingredients on site here in Jindong, with a ‘fresh is best’ approach to all of our products. We strongly believe in local, Australian products. We make beer we like to drink, with the freshest farm grown ingredients. Everything we put in our beer; be it Malt, Hops, Yeast or Water has been hand grown, harvested, dried, kilned, malted, filtered and finally brewed right here on site by our family. That is truly fresh, and about as local as you can get.

Meet Martin from Sunshine Coast Cider
My name is Martin Rellstab and together with my wife Regine we started Sunshine Coast Cider as a family business earlier this year. We produce apple cider the old fashioned way. All our apples grow on the Granite Belt, are picked when fully ripe and juiced there and then. Yeast and a lot of time turns the juice into a fully fermented dry cider. No interference, no stopping of fermentation, we just wait and let nature do its work. After several months of ageing we bottle a cider full of flavour and high alcohol content. This cider could be mistaken for a white wine and has nothing in common with the sweet versions sold elsewhere. We want you to enjoy pure cider. We don’t thin it down with water or juice. It’s just 100% real apple cider.
I grew up on a small farm near Zurich, Switzerland. Before migrating to Australia I was growing fruit for 18 years – apples, pears, cherries, strawberries, plums and a whole lot more. I hold a Swiss Masters certificate in ‘fruit growing’ and I’m also the 5th generation cider maker in the family.
Meet Aaron from Gage Roads

For Aaron Heary, the passion for brewing doesn’t stop when the time card gets punched. It evolves into something personal, something original and something beautiful. In the quiet of his garage he employs his vast knowledge of brewing styles to delve deeper into the science of barrel aging beers. Our seasoned Brew Chief is a veteran of the vats earning the respect of his peers and fellow brewers. We recently navigated our way through his back garden and into the garage where two 225L barriques lay ageing…

Meet Andrew from Bargara

IF YOU happen to wander on into The Brewhouse, most days you will find Andrew Clark leaning over a vat creating an epic craft brew concoction. The head brewer of Bargara Brewing Company is responsible for those mouth-watering, unique flavours that the local brewery has been producing since their opening in 2015. From the robust taste of the Drunk Fish APA to the beautiful banana notes of the Phat Heffa Hefeweizen , creating distinctive flavours has been a passion that has run through Andrew’s veins since he was first introduced to the craft brewing world. Andrew’s interest in beer developed when he was visiting family in England in his early 20s. “The beer culture in England was much more refined than it was in Australia all those years ago. “There was so much more variety in flavours and textures. I was completely in my element.” After returning home to Australia, Andrew began to put his passion for beer into practice by crafting his own home brews. “When I first delved into the hobby of home brewing, most of my beers turned out very badly,” he laughed. But the then-hobbyist persisted and, after entering many home brew competitions and coming home with national titles, Andrew knew it was something he had a knack for. Nowadays, Andrew spends most of his time at The Brewhouse on Tantitha St. The brewery has a repertoire of over 15 craft beers, using ingredients of local produce to create some very special flavours that will leave you wanting more.

BEERY GOOD: Bargara Brewing Company head brewer Andrew Clark with the second Great Barrier Beer creation for The Good Beer Co.

Meet Govs from Black Hops

Govs is an award-winning brewer with 10 years’ experience, working in most of Queensland’s best early craft breweries. As head brewer, Govs looks after the brewing operations and team,brew days and everything in between from ordering ingredients and planning through to production and quality testing. But unlike a lot of brewers, Govs doesn’t lock himself in the brewery. He is a constant presence in the industry, hanging out with locals, engaging onsite and speaking at events. His standing in the industry has recently earned him a nomination for the top brewer in Queensland in The Beeries Awards, to go along with his recent AIBA gold medals, most recently he was awarded best Marzen at the 2017 Oktoberfest in Brisbane.

Meet Dan from Welders Dog

As an avid fan of all things beer and brewing, the challenge of coming up with a recipe for a unique ginger beer was one that I knew I would enjoy. That was because I thought it would be easy, that the hardest part would be figuring out how to brag and drink at the same time. It wasn’t long before the crushing reality dawned and the real work began figuring out how to harness the microbiology needed to create a sour and balanced ginger beer and then replicate it time and time again.  I have always been a massive fan of sour, wild and mixed culture beers and whilst we didn’t want to go too out there for this particular product, we wanted to take some of the sensibilities from these types of beers and incorporate them in a way that made our Farmhouse Ginger Beer not only unique in the contemporary market but true to the flavor of the traditional farmhouse method of fermenting with a mixed culture.Fast forward 12 months and I am still loving brewing this beer in my hometown of Armidale, and whilst it is a continual challenge working with wild bacteria, the results remain worth the effort.

Cheers, Dan

Meet Adam from Stalwart

Meet Matt from Moffat Beach Brewing



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Stating the obvious here, but really you won’t be disappointed. With over a 160 brews available to taste on the day, we are hoping your taste buds are at their finest!


Oktoberfest 30SEP – 04OCT 2018 Munich Germany Trip from Caloundra City Auto’s, Valued over $8,000

This trip includes TWO return economy class flights from Australia to Munich in Germany. Return airport transfers from Munich Airport to Eden Hotel Wolff in Munich, Germany. 4 nights accommodation including breakfast for TWO in a Standard Double or Twin Room. TWO, 4 days City Tour Card includes the MVV Ticket Information shows the right fare for your journey with bus, train or tram within Munich and the surrounding area. TWO, 3hour Segway of Munich City Tour. TWO, day tour to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Palace. Meet the tour guide at Karstadt Department Store Bahnhofpl. 7 Munich. rrp. $8,000. To enter the competition, buy a ticket to the Craft Beer & Cider Festival on the Sunshine Coast. One lucky customer will be chosen as winner. One lucky winner will be announced at the Craft Beer & Cider Festival on the 25th November at 6pm by the Caloundra City Auto’s team.

Solar System Valued at $3,690

Win a 5kW Solar System. Thanks to UNI Industries. The lucky winner will be drawn on the 25th November 2017 at 6pm by the Uni Industries Team.

Method Race Wheels at $1,788

Win a set of Method Race Wheels, 1 x set of 4 Method race wheels 17inch. Thanks to Race Wheels Australia. The lucky winner will be drawn on the 25th November 2017 at 6pm by the Race Wheels Australia Team.

A Camping/Off Grid Solar Package

Win a Solar Panel & Charge Controller valued at $299. Thanks to Cut Price Solar. The lucky winner will be drawn on the 25th November 2017 at 6pm by the Cut Prize Solar Team.

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, Epic Kyak tour, double Pass to Craft Beer & Cider Prize – DRAWN – Lucky Winner – Lyle

Get your tickets before 30th OCT 2017 for your chance to win 2 nights at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach thanks to Mantra Hotels, a Noosa Dolphin Kayak Tour thanks to Epic Ocean Adventures and a double pass to Craft Beer & Cider Festival Sunshine Coast. The lucky winner will be drawn on Tuesday 31st October by Hot 91 

Spicers Clovelly Estate

The voucher entitles the winner to a one night stay at the beautiful Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville in an Estate Suite, with breakfast included.


A Corporate & Group Xperiences offers the most unique and innovative Corporate Team Building and Group Challenges in Australia. 2 prizes of 10 x Paintball – 100 round individual vouchers.

Best Western Plus Lake Kawana

2 Night’s Accommodation in an Executive Room for 2 Adults, $100 Dining Voucher, Breakfast Daily, Bottle of Sparkling Wine on Arrival.



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All preloaded tickets receive a Festival Glass, please hang onto your festival souvenier glass as you will only receive one. Festival Glasses can be purchased from the Merchandise Stand. At some point we hope you will find your favourite brew or cider. Rinse your LM SAB Festival Glass and order a fill at any of the brewers stands. Your souvenir glass is 150mls.


SAB is a 100% cashless event. With no cash to handle, this helps our bars and exhibitors process transactions quickly, which means more time for you to enjoy the festival.


Tasting is the name of the game, for reference, a paddle of three 150ml tasters costs $22, and a 150ml Festival Tasting Glass fill is $3. With so many incredible beers/ciders on offer, sampling a wide variety is really the name of the game at SAB. COME AND FIND THE BREW YOU LOVE! Our Official Guide has been designed with helpful tools to help you select your beers and ciders.


For anyone that has access to a corporate tent, you have 1/2 an hour early access ahead of the crowds. For all other admissions we have 1 session from 1pm until 9pm. Stating the obvious here, but really you won’t be disappointed. With over a 160 brews available to taste on the day, we ae hoping your taste buds are at their finest!


Your little monsters will thank you later. Despite the booze, Craft Beer and Cider Festival remains a family event. We are creating a Kids Zone with balloons, jumping castles, obstacle course, bumper cars, a kids drink bar (beer-free, obviously), face painting and even a dunk tank! So much fun. Don’t be jealous.


What better place to watch day 3 of the Ashes test match than in the midst of the very best beers! We’ll be playing the game on our GIANT screen. Australia v’s England.

Feel inspired ? We will also have an appearance from ‘Heater’ the Brisbane Heat mascot and might have a few giveaways. Brisbane Heat will also have Milo poppers for the kids.

Encourage the kids to come and catch the game and market development team at the Craft Beer & Cider Festival Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Smash http://www.brisbaneheat.com.au/sunshine-coast-smash

Heat Girls cricket League (Sunshine Coast) http://www.heatgirls.qld.cricket.com.au/

Milo T20 Blast (Sunshine Coast) http://playcricket.com.au/learn/t20-blast

Milo In2Cricket (Sunshine Coast) http://playcricket.com.au/learn/in2cricket


We love water too! Be sure to keep hydrated and make sure you grab a refill every time you pass by the Unity Water Van located next to the stage.

Back to Tap van



Craft Beer Festival Sunshine Coast will have food to purchase with your SAB preloaded wristband. An afternoon of craft beer and cider without food wouldn’t quite taste the same. This is why we have a great variety of foodies coming along, sure to please everyone’s cravings. Food can be purchased with your pre-loaded wristbands.


Learn from the best in the business! With Malt Shovel Magicians, Paul Daley and Jim Hollars both are Cicerone Certified . This offers you the opportunity to chat and to discuss with the best.


Pair you brew with cheeses from Kenilworth and watch Dan the faster oyster shucker in town at 230pm and 530pm from Mooloolaba Fish Market.

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What’s a festival without the kids zone, here you will find loads of things to keep the kids entertained.  Dodgems are here. Height restriction is 1.4m, if under this they kids must be accompanied by and adult. $5 per car per ride.

Mexican Tucker will be selling soft drink, juice and slushies. Quesadillas, Burritos and Nachos for $10.00, 12″ Burritos for $12.00. Self Serve Slushy Small $3.00 Large $5.00

Icecreams at Frozen Sunshine , Natalie and her team will have Iceblocks (12 flavours): $4 each
Real Fruit Slushies (3 flavours): $5 each

It’s all about ‘The Slime’: Watch demonstrations on how to make slime at 3pm and 5pm.

Jumping Castle – $2 a jump.


We are so excited to have an appearance from ‘Heater’ the Brisbane Heat mascot and they might even have a few giveaways. Brisbane Heat will also have MILO Australia & New Zealand poppers for the kids.

Encourage the kids big and little, to come and have a bowl – how accurate are you? There is also the chance to catch the game and market development team at the Craft Beer & Cider Festival Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Smash http://www.brisbaneheat.com.au/sunshine-coast-smash
Heat Girls cricket League (Sunshine Coast) http://www.heatgirls.qld.cricket.com.au/
Milo T20 Blast (Sunshine Coast) http://playcricket.com.au/learn/t20-blast
Milo In2Cricket (Sunshine Coast) http://playcricket.com.au/learn/in2cricket


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Discovering food flavours is one of the most enjoyable aspects of exploring the world. However, there’s so much more than discovering new food than pairing it with a brew! Visit the Food Pairing Demonstrations to talk with Chris the cheese judge, Paul the cheese master, Dan the fastest oyster shucker in Australia. Paul and Jim are Cicerone certified, so Qualified in beer – yes they have done a degree on Beer!

Come and watch Dan the fastest oyster shucker in Australia do his thing at 230pm and 530pm at Stand 60. Then you have the opportunity to have a chat with all of them to beer match with your favourite Kenilworth Cheese and some Coffin Bay Oysters.

Mooloolah River Fisheries    gourmet


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Partners, in any event, are the foundation of an event’s success, without them, our event may not go ahead. We would like to thank the following partners of our event here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, QLD.  The support of our local community along with our fabulous volunteers goes to show what a great community the Sunshine Coast is. We had visitors from all over Australia, the feedback we have received has been great.



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Sponsor A Beer, Partners


Beer No.BreweryBeer NameSponsor NameWebsiteEmail
1TWO Birds Brewing
2Bargara BrewingDrunk FishSunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
3Bargara BrewingRusty RooSunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
4Bargara BrewingThirsty TurtleSunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
5TWO Birds Brewing
6Sol BarDiablo Ginger BeerThe Piano Barhttp://thepianobar.com.au/
7Bargara BrewingPhat HeffaSunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
8Bargara BrewingConvict IPASunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
TWO Birds Brewing

10TWO Birds Brewing
11Six String Brewing
12BrouhahaBlonde AleSebel Maroochydore/ACCORhttps://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8793-the-sebel-maroochydore/index.shtml
New Zealand Pale AleSebel Maroochydore/ACCORhttps://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8793-the-sebel-maroochydore/index.shtml
14BrouhahaIPA KegSebel Maroochydore/ACCORhttps://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8793-the-sebel-maroochydore/index.shtml
15BrouhahaStrawberry and Rhubarb Sour Sebel Maroochydore/ACCORhttps://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8793-the-sebel-maroochydore/index.shtml
16BrouhahaRaspberry SaisonSebel Maroochydore/ACCORhttps://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8793-the-sebel-maroochydore/index.shtml
17Six String Brewing
18Six String Brewing
19Bargara BrewingHoney Murcott Vermouth

Sunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
20Bargara BrewingBundy Blood Orange SpritzerSunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
21Bargara BrewingHard Apple CiderSunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
22Bargara BrewingGluten Free - Pilsner
Sunshine Coast Dailyhttps://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/
23BrouhahaMilk Stout Sebel Maroochydorehttps://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8793-the-sebel-maroochydore/index.shtml
24Six String Brewing
25Stalwart BrewingThe Sacred Chef
26Stalwart BrewingAmerican Pale Ale
27CVBCRed AleCaloundra City Autoshttp://caloundracityautos.com.au/
28CVBCSummer AleCaloundra City Autoshttp://caloundracityautos.com.au/
29CVBCExtra StoutCaloundra City Autoshttp://caloundracityautos.com.au/
30CVBCIPACaloundra City Autoshttp://caloundracityautos.com.au/
31Cheeky Tiki Cider
32Cheeky Tiki Cider
36Gage RoadsLittle Dove
37Gage RoadsSingle Fin
38Gage RoadsNarrow Neck
39Gage RoadsHefeweisen
Rocky Ridge Brewing Co
41Rocky Ridge Brewing Co/
42Your MatesDark Ale (Donnie)Kruger Lawhttp://www.krugerlaw.com.au/
43Your MatesPale Ale (Larry)Kruger Lawhttp://www.krugerlaw.com.au/
44Byron Bay Brewery
45Blue Mile BrewerySummer Ale
46Blue Mile BreweryPale Ale
47IPAZERO Termite and Pesthttp://www.zerotermitepest.com.au/
48Pale AleZERO Termite and Pesthttp://www.zerotermitepest.com.au/
494 BrothersLazy Brother (Pale Ale)

TT Golf http://www.ttgolf.com.auinfo@ttgolf.com.au
504 BrothersFloral Ale (Saison)TT Golf http://www.ttgolf.com.auinfo@ttgolf.com.au
514 BrothersArrogant Brother (Smoked Beer)TT Golf http://www.ttgolf.com.auinfo@ttgolf.com.au
524 BrothersEvil Brother (Coffee Porter)TT Golf http://www.ttgolf.com.auinfo@ttgolf.com.au
53FixationSquish Citrus IPA (Blood Orange and Grapefruit Fruit IPA)
54FixationFixation IPASupagashttp://www.supagas.net.au/
55Cider Supagashttp://www.supagas.net.au/
56Pale Ale Cut N Gojoleneph@googlemail.com
57Archer BrewingPilsner
Caravan and Campinghttp://www.caravanandcampinghire.com.au/
58Archer BrewingMidstrength LagerCaravan and Campinghttp://www.caravanandcampinghire.com.au/
59Archer BrewingPale AleCaravan and Campinghttp://www.caravanandcampinghire.com.au/
60Archer BrewingIPACaravan and Campinghttp://www.caravanandcampinghire.com.au/
61Buderim Ginger
Gingerbeer and spiced rumFirst National Carolans Nambourhttp://www.carolans.net/
62Buderim GingerGingerbeer and vodkaFirst National Carolans Nambourhttp://www.carolans.net/
63HolgateEpic Ocean Adventureshttp://www.epicoceanadventures.com.au/
65Colonial Brewing CoPale Ale
66Sunshine Coast CiderDry & Still Cideredge DChttps://www.edgedc.com.au/
67Sunshine Coast CiderKeg Fermented Cideredge DChttps://www.edgedc.com.au/
69Colonial Brewing CoBerty CiderPowerkikhttps://www.facebook.com/PowerKikPeppermint/
70Colonial Brewing CoDraughtPowerkikhttps://www.facebook.com/PowerKikPeppermint/
71HolgateEpic Ocean Adventureshttp://www.epicoceanadventures.com.au/
72SirrometVS NV sparkling white
73SirrometVS Sparkling Rose
74SirrometVS Sav Blanc
75SirrometVS Verdelho
76King River BrewingKolsch 4.9%

77King River BrewingAmerican IPA 6%
78King River BrewingSlippery Saison 5.9%
79King River BrewingAltbier 4.1%
80Cavalier BeerPilsnerCorporate & Group Xperiences http://www.xperiences.com.au/
81Cavalier BeerBlood OrangeCorporate & Group Xperiences http://www.xperiences.com.au/
82Eumundi BreweryChilli LagerChristen's Gingerbreadhttp://www.christensgingerbread.com.au/
83Eumundi BreweryChristen's Gingerbreadhttp://www.christensgingerbread.com.au/
84Byron Bay BreweryBest Western Lake Kawanahttp://lakekawanahotel.com.au/
85Byron Bay BreweryBest Western Lake Kawanahttp://lakekawanahotel.com.au/
86SirrometVS Pinot Gris

87SirrometVS Cab Sav
88SirrometVS Shiraz
89Modus Operandi Brewing
Session IPAAqua Fun Park Twin Watershttps://www.aquafunpark.com.au/
90Modus Operandi Brewing
Modus Pale AleAqua Fun Park Twin Watershttps://www.aquafunpark.com.au/
91Modus Operandi Brewing
Sonic Prayer IPAAqua Fun Park Twin Watershttps://www.aquafunpark.com.au/
92Modus Operandi Brewing
Former Tenant Red IPAAqua Fun Park Twin Watershttps://www.aquafunpark.com.au/
93Blackhops Brewing Pale AleFairytale Events And Equip4Hirehttp://fairytaleeventsandequip4hire.com.au/
94Blackhops BrewingHornet IPAFairytale Events And Equip4Hirehttp://fairytaleeventsandequip4hire.com.au/
95Blackhops BrewingFlash Bang IPAFairytale Events And Equip4Hirehttp://fairytaleeventsandequip4hire.com.au/
96Blackhops BrewingEggnog StoutFairytale Events And Equip4Hirehttp://fairytaleeventsandequip4hire.com.au/
97BalterAlt BrownNomadic Tentshttp://www.nomadictentssunshinecoast.com.au/
98BalterXPANomadic Tentshttp://www.nomadictentssunshinecoast.com.au/
99BalterIPANomadic Tentshttp://www.nomadictentssunshinecoast.com.au/
100BalterPilsnerNomadic Tentshttp://www.nomadictentssunshinecoast.com.au/
101Young Henrys BrewingNewtownerTommy Guns Barbershophttp://tommyguns.com.au/barbershop-locator#Sunshine-Plaza
102Young Henrys BrewingNatural LagerTommy Guns Barbershophttp://tommyguns.com.au/barbershop-locator#Sunshine-Plaza
103Young Henrys BrewingSummer Hop AleTommy Guns Barbershophttp://tommyguns.com.au/barbershop-locator#Sunshine-Plaza
104Young Henrys BrewingCloudy CiderTommy Guns Barbershophttp://tommyguns.com.au/barbershop-locator#Sunshine-Plaza
105New England BrewingAmber Ale
106New England BrewingPale Ale
1076FT6Pinot Noir

1106FT6Pinot Gris
111Flying Brick CiderPear Cider
112Flying Brick CiderDraught Cider
115Bridge Road BrewersGolden AlePortermarkhttp://www.portermark.com/
116Bridge Road BrewersChestnut PilsPortermarkhttp://www.portermark.com/
117Mountain Goat BeerDouble Steam Ale
118Mountain Goat BeerAmerican Brown Ale
119Mountain Goat BeerSummer Ale
120Young HenrysBrown BaggerTommy Guns Barbershophttp://tommyguns.com.au/barbershop-locator#Sunshine-Plaza
121The Welder's DogFarmhouse Ginger BeerKennards Hirewww.kennards.com.au/‎
122The Welder's DogRaspberry Ginger BeerKennards Hirewww.kennards.com.au/‎
123Moffat Beach BrewingEssential Computer Repairshttp://www.ecrepairs.com.au/
124Moffat Beach BrewingEssential Computer Repairshttp://www.ecrepairs.com.au/
125Liquor Market
126Liquor Market
128Flying Brick ciderOriginal Cider
129Holgate Brewing Norton lagerLallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
130Holgate BrewingMt Macedon Pale AleLallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
131Sunshine Coast CiderDraught Cider
1324 BrothersBee Hive
TT Golfhttp://www.ttgolf.com.auinfo@ttgolf.com.au
1334 BrothersCountry Pumpkin TT Golfhttp://www.ttgolf.com.auinfo@ttgolf.com.au
134Modus Operandi BrewingBlack Lab Milk StoutAqua Fun Park Twin Watershttps://www.aquafunpark.com.au/
135Blackhops Brewing Lay Day Lager Fairytale Events And Equip4Hirehttp://fairytaleeventsandequip4hire.com.au/
136Moo BrewPilsnerHip Pockethttps://www.hippocketworkwear.com.au/
137Moo BrewHefeweizenHip Pockethttps://www.hippocketworkwear.com.au/
138Moo BrewSingle hopHip Pockethttps://www.hippocketworkwear.com.au/
139Moo BrewMid StrengthHip Pockethttps://www.hippocketworkwear.com.au/
140Holgate BrewingAlpha Crucis XPALallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
141Holgate BrewingRoad Trip IPALallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
142Holgate BrewingHop Tart Semi-sour Pale AleLallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
143Holgate BrewingTemptress Chocolate PorterLallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
144Holgate BrewingBeelzebub’s JewelsLallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
145Holgate BrewingWild Red AleLallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
146Holgate BrewingSour Brett AleLallemand Brewinghttp://www.lallemand.com/our-business/brewing/
147Liquor MarketMr Finch Apple CiderLiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
148Liquor MarketMr Finch Pear CiderLiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
149Liquor Market3 Pub Circus Artisan AleLiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
150Liquor Market3 Pub Circus Pale AleLiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
151Yeastie BoysBig Mouth Session IPALiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
152Deep Creek Combi APALiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
153Ninth Island Sheerwater NV CuveeLiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
154Ninth Island Sheerwater NV Sparkling RoseLiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
155Rapaura Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Liquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
156Rapaura Springs Rapaura Springs Pinot NoirLiquor Markethttp://www.liquor-market.com.au/
157Eumundi BreweryLagerChristen's Gingerbreadhttp://www.christensgingerbread.com.au/
158Byron Bay BreweryThe Hazy OneBest Western Lake Kawanahttp://lakekawanahotel.com.au/
159Byron Bay BreweryThe BoldBest Western Lake Kawanahttp://lakekawanahotel.com.au/
160Eumundi BreweryPale AleChristen's Gingerbreadhttp://www.christensgingerbread.com.au/

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FOOD at the Craft Beer Festival Sunshine Coast will have to be purchased with your SAB (Sunshine And Beer) pre-loaded wristband. The variety will be great along with the great beer, great venue, great location and a great afternoon out for you, your mates and your family. A festival not to be missed.



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Opening hours: 1pm until 9pm (last drinks at 830pm) on Saturday 1st December 2018


Sunshine Coast Stadium, Eastern Fields, Western Fields, Lake Kawana and Kawana Aquatic Centre make up Kawana Sports Precinct, which is centrally located on the Sunshine Coast in Kawana over 45 hectares.

By car, Sunshine Coast Stadium is about an hour away from Brisbane Airport, 15 minutes from Caloundra, 15 minutes from Mooloolaba, 17 minutes from Alexandra Headlands and 13 minutes from Maroochydore. There is also public transportation available; most bus routes stop outside the main entrance to Kawana Sports Precinct off the Nicklin way.


Sunshine Coast Stadium is located at 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Just over an hours drive North of Brisbane, QLD.

Getting to the Sunshine Coast Stadium, there are the regular TransLink buses that stop right at the stadium. https://jp.translink.com.au/ Bus 600 North from Caloundra, Bus 611 South from Maroochydore, Alex, Mooloolaba. Back on the same bus number in the opposite direction. Be sure to get off at Nicklin Way, Main Drive, Bokarina.

Getting from Sunshine Coast Stadium – book your private bus seat here or use the TransLink regular service bus 600 South to Caloundra and bus 611 North to Mooloolaba, Alex, Maroochydore.


If you are driving to the Sunshine Coast Stadium, how about filling the seats in your car and travelling with a friend or two? Carpooling is a great way to save some petrol money and reduces the number of cars on the road, therefore reducing pollution and traffic congestion at the venue. Plus you’ll only have to find one car park instead of two.

Car Parking

For Major events, car parking will cost $10 per car and will be payable be cash or Eftpos. Maps showing the various parking locations and entry points will be released prior to major events so that patrons are aware of where to go.

Parking restrictions apply throughout Bokarina. Parking on nature strips, areas of open space and parkland is not permitted and we have been advised the fines of up to $375 may be issued per vehicle parked illegally. Please also be considerate of residents by not parking across driveways.

Remember to watch out for cyclists when you are on the road!!


Suncoast Cabs the Coasts’ only provider of 24/7/365 safety regulated public passenger transport announced that they are offering ‘Happy Hour’ each Friday and Saturday night.
Patrons can enjoy great ‘happy hour’ rates on both nights from 6pm to 9pm by simply booking a fixed price fare exclusively via the Suncoast Cabs App. Book your cab to get you safely and quickly out of the Festival at 9pm. Alternatively, you can book your bus seat here http://bit.ly/2ixLqiq 

Private Bus

We will operate 3 buses to depart the Stadium at 9pm. You must book the Premium Value Experience ticket to get your bus included in the ticket price. Book your Premium Value ticket here http://bit.ly/2ixLqiq.

Drop-offs will be Caloundra Bus Station, Maroochydore Bus Station and River Esplanade Bus Stop Mooloolaba.


After the doors open, please have your ticket ready to scan (either a printed version or displayed on your phone).

Your Great Experience Ticket will be scanned and you’ll be given an Entry Wristband. Your Premium Experience Ticket will be scanned and you’ll be given your Entry Wristband, Festival Glass and Five (5) Tasting Tokens (150mls) and will be automatically booked on the bus even if you decide to get a taxi. Each token has a value of $2.50. Either have 5 tasters, buy some grub or use all your tokens on 1 drink, you do the maths. This is your key to SAB.

Please be prepared to show your valid ID.

Please note all bags are subject to inspection at any point during the event. Bottles, cans, glass, food, drink, alcohol, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, umbrella’s, chairs, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon cannot be brought into the festival.

There will be limited seating, so please bring a picnic rug to sit on.


SAB is a 100% cashless event. With no cash to handle, this helps our bars and exhibitors process transactions quickly, which means more time for you to enjoy the festival.

Bring your debit card, credit card, Android or iPhone (with mobile wallet enabled) and get ready to ‘tap & go’ powered by Square. Every brewer, food truck, and bar (even the merch tent) will only take payment with a Visa, Mastercard or Amex Debit or Credit Card or your enabled smartphone with ‘tap & go’ functionality. No ATM machines charging $3.50 a transaction, no lining up for currency, no refunds, no $2 first time top-up fee, which means no hassles. It’s simple.

Tokens will be handed out with each Premium Experience ticket on arrival. All tokens can be used for rides, food, and drinks. Their value is $2.50 per token.

Kids must use tokens for rides this year and all tokens can be purchased at the merch tent or at the slime tent in the kid’s area.

Exchange your cash for tokens at the box office, slime tent in the kid’s area or at the merch tent.

Just repeating – cash will not be accepted at this year’s festival. You must bring your debit or credit card that has ‘tap & go’ functionality.


With so many incredible beers/ciders on offer, sampling a wide variety is really the name of the game at SAB. Our Official Guide has been designed with helpful tools to help you select your beers and ciders.

Individual 150ml tasters can be purchased for $5. All SAB Tasters are sold for $2.50 each. Or a 280mls plastic glass is from $7.50

And if you find something you want a little more of, at any time you can have your Festival Glass filled with a 150ml serve of beer, wine or cider. Festival Glass fills start from $5. Cans (opened prior to supply) or 280mls are on sale from $7.50.

Red/White/Bubbles tasting cups are on sale from $2.50, at any time you can have your Festival Glass filled with 150ml for $5.


Free water will be available at Unity Water Van. Remember to keep hydrated to make sure you can go the distance.

And if you’re not into beer, cider, red or white wine and bubbles that’s fine. We won’t hold it against you. Soft drinks and other non-alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase at most food stalls.

Unity Water van will be there so you can keep hydrated.


There will be a variety of food available to purchase with your tokens, debit or credit card, on the day.


All kids enter for free but must use tokens for rides. All rides are worth 1 token. Each token is worth $2.50. All tokens can be purchased at the merch tent located on the right as your first enter or at the Slime Tent in the kid’s area.

Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Slime Lessons, Dodgem Cars, height restrictions are 1.4m. If they do not reach this height a parent must ride with them. Food, drinks, slushies (at Mexican Tucka food van) and ice-creams are available to purchase with tokens, debit or credit card. All kids MUST be supervised by a parent at all times.


Merchandise is available to purchase. Poncho’s in case of rain, picnic rugs to sit on, t-shirts, caps, beer paddles, stubbie holders and awesome beach towels.


SAB staff and volunteers will be wearing SAB t-shirts and easy to identify. Please respect them as many have given up their time to help out.


Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Festival site, smokers are asked to smoke outside the venue.

Shade and Shelter

Most brewers have shade & shelter, and there is shade & shelter in the grandstand

Now for the rules

Don’t drink and drive, there will be regular buses available to and from the event located at Main Drive, Nicklin Way, Bokarina north and south. There are private buses that need to be booked departing at 9pm south to Caloundra and North to Mooloolaba, Alex and Maroochydore. People who are badly behaved and/or unduly intoxicated will not be served alcohol and will have their wristband removed, and be asked to leave the festival. Glass containers are not permitted. BYO drinks/food will be confiscated. BAGS will be searched. NO umbrellas or chairs. BRING A RUG TO SIT ON. Water will be freely available. Look out for your friends, mates and family. Please note this is a cashless event.  No wristband, no entry.


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