Beer InCider is a tasting festival and not a beer swilling event. We encourage all of our patrons to embrace the craft beer culture of 'drinking less but drinking better'. We offer beers and ciders in 100ml tasters and 300ml pots. We encourage everyone to drink heaps of water, eat plenty of delish food and generally consume alcohol very responsibly.


The 2017 Beer InCider Experience is on Friday 22 September (4.30pm - 10pm) and Saturday 23 September (11am - 9pm) at the Brisbane Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills (Brisbane). The event is strictly 18+ years and photo ID is required upon entry. The event is ticketed and one ticket gets you entry both days. Winning.


We like the way you think. The Brisbane Showgrounds is in close proximity to numerous public transport options including Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley train stations (a short 10 minute walk away), as well as bus access on surrounding streets. For easy public transport directions check out Translink. Taxi and Uber drop off areas are also accessible. Click here for more details.


We've buddied up with our friends at Secure Parking to lock in a deal for Beer InCider goers. Get the details and promo code here.

'tap & go' payment

This year we're cashless (ooh!) which means bring your debit card, credit card or Apple iPhone and get ready to 'tap & go'. No currency cards, no drink tickets and no loose change weighing you down, so you can get back to enjoying the festival faster.

The brews

A full list of all 300+ beers and ciders will be made available prior to the event so be sure to sign up to our Brewsletter so you don't miss it! We will also have wine, cocktails, soft drink and water for the unconverted. Brews are available for purchase in 100mL tasters (which conveniently fit in our Beer InCider beer paddles - BYO paddle or visit the merch tent), pots and cans. Last drinks will be called 30 minutes prior to closing time. We are a tasting festival (not a beer swilling event). Please drink plenty of water (freely available at the event) and eat heaps of great food! Cheers!


Our friends at Rydges Fortitude Valley have a cracking deal just for Beer InCider-goers and best of all, they're just metres from the entrance. Check out their rates here. Don't forget to book a babysitter!


While you're at Beer InCider, be sure to wander over to the merch tent run by the legends at Thirsty Merchants. There you can purchase Beer InCider merch as well as loads of stuff from our brewers and bands. Think t-shirts, caps, bottle openers, stubby coolers, beer paddles and more.

what to wear

At Beer InCider we're all about sun protection. There is a ginormous marquee at the Brisbane Showgrounds to keep us all sun safe but we do recommend you bring a hat and sunnies, especially on Saturday. We'll be wearing jeans and a flashy tee combo and shoes are a must. Don't forget to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek (shade) and Slide (on your sunglasses). A jumper will come in handy as the evenings can get quite chilly.


Brisbane Showgrounds has disabled access and disabled toilets.

lost & found

Lost or found something? All lost property will be taken to our information tent and a register kept of lost items. If you realise you've lost something after the festival, shoot us a message on Facebook.


Still can't find the info you're looking for? Check our Frequently Asked Questions here.