Brisbane Melbourne

The Mash Tun

Feb 22 2019

Make sure you take in the full Beer InCider Experience this March because we’ve extended our footprint at Brisbane Showgrounds to include a brand spankin’ new area called The Mash Tun.

Enter The Mash Tun and find some uber cool stuff including:

1) The Brewers Stage presented by Brewski

We’ve got three sessions over three and a bit hours with a stream of fascinating beer folk talking about a whole range of topics. Check out the full program below and get your questions ready…

2.20pm-2.50pm:
‘A Dave In The Life’ with Dave Padden (Akasha Brewing Co) and Matt Kirkegaard (BeerMatt)

Akasha Brewing Co was created, and its brewery built, all within the space of a year. A warehouse in Sydney's Five Dock without any water, power or electricity turned into a functioning brewhouse creating some of Australia's finest beers. The person at the centre of Akasha's success, and loved for his beers and approach to life and the industry, is Dave Padden. Join Matt Kirkegaard AKA BeerMatt as he sits down with one of the most respected names in beer for a frank discussion about Akasha and the beer industry.

3.50pm-4.20pm:
Village Brewing with Matt Kirkegaard (BeerMatt), Matt Jancauskas (Brouhaha) and Jasmin Daly (Stone & Wood)

For Brouhaha and Stone & Wood, the idea of community is central to identity. From hyper local activities such as using local produce sourced from neighbouring farmers to developing a charity aimed at addressing disadvantage in the areas where brewers and customers live and work, both breweries have achieved outstanding results for their respective communities. Join Matt Kirkegaard AKA BeerMatt, Matt Jancauskas from Brouhaha and Jasmin Daly from Stone & Wood as we discover what it means to be a village brewer in 2019.

5.20pm-5.50pm:
Women in Beer with Kerry Claydon (Chicks With Ales), Antoinette Pollock (Brewski and My Beer Dealer), George Levi (KAIJU! Beer & Golden Axe Cider) and Zarah Prior (formerly of BrewDog Australia)

The brewing industry is male dominated. It hasn't always been the most welcoming place for women seeking greater involvement - be it for employment or enjoyment. But the times they are a changin'! On the heels of celebrating International Women’s Day (8 March), join Kerry Claydon from Chicks With Ales (Winner - Gold Beery for Best Community Contribution 2018), Antoinette Pollock from Brewski and My Beer Dealer, George Levi from KAIJU! Beer and Golden Axe Cider and Zarah Prior (formerly of BrewDog Australia) as we discuss the role of gender in beer, toast the increasing role women are playing in our industry and look forward to what the future holds.

2) Gage Roads Brewing Co

Q: What’s more Aussie than throwing a steak on the BBQ? A: Throwing a steak on the barbie with a Gage Roads Brewing Co beer in your hand for the chance to win sweet prizes. Gage Roads Brewing Co will have an epic set up in The Mash Tun serving up their new world pale ale Little Dove, American pale ale Atomic, refreshing Hello Sunshine Apple Cider and for the first time, you can grab a Single Fin Summer Ale in a tinnie. How Aussie’s that?

3) Prosecco Bar with wine, cocktails and of course, prosecco!

We know. Beer and cider are in our name. BUT sometimes the sun is shining and you just get a hankering for a beautiful glass of prosecco. Beer InCider delivers on 9 March with a Prosecco Bar inside The Mash Tun stocked with not only NV King Prosecco, but also Aperol Spritz, Pink Gin Fizz, Espresso Martinis and certified organic wine. Plus there’ll be plenty of seating so you can pull up a pew in the shade and catch up with your mates.

4) Hellmouth Diner

If you’re hungry (and even if you’re not) we dare you to try a juicy, mouth-watering burger at the Hellmouth Diner pop up restaurant. They are So. Bloody. Good.

Choose from a loaded Cheeseburger, Cajun Burger or BBQ Jackfruit Burger, all 100% vegan, and keep the hunger pains away. You don’t have to be vegan to sink your teeth into these vegan delights. Trust us.

Oh, and they’re bringing some of their wicked arcade games all the way from Netherworld in the Valley to play.

5) Handball…ACE!

You know we have a Ping Pong Arena powered by Felons Brewing Co., but the super flat surface of The Mash Tun was begging for us to reinvigorate the sport played in every school yard during summer lunch time – handball!

We’ll mark the court, supply the balls and some rules to jog your memory and you do the rest. Grab a beer from Gage Roads Brewing Co (or a Prosecco if you’re game), and challenge your mates – or a couple of strangers – to smack down that ball to show who’s King.

So you love the sound of The Mash Tun, but have you got your tickets to Beer InCider yet? Well head over to our TICKETS PAGE and grab a couple now. Because festivals are more fun when you’re among friends!