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FAQs | Beer InCider


Dates & Venue

Q: When is Beer InCider Experience 2019?
A: Beer InCider 2019 will be held on Saturday 9 March 2019, with the two-day festival to follow in September 2019.

Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: They're on sale now! Pre-purchase your ticket online here (and get free public transport to the festival), or purchase a ticket at the gate (if not sold out prior).

Q: Where is the festival?
A: Beer InCider is held at Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills. For easy public transport directions, jump over to the Translink Journey Planner. The entrance to the festival is via Gregory Terrace (opposite Rydges Fortitude Valley). Don't forget your pre-purchased ticket includes free public transport to and from the event - find out more.

Q: What if it rains?
A: We have a lot of undercover space thanks to two ginormous marquees (you might be familiar with them as the Show Bag Pavilion and Wood Chop Pavilion at the EKKA).


Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Q: How much are tickets?
A: Tickets are sold in releases and there are general admission and VIP tickets available. Brewsletter presale tickets start from $40 each (+BF) for general admission, and VIP tickets are $295 each (+BF). VIP tickets are extremely limited and will sell out. General admission tickets will only be available at the gate if not sold out prior.

Q: Can I get a refund on my ticket or give it to someone else?
A: Sorry, no refunds but prior to the event you can give your ticket to a mate. They just need to be over 18 and present photo ID at the gate (as proof of age). You do not need to change the name on the ticket. For more info on our ticketing policy, see the bottom of the homepage.

Q: I’m bringing a big group of mates. Can I get a discount?
A: Unfortunately not for our March event, sorry. But you know what would be awesome? Rounding up your mates and purchasing VIP tickets for an exclusive, sweet-as beer festival experience.

Q: What if I forgot to print my ticket?
A: No worries. Just show us your ticket on your mobile – we can scan it from there.

Q: Will there be tickets at the gate?
A: We highly recommend you pre-purchase your ticket online to score free public transport to and from the festival (simply show your pre-purchased ticket or festival wristband when boarding any Translink bus or QR City Network train service). Limited tickets will only be available at the gate if not sold out prior.

Q: Help! I need help with the ticket process.
A: Uh oh. Lucky the team at Eventopia are ready to help – click HERE.


Q: How do I get to the festival by public transport?
A: We like the way you think. Free public transport to and from the festival is included with your ticket. Simply show your pre-purchased ticket or festival wristband when boarding any Translink bus or Queensland Rail City Network train service.

Free travel begins four hours before gates open and concludes four hours after the festival closes each day. Not available on Airtrain, CityCat, ferry or tram services.

Brisbane Showgrounds is super close 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. Find out more here.

Q: If I decide to drive, where can I park?
A: There are 10 separate car parking facilities within the Brisbane Showgrounds and several alternative parking facilities in the area. Please appoint a designated driver and never drink and drive. Find out more here.

At The Festival

Q: What time do gates open?
A: Gates open 11am and close at 10pm. Last drinks are called 30 minutes prior to gates closing.

Q: Is this a family friendly event?
A: No sorry. This is an 18+ only event. Babes in arms are welcome, however prams will be subject to a bag check/inspection upon entry.

Q: Do I need to bring an ID or passport?
A: Every person, no matter how mature, will be asked for valid photo identification. This means a Passport, Drivers Licence or an 18+ card. Photocopies are not valid forms of identification. There are no exceptions.

Q: Do you have disabled access?
A: Yes, Brisbane Showgrounds has disabled access and disabled toilets.

Q: Should I bring cash or card?
A: We’re a cashless event which means bring your Mastercard, Visa or AMEX debit or credit card, with ‘tap & go’ functionality or a chip. It’s ‘tap & go’ powered by Square.

Q: Can I bring a picnic blanket?
A: Absolutely!

Q: I'm meeting up with friends before I head into the festival. Where should I meet them?
A: We recommend meeting your mates outside the festival entrance at Brisbane Showgrounds on Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills. The entrance is opposite Rydges Fortitude Valley and a good spot to meet is next to Ticket Sales.

Q: Will you have more toilets at the 2019 festival?
A: ABSOLUTELY. We heard you loud and clear, so we have upped the number of toilets and urinals SIGNIFICANTLY.

Q: Will there be passouts?
A: No, passouts are not available. No wristband = no entry and no wristbands will be reissued.

Q: Can I bring my dog/cat/goldfish?
A: We love pets but unfortunately Beer InCider is a no-pet zone. Leave them at home with the kids – kidding – with the babysitter of course. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Q: Can I buy merch at the festival?
A: Yeah you can. Visit the merch tent run by the legends at Thirsty Merchants to purchase Beer InCider merch as well as merch from our brewers and bands. Think t-shirts, caps, bottle openers, stubby coolers, beer paddles and more. And remember, you can purchase it all with your debit or credit card with ‘tap & go’ powered by Square.

Q: Can I smoke at the festival?

A: You are only permitted to smoke within the designated smoking areas. Look for the signs. There will be no cigarettes for sale at the festival.

The Beers, The Ciders, The Food

Q: Which brewers will be at the festival and what beers/ciders are they bringing?
A: You can find our growing list of brewers here. A comprehensive Brew List is available HERE and is printed in the FREE festival guide you'll receive at the gate.

Q: Will there be beverage options for non-beer and cider drinkers?
A: Indeed! We will have wine, cocktails, alcoholic ginger beer, soft drink and water for the unconverted.

Q: Can I bring food or alcohol into the festival?
A: No. We've gone to great lengths to secure a fantastic line up of food trucks and brewers who will be serving up some super tasty options just for you. We'll be checking bags at the entrance to make sure no food, alcohol, glass or other contraband is brought into the venue. Please BYO empty water bottle and fill it within the festival from our free water fountain.

Q: Will you have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food options?
A: Yes, there sure is! Even some of our beers are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

Q: What sizes do the brews come in?
A: There will be a 100mL taster, a pot and cans for sale.

Q: Why do you serve the beers and ciders in plastic cups or cans only?
A: It’s an RSA thing. If you drop plastic, it bounces! Simples. Plus, cans look wicked in our Beer InCider branded stubby coolers, available from the merch tent.


Q: Who’s playing at the 2019 Beer InCider?
A: Hold on to your beer... DMA'S, Something for Kate, Alex the Astronaut, WAAX, West Thebarton and Loser. Check out set times HERE.

Q: Can I smash my mate at ping pong again in 2019?

A: Yeah you can! The Ping Pong Arena powered by Felons Brewing Co will feature again this year bringing with it the highs and lows of competitive Berlin-style ping pong.


Q: How do I become a Brewsletter subscriber?
A: To be the first in the know about all things Beer InCider, and most importantly, to get access to the presale, sign up to our enewsletter – the Brewsletter - at

Q: What do I get for being a Brewsletter subscriber?
A: You get a high-five from us and first dibs on tickets at the best (read, CHEAPEST) price during the Brewsletter presale. You also get free public transport included in your ticket, a festival guide, reusable festival cup, first access to our Brew List and all of the important stuff straight to your inbox. Sign up now at

What to wear

Q: Is there shade to protect my delicate and silky smooth skin?
A: Yes! At Beer InCider we're all about sun protection. There are two ginormous marquees at Brisbane Showgrounds to keep us all sun safe but we do recommend you bring a hat and sunnies. There will be free water fountains to fill your water bottle and hats available to purchase if you forget one. Don't forget to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek (shade) and Slide (on your sunnies).

Q: Can I wear my thongs and singlet?
A: Yeah you can, but Brisbane Showgrounds requires patrons (that’s you) to be neatly dressed while on site. No offensive shirts please. Don’t forget a hat and rad sunnies.


Q: Can I volunteer at Beer InCider?
A: Sorry, volunteer applications for our March festivals are now closed.

Lost & Found

Q: Help! I lost something.
A: Have you checked your pockets? It’s okay, just visit our information tent. All lost property will be taken there, and a register will be kept of all lost items. If you realise you’ve lost something after the event (apart from your dignity), shoot us a message on Facebook.

Media & Contact Us

Q: I'm with the media. Can I get into the festival to take some photos or video?
A: We love the media! Contact our marketing team at Red Stockholm via email at and they’ll take care of you.

Q: Can I get an interview with the festival director?
A: You sure can. Marty’s a busy guy so email our trusty marketing team at Red Stockholm to arrange a time at

Q: Can I apply to be a foodie exhibitor or entertainer?
A: Applications for March are now closed but you can send expressions of interest for September to with ‘EXHIBITOR INTEREST’ in the subject line.

Q: Does Beer InCider organise private events?
A: Yes, our managing company Redhair Events would love to assist with your next event. We specialise in fun, food and beer related events. Get in touch with us at


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