Beer InCider is a tasting festival that brings together 50+ independent breweries and cideries, some of Australia's best Aussie bands and damn good food. It's a deliciously rocking event. We’ve even got a wine and cocktail bar, a ping pong arena and a Brewer’s Stage. ‘Cos really, what’s better than enjoying a great band with a beer in your hand?


The Beer InCider Experience is on Friday 20 September (4.30pm-10pm) and Saturday 21 September 2019 (11am-10pm) at Brisbane Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills. The event is strictly 18+ years and photo ID is required upon entry. The event is ticketed and there are general admission, group, one-day, weekend and VIP tickets available.


So, you've heard on the hop vine we have a wicked music line up and want to check out who's playing when? Friday night you can enjoy Thundamentals, Briggs and Jesswar. Saturday you can rock out to Hockey Dad, Ruby Fields, Dear Seattle, Charlie Collins, Bris182 and VOIID. Set times will be announced soon.


We’re cashless which means you can leave your wads of cash under your mattress, and just 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 NFC enabled smart phone with 'tap & go' functionality.

We repeat – CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED. You must bring your debit or credit card that has 'tap & go' functionality.


Check back here closer to the event for a festival map.


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. Not available on Airtrain, CityCat, ferry or tram services.

The 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. Click here for more details.


We’ve teamed up with our mates at Secure Parking to offer a parking deal just for Beer InCider-goers. Check back here for details soon.


The Brew List is our comprehensive list of almost every beer, cider and bevvie at the festival. We’ll publish it a little closer to the event (once the brews have been brewed) and include it in our handy festival guide. 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 (poured into your 320mL reusable festival cup) 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 - bring an empty plastic water bottle or sealed water) and eat heaps of great food. Cheers!


While you're at Beer InCider, be sure to wander over to the merch tent. 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 (in limited supply!) and more.


At Beer InCider we're all about sun protection. There are two big ass marquees at the Brisbane Showgrounds to keep us all sun safe, but we do recommend you bring a hat and sunnies. We'll be wearing jeans and a flashy tee combo and shoes are a must (thongs are A-ok). 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 chilly, and you're welcome to bring in an empty water bottle to fill up on site. Bring a picnic rug, pull up a pew and enjoy beer, cider and music on a glorious spring day.


Our friends at Four Points by Sheraton and The Westin Brisbane have a cracking deal just for Beer InCider-goers, offers include breakfast, complimentary valet parking, and more. Book your accommodation now.


Brisbane Showgrounds has disabled access and disabled toilets.


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.


Looking for more info? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.


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