Black Hops at Brewsvegas 2016

Can’t believe we are back here again, Brewsvegas starts this week!

Brewsvegas is a grass roots, community minded celebration of Brisbane’s burgeoning craft beer culture. We’ve been involved since we started and we’ve ramped up our events this year

Here is a quick run down of what we are involved in during this crazy week that is Brewsvegas.

Friday 11th March – Brewsvegas Launch


The Brewsvegas team invite all of Brewsvegas to join them as they take over Wandering Cooks in South Brisbane for a night of fun and frivolity to kick off the biggest week in the Brisbane beer calendar.

A bevy of beers from some of the finest breweries in the region will be on offer to satisfy and delight. This is your chance to rub shoulders and share a beer with the brewers and venue folk who make Brewsvegas possible. The culinary talents of Alphabet Cafe will create a menu of delicious food that will be available throughout the night.

Where – Wandering Cooks, 1 Fish Lane South Brisbane

Time – 5pm

Cost – Free

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Beers – There will be lots of beer from a range of local breweries on tap! We’ll have Beach House on.

Saturday 12th March – Handcrafted



A Mammoth afternoon of inspiring local graffiti artists painting the walls with their craft, local live music and market stalls at the Alehouse, as well as the launch of an exclusive collaboration brew from Cavalier, Black Hops, Calibre & Woolly Mammoth.

Where – Woolly Mammoth, 633 Ann St Fortitude Valley

Time – 12 – 6pm

Cost – Free

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Beers – Cavalier/Black Hops/Calibre Collab beer – White Ipa & Black Ipa one off single kegs only. Also on tap Black Hops Beach House & 30 Cal.  Cavalier Pale Ale, Brown & Courage

Sunday 13 March – Beer & Bloating in Brewsvegas


Set in the back streets of Fortitude Valley, Beer & Bloating in Brewsvegas is a tale of 3 Aussie breweries (us, Pirate Life and Mountain Goat) in a perilous journey of craft beer and A-class burgers. Ze Pickle was their destination. The party started with a collaboration beer from all four protagonists, with a unique burger for each, and ended with a spin on the Wheel of Beer Fortune. Their future was uncertain. Who would win the best prizes? Whose burger would reign supreme? Would they come out alive albeit really bloated? Book your ticket to see what happens. Ticket price includes one special brewery burger, one collab’ beer and one spin on the Wheel of Beer Fortune. Vegas, baby.

Where – Ze Pickle, 1 Prospect St Fortitude Valley

Time – 2pm Session & 5pm Session

Cost – $40 (Ticket price includes a special event burger, collab beer & a spin of the Wheel of Beer fortune)

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Beers – Sunglasses & Advil 5.6% – A special one off collab beer was brewed at Mountain Goat Brewery in Richmond with Pirate Life Brewing, Ze Pickle & Black Hops. A generously hopped pale ale with a subtle touch of agave smoke.

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Monday 14th March – Amateur Hour Take 2


Join us for an evening of all things beer. 4 local brewers (Fixation, Semi Pro Brewing, Brisbane Brewhouse and us) will be speaking about their brewing experiences and answering all of your questions in a free Q&A style session, topped off with a live demonstration.

Each of their beers will be showcased on tap so you can enjoy the fruits of their labour, plus food specials made with our favourite thing….beer!

Where – Hoo Ha Bar – 41 Tribune St South Brisbane

Time – 6pm

Cost – Free

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Beers – Each brewer involved will have a beer on tap, we will be taking Beach House.

Wednesday 16th – How to build your own brewery


Have you ever dreamed of running your own brewery? Want to know what it takes to set one up?

The embassy are hosting a free event for the budding entre-brew-neurs. Hosted by a panel of industry professionals at different stages of the development and running of a craft beer business.

Other than us, the speakers include guys from the newly opened Catchment Brewing Co, Newstead brewing co and Stone & Wood.

Where – Embassy 214 Elizabeth St Brisbane CBD

Time – 6:30pm

Cost – Free

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Beers – Each brewery involved will have beers on tap.

See you there!

There are 80 other events on during the week so be sure to check out whats on and get your diary sorted.


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