Events The Sydney Beer & BBQ Festival 2018

The Sydney Beer & BBQ Festival 2018
4pm 29 Jun, 2018 to 6pm 1 Jul, 2018

Over the past few years, winter for beer lovers in Adelaide has meant one thing above all others: Beer & BBQ Festival time.

And now the organisers are bringing their annual celebration to Sydney

They're not doing it by halves either, with a huge lineup of brewers and beers, including exclusive collaborations between BrewDog and locals, heaps of BBQ gurus, live music, masterclasses and much more besides.

The Sydney event takes place in the Show Ring of Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter from June 29 to July 1, following on from the Independent Brewers Association's annual conference and beer awards.

There, beer lovers will be able to sample the wares of close to 70 local and internationally renowned brewers, cider makers and BBQ bosses (scroll down for more). On top of that, there will be a pop up vinyl store, markets, a barbershop and a family friendly Sunday program.

Day sessions will feature masterclasses and keynote talks by some of the best in both the BBQ and brewing worlds. At night, the focus switches to a music program showcasing new and emerging artists as well as some familiar names, including The Preatures, Jen Cloher, Holy Holy and Bob Evans. (View the full music lineup here)

What: Sydney Beer & BBQ Festival
When: June 29 to July 1, 2018
Where: Show Ring and Undercover Market Area Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney


There's a variety of options on offer for anyone wishing to indulge their passion for fired meats and tasty beers. 

They start from $30pp (plus booking fee) for the Sunday session (with discounts for group purchases) through to "Whole Hog" season passes for $80pp (plus BF) if you want to drop in over the entire weekend.

Buy tickets here

The Brewers

As mentioned above, the organisers have brought BrewDog on board as their headline star this year, with the Scottish operation sending Franz Horak, a German brewer who's been with them for a decade, to Sydney. BrewDog is also creating five collabs with Aussie brewers to be launched at the Sydney and Adelaide festivals.

The rest of the brewer lineup looks like this (with more still to be added):

  • Akasha Brewing Company
  • Australian Brewery
  • Batch Brewing Co
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Capital Brewing Co
  • Clare Valley Brewing Co
  • Edge Brewing
  • Feral Brewing Company
  • Fixation Brewing Co
  • Gage Roads Brewing Co
  • Grand Ridge Brewery
  • Granite Belt Cider Co
  • Green Beacon Brewing Co
  • Hop Nation
  • Kaiju! Beer
  • Little Bang Brewing Company
  • Mismatch Brewing Co
  • Modus Operandi Brewing Co
  • Moo Brew
  • Mountain Goat Beer
  • Murrays Brewing Co
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Philter Brewing
  • Pikes Beer Company
  • Pirate Life Brewing
  • Prancing Pony Brewery
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Six String Brewing Company
  • Stone & Wood
  • The Grifter Brewing Co
  • The Hills Cider Company
  • Tiny Rebel
  • Weihenstephan
  • Welder’s Dog Brewing
  • William Smith & Sons Cider
  • Young Henrys


The 2018 BBQ Ambassador is Duncan Welgemoed of Africola fame, who will be curating the menus of all BBQers. The Sydney lineup at time of writing features:

  • MARY’S
  • P&V

Details on the Adelaide leg here.

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