The arrival of the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival is always a cause for celebration, but given the challenges and cancellations the organisers have had to deal with over the past couple of years we suspect 2022 could be rather spectacular.
Taking place across four themed sessions from July 15 to 17 at the Adelaide Showground, it's shaping up as an epic weekend however you slice it.
There will be more than 100 brewers, cidermakers, distillers and winemakers showcasing their wares.
UPDATE (10/5)! You can find the first 60 brewers confirmed for the festival here.
Heading south for winter will be the likes of Range, Mountain Culture, Dainton, BentSpoke, Fox Friday and Otherside, Moon Dog, Hop Nation, Young Henrys and Fixation alongside home state favourites such as Big Shed, Prancing Pony and Pirate Life.
Others making their maiden voyage to the festival are Banks, Dollar Bill, Deeds, Killer Sprocket, Heaps Normal, Noodledoof, Wild Life, The Mill, Philter, Better Beer, Nowhereman, Otherside, Matso’s and locals Bowden and Kick Back.
Other locals include Coopers, Drink Easy award-winners Uraidla, Barossa-based Western Ridge, southeast brewers Loophole, and western suburbs trendsetters Shapeshifter.
Dozens of Australia's finest BBQ chefs will be cooking up a storm.
Two stages will host a lineup of bands and DJs, including the likes of Skegss, The Smith Street Band, Bodyjar, Private Function, Wagons and Jess Locke.
Then there's wrestling, brewer and BBQ masterclasses, The Beer Bod wet t-shirt championships, the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards, and much more besides.
The Crafty Pint will be in town presenting the Air Guitar Championships too. If you fancy throwing shapes on the main stage, we'll be opening registrations nearer the time.
Friday – Bright Lights, Beer City
5pm to midnight
Saturday – Beer Geek: A Hop Odyssey
11am to 5pm
Saturday – Top Of The Hops
6pm to midnight
Sunday – Hair Of The Dog
11am to 6pm (family- and dog-friendly)
BEER CLUB BONUS!
We've got a stack of tickets to give away to members of The Crafty Pint's beer club, The Crafty Cabal. There's two ways to get your hands on them too...
- If you're already a member, you can sign in via the Cabal website or Crafty Pint app and enter the giveaway before May 11.
- Or you can grab one of two passes we've put aside for new members by heading here and signing up before they've gone. Just choose the signup bonus from the drop-down list.
The Crafty Cabal is a beer club for anyone wanting to boost their beer experience. It costs just $99 for a year's membership – roughly $8 a month, or the price of a schooner – and gives members access to hundreds of deals (187 of them online and in venues at time of writing), events and giveaways for cases of beer, merch, event tickets and more.