Lagerpalooza 2023 at Felons Brewing

Sat 30 Sep 11:00am to 2 Oct

Lagerpalooza 2023 at Felons Brewing

Lager, eh. The style was once a bit of a dirty word in the nascent local craft beer scene, but in recent years it's followed a trophy-laden redemptive arc back into the arms and mouths of discerning drinkers who have been reminded of an old trope: there really is nothing better than a cool, crisp, refreshing beer on a hot day.

So if you were going to host a celebration of lager, what better place to do it than in the so-called Sunshine State? "No place!" reckon the crew at Felons, so they're doing it. 

Lagerpalooza will be held on the long weekend of September 30 to October 2 at the Howard Smith Wharves and will feature a thirst-crushing range of lagers from brewers across the land, such as Range, Stomping Ground, Hop Nation, Wayward, Eagle Bay – they'll even have the odd international guest like the UK's Lost & Grounded plus a Lager Friends Bar curated by The Crafty Pint. (See full brewer lineup below)

There'll be plenty of beer-friendly food going down, from freshly shucked oysters to rotisserie chicken, artisanal cheese to a monster Argentinian grill. And for your viewing pleasure, there'll be roaming performers, lively outdoor music, and free family-friendly entertainment; dunk the brewer, anyone? 

There are two tickets types: "Likes Lager" includes a glass plus your first beer for $20pp, or "Loves Lager" which gives you unlimited tastings for the duration of the session, a tote bag, festival pin, and access to a private alfresco area; these cost $90pp. 

BONUS! We've got a stack of Loves Lager double passes to give away to members of our beer club, The Crafty Cabal – details here.

The five sessions

September 30 – Day Session: 11am to 4pm | Night Session: 5pm to 10pm 

October 1 – Day Session: 11am to 4pm | Night Session: 5pm to 10pm

October 2 – Day Session: 11am to 6pm (public holiday)


Brewer Lineup


  • Felons
  • Range
  • Heads of Noosa
  • Lost & Grounded (UK)
  • Hiker
  • Moffat Beach 
  • Wayward
  • Stomping Ground
  • Bridge Road
  • Sea Legs
  • Your Mates
  • Scarborough Harbour
  • Two Bays (GF)
  • Heaps Normal (Non Alc)

Lager Friends Bar

  • King Road
  • Eagle Bay
  • Revel
  • Hop Nation 
  • Bright Brewery
  • Fox Friday
  • Madocke