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The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests II

The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests II

Six months ago, we asked what beer festivals might look like in the new COVID-altered landscape. As events start to make their comeback, we revisited the topic to see what else has been learned and what might lie ahead.

February 18, 2021 by Ben Hopkins


A Summer Of GABS

November 18, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The pandemic has ensured 2020 became a year of cancellations but the team at GABS is hoping 2021 will look a fair bit different with the festival organisers announcing two new Queensland events for January.


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests

August 19, 2020 by Will Ziebell

How will beer festivals look in a post-COVID world? We chat to the organisers of those still going ahead in 2020 and others who've had to adapt about the future of major events in the local beer world.


Stepping Out From InCider

February 19, 2020 by George Levi

The Beer InCider Experience combined killer band lineups with scores of breweries (and ping pong) to become one of the country's biggest festivals. George Levi sat down with founder Marty Keetels to find out why he's moving on.


Back To The Future - The Rise Of Small Festivals

February 12, 2020 by Will Ziebell

There's a new breed of beer festival on the rise, one that combines elements of those from craft beer's earlier days with a more tightly-curated program of beers and brewers.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Kate & Shev

December 16, 2019 by James Smith

They're the dictionary definition of work hard, play hard and continue to make an indelible mark on the Melbourne and wider Australian beer community. Behind door 16, it's the irrepressible Kate and Shev.


Making A Stand

June 25, 2019 by Mick Wust

From trestle tables and pull-up banners to 50s themed diners and entire breweries made of cardboard, brewery stands at beer festivals have come a long way. Mick Wust asks why it's important to stand out.


A Day In The Life Of: A Festival Volunteer

April 25, 2019 by Mick Wust

Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of the beer festivals that bring joy to beer lovers across the country. But why do they do it? And what makes a good one? We chat to one of the best to find out.


Craft Beer Heroes: Marty Keetels

February 21, 2019 by Will Ziebell

He announced his intentions in the most comically unlikely of manners and has gone on to create one of the country's leading beer festivals while helping build Brisbane's beer community. So we invited Marty Keetels to tell us more.


The Beer Festival Six-Pack

November 21, 2018 by Crafty Pint

As beer festival season hots up, we chat to the BeerFest team running no less than six major events across the country to find out more about the people behind the festivals and how they're navigating an increasingly busy market.

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