There is no better way to spend a winter’s night than drinking and eating away on South Australian beer and BBQ – name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait!
So, get off your couch this winter and head down to the Adelaide Showgrounds between the 12th and 14th of July to treat your stomachs to a fabulous feast with Adelaide’s Beer and BBQ Festival.
Back for its 5th birthday, there are over 80 exhibitors showcasing the best in beer, cider and BBQ delicacies, and it is set to be the biggest one yet! There are four sessions over three jam-packed days, so here’s a guide to help break it all down:
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BEER CITY . FRI 12TH JULY
5pm – 12am . $45
This marks the first night of the festival and is a call for celebration. Indulge in the best that brewers and chefs have to offer, whilst enjoying a night full of live Australian music. You can also witness a Beer and BBQ Battle of the Bands, and experience recognition of the best in the beer and BBQ biz with the Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards and a Royal Australian Spirit Awards presentation.
BEER GEEK: A HOP ODYSEEY . SAT 13TH JULY
11am – 5pm . $40
This session is for those who are serious about their beer and BBQ. There will be discussions and debates held with some of the country’s best brewers and chefs, as well as masterclasses/Q&As on how to make the best BBQ out, so you can really impress your mates! There will also be the new ‘Food for Thought’ initiative, discussing mental health in the hospitality industry.
TOP OF THE HOPS . SAT 13TH JULY
6pm – 12am . $45
This Saturday night session amps up the vibes with a night full of live DJs and good tunes to enjoy. Too cold to go out? Just head on down to the showgrounds in your warmest clothes and sit by a fire, beer and food in hand of course, with your mates just doing what you do best – drinking, eating, and talking s**t. Sounds like a good Saturday night to me!
HAIR OF THE DOG . SUN 14TH JULY
11am – 6pm . $30
This is a Sunday sesh done right. Opening up and becoming child and dog friendly (yass we can bring our favourite furry little friends), the Beer and BBQ Festival will transform into a day of fun and absolute laffs. There will be the annual Beer Bod Wet T-shirt Contest, a hot dog eating competition, fun kids activities, dog sideshows, and of course party tunes all day long.
THE WHOLE HOG
This package includes access to ALL sessions for just $85!
Photo Cred: Beer and BBQ Fest Facebook page