The Must-Do's of Brewsvegas 2019 | Gourmet & Gourmand | Gourmand and Gourmet

Where to get your foodie fix at Brewsvegas 2019

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  • Beer/Craft

Brewsvegas 2019 is just around the corner, meaning that the entire city is about to be soaked head to toe in the very best brews.

When used to its full potential, beer is so much more than just that over-priced thing at the cricket. Brisbane’s craft beer scene has never been better – and from March 14-24, you can get amongst the thick of it with over 100 events scheduled at 50 venues around town.

In pursuit of hoppiness, we’ve devoured the program to find some amazing food and brew pairing events. Here are our picks for your tix this year (warning: donuts are involved).

Farm to Table | Revel Brewing Co. | Bulimba

Whether you’re a full-time foodie and craft connoisseur (brewie?) or simply a casual fan of good food and frothy ones, everyone can learn from the passion of Revel’s head brewer, Matthew Cuthbert, and Brissie-based beer advocate, Matt Kirkegaard, when they host their Farm to Table dinner at Revel Brewing Co. Appreciate the flavourful story behind a carefully curated wood-fired dinner and get an exclusive taste of a Brewsvegas Bean/Bellissimo/Revel combination inspired beer. It’s all happening on 21st March with tickets $100 a pop.

Chef to the Death | Newstead Brewing Co. | Milton

Prepare your pallet – the most epic culinary clash in the history of our city is going down March 19th at Newstead Brewing Co. Two chefs meet in a four-course duel of the tastes, but only one will survive to become the people’s champion cook! Tickets are $65 and space is strictly limited so book now to become a part of history.

Aether Brewing Long Lunch | Aether Brewing | Milton

Peek behind the curtain and meet the artisans at Aether Brewing for a special “beergustation” celebrating the immortal friendship between tasty beer and tasty food. The full spectrum of savour offered by Aether’s core range and special releases will be matched with a chef-selected degustation of local, seasonal produce for this unforgettable luncheon on March 16th. $90 secures your spot at the lunch table.

Eat No Evil | West End

Good beer should be for everybody, so for those who appreciate the art behind a visionary, vegan-friendly brew, we’re proud to invite you on a four-course barrage down Boundary Street on the Eat No Evil tour of West End. Start with canapés at Bosc, enjoy an entrée at Catchment Brewing Co., smash a main at Brisbane Brewing Co. and kick back for dessert at Archive – each with a crisp, vegan beer, of course. The journey begins March 19th with tickets costing $80 each.

Beer and Donuts | Crow ‘n’ Arrow | Lawnton

We’ve seen beer feature in some absolutely stellar collabs over the years but this one might be a game-changer. Introducing beer’s new best friend: donuts – specifically, Donut Boyz’ donuts created especially for this once-in-a-lifetime coproduction with Akasha. Appreciate the magic of this (bittersweet) team-up on the morning of March 16th with Akasha even bringing a brew exclusively designed for the occasion. It’s absolutely free to check it out.

Farmhouse Fondue | Brewski | Caxton Street

There’s nothing that can’t be improved by a healthy coating of liquefied, hot cheese! Brewski are bringing the fondue (made from an authentic 1972 recipe) for an afternoon of melted magic on March 17th co-starring four Farmhouse brews. This is a day for mates and dates so tickets are $120 for two, but with only 20 fondue sets available, they’re going to be gone fast!

Breakfast of Champions | Brewhouse Brisbane | Woolloongabba

Unfortunately, the trade-off to ten days of non-stop drinking is ten days of non-stop hangovers – curse our feeble, human forms! Luckily, Brewhouse have the solution. On March 17th, they’re hosting a Breakfast of Champions to kick-start your Sunday morning recovery. Enjoy four brekkie beers, three courses of alcohol-soaking goodness, a bunch of shared beer knowledge and even a couple of giveaways. It only costs 40 of the most necessary dollars you’ll ever spend in your life.

Mikkeller’s Øl & Brød Danish Dinner | Saccharomyces Beer Café | South Brisbane

After humanity was done discovering fire and inventing the wheel, we immediately set out on our greatest creation: beer* (*timeline may have been exaggerated.) Beer has always been a part of history and Mikkeller are proudly bringing a little taste of their history to Brissie on March 19th – along with a smattering of their finest beers. Hosted by Saccharomyces Beer Café, $100 buys your chance to taste three courses of Danish delight at the Øl and Brød dinner – a modern homage to a traditional Scandinavian dish of an open faced club sandwich on rye bread. Lækker!

In Pie We Crust! | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane

Beers have inspired us to do all kinds of things (some of which you can easily find on the internet) but it does our hearts (and stomachs) proud to learn that the genius behind Pie Town has whipped up a series of brand new baked creations inspired by locally brewed beers. Hit up Wandering Cooks on March 18th and for just $30, you can sample the likes of a bitter chocolate stout chocolate chess pie, a Cape Grim beef cheek and red rye hand pie, a wheat beer cinnamon roll, an amber/brown ale butter mushroom hand pie and a sour beer cherry hand pie. All are, of course, accompanied by beers because this is Brewsvegas – you should know this by now!

Bière Et Fromage | Brendale Brewing Co.| Brendale

Nothing brings cultures together like the challenge of matching the perfect beer with the perfect cheese. Check out the results at Brendale Brewing Co. on March 20th where for one night only, local Aussie brewers are pairing their creations with divine, French cheeses from Le Fromage Yard. For $30 you’ll learn the secrets behind the matching process and your favourite beers and cheeses from the night will be available to purchase. You’ll never have to “suffer” through that bottle of wine again!

We’re just barely scratching the surface of everything that Brewsvegas 2019 has to offer so head to their website to check out where you can find the best of your favourite crisp, craft creations this March.

Words by Josh Schultz
- the gourmand who always remembers to make a beer part of every nutritious breakfast