Brisbane is getting a beer and BBQ festival! | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane is getting a beer and BBQ festival!

Giant hunks of barbecued meat. Craft beer. Food trucks. Grilling and brewing masterclasses. Are you drooling yet? You should be – because all this and more is coming to Doomben Racecourse on Saturday 18 February from 10am-10pm for the BBQ & Beer Roadshow! Get ready to meat your match, with the carnivorous festival offering up plate loads of BBQ feeds, including smokey ribs and brisket from Smokin’ Gun Texas BBQ, guac loaded pulled pork nachos from This Little Piggie, cheesy American burgers from Mac From Way Back and juicy skewers from Greek Street Kantina, plus plenty more meat masters on the line up. There’ll even be dessert from Treats & Co to finish things off! You’ll need something to wash all that goodness down, so make sure you hit up a few of the 20 odd craft beer and cider bars popping up the festival, from familiar names like Stone & Wood and Newstead Brewing Co., to lesser known but equally ale-some brewers like the Yeastie Boys and Granite Belt Cider Company. Beer? BBQ? We can hear you asking ‘what more could I need?’ Plenty more as it turns out, with an epic line up of barbecuing, smoking, grilling and brewing masterclasses, as well as a fiery battle between some of Australia’s best BBQ crews competing for fame, glory and over $15,000 in prizes! And don’t worry, this is no backyard BBQ with tinny tunes coming out of the battery powered speaker someone remembered to bring – instead you’ll be swaying to tunes from some of the best local acts Brisbane has to offer, live and loud from the main stage. Still not enough for you? Take the whole experience up a notch and nab yourself a VIP table – you’ll get the best seats in the house for you and 7 friends for 4 hours, a round of drinks and dedicated minions to bring everything to you, including a gourmet carnivore platter stacked with mouthwatering meats! If you’re already all fired up and ready to, you can grab tickets to the BBQ & Beer Roadshow on the website for $30pp, or $125 for five people, with a limited number of VIP experience for $800 a table.