Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival to make its debut in October

Cider Festival
The organisers of the Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival are bringing the format to the Gold Coast.

The inaugural Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival will finally go ahead later this year after being forced to postpone in 2021.

Taking place on October 22, the festival will be staged in the Broadwater Parklands with over 40 premium craft beer and cider producers and five distilleries expected to participate.

The festival is being organised by the Schwartz Family Company, which has operated the Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival for over a decade, and the Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival.

Festival organiser Jenny Farrell, from the Schwartz Family Company, said the craft beer sector has matured rapidly in recent years.

“After the last two years, this new festival will provide a golden opportunity to celebrate the Gold Coast’s reputation for hospitality,” she said.

“We have seen the positive reaction to both our Canberra and Hunter Valley events, with the relaxed, friendly and sophisticated environment, and this is what we will deliver on the Gold Coast.”