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Full line-up announced for this year’s Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

Over 100 local and national brewers, cider makers, distillers & winemakers are taking over the Adelaide Showgrounds at this years Adelaide Beer & BBQ Fest.


You’ve been waiting and now it’s finally here. The full line-up of emerging and established brewers from all over Australia that will be heading to the Adelaide Showground for the upcoming Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival (ABBF) has been dropped and let me tell you, it’s juicy.

Returning in all its glory from July 15– 17, ABBF will feature not only some incredible food and beer offerings but also a full music program and fun activations.

So, what’s happening you ask? Let me tell you.

The great folks at Gilbert Street Hotel are bringing their much-loved international container to the festival featuring an extraordinary amount of international beer brands (almost 30 in fact) that you would struggle to find anywhere else.

Some of the brewers on offer are Wisconsin heavyweights The Brewing Projekt, who have made a name for themselves with their experimental brews such as their Puff Tart beer, a Sour Ale with Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, and Marshmallow Flavouring. Others include, UK big guns, Left Handed Giant and Tiny Rebel, and our friends from across the ditch Double Vision, who take pride in irritating the beer purists with such creations as their Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream Sour.

ABBF has some of the best beers around but if that’s not your thing, not to worry there’s a host of other ripping beverage options.

The legends at Pure Wine Co have put together Pure Wine Co’s Wine Village featuring some great drops such as Adelaide Hills staples, Saint & Scholar and Longview, Keasler from the Barossa, Fox Creek from McLaren Vale, and Mitchell located in the stunning Clare Valley.

Gin world champions Never Never Distilling will be pouring their award-winning spirits plus new kids on the spirit block Soul Bird Distilling from the Shifty Lizard Brewing Co pouring all weekend.

Making the ABBF debut is SA’s first dedicated Seltzer brewery, South ST Seltzer brewing a low calorie, zero sugar, and electrolyte packed drink that’s the perfect refresher.

It wouldn’t be ABBF without big activations and there are some absolute rippers on the line-up this year. The music world lost one of the best when Big Day Out promoter Ken West passed away earlier this year and ABBF is honouring him by setting up a dive bar “The last resort” slinging Jack Daniels by the shot and paying homage to the larger-than-life character. 

Pirate Life always goes large at ABBF and this year’s Pirate Life Rec Centre is huge! Think a skateboarding ramp with pro skaters, big screen TV to watch the football, pinball machines, and a truck pouring brewery-fresh beer, does it get any better? 

Not to be outdone Big Shed’s House of Fun, will feature an onsite Microbrewery, DJs, and special one-off Collab’s. As always Shit Can Tavern will be there with all your tinnie desires. 

Also announced today are a handful more brewers such as Balter out of Queensland, Boatrocker Brewers from Victoria, and local’s Shifty Lizard Brewing CoSouth Coast, and a bunch more.

Pirate Life Head Brewer Lewis Maschmedt says he can’t wait for ABBF. “Beer & BBQ has been a favourite festival for Pirate Life Brewing since its inception back in 2015,” he said.

“The cold Adelaide winter is the perfect backdrop for dark beers and this is what we are excited to share with Punters this year. We have a wicked range of stouts on the list this year including some old favourites as well as some new brews and barrel-aged numbers!”

Co-Director of ABBF Aaron Sandow says today’s announcement means there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival.

“The beers we have on offer at the fest are top tier for anywhere around the world but we know not everyone’s a beer drinker and the other beverages announced today show the quality of our beverage industry here in SA and Australia and we can’t wait to get around it”

“The activations from the likes of Pirate Life and Big Shed Brewing are going to be a heck of a time, we couldn’t be more pumped.” 

Beer and BBQ Festival kicks off Friday 15th – Sunday 17th July and will run at the Adelaide Showground.

Tickets are $47.41 and can be purchased here.

For more info check out their Facebook and Website.

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