COVID-19 has really put a spanner in the works of all our South Australian events this year, with many postponed, or even cancelled.
For the avid Beer and BBQ Festival fans out there, fear not, as the Beer and BBQ Festival team are bringing their beloved festival back for another year in a slightly different format.
Normally held as a mid-winter, indoor event, Beer and BBQ Festival is now returning as BBF HomeBrewed.
The open-air, summer event, will be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds from 4 December to 6 December.
The event will offer a jam-packed line-up of predominantly South Australian talent, with a few interstate mates joining in on the party.
There will be local brewers, BBQ legends and musicians coming together to provide three huge days of entertainment at Adelaide Showground.
The new open-air event will champion local brands and industries that have been hit the hardest in 2020, all while being 100% COVID-safe.
“BBF HomeBrewed is like the upstart little sibling of Beer & BBQ Fest, with a mantra to showcase South Australia’s world-class producers, giving revellers the chance to enjoy a huge selection of local beers, global BBQ flavours and rock’n’roll all weekend,” says event organiser, Aaron Sandow.
The full brewer line-up will be announced in the coming weeks, but potential patrons can expect a mix of fan favourite and emerging producers.
Brewers include the likes of Woolshed Brewery, One Barrel Brewing, Pirate Life Brewing, Beernoevil, Whet Whistle, Shifty Lizard, Thug Life, Silver Bark and dozens more.
A select group of cidermakers, wineries and distilleries will also be invited along for the soirée.
The HomeBrewed music line-up will showcase pure rock and roll, with some of SA’s legends mixed with emerging artists.
The line-up features The Superjesus, West Thebarton, Wolf & Cub, Towns, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Weezer, Sabitha & the Knifey Wifeys, Oscar the Wild, Hey Harriet and a very special performance Chunky Custard.
To eat, festival goers will be able to sink their teeth into some delicious food from industry stalwarts and few new kids on the block.
Indulge in fare from Afri-disiac, Angler Stirling, Barry’s Burgers, Boston Bay Smallgoods by Smoking Grillers, CARŌclub, Drew’s Soul Food & BBQ, Four Seeds, No Beard Required BBQ, Gang Gang, Lovefield Bistecca Italian BBQ, Fire x SOI 38, and a few sneaky surprises yet to be announced.
There will also be a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options on offer too.
Visitors can also enjoy a range of activities including the infamous ‘beer bod’ wet T-shirt championship, discoteca silenciosa, a tiki bar, carnival rides, barber, markets, chilli eating competition and much, much more.
BBF HomeBrewed will host four sessions over three days including the ultimate knockoff “Froth Town Friday”, “Beer Nerd Saturday” day session, “Super Saturday” night session and “Sneaky Sunday” (which also happens to be child and pooch friendly).
Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased as day-passes or weekenders.
BBF Homebrewed is happening at the Adelaide Showgrounds from 4 December to 6 December.