The team behind Beer & BBQ Festival will return to Adelaide this year for a summer version of their much-loved festival, titled BBF HomeBrewed. The event will offer a jam-packed line up of predominantly South Australian talent (plus a few interstate buddies), with local brewers, BBQ legends and musicians coming together to provide three huge days of entertainment at Adelaide Showground, from December 4-6 2020.
The Beer & BBQ Festival has owned its time in the dead of winter for the past 5 years, and while this year’s gig needed to be delayed for obvious reasons, event organisers saw an appetite for a new summer, openair event that is covid-safe, champions local brands and supports industries that have been hit the hardest in 2020.
“We are thrilled to be able to give people the BBF experience again, although in a different format, with an open-air festival, BBF HomeBrewed,” says event organiser, Aaron Sandow.
“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.”
“We have been asked thousands of times why we don’t hold the festival in summer, so given everything that’s happened to our industry in 2020 we just thought, why not? We are excited to launch a new event that has much more focus on summer styles, sours, gose, seafood, Asian BBQ and lager-itas, but still retain the BBF attitude.”
The full brewer line-up is still a month away from release, but the focus is on the best mix of fan favourites 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.
Jack Cameron, co-founder of Pirate Life Brewing, has been a part of every iteration of Beer & BBQ Fest and is looking forward to embracing the experience BBF HomeBrewed will offer.
“We’ve always said Beer & BBQ Fest is the best beer festival in the country and we love it being in our in our hometown. Whilst it will be strange not wearing beanies and drinking stout we are keen to get some sours and fresher style beers into people’s hands at HomeBrewed.” Says Jack.
The HomeBrewed music line-up is pure rock and roll, with some of SA’s legends mixed with on point emerging artists. The line-up will feature 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 by everybody’s parents favourite early 90’s party band Chunky Custard, plus heaps more to be announced.
BBQ lovers will not be disappointed, with delicious food on offer from industry stalwarts and new kids on the block. Festival goers can 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 be vegan and vegetarian options on offer too, so that all kinds of BBQ lovers can enjoy some barbecued treats.
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, chili eating competition and much more.
BBF HomeBrewed will host four sessions over three days including the ultimate knockoff “Froth Town Friday”, “Beer Nerd Saturday” day session and “Super Saturday” night session and “Sneaky Sunday” which also happens to be child and pooch friendly. Tickets are on sale through the BBF website from 9am, Wednesday September 9, and can be purchased as day passes or weekenders.
For more information, and to purchase tickets to BBF HomeBrewed, please visit here.