As the weather warms up, you’ll feel like an afternoon in the sun, sampling some of the best beer, wine and ciders. Throw in some live entertainment and gourmet food, and you have yourself an awesome afternoon of drinking events with friends. Hire a car from your nearest capital city with DriveNow, and get pumped for one of these popular drinking events. The good news is you won’t have to travel too far!
Sydney Beer Week
Sydney’s largest celebration of beer runs from October 26 to November 4. More than 7,000 beer lovers and industry experts unite for one of Australia’s world-class drinking events. Pubs, bars, breweries, cafes and restaurants across Greater Sydney sign up for this exciting festival. Some of the hottest events include the Opening Gala and even the Sydney Beer Awards.
Adelaide Hills Oktoberfest
Save the date for October 27 and head for the Adelaide Hills. Organisers proudly claim this boozy event to be a traditional and authentic German Octoberfest. Thousands flock to the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, where German settlers came in droves once upon a time. Relax where you can truly enjoy steins of German beer, food, music and also traditional dancing.
Crafted Beer and Cider Festival
If you need another reason to visit the Gold Coast this October, then the Crafted Beer and Cider Festival is it. The day-long festival on October 6 also features good food and live entertainment. More than 35 local and interstate breweries are on board, which makes is another event you don’t want to miss. Expect top local craft beers, ciders, a pop-up spritz bar, beer yoga. You can even throw in some comedy and Aussie bands too.
On November 17 and 18 the Mornington Peninsula comes alive with its first beer, wine and cider festival. The two-day event celebrates the local beer and cool climate wine, which are grown at home on the Mornington Peninsula. There couldn’t be a better, more scenic place to sit back, relax and enjoy the tastes of Victoria. There’s wineries and breweries, each offering live music, delicious food and tastings.