Following on from its inaugural event in Brisbane last year, Stone & Wood’s Backyard Invitational is back again and is bringing the party south to the Gold Coast. On Saturday August 17, the Backyard Invitational will take over the Surfstitch carpark in Burleigh Heads for an afternoon of beer tastings, talks and masterclasses, live music, food trucks and good vibes. The Backyard Invitational sees Stone & Wood team up with more than 20 other indie brewers, two distilleries and a kombucha makers, with each hosting an intimate tasting stand to showcase their goods to beer lovers (from the curious to the connoisseurs). Plus, there will be a bunch of tasty food trucks on hand and a line-up of local music to set the tone. The Backyard Invitational will be held from 2:00–6:30 pm (note: it was originally to be held across two separate sessions, but due to popularity the event will be held across one extended 4.5-hour session!). The all-inclusive tickets will include festival entry, all beer, access to the talks and masterclasses, a take-home beer cup and a $5 food-truck voucher to put towards your feast.
You’ll be drinking for a good cause, with profits from this year’s Backyard Invitational being directed to the Gold Coast chapter of national homeless services charity Orange Sky via Stone & Wood’s national not-for-profit organisation the inGrained Foundation. Tickets for both sessions are on sale now – head to the Stone & Wood website to snap yours up.