History

What’s happened so far...

 

Born in 2005, Tasmania’s first Beerfest was held at Mawson‘s Place on Hobart’s waterfront. Showcasing around 100 boutique beers from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world, the event attracted a crowd of over 4,000. It was clear that this was the start of something big.

 

As numbers doubled the festival out grew venue after venue.  In 2009 we secured Tasmania’s premier festival site, the Princes Wharf No. 1 shed, located on Hobart’s historic waterfront.  This amazing venue has seen the festival become Australia’s biggest beer event. 

 

In 2011 we attracted over 12,000 beer lovers and showcased 300+ beers from all around the globe.

 

We have established a strong reputation in the industry (we even won an award in 2011, Best Beer Event in Oz and NZ - Beer and Brewer Magazine) and our festival has become a high priority on the national and international beer festival calendar.