UPDATE: Fever-Tree and Howard Smith Wharves have announced that the inaugural Brisbane Fever-Tree G&T Festival will be postponed.

Originally due to take place from 29 July to August 1, the current COVID-19 situation has caused the organisers to delay it until September, in the interest of public health.

The event is now scheduled for 2 September to 5 September, and all existing ticket holders to attend a corresponding rescheduled session or receive a full refund. Ticket holders have already been contacted.

 “The health and safety of the community and our staff is our first priority. Given the current restrictions and developing COVID-19 situation in Brisbane and around Australia, we have made the decision to reschedule our Brisbane festival until a time that we can feel confident to bring our community together safely”, said Andy Gaunt, Fever-Tree General Manager Australia and New Zealand. 

“We are confident that the inaugural Fever-Tree & Howard Smith Wharves Gin & Tonic Festival will be a fantastic start to your Spring calendar, and we are committed to bringing you your favourite classics as well as exclusive drops, live music and delicious food offerings all in the beautiful setting of Howard Smith Wharves by the Brisbane River in due course.” 

Read the original story with information about what to expect in the event below.

This is the second stop of Fever-Tree’s national tour for the ultimate celebration of all things gin and tonic and G&T lovers will have the the opportunity to explore the ever-evolving world of gin and tonic at the Howard Smith Wharves precinct beneath the iconic Story Bridge.

Trish Brew, Fever-Tree Australia Brand Ambassador, said: “After a sell-out event in Sydney in March, we couldn’t be more excited to bring the Fever-Tree G&T Festival to Brisbane to help our gin-loving friends in Queensland to explore the fascinating world of gin and tonic.

“Aussie gin is really shaking up the category and winning international spirit competitions frequently.

There’s an Australian gin to suit every taste and occasion. Our Festival experience is all about helping you to discover exciting combinations with our range of premium mixers, and there’s plenty of fun to be had with trial and error along the way.”

Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to experience:

  • Tonic Discovery Bar – discover your favourite Fever-Tree tonic on entry to the Festival
  • Gin Village – sample and explore the world of gin with 18 distillers showcasing their latest (g) innovations
  • The Ultimate Gin & Tonic Bar – serving up a range of bespoke G&T pairings in full-sized G&Ts
  • Workshops & Discovery Talks – extend your knowledge of gin with the distillers themselves
  • Food Precinct – Howard Smith Wharves restaurant pop-ups throughout the festival site.

Local and international distillers will introduce guests to their gins, including Four Pillars Gin, Archie Rose Distilling Co. and Never Never Distilling Co. as well as celebrated gins from around the world.

A line-up of Queensland’s boutique distillers will showcase the best of the Sunshine State, including Wolf Lane Distillery from Cairns, the Sunshine Coast’s Sunshine & Sons and Bundaberg’s Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company.

The festival will offer a COVID-safe experience, with three-hour immersive sessions throughout the weekend, with tickets available through the Fever-Tree G&T Festival website.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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