Events at Granite Belt Brewery

Plan your visit to Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt to coincide with one of our many events held at Granite Belt Brewery!

Brewer for a Day

Join our head brewer Geoff and a small group of fellow beer enthusiasts for a weekend of beer brewing & beer tastings.  Get hands on in the Granite Belt Brewery, visit a hop farm as you join our brewers to make a craft beer.

Dates for 2021 TBC.

Typical schedule includes.


  • Check in to a timber cabin at Granite Belt Retreat
  • Welcome drinks and meet the group.
  • Enjoy our 4 course Brewers Platter dinner.
  • Help design the seasonal brew


  • Start the brew
  • BBQ breakfast 
  • Travel to the local commercial hop producer to speak to Rick, the owner, and pick hops for the days brew. 
  • Brewery for lunch 
  • Finalise the brew around 4pm
  • You and your partner have our 3 course dinner in the restaurant


  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Dinner – Brewers platter for 2 people
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Dinner – 3 course dinner for 2 people
  • 1 person brews
  • Breakfast daily

Optional Extra:

  • your partner does a local food and winery tour while you brew
Christmas decorations for Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Stanthorpe & the Granite Belt reputation as Queensland coldest town, makes it the perfect location to celebrate Christmas in July.

Join us for a traditional three-course Christmas dinner in the cosy cedar-walled restaurant (complete with log fire) at Granite Belt Brewery. You’ll be greeted by one of the friendly GBB team with a complimentary welcome drink.  You will love the live entertainment throughout the dinner and there’s even a visit from Santa!  This event is open to all the family, so capture the Christmas spirit in July at Granite Belt Retreat & Brewery.

Christmas in July is one of our most popular annual events.  We therefore recommend you secure your Granite Belt Retreat cabin & event tickets early to avoid disappointment.