BrewDog Collabfest 2021

After hounding us for longer than we can remember, we finally gave in to the pleas from BrewDog to do a collab beer with them.

Jokes, the conversation went something like:

BrewDog: Hey, Helios do you wanna do a colla…

Helios: YES!

We’d be barking mad to say no.

Each year BrewDog teams up with local breweries to celebrate craft and ingenuity in beer over a ‘crazy’ weekend called Collabfest. This year Helios is one of five Queensland breweries to participate in the worldwide event that includes 15 countries and over 70 breweries.

Helios has worked closely with the bar team at DogTap Brisbane to develop a beer of ‘our’ dreams. The result, Cerberus, a dry red IPA, 6.2% ABV.

Cerberus is ‘bone’ dry with tropical and citrus hops that punches above all expectations. The tropical and malty flavours will make you want to go back for more.

Guest Tap

Cerberus will be available on the BrewDog, DogTap Brisbane taps 21-24 October during the CollabFest weekend, and will also be available throughout selected wholesalers and our taproom at 15 Palomar Road, Yeerongpilly.

What Does Cerberus Mean?

Glad you asked!

We had to go with a mythological Greek name, it’s our thing and we do it pretty well. We also wanted to acknowledge our canine collaborators and so that really narrowed the brief for us.

We consulted with our in-house Greek God expert, also commonly known as Google and boom, Cerberus was born.

As the three headed guard of the underworld, Cerberus prevents the dead from leaving.

We also had some fun with the design and the result is an awesome CANine design – sorry we really wanted to squeeze that in, can and canine, it’s punderful. Okay, we’ll stop with the bad jokes and stick to making brilliant beer.


Cerberus will be unleashed (sorry we really can’t help ourselves) on Thursday 21 October, serving at:

  • Helios, 15 Palomar Road, Yeerongpilly
  • DogTap Brisbane, 77 Metroplex Ave, Murarrie

Cerberus will also be available to take away from Helios and purchase at selected wholesalers. Want to wear the merch? Check out the designs available on Beerteez!

To find out more, watch the videos. We had so much fun scaring Adsy – he’s our top dog when it comes to making videos.