The Great Australian Beer Spectapular
DATES: 17-19 May 2019
LOCATION: Royal Exhibition Building Carlton
WEBSITE: https://www.gabsfestival.com/ and https://www.gabsfestival.com/melbourne-buy-tickets
DATES: 1 June 2019
LOCATION: Exhibition Halls 3 & 4 at Sydney Showground, Olympic Park
WEBSITE: https://www.gabsfestival.com/ and https://www.gabsfestival.com/sydney-buy-tickets
GABS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
The countdown is well and truly on! Just FOUR short weeks to GABS Melbourne, and then Sydney! With over 170 Festival Beers & Ciders created just for the events, 65+ of the country's leading breweries and cidermakers showcasing 400+ beers and ciders, our much-loved ‘house band’ The Ale Capones, circus, acrobats, all your fave food vendors, education sessions and cooking demonstrations, the famous Yenda Ferris Wheel Of Beer, and so much more, it’s going to be BIG!
Want to save on your ticket?
Gather your crew and take advantage of discounted ‘Beer Buddy’ tickets for groups of five or more people. Secure your tickets HERE and join us at GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest presented by Dan Murphy’s.
MORE FESTIVAL BEERS ANNOUNCED!
Last week we revealed our first Husky Container Bar tap list of unique Festival Beers & Ciders brewed especially for GABS Melbourne & Sydney. Now it’s time for Container B to be unveiled!
Fancy a decadent Black Forest Milkshake IPA? Perhaps a tangy, smoky Grilled Pineapple & Smoked Bacon NEIPA? Or maybe you want to pop a few Grape Bubblegum Sours (into your mouth)? These are just some of nearly 60 Festival Beers & Ciders in the second container-load of our Melbourne & Sydney tap list. Beers made with Mexican chilli, wild foraged blackberries, toasted coconut and even one brewed with actual dragons. Whaaaat? Oh wait. Fruit. Dragon fruit.
Check out the full Husky Container Bar A & B list by clicking below.
Container Bar C coming soon...
STUMP THE BREWER
Be part of media in the making! Our mates at The Crafty Pint will be talking shop with a number of high-profile Aussie brewers during GABS 2019, and you’re invited to join the interview panel. Six lucky beer lovers will win a double pass to GABS Melbourne or Sydney along with some bonus swag, as well as a seat at the table for a tasting session and discussion with the brewer. To enter, all you have to do is tell us the question you’d like to ask one of the country’s top brewers via this link. Can you stump the brewer?
FIESTA WITH BALTER TIÑATA
Giving new meaning to ‘smashing a few cans’, Balter Tiñata is a piñata with a beer lover’s twist. And what could be more joyful than taking a good old swing at a giant tinnie-shaped piñata, and hearing that delightful crunch before the prizes rain down? Nothing, that’s what. So skip the siesta and come join the fiesta. To take your swing, register early at the Balter stand.
DID SOMEONE SAY SAUSAGE SIZZLE?
It’s an Aussie institution, and Colonial are bringing it to GABS with their Backyard BBQ. Pull up a milk crate under the Hills Hoist and kick back with a cold one and a freshly sizzled snag. If the scent of sausage doesn’t pull you in, the esky full of ice cold beers sure will.
CRAFY PINT CABAL
How would you feel if your ticket to GABS 2019 came with heaps of free beer and other beery bonuses? Pretty good, yeah? Thanks to our mates at The Crafty Pint, it's easy! For a limited time only, sign up to their beer lovers bonus scheme The Crafty Cabal and you can choose a ticket to any Australian GABS session as a welcome bonus (while stocks last). Then you can start redeeming offers at more than 130 breweries and venues across Australia, enter awesome competitions, look out for member exclusive events and more. Check it out now!
GRAB YOUR GABS TIX NOW!
GO BEHIND THE SCENES!
We offer two complimentary Single Session tickets to all GABS Volunteers who work a shift, an invite to the exclusive wrap party and other perks!
all thanks to our friends at #RocketComms Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine is proudly covering the festival dates in Melbourne and Sydney (media Melbourne: Marina Skliar and Erkin Kalayci; media Sydney: Ivan Lubkov and Neil Chand) Please stay tuned for more details