GABS Festival

WHERE GOOD FRIENDS MEET FOR A BEER

Since it began in 2011, GABS Festival has been about bringing people together for exceptional experiences. Taking place across Australia, often referred to as Disneyland for beer lovers, you’ll discover beer, wine, cocktails, entertainment, live bands, game shows, and 50+ drinks stands. Over 500 beer taps under one roof. Select the city nearest to you to discover more.

brisbane

14-15 June

melbourne

21-22-23 JUNE

World Record

23 JUNE

120 festival

beers

The cornerstone attraction of GABS. Each year, 120 different breweries from across Australia, New Zealand and around the world make brand new, limited edition unique beers & ciders exclusively for GABS. There is something to tantalise every tastebud and the first place in the world you get to try these delicious new drops is at a GABS Festival!

ALMOST 1000 YEARS OF HISTORY!

GABS welcomes the OLDEST BREWERY IN THE WORLD.

A touch of Germany is on its way to GABS24 with a guest appearance by thousand year old brewery, Weihenstephan!
Pouring in all 3 cities is GABS exclusive Braupakt plus their hugely popular Wheat beer, Pils and the Original Helles.
Plus, enter the GABS '24 Beer Experiences Promotion when you buy your GABS ticket and you could be visiting them in real life!

psa!!! metro trains will be providing additional train services for gabs festival on friday 21 june, saturday 22 june and sunday 23 june 2024so you can get to and from the showgrounds with ease.

FRIDAY NIGHT PINK PARTIES!

Help to raise funds for a great cause. 

Get to a GABS Friday night session in any city and add new meaning to your Friday drinks.

30 May 2024
ICC Parkside Ballroom

Welcome to the GABS International Brewers Collective (IBC), an exclusive night where global brewing royalty converges to share experiences and insights with the brightest minds in the craft beer industry. Established as an annual industry gala dinner, IBC has become a beacon for brewing excellence, inviting renowned figures from across the globe to inspire Australia’s craft brewing network.

Whether you are a business leader, inspiring entrepreneur, brand builder in any sector or a brewer, industry supplier, beer retailer, hospitality provider, or craft beer enthusiast, if you are looking to expand your network this is the event for you.

work

with us

Every year, a small army of passionate beer and events fans volunteer and donate their time to help keep GABS running smoothly, and we greatly appreciate their contribution to the fabric of the event. If you’re interested, we’d love you to volunteer for the GABS events. Not only do you get to meet and work with like-minded beer fans, there are some great perks too. Prepare to be overwhelmed by a wide selection of delicious, quirky, festival-exclusive beers.

GABS

CARES

GABS Cares have teamed up with some incredible breweries to give away beer packs during lockdown and share a bit of joy to family & friends. Keep an eye out for our upcoming campaigns. 

BELLRINGER

hall of fame

Since GABS began, we’ve had a little tradition in place, where we invite one of the most influential brewers, cidermakers, or just all-round awesome people to ‘ring the bell’ to open and close every GABS session. While it may sound like a simple thing, it’s become a true ‘badge of honour’ for all GABS Bellringers.

OUR OFFICIAL

GUIDES

Take a trip down GABS Memory Lane with a look through our Official Guides from every event! Featuring the tasting notes for more than 1,000 Festival Beers & Ciders launched for the first time at the festivals, plus much more!