GABS Festival


120 brand new festival beers

GABS is the only place in the world where you can try 120 brand new and exclusive festival beers, brewed by 120 different craft breweries, most of whom are small independents, on the same day. Prepare for a taste adventure. This is beer as you’ve never tasted before.

GABS Beer Safari

Each GABS attendee walks away with GABS Beer safari vouchers valued at up to $250. Use these vouchers at GABS exhibitor venues post festival. T&Cs apply.

Merch Stand

Need to stock up? Find the finest selection of beer tees, hoodies, headwear and gifts at the merch stand brought to you by Thirsty Merchants.

Beer Hall Games

Feeling competitive Challenge your mates to giant jenga, paddle pong, hook a tinnie or one of the many fun games, activities and competitions our exhibitors will be offering.

Up & Coming Bar

The GABS Cares program, in partnership with Hop Products Australia (HPA), Konvoy and Bar Barons are proud to present the Up & Coming Brewers Bar showcasing four breweries who are new or emerging in each state. Get past the Melbourne bar to meet the legends from Ramblers Ale Works, Communion Brewing Co, SixTwelve Brewing and Du Cane Brewing Co. They’ll also be featured in a GABS Masterclass at 12pm on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, where you can listen to the brewers talk about their tasty beers while enjoying some tasty treats expertly matched by a Certified Cicerone.


Join us for exclusive Beer Masterclasses at the GABS festival! Delve into the world of craft beer with expert guidance from seasoned brewers. Learn about unique brewing techniques, explore diverse flavor profiles, and enhance your beer knowledge in a fun and interactive setting. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your beer tasting experience at GABS!

Hot potato band

Experience the ultimate fusion of craft beer and live music at the GABS festival! Get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Hot Potato Band and other talented musicians. Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, delicious brews, and unforgettable performances that will keep you dancing all night long. Join us for an electrifying celebration of beer and music at GABS!

Silent Disco

Dance to your own beat at the GABS festival’s Silent Disco! Grab a pair of headphones and immerse yourself in a world of music, where you control the tunes!


When you purchase your GABS Festival Ticket, you’ll have the opportunity to add on an entry to Win A VIP Trip Germany’s Freising Volksfest Beer Festival; Win A VIP Trip to Australia’s Craft Beer Capital – The Sunshine Coast or a case of beer.


Weihenstephan is coming to GABS ‘24! Come experience it for yourself & enjoy premium Bavarian quality in every sip.


Look out for the delicious Hooleys Waves stand at GABS. Drop by for a free sample!

Metro Trains

PSA!! Metro Trains will be providing additional train services for GABS Festival on Friday 21 June, Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June 2024 so you can get to and from the Showgrounds with ease.