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"One of the best beer festivals in the world"

 
 
 

At GABS, we’re all about sharing our love of craft beer and cider with as many people as possible through exceptional experiences.

Featuring more than 600 craft beers, 180 specially brewed Festival Beers & Ciders, a thriving marketplace of breweries, cideries and exhibitors, the Craft Beer College and Food & Drink Experience, plus outstanding entertainment and atmosphere, GABS has been described by influential US magazine The Beer Connoisseur as “one of the best beer festivals in the world”.

For today's discerning food and drink lover, both new and old, GABS is a true celebration of craft beer and cider creativity and diversity, as well as the stories behind each brew. For some, it’s an introduction, for others a journey, and for all, it’s an incredibly fun festival experience.

 
 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

 
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BEER & CIDER

600+ craft beers and ciders from our best producers

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FESTIVAL BEERS & CIDERS

180 unique beers and ciders created especially for the festival

MARKET PLACE

70+ breweries, cideries and industry exhibitors

STREET FOOD

Delicious dishes from the country's best food vendors

 
 
 

CRAFT COLLEGE

'Q&Ales' panel discussions and brewer masterclasses

FOOD STAGE

Beer and cider gastronomy at its best

GRAND CARNIVALE

A spectacular array of circus, music, games and performance

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Awarding the best Festival Beer, Cider and Food Dish of the fest

 
 

OUR AUDIENCE

 
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Craft Faithful

I love craft beer and actively seek these out over mainstream beers. I like to know more about the beers I drink.

AUS 58%
NZ 52%

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Food Adventurer

For me, craft beer is part of my bigger passion for good food and drink. I love checking out the latest bars and restaurants, and am always curious to try different beers, wines, and food dishes.

AUS 30%
NZ 32%

Squad Goals

For me, food and drink is more about the social element. I’m not so fussed about any particular craft beer, but like to get together with friends to share a quality meal and drinks.

AUS 12%
NZ 16%

 
 
 

What unites them?

GABS audiences are early adopters. They follow their passions rather than the crowd. And they’ll spend more on quality products and experiences.