A massive craft beer festival is heading to Melbourne, and we’ve got an epic three-day double pass to giveaway

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A massive craft beer festival is heading to Melbourne, and we’ve got an epic three-day double pass to giveaway

Take a trip to Melbourne for a beer fest like no other.

After its 2020 induced slumber, the world-renowned Great Australasian Beer Spectapular is making a triumphant return to Melbourne this May!

Titled GABS for short, the festival is looking better than ever, boasting a new venue, great entertainment and of course, a selection of over a hundred beers and ciders all lovingly crafted by Australia and New Zealand’s best brewers.

If you love experimental beer, you’re in for a treat!

The key takeaways

  • GABS returns to Melbourne for its 10th edition
  • There will be more than 100 new and unique beers and cider released for the very first time
  • The festival takes place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre May 21-23

Endearingly dubbed “the Disneyland for beer lovers”, GABS will definitely impress any beverage enthusiast with its diverse variety of festival exclusive beer and cider, ensuring there’s always something brand new to taste at any one of the 60+ breweries making their appearance at GABS! And when we say brand new, we mean it. Brewers push the creative boundaries to showcase their talents with fantastic new creations, resulting in more than 100 new and unique craft beers and ciders brewed and released for the very first time at GABS.

Many of these brews go on to be legends in the brewing world, like Feral’s Biggie Juice, Two Birds Taco beer and Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta, which were launched as GABS festival beers, but are now staples in the craft brewing industry.

Pssst, there’s wine and spirits too!

In true festive fashion, GABS 2021 is offering plenty of fun in between drinks.

Try your hand at the Mountain Goat cornhole championship, or challenge your mates to a game of ping pong!

In need of a good boogie? Be sure to slide on over the crowd favourite silent disco, check out the live talents of The Ale Capones or party at the Modus bus! Why not all three?

Join Professor Pilsner himself, Pete Mitcham of Brews News, for the GABS Craft Academy, a masterclass series where you can learn the tricks of the trade from some of Australia’s best brewers.

And when you’re in need for a feed, the GABS Street Food Market has got you covered, with a sprawling selection of street food that’s sure to compliment your favourite beverage or satisfy those post drink cravings.

2021 marks GABS festival’s tenth year running, which after its relatively small beginnings here in Melbourne now finds itself appearing in Sydney, Brisbane and even New Zealand while being recognized as one of the best beer fests in the world!

This year you’ll find The Great Austalasian Beer Spectapular at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre running from the 21st – 23rd of May.


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Sounds like a pretty wild time right??

To celebrate the return of GABS for 2021, we’re giving away a season pass to the event for one lucky reader and their friend. Worth $149 each, this season pass gets you access to all sessions throughout the three-day festival. That’s three days of beer festival goodness and a whole lot of time to work your way through the copious amounts of beer and cider on offer.

All you need to do is fill in the form below to be in the running. You’ve got to be in it to win it.

The competition closes Monday, April 19. By entering, you agree to receive marketing collateral from Forte and competition partners. For more info, check out our privacy policy.

Just want to buy a ticket? You can grab your pass here, and check out the GABS website to stay up to date with news and announcements.