New home for the Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

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New home for the Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

The Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) and beer lover’s paradise will have a new home in 2020, with Geelong’s iconic Johnstone Park to host the event for the first time.

Now entering its eighth year in Geelong, the Great Australian Beer Festival attracts a crowd of around 5000 for an afternoon of craft beer tasting and education, top local food and live music, with breweries attending from around the country, including 13 from the Geelong region alone!

GABF overflows with fun, from the moment you set hands on your tasting glass, ‘til the time you’re tipping back your last beer of the day, and this new, central location – just a short walk from Geelong station – will offer easier access for visitors and has plenty of accommodation and nightlife options for those kicking on afterwards. How good’s that?

While GABF mixes the familiar elements of an outdoor beer festival – the pop-up bars, brewing demos, educational sessions, food and live music, it also adds more obscure flourishes. By more, you can expect to find wandering cabaret acts, a piano bar with comedy, a wacky dance-off; even find yourself judging a best beard competition.

So go on, save the date. GABF. Johnstone Park, Geelong CBD. January 18 2020.