One of the highlights of the year for Victorian beer lovers returns to the Geelong Racecourse in February 2019 with another massive lineup of beer, music, games and more.
The Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong, which has since taken the show on the road to Albury too, is now in its seventh year and features more than 20 brewing companies as well as a selection of of cider producers and wineries. (See here for exhibitor lineup)
Once again, there are three stages of music and entertainment, headlined by Mick Thomas And The Roving Commission.
There's the designated Piano Bar stage and return of the 18th Amendment Beer Cocktail section, while attendees can book a number of reserved tables and get involved in the keg rolling competition thanks to the addition of a Wacky Race Meet on the racetrack itself.
Add in beer cabaret and carnival DJs together with a selection of food trucks and heaps of BBQ options with a focus on slow cooked meats and you've got the makings of another cracking day out.
What's more, the organisers have introductions a few new touches for 2019, including larger, pot-sized tasting glasses and allowing exhibitors to sell beer by the can.
Tickets start from $40pp for general admission and there are various other options including tasting tokens and other inclusions.
When: February 16, 2019 – 1pm to 8pm
Where: Geelong Racecourse
Crafty Cabal Bonuses
Once again, we've lined up a stack of tickets to give away to Crafty Pint supporters who've signed up as members of The Crafty Cabal so they can enjoy free beer, exclusive events, ticket giveaways and more at breweries and venues all over the country.
- Existing Cabalistas can head to their member's area and enter a second ballot – we'll pick and notify winners via email on January 19, 2019.
- Or, if you're planning to head along, you can sign up to The Crafty Cabal here and get a free GABF Geelong ticket as a signup bonus.
Once you do, you can start taking advantage of more than 125 offers at venues and breweries across the country plus regular competitions, giveaways and invites to exclusive events.
For more on The Crafty Cabal, head here.