Well, that escalated fast...
No sooner had GABS fans digested the seemingly inevitable news that the last of the postponed festivals for 2020 were cancelled than news came of two fresh summer offerings.
The new versions of GABS hit the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast in early January – outdoor affairs showcasing 70 breweries and bringing the usual array of entertainment. (Check out the Gold Coast event listing here.)
The Container Bars are being repurposed to pour beers from breweries around Australia impacted by the pandemic rather than new festival beers and there's going to be a New Zealand bar too.
Anyone not up for beer can check out the new champagne, wine and seltzer lawn, while there will also be the Street Food Market, ferris wheel, silent disco, jazz and soul across multiple stages, the GABS Academy, a Corn Hole Championship, a Rib Eating Challenge and on it goes.
Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium Foreshore, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina
When: January 2, 2021
Session 1: 11.30am to 4pm
Session 2: 5.30pm to 10pm
SINGLE SESSION: $42 (+ $3.50 booking fee) per ticket
BEER BUDDIES MINI PACK: $37 (+ $3.50 booking fee) per ticket
BEER BUDDIES MEGA PACK: $32 (+ $3.50 booking fee) per ticket
ON THE DOOR: $52 (+$2 box office fee) per ticket
For more info on what you get for the ticket price, how to get there etc, head here.
We've lined up tickets for both summer GABS festivals to give away to members of our recently relaunched beer club, The Crafty Cabal.
To be in with a chance of winning one, sign up or log in here, select the session you'd like to attend, and we'll pick the lucky winners on December 7 so anyone who misses out still has time to buy one.