One of the country's finest beer festivals, the Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) in Geelong, is celebrating its 10th anniversary the only way it should: by taking over Johnstone Park and filling it with the very best producers they can tempt to join them for a weekend of deliciousness.
The 2023 event will take place over two days – or, more accurately, one night and a day – and will play host to thousands of guests from across the state and beyond, on both sides of the bar.
There'll be literally hundreds of different beers, ciders, spirits, wines, cocktails and a whole lot more to try, alongside fresh gourmet food and a sprawling array of entertainment.
Thirsty? You won't be for long when you have this many options to choose from... Balter, Bells Beach, BentSpoke, Blackman's, BrewiColo, Bridge Road, Bright Brewery, Burnley Brewing, Clifton Hill, Cockies/Great Ocean Road, CBCo, Coopers, Deeds, FarmDog Brewers and Distillers, Flowstate Brewers & Distillers, Forrest Brewery, Fox Friday, Franks Cider, Fury and Son, Gage Roads, Hawkers, Hop Nation, Jetty Road, Kaiju!, Little Creatures, Local Brewing Co, Mt Pleasant Road, Prancing Pony, Stomping Ground, White Rabbit, plus Archive Wine Bar, Austin's Wines and more to be announced.
The underlying theme of the festival is "Taste of the Region", meaning you'll be able to tuck into heaps of truly local produce, including from these top businesses: Archive Wine bar (cheeses), Bavarian Bangers, Burn City Smokers, Chubby Bao, Digging for Fire BBQ, Gypsy's Lunchbox, Lil Dumpling Van, Pizza Forno, Sidewalk Cantina, Sweet Sandy’s Café De Wheels.
- Main Stage: Jolyon Petch (Friday), Ash Grunwald and Telenova (Saturday) and more to be announced
- Comedy Stage (Friday only – lineup to be announced)
- Cooking Demos (Saturday only - more details to be announced)
- Barrett Burston Masterclass – Enjoy trivia, cocktail mixing, brewer forums, beer/food matching, free tastings and more, all hosted by industry stalwart Tiff Waldron.
The two day feast kicks off on January 20, with a 4pm-10pm session, then backs it up with a Saturday session that runs from midday-7pm.
You can check out the ticket options – including those with accommodation – at the link below:
Beer Club Bonus!
Once again, we've got our hands on a stack of tickets for GABF Geelong and we're offering them to members of our beer club as double passes so they can attend with a mate.