GABS Melbourne 2023

Fri 19 May

GABS Melbourne 2023

The unique travelling circus of beer that is GABS returns to the East Coast in May and June 2023.

First stop is the place where it all started back in 2011 as the team take up residence at the Royal Exhibition Building across five sessions – now extended to five-and-a-half hours each – from May 19 to 21.

You can expect to enjoy all the elements that have made GABS what it is, as well as new offerings too.

Highlights include:

  • 120 NEW Festival Beers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA 
  • GABS Ale Trail where you can chat to brewers and sample from hundreds of different beers at more than 60 brewery bars
  • Entertainment, Food & Giveaways including the GABS Academy, Silent Disco, street food, beer games, Balter Tins of Glory, Mountain Goat Air Guitar Challenge, Atomic Wheel of Pourtune, roving bands, stage shows, eating competitions and more

Tickets are on sale now and include a commemorative festival glass, free entry to win a trip to the Sunshine Coast, access to the complimentary GABS Digital Festival Guide and GABS app, and more. 


Before GABS lands in Melbourne, you'll be able to explore the world of beer as Pint of Origin returns across 20 of the city's best bars and pubs from May 12 to 21, 2023. Full lineup unveiled late March.

And that's not all: Good Beer Week 2023 kicks off on May 20 too, running through to May 27.

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