GABF is a celebration of the Geelong regions burgeoning beer industry with a smorgasbord of artisan brews from across the Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast and Otway regions. The only opportunity to find all these local brewers in one place. Add to this some of Australia’s finest breweries and producers and you have a beer lovers paradise right here at the iconic Johnstone Park in Geelongs CBD.
Whilst beer lovers are in for a treat there will also be a selection of wines, seltzers, gins and cocktails from local distilleries along with food trucks serving up BBQ meats, Geelongs best burgers and a whole lot more. Recognised as Australia’s most diverse and colourful beer festival, GABF will take on a new format across 2 sessions.There will be limited tickets available for each session with heaps of space to move, taste and groove.
The day session will run from 11am – 4pm with free masterclasses, activities for the kids and the best opportunity to mingle with the brains behind the brews. Add entertainment from The Badloves, The Settlement and local act The Violas.
The evening session will run from 5pm – 10pm with Geelongs own Piano bar, roving cabaret performers and live music featuring Art vs Science, The Fulton Street Band, Pirateska Rebellion and local act Immy Owusu. The new central location at Johnstone Park was a huge hit in 2020, just a short walk from Geelong Station, offering easier access for locals and visitors and supporting local CBD businesses pre and post event. GABF will again put the Geelong region on centre stage, showcasing local brewers and promoting the region as a destination for craft beer tourism.
“We can’t wait to deliver the GABF experience that everyone knows and loves. We aim to deliver the perfectly crafted beer festival experience!”